As I have stated many times, full body cavity searches DON't Stop people from
bringing things onto a plane.If someone wants to do it they will
find a way.
Another shining example of the glorious TSA protecting our skies and airports.
I can't bring mascara on a plane, but this dude can bring a KNIFE!Wow...I think I'll drive.
If only we had an agency responsible for making sure knifes dont get on planes,
I imagine for only a few billion per year this agency could claim to keep us
safe...someone should get on that!
Questions1) How did he get a knife on the plane?2) Why did they call
the Salt Lake City Police Department?
I think the TSA agents are the ones who should be facing felony charges for
MISSING A KNIFE! My daughter had to trow out a brand new tube of toothpaste
(because it exceeded the 3 oz.)! The TSA is, and always will be, a complete
joke that has done NOTHING to protect us, but everything to take away our
rights. ABOLISH THEM NOW!
All these billions spent on "airline security" are doing a whole lot
of good, aren't they?Passenger screening as it is now is a complete
joke and a waste of money. They're so busy looking for "terrorists"
that stuff like this slips through the cracks. If they would focus less on
cavity searching people for explosives and do a more thorough job of checking
carry-on bags things like this wouldn't happen.
I have had similar run ins with those who would covet my armrest.
Are you kidding me? So the TSA missed the 3 1/2 inch knife in the guys
bag....Hmm, its just like saying "Hey Terrorist, they doesn't check for
knives in SLC!"
I flew out of Seattle last Sunday and was subjected to a pat-down when I
declined the full body scanner. My feeling after the pat-down was, Youve GOT to
be kidding me! Anyone could sneak a small weapon past TSA. TSA is security
theater and nothing more. Our real defense in the skies are our fellow
daveh: "If only we had an agency responsible for making sure knifes dont
get on planes, I imagine for only a few billion per year this agency could claim
to keep us safe...someone should get on that!"The T.S.A., that
obviously is more about "slave training and forcing the public to submit to
public humiliation" than about security. WAKE UP PEOPLE what you are being
told about things is not the whole truth.
I call shenanigans.My honest and firm belief is our government is
fabricating incidents like these to accommodate their malevolent agendas for us.
The TSA is not about the protection of the people. It's about the training of
the people, especially the children. They will grow up considering this normal
Give more $ to the TSA - they'll make us safe. Maybe, the guy smuggled the knife
in a body cavity. Opting out of a pornoscan shouldn't be an option - unless the
TSA agent has permission to give you a body cavity search.I mean,
really, we can't be guaranteed safety until going through security becomes a
complete and total submission to the will of the state.Please TSA,
do something, anything, to make us safe again. Pppplllleeeeaaassseee.
@Paulie4: It's all done to create an *illusion* of safety, to help the sheeple
feel that their government is doing as much as it can to keep them protected. It
is not stopping anyone who is truly determined.Israel, a nation that
has a real problem with terrorism, does not employ body scanners in their
airports because there are well known and documented ways to get around them.If intelligent Americans really want to be concerned about safety, start
with worrying about the hundreds of miles where our southern border is nothing
but a barbed-wire fence. That fence is the only thing preventing someone from
building a bomb in one of the many lawless Mexican border towns and walking it
across to the US in a backpack. Get in a car, make the short drive to any number
of major cities (Dallas, Phoenix, LA, even Vegas), and set it off. I consider us
very fortunate that it hasn't happened yet.
Abolish the TSA immediately, they're good at fondling little children or
humiliating senior citizen cancer victims but pahleez you actually think they're
going to find a knife in someones bags?
The TSA is about creating a government Gestapo service consisting of 40,000
Public UNION members and little else. I mean in 5 years they haven't caught a
single potential terrorist.After the shoe bomber they decided it was wise
to make everyone take off their shoes. After the underwear bomber they decided
for full body pat downs. In the mean time this passenger walks aboard with a
knife.This agency is a farcical violation of American citizens 4th
This whole 'security' issue with the DHS/TSA doesn't make sense. Average
Americans are being singled out, made an example of, so as to send a clear
message from a behemoth authoritarian government, 'shut up and put up..you have
no other choice'. We did not have the DHS or TSA before 9-11. And the job they
are doing merits their demise. What a waste of taxpayer dollars (again). It is
obvious that this government has compromised our way of life, our dignity and
any security we thought we had in favor of subjugating us. And this man
slipping under the radar with a 3-1/2" knife tucked neatly inside his
carry-on is another aggregious example that when government is in charge, we are
all at risk.
A GERBER knife? He must have smuggled it aboard in a jar of strained peas.
Just another example of the FINE JOB that the TSA is doing. What a joke...
I don't see where he threatened "retaliation against a federal law
enforcement officer by threat of murder."He was quoted as saying, "Your days are not long," (everyone's days are numbered)
"It's a shotgun in the chest," (not necessarily lethal)
"I'll pull your eyeballs out," (survivable as well) "It
will give me a lot of pleasure to see you again, but you won't see me,
bucko." (could have many different meanings, sounds kinda dirty)At least that charge should be dropped, hold him accountable for the rest.
@usafmsgtWill all baby food now have to be re-strained by the TSA?
I have had a inch and a quarter finger nail clippers confiscated no blade or
sharp edges on it of more and a quarter of an inch. And this man brings on a 3
and a half inch blade? What else is TSA missing at the check point. Is this just
a dog and pony show?
Also, about the TSA... TSA: 'The TSA was created as
part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, sponsored by Don Young in
the United States House of Representatives and Ernest Hollings in the
Senate, passed by the 107th U.S. Congress, and signed into law by President
George W. Bush on November 19, 2001.'- Wikipedia Republicans
are about 'limited goverment?' Bull.
I'm wondering when carry-on items will be banned and we'll all have to fly in
bright orange government issued jumpsuits that we'll have to change into as part
of the security process. Seems to me if nobody could bring anything external on
board and everyone had to wear the same thing we wouldn't have to worry about
anything getting through security.
I seriously thought we couldn't find 25 people smart enough to see the ABUSEof power that the cronies in Washington a usurping from the WE the people.This brings a tear to thought as people are finally waking up to the sad
sorry state were in.Thank you for waking up, thank-you for speaking
out, the abuses of the TSA need to STOP.
Totally over the top comments again I see. Take the number of passengers flying
each year, and the amount of flights per year, and we hear a story of ONE knife
that gets through. Immediately, the agency responsible gets vilified and should
be abolished? Get real people. Let's take how well you do your job, and
compare it. Would you come out 100% efficient? "Yes," you say?
"I don't believe you," I say.I am not perfect in my job,
and neither is anyone else. How many items have been found by this agency over
the years? It seems that quite a few of you have had items confiscated. How
many potential risks have been removed that we never hear of? How many plots
have been foiled? We don't know, but we know of ONE that gets through, and
people with obvious agendas against their "freedom" being restricted
crawl out of the woodwork to use this as a reason why all security searches
should be stopped. I'm sorry, but I fly often with my work, and to the States
to visit my family members there. I feel much safer that there are folks
searching for potential terrorists.
@EnglishAlan: Please tell me, in the history of the TSA, with the *millions* of
passengers they have searched since 9/11, how many terrorists have they
That's right, not a single one.If the TSA had caught one terrorist
in its history I'd be willing to consider that their security screenings are
necessary. However they have not, and we continue to fund them to the tune of
some $8BILLION a year.Reality is the terrorists don't need to attack
America anymore because they've already won. We changed the way we go about our
daily business. We live in fear of our neighbors. The government used 9/11 as
justification for the largest usurpation of constitutionally guaranteed civil
rights in this nation's history. We've waged two decade-long wars that have
literally bankrupted this nation, and the American sheeple are (for the most
part) willing to take it all in stride.
Pagan.Of course Bush created it. Thankyou for reminding everyone
that not only are the democrats hurting the country but the republicans aren't
doing any better. So once again you have pointed out we need a
third option, nothing would serve this amazing country better than the
constitution party. Return this country to the greatness it once was.