• TSA droids need that job security. If they thought they might be held responsible fot their actions, how could they do their important work of making small children cry?


  • The case against big government distilled into one occurrence. When massive government depends upon hundreds of thousands of employees who have no accountability and can essentially never be fired, it cannot possibly be supervised or function as designed.

  • I certainly like to follow up with the wrongly accused, Mr. Vanderklok. Has he been able to fly out of Philly again? Is he on some sort of secret TSA watch list? Does he get all sorts of extra scrutiny? Has he had to deal with the same TSA supervisor that put him in jail?

    Good for him to file the lawsuit. I can just imagine how discovery will go in this case.

  • The obvious way for TSA to avoid such embarrassments is to let their employee see the tape before he has to testify

  • @Dem, We were with you right up until the main clause of your second sentence “it cannot possibly be supervised or function as designed.” Oh yes it is.

  • Lying to a federal investigator is a felony, isn’t it?

  • Canvasback — touche. I stand corrected.

  • Bill, what about a Federal Investigator lying to YOU?

    Just curious, IANAL.

  • @Hugo: a much better way to avoid such embarrassment is to fire those who commit job related crimes such as perjury. It will get rid of the vindictive employee and send a message to the others.

  • captnhal–

    You seem to be laboring under a misapprehension that TSA has a duty to satisfy the public. But their most important duty is to defend their employees. Considering all the terrorists plotting attacks on them every day, how could any responsible bureaucracy do any less?

  • Let me clarify: when I referred to “lying to a federal investigator” being a felony, what I had in mind were the false statements of the TSA supervisor. His or her superiors in the TSA may consider such faslse statements acceptable or even admirable, but it appears to me that he committed a felony for which he is subject to prosecution without regard to the likes and dislikes of the TSA.