TSA Agents 'Laugh' at Nude Images

Flirting, clowning is typical in screening rooms: blogger
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2012 4:27 PM CST
TSA Agents 'Laugh' at Nude Images
A TSA employee demonstrates the stance in an advanced image technology unit at Boston Logan International Airport, Friday, March 5, 2010, in Boston.   (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

(Newser) – Airport security is no laughing matter—except to TSA agents who clown around in back rooms and chuckle over "some of your nude images, dear passengers," a blogger writes. Purportedly an ex-TSA officer, the blogger claims to have never seen or heard about illegal goings-on in screening rooms where officers review passengers' X-ray images, the Daily Mail reports. But "I witnessed light sexual play among officers, a lot of e-cigarette vaping, and a whole lot of officers laughing and clowning."

What's more, the rule against officers sneaking a peek at passengers after reviewing their X-ray images is occasionally broken. Why the bad behavior? The blogger blames the TSA for hiring people "who are often fresh out of high school or a GED program ... with minimal training and even less professionalism." But even worse are the screening devices themselves, which "are useless, as I and many, many others have previously pointed out. ... The entire thing was, as usual, a hare-brained, tax payer money-wasting, disaster of an idea." (One former screener says agents steal people's belongings all the time.)

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