Skip to comments.TSA Calls it “Voluntarily Abandoned Property”
Posted on 04/05/2013 8:55:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Its almost a cruel play on words.
You go to the airport and bring that which you know youll need for the trip. Transportation Security Administration employees rifle though your bags and find that bottle of shampoo that was a little too big or the can of deodorant that had a few too many ounces. They tell you that certain items in your possession cannot be taken on board the flight and you have to leave them behind.
The name they have for those goods is a hoot: Voluntarily Abandoned Property.
It was my property, but after I voluntarily abandon it, where exactly does it go? Well, according to TSA Management Directive No. 200.52:
VAP deposited in collection bins shall not be recovered by, and will not be returned to, passengers. Upon voluntary abandonment of the prohibited item, the item immediately becomes the property of the Federal Government.
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Much like the earthly goods of those who were accused of witchcraft.
Stockpiling doomsday bunkers for the elite.
That which the gods of government want to destroy the first make a privilege.
They took my daughter’s insulin without her knowledge before a trans-Atlantic flight. Pilot had to radio NY to get permission to use the emergency supply on board.
They need to feel the pain when they risk lives.
The last time I flew, and it was the last time, my wife brought some very expensive hand lotion. It was an 8 oz bottle but she made sure it was less than half full. We made to our destination. But on the return flight she was told she couldn’t bring it on board because it was in a bottle that was too big.
But, to show how stupid they are, they sell little packages of 4 4-oz bottles. So, you can take 16 oz on board but not all in the same bottle.
My daughter’s first ever boyfriend bought her some expensive (for a teen) lotion and perfume in a cute little carrying case. It was, maybe,1 oz to big. The women wanted to take it but my daughter took both containers and threw them in the garbage and walked off teary eyed. Not a big deal but I think the TSA chick just wanted to steal it. She probably took it out of the garbage after we left.
I found out later that there's a TSA regulation that PROHIBITS TSA agents from demanding the removal of a medical appliance (like a colostomy pouch) or an prosthetic, and if I ever fly again, I'll be printing it out and carrying it with me to present to the agents.
Pull out your heater and blast ‘em.
Re: TSA goons trying to steal property using their authority.
The late General Joe Foss was flying to a US Marine function. He had his Congressional Medal of Honor with him, and one of the TSA goons told him he would have to surrender it. Well, there were other marines waiting in line to go through security, and they nearly caused a riot!
Eventually, they decided that the General’s medal wasn’t that big a threat and allowed him to board the plane.
Where’s the “just compensation”?
Where are the banks of coin-op lockers, like bus & train stations used to have?
Too easy to plant bombs in them.
Not for post-security check.
Like I said, too easy to plant bombs in them. And in there they would harm the Union TSA workers so they aren't gonna allow that. hehehe
The TSA is the biggest money-sucking boondoggle in the US government, far ahead of the BATFE - and that’s saying something.
1. Miami International Airport (29)
2. JFK International Airport (27)
3. Los Angeles International Airport (24)
4. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
(17) 5. Las Vegas-McCarren International Airport (15)
6. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and New York-Laguardia Airport (14 each)
8. Newark Liberty, Philadelphia International, and Seattle-Tacoma International airports (12 each)
11. Orlando International Airport (11)
12. Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport (10 each)
14. Washington Dulles International Airport (9)
15. Detroit Metro Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (7)
17. Boston-Logan International, Denver International and San Diego International airports (6)
20. Chicago O'Hare International Airport (5)
You need to see the video at the news site; a real eye opener!
TSA? Definitely Bush’s fault.
A former TSA agent was sentenced Friday to six months in jail for stealing $520 from a passenger at Norfolk International Airport.
Circuit Judge Charles Poston sent former Transportation Security Administration supervisor John Irwin to jail for taking money from a screening tray while the passenger was being searched. Irwin, 60, had pleaded guilty to grand larceny.
The victim, a passenger from New York, was flying from Norfolk on Nov. 16, 2011, according to a stipulation of facts filed with the court. The passenger told a TSA agent that he had a medical condition and needed to be patted down, the report says.
The man emptied his pockets and placed a pen and $520 cash in a gray bin. An agent told the passenger he needed additional screening. The passenger objected but followed the agent to a private area, the report states.
Irwin took the pen and money from the bin and put it into a drawer, the report says. When the passenger returned and asked about his money, Irwin said he hadn't seen or heard anything about it. The passenger reported the incident to Norfolk airport police, the report says.
Irwin had recognized the passenger as the man who had given his fellow employees a "hard time," the report says. "I just didn't let on that I had the money," Irwin told police.
In court, defense attorney Michael S. Davis argued Irwin was stressed by family and financial problems and had a rare lapse of judgment. Davis said his client worked at the TSA for several years and had no criminal record. Irwin apologized in court.
But prosecutor Suzanne Richmond told the judge that Irwin was in uniform when he stole the money. She said Irwin told investigators he was mad at the passenger for complaining about the additional screening. "This is not a normal case," she said.
Louis Hansen, 757-446-2341, firstname.lastname@example.org 
Fly somewhere today? Not a chance.
If you fly you are sponsoring, enabling, and supporting tyranny.
“I have to fly.”
If you pay income tax you are sponsoring, enabling, and supporting tyranny.
“I have to work.”
No, you don’t, and no, you don’t.
Its the fault of the taxpayer because we don’t pay these poor TSA folks who couldn’t hold a job at McDonald’s salaries equivalent to postal workers or public school teachers.
Voluntary abandonment? VOLUNTARY? It isn’t voluntary. It’s compliance because the traveler doesn’t have any other frickin’ choice! IF a woman complies with a rapist who threatens her life, is that VOLUNTARY intercourse? Hell no. It’s rape. She didn’t have a choice.
You got it: they'd be the ones standing in front of the lockers!
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