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Unplugged metal detector triggers JFK chaos: sources
NY Post ^

Posted on 06/27/2012 3:39:13 PM PDT by matt04

Edited on 06/27/2012 3:44:17 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

These fools are keeping us safe?!? The TSA’s bungling reached a new low yesterday when a JFK Airport terminal had to be evacuated and hundreds of passengers marched back through security screening all because one dimwitted agent failed to realize his metal detector had been unplugged, sources told The Post. The stunning error led to hours of delays, two planes called back from the runway and infinite frustration for furious passengers. “The truth is, this is the failure of the most basic level of diligence,” a law-enforcement source said. “How can you expect the public to feel confident of the mission of the TSA if they don’t even know if the lights are turned on?”


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: government; jfk; tsa
I can almost guarantee in that two hour time frame several flights took off with passengers that didn't get screened. No planes fell out of the sky and fewer people had a freedom grope. Why does the TSA do exactly now?
1 posted on 06/27/2012 3:39:16 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04
screener Alija Abdul Majed

Sounds Amish?

2 posted on 06/27/2012 3:41:55 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: matt04
TSA school:



3 posted on 06/27/2012 3:43:56 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: matt04
Why does the TSA do exactly now?

They aid in the redistribution of wealth program.

4 posted on 06/27/2012 4:12:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Just what the country needed.

40,000 more unionized dues paying Federal employees.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 4:15:22 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: matt04

Wait till these goofs fall under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security and are armed, (some are now, but soon it may be all).


6 posted on 06/27/2012 4:18:22 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: nascarnation

Orlando just got permission to hire private screeners. Think they’ll hire this person.


7 posted on 06/27/2012 4:23:46 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: matt04
The chaos at Terminal 7 was caused by screener Alija Abdul Majed, who had manned Lane No. 1 during the morning shift with no idea his metal detector had no juice, sources said.

Amazingly, he failed to realize that alert lights never flashed once as streams of passengers filed through the dead detector, the sources said.

This does not sound like a stupid screener fail. This sounds deliberate. I just happened to personally go through two of these lines last week. They crept along, because every other passenger or so... BEEEP! "Sir/ma'am, please put your keys and coins in this tray." "Oh, sorry." Not to mention, of course, the blinkenlights.

8 posted on 06/27/2012 4:34:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

hummmmm! is he a Muslim? Is he young? Has he been out of the country in the past 5-10 years (maybe Pakistan or Yemin)? Was he born or have relatives in a ME country unfriendly to US(that includes all of them)??


9 posted on 06/27/2012 6:04:01 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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