Skip to comments.Airport Security Breach Over 500 Missing TSA Security Badges and Uniforms at LAX (Los Angeles)
Posted on 02/05/2007 12:50:32 PM PST by bd476
There are over 500 badges and uniforms missing from Los Angeles International Airport's TSA division. According to the KCAL 9 report, no one knows what happened to the badges and uniforms.
KCAL 9 interviewed one LAX official who said that it is to be expected that there will be missing TSA uniforms and TSA badges because there are so many TSA employees employed at LAX.
KCAL 9 also showed a video of someone in a TSA security uniform walking through the metal detectors as the alarms went off. The person in the TSA uniform was waved through.
KCAL 9 said that employees of all airlines and LAX workers must be screened each time as they pass through the installed metal detectors but that anyone dressed in a TSA uniform with a TSA security badge is only required to go through once a day.
Then KCAL showed video of a voice disguised/face disguised person saying that if you're wearing a TSA uniform and badge, all that is required to avoid going through the once a day required metal detection screening process which is required of all other airport workers is to just tell them you already went through there earlier that day.
KCAL 9 said that the missing TSA uniforms and badges is the highest in the nation but then listed hundreds of TSA uniforms and security badges missing at airports throughout the USA.
As we drove by the big LAX letters at the entrance to the airport my son said they referred to the security there.
Could you provide an exact link to this story please,I can't locate it from the link you provided.
Gawd.....what a mess!
Apparently they're kept in a place where anyone can help themselves.
I'm wondering how much the Federal government paid for those uniforms and badges and why security badges and uniforms are not kept under lock and key and inventoried.
Where is GSA these days?
See posts #9, #13, #18, #19 and #21 in this thread for E-Bay listings and photos.
Even easier and more secure:
5 different color vests go with each uniform.
Highly secure log-on to find out the color of the day.
This is the stuff of nightmares and such a big joke... on us, the taxpayers.
ohhhh, I think I'm gonna have to grab me an ICE badge and see if I can make the illegal Messicans next door to me poop their pants.....LOL.
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Since November of 2002, 789 uniforms and id badges are missing from LAX -- the most in the nation. That's nearly double Baltimore Washington Airport. They're at number two.
By comparison Chicago's O'Hare Airport had 307 and JFK just 97.
Locally -- Burbank is missing 30, John Wayne 22, Ontario nine and long beach three.
These uniforms -- with TSA logo's and badges -- can get you just about anywhere.
Time to re-issue.
I'd like to see that u-tube video.
The screeners do not wear blue shirts. So, the ebay uniforms are probably from a private company.
Your son made a brilliant observation. ;-)
These people cant even secure their badges and uniforms and they are security for air flights??
Its enough to make me stay on the ground.
We got a discrepancy....on the Feb 2 CBS Report....??????
As the destination of 911 terrorists, the name is a welcome mat to a soft target.
I meant post #36 for you....
That's true and what is keeping anyone from doing the same here?