Prostitution rings, child pornography, trashing hotel rooms and drunkenly firing guns: A week in the life of TSA agents
March 29, 2012
The TSA is under intense scrutiny this week following a congressional hearing to examine the agency’s performance. Which is why higher ups will not be pleased to see the headlines thrown up today by a simple online search.
First of all there is the case of TSA manager Bryant Jermaine Livingston, 39, who was arrested by police during his shift at Washington, D.C.’s Dulles airport for his alleged involvement with a prostitution ring.
Prior to his arrest, Livingston was caught in the Silver Spring Crowne Plaza Hotel with three naked women and four other men, after the hotel manager became suspicious and called the police.
While the now former TSA agent claims he was holding a “swingers party”, the other men involved admitted that they had paid Livingston to take part.
Another TSA official also told police that Livingston had a history of being involved with prostitution for several years.
Another TSA related headline focuses on 34-year-old former TSA screener Andrew Cheever of Boston, who was sentenced this week to nearly three and a half years in prison for possessing child pornography.
The former Logan airport screener was found to have thousands of child pornography images and videos stored on his home computer. He was also found to have shared the material online using peer-to-peer software.
And then there is the case of two TSA officers gone wild, who got drunk, trashed a South Beach hotel room Tuesday, then picked up a semi-automatic handgun and fired six rounds out the window.
The Miami Herald reports that Jeffrey Piccolella, 27, and Nicholas Anthony Puccio, 25, were arrested and charged with criminal mischief and use of a firearm while under the influence.
The police report stated that the bullets fired penetrated windows and walls of nearby buildings. Thankfully no one was injured.
As we have consistently highlighted, the regularity with which these kind of incidents occur with TSA workers makes it look like committing felonies is a prerequisite to get a job in airport security.
We’ve documented numerous examples where TSA agents have been caught committing crimes both on and off the job, from molesting children, to stealing, to kidnapping, to assault, to drug smuggling. The list of cases is growing to biblical proportions and gets larger with each passing day.
Efforts to curb TSA powers, eliminate the use of wasteful, useless, and potentially harmful body scanners, make TSA grope downs a felony are not just about protecting our privacy, they’re also now about protecting us from a sub-human criminal underclass that has been given carte blanche by big government to unleash their predatory sexual and criminal fetishes on the traveling American public.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.