Told security worker to “stop using the n-word” in the terminal

Steve Watson
April 4, 2012

A TSA screener working at JFK Airport in New York was arrested after launching a cup of hot coffee into the face of an airline pilot who asked her to stop swearing in the terminal.

Off duty pilot Steven Trivett was leaving terminal 8 at JFK early in the morning last week when he encountered a group of TSA workers engaged in what was described as a “profanity- laced conversation”.

Concerned that passengers, including young children could hear the screeners, Mr Trivett asked them to tone down the exchange.

Mr Trivett advised the screeners that they should “conduct themselves more professionally in uniform and not use profanity or the n-word,” Port Authority police sources said.

The sources then described how one of the screeners reacted to Trivett, telling him to “mind his own business” and cursing him out.

Mr Trivett then attempted to get a closer look at the screener’s ID tags, presumably in order to report the incident. The screener, 30 year old Lateisha El, then reportedly shoved the pilot and hurled a full cup of hot coffee at his face.

Police said that Mr Trivett thankfully walked away without being seriously hurt. El, from East New York in Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with harassment and misdemeanor-assault.

Details of the incident, which occurred last Wednesday, emerged today with a report in the New York Post.

This incident once again serves as a reminder of the kind of people that the federal government is empowering and trusting with the security of major airports and transport hubs.

Thuggish and violent oafs with no manners and even less brains have been given carte blanche by big government to order Americans around while freely groping them and ogling their naked bodies.

Perhaps Lateisha El applied to work for the TSA after seeing a similar ad to one published on Craigslist this week bragging about the federal agency’s mission to create an “imperious” security team.

Disrespecting a pilot and throwing a hot drink in his face is a minor offense, compared to the other criminal activities of TSA agents now reported on a daily basis.

Recent behavior on behalf of TSA agents ranges from running prostitution rings and using child pornography, to drunkenly firing guns and trashing hotel rooms. And that was just last week.

We’ve previously 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.


Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’, and He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.

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