Startling New TSA Report Shows Severe Lack of Security at Airports
There’s a new report out revealing that the TSA often fails to follow basic security measures at Newark Liberty International Airport. TSA screeners are properly executing standard pat-downs only 17 percent of the time, according to the report. This comes after ABC News reported that the TSA hired a former Catholic priest in Philadelphia who was accused of sexually abusing young girls.
Aviation security analyst and former airline captain, Denny Kelly said on Studio B that the security today at airports is no better than it was prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Kelly said, “It’s a shame because what you’ve got is a big bloated bureaucracy that wasn’t supposed to be this big; and of course when you get a bureaucracy like this, it’s hard to control if not impossible.”
As a result, he said, workers are inadequately trained and they don’t have the proper equipment. Kelly added, “In reality, we don’t have any security.”
What can be done about this problem? Kelly said the answer lies in standardizing procedures and training employees on how to profile passengers. That doesn’t mean racial profiling, said Kelly. “When you say profile, everybody runs for cover. It has nothing to do with anything except certain expressions that you may have in your face, the fact that you’re sweating, the fact that your hands are shaking. People that are trained to look for these things pick out the problems before they get even through security.”