This is what you get when you have a corrupt unaccountable agency whose workers think they are above the law.
They treat the passengers who pay their salaries like cattle. They’re consistently abusive, belligerent toward passengers and harass them for sport.
In 2011 there were 62 TSA screeners arrested for serious crimes, including rape and murder. Of these, 11 were for sex crimes involving children and 4 for smuggling contraband through security There have been 4 arrested in the first month of 2012 and TSA is on pace to for another 60 crimes this year.
Often, those caught in these crimes are found to have past criminal arrests that weren’t discovered in the hiring process. Many TSA workers have criminal histories but we’re supposed to trust them with airline security and control of our belongings.
TSA needs to be dismantled and replaced with a better system.
TSA Crimes & Abuses