Well, this is good news, right? TSA fired five workers and suspended 38 more. Surely, they were fired for groping grannies or threatening kids or assaulting bloggers or … aww, batshit:
The workers were terminated and suspended because a secret, internal investigation showed that they “failed to perform random screenings last year.”
According to News-press, Castelveter said that the undercover internal surveillance of the airport’s security checkpoints lasted for two months. The investigators found that about 400 passengers were let through without random checks. Castelveter didn’t disclose what the typical percentage of passengers that must get random screening on top of the routine searches.
The message from TSA is loud and clear: they will not punish people for going too far. But they will definitely punish people for not going far enough. So expect air travel to get even worse.