Transportation Security Administration: Unethical Behavior In The US

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Years ago, flying commercially was probably an enjoyable experience. Across the globe, airport employees treated passengers as customers, not suspects. Somehow, the evolution of society has resulted in a trend of unethical behavior. September 11, 2001, shocked the American public, forcing the United States Government to enact the Transportation Security Act. Thus, the infamous Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was established. Nowadays, a petting zoo is the equivalent to the average public airport. Since the implementation of the TSA, airports across the nation have declined in quality and safety. Realistically, the TSA has failed to address and control the growth of unethical behavior within the air transportation system. The clueless…show more content…
As soon as a representative “detects” something, another representative is strapping on a pair of blue gloves, prepared to get his or her daily jollies. In my opinion, the behavior of the Transportation Security Administration employees is unacceptable. The qualifications to become a TSA “officer” are minimal, resulting in a census of about sixty thousand officers. I feel as if the employees of the Transportation Security Administration abuse their powers, turning the matter of national security into a game. Scared or smart, the United States Government has authorized TSA personnel to use any means necessary to “protect” the safety of air travelers. At public airports, police are required to take orders from TSA representatives. False arrests, unnecessary brutality, and molestation result from the abuse of power by TSA employees on a daily basis. Apathy and the Transportation Security Administration go together like a married couple. Figure 1.0 pictures three Transportation Security Administration agents hard at work. Hands in pockets, leaning, and inattentiveness are common sights from the government-employed officers. Most disturbing, the agent to the far left of the image is not paying attention to the passenger walking through the metal detector. Utilizing their intensive training and knowledge, the TSA employees are engaged in…show more content…
A blatant lie, passengers were exposed to dangerous amounts of radiation through a backscatter system. A TSA spokesperson also reassured that all screened images would be viewed only in discrete locations. The outrageous backscatter technology has since been phased out. At Tampa International Airport, the viewing room for body scan images is actually located next to the body scanners, enclosed by fogged glass windows. While traveling, I discovered the room because the door was left wide open. I watched in awe as an ignorant TSA officer jeopardized the privacy of every passenger at the checkpoint. Refusing to walk through a metal detector or body scanner will excite the bored TSA employees. The disgraceful pat-down is a favorite by all Transportation Security Administration screeners. In the middle of the checkpoint, TSA officers feel every square inch of a non-complying passenger, who is unable to obtain his or her own belongings. Thousands of horror stories has surfaced, some leading to private screenings and strip searches. At the conclusion of the search, the passenger is seemingly always cleared to fly. I presume that the ineffective screening procedures used by the Transportation Security Administration are meant to leave passengers agitated. Unorganized and doomed, the Transportation Security Administration has virtually
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