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    Convicted TSA Officer Reveals Secrets of Thefts at Airports

    A convicted TSA security officer says he was part of a "culture" of indifference that allowed corrupt employees to prey on passengers' luggage and personal belongings with impunity, thanks to lax oversight and tip-offs from TSA colleagues."It was very commonplace, very," said Pythias Brown, a former TSA officer at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey who admits he stole more than $800,000 worth of items from luggage and security checkpoints over a four-year period.
    "It was very convenient to steal," he said.

    Speaking publicly for the first time after being released from prison, Brown told ABC News his four-year-long crime spree came to an end only because he tried to sell a camera he stole from the luggage of a CNN producer on E-bay but forget to remove all of the news networks' identifying stickers.
    "It became so easy, I got complacent," Brown said.
    Convicted TSA Officer Reveals Secrets of Thefts at Airports - ABC News

    The one thing this article doesn't tell us is how much time this guy got. TSA was founded in 2001. His crime spree spread over 4 years, so I'm assuming they caught him in 2005-6. Seven or eight years for $800,000. Sound fair?
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    Re: Convicted TSA Officer Reveals Secrets of Thefts at Airports

    He was sentenced to three years in 2009. No, it doesn't sound fair. And we are reminded once again of the Latin phrase for "who will watch the watchers?"
    "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
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