“While these arrests are a disappointment, TSA is committed to holding our employees to the highest standards.” – Randy Parsons, the head of TSA services at Los Angeles International Airport
Parsons is disappointed in the arrests. It’s too bad that he’s not also disappointed in the actual crime – TSA agents were smuggling drugs through the screening process.
I fly from Seattle to San Francisco a lot. TSA handles Seattle and it’s a mess. TSA agents are joking around, not paying attention, and get angry quickly. In San Francisco, where they use private security at a much lower cost, things are much more sane and much more professional.
It’s time the government got out of the business of abusing travelers and smuggling drugs through airports.