How bad is the TSA at finding weapons and explosives during screening? According to a report from the Office of Inspector General, they are really bad — 95% bad.
According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with [Homeland Security] Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.
Another test performed recently was checked baggage screening, yes they found vulnerabilities, but had they improved since the last screening tests?
In addition, the review determined that despite spending $540 million for checked baggage screening equipment and another $11 million for training since a previous review in 2009, the TSA failed to make any noticeable improvements in that time.
Here’s a report from CBSNews, in which they claim that TSA “still does a lot of good” and “stops many weapons from getting through” … absolutely laughable.
When you think of all the good we could do in the world if we repurposed the money we are throwing into the TSA/DHS black hole, you begin to realize this course of action is a crime against humanity. The idea that somehow throwing MORE money at this problem will somehow solve it, when the latest failure rate is 95%, is entirely stupid.
(TruthInMedia) TSA Fails DHS Security Test, Allows Weapons, Bombs to Breach Security 67 of 70 Times
(ABC News) Undercover DHS Tests Find Security Failures at US Airports