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TSA passenger screener charged with child pornography

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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I searched and didnt see any other threads with this story before posting it





www.philly.com...

A passenger screener at Philadelphia International Airport is facing charges that he distributed more than 100 images of child pornography via Facebook, records show. Federal agents also allege that Transportation Safety Administration Officer Thomas Gordon Jr. of Philadelphia, who routinely searched airline passengers, uploaded explicit pictures of young girls to an Internet site on which he also posted a photograph of himself in his TSA uniform.


It appears that this one got caught. How many TSA screeners are into kids or groping strangers for sexual gratification and get the job because of the easy access? id like to see a little more checking into these wonderful folks who grope us and our children to keep us safe from the scary terrorists and for our own good.

sick sick sick..




posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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I'd be more worried about pediatricians and teachers or anyone who specialises with children before worrying about some guy at an airport.

Sure there's a case here but I'm sure the 'illicit; photos weren't scans of the bone structure of children and actually proper pornographic and illegal images.

I'm all for having the TSA powers reduced or proper reasons for these scanners being used on some people and not others dependent on their religion but let us not confuse what the issue is here - eh?

-m0r



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:36 AM
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if they have no reservation of groping people, then that obviously means they probably enjoy it



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty
I'd be more worried about pediatricians and teachers or anyone who specialises with children before worrying about some guy at an airport.

Sure there's a case here but I'm sure the 'illicit; photos weren't scans of the bone structure of children and actually proper pornographic and illegal images.

I'm all for having the TSA powers reduced or proper reasons for these scanners being used on some people and not others dependent on their religion but let us not confuse what the issue is here - eh?

-m0r


The news story wasnt about teachers and pediatricians, it was about a TSA screener being charged with child porn. There were no issues to confuse in this story.. just a news story about a TSA screener posting child porn pics and pics of him in his TSA uniform.



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Oh please let me have him screen my teenage daughter through the Naked Scanners so that he can change the calibration of radiation where it changes an outline, to a fleshed out photo.


TSA employees are some of the most incompetent, simple-minded people I have ever encountered. It always makes me happy when a TSA agent with a G.E.D and an IQ of 90 tries to intimidate me. Several weeks ago I spoke with a TSA manager in Denver, after a screener went off on a rant because people weren't lying their suitcases on their sides. "God-damn people....can't you figure it out?"he said. His manager didn't give my complaint the time of day.

TSA agents are like lunch-ladies with power.

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by Advantage
The news story wasnt about teachers and pediatricians, it was about a TSA screener being charged with child porn. There were no issues to confuse in this story.. just a news story about a TSA screener posting child porn pics and pics of him in his TSA uniform.


Sorry I must have misunderstood because of this:


Originally posted by Advantage
It appears that this one got caught. How many TSA screeners are into kids or groping strangers for sexual gratification and get the job because of the easy access? id like to see a little more checking into these wonderful folks who grope us and our children to keep us safe from the scary terrorists and for our own good.

sick sick sick..


I guess it's just the TSA thing that you're annoyed at and not the reason for his being charged, right?

-m0r



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:46 AM
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Yes, but he is a pedophile and if he is given responsibility for the scanners or pat-downs....this perv might take it to the next level. TSA agents are not well screened.


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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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And again I can supply a pile of links to Doctors, policemen and teachers who all have been convicted of pedophilia.

This one TSA guy is a dolt and deserves what he gets - but let's not confuse his profession with his crimes.

-m0r



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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It's easier to be a TSA employee than it is to be a doctor or a teacher.

So why worry more?



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Via facebook??? How the hell would that even work? Isn't that like the most 'unsecure' venue ever? Sounds really stupid.



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty

Originally posted by Advantage
The news story wasnt about teachers and pediatricians, it was about a TSA screener being charged with child porn. There were no issues to confuse in this story.. just a news story about a TSA screener posting child porn pics and pics of him in his TSA uniform.


Sorry I must have misunderstood because of this:


Originally posted by Advantage
It appears that this one got caught. How many TSA screeners are into kids or groping strangers for sexual gratification and get the job because of the easy access? id like to see a little more checking into these wonderful folks who grope us and our children to keep us safe from the scary terrorists and for our own good.

sick sick sick..


I guess it's just the TSA thing that you're annoyed at and not the reason for his being charged, right?

-m0r



Im addressing what was spoken of in the particular article I posted. If I wanted to rant on pedophiles in positions of power Id have had plenty of resources obviously. It was simply a leading story in my paper that I posted and didnt think it would be that hard to share and discuss this particular article.. it wasnt about pedophile teachers and pediatricians. It was about a TSA agent charged with child porn... sheesh..



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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What about a Scout leader? Or a local football coach? Those guys who look after your kid at whatever playpark/creche you send them to so you can have free time - what about them.

All the lifeguards, photographers, bus drivers, councilors, clothes shop workers, waiters(resses), bookstore workers, computer people and all the rest.

People do come into contact with children - those with intimate access are generally screened, but many with access which could be construed as intimate are not.

Again, I'm all for the TSA guys not having the powers they have or for those powers to be better represented to the people of the US.

But let's not lump them all into the pedo category because of one guy. There are people in all walks of life who are pedophiles and perhaps we should have better services in place to make sure that no-one is harmed in any way rather than just attack one group because of loose association.

-m0r



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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WHAT??? Thats sick.... Well lucky that person wasn't working for TSA or this pervert could have been touching up 6 year old kids or something as they tried to get on domestic USA flights all day, every day, and lucky this pervert wasnt into child pornography and maybe pedophilia.

These TSA workers will be able to go get a pedophile priest job soon, as would have had enough work experience
Wake up America

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty
I'd be more worried about pediatricians and teachers or anyone who specialises with children before worrying about some guy at an airport.

Sure there's a case here but I'm sure the 'illicit; photos weren't scans of the bone structure of children and actually proper pornographic and illegal images.

I'm all for having the TSA powers reduced or proper reasons for these scanners being used on some people and not others dependent on their religion but let us not confuse what the issue is here - eh?

-m0r


Or, this is the tip of the iceberg. What are the probabilities?

What is most likely?

EDIT to add: Got to thinking about your opening line. Though we should surely protectour children, I would be less concerned. These are people who put time and effort in pursuing this career, which is a lot of effort to go to just to touch children. TSA is awesome for Ones who do just get kicks.
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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by Amaterasu
Or, this is the tip of the iceberg. What are the probabilities?

What is most likely?


It could be the tip of the iceberg - I can't deny that.

But given the current employment concerns of regular US citizens and the average amount of debt spread over the populous I'd hazard that many would be fighting for these jobs and that earning a wage is more important, to most, than access to 'feeling up' a person.

-m0r



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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People do come into contact with children - those with intimate access are generally screened, but


TSA workers aren't screened......That's kinda the whole point. If they were he wouldn't have been working for them.



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by kylioneXsushi
TSA workers aren't screened......That's kinda the whole point. If they were he wouldn't have been working for them.


YAWN!

Type 'pedophile police officer arrested' into Google.

In fact try any profession with contact with children.

Screening helps - but it doesn't stop.

Quit pulling two injustices into each other by way of bolstering opinion against TSA workers.

I don't like the TSA searches, but I know what to think without propaganda piling on from plebs.

-m0r



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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Yeah it happens. What's your point? Should we just NOT screen or take any measures because it's going to happen anyway? That's....well, that's lazy.

Let me put your statements into words. "Oh well kids are photographed and molested all the time, lets save some money and not screen our workers, even though we have a machine that makes nice nakie pictures for them to look at."
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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by kylioneXsushi
Yeah it happens. What's your point? Should we just NOT screen or take any measures because it's going to happen anyway? That's....well, that's lazy.

Let me put your statements into words. "Oh well kids are photographed and molested all the time, lets save some money and not screen our workers, even though we have a machine that makes nice nakie pictures for them to look at."


Let me put your statement into words:

"All TSA are pedos, burn them all without trial. I don't care if they have perfect alibis like a mortgage or feeding their families. Kill them now!"

Now we're finished looking like idiots (you started it :p)

I dislike the TSA searching rights, I dislike that it's not explained why they are required and the fact that the machines were ready to move in immediately is very suspicious. I'm just saying that let's not tar everyone who works in this injustice system with the same brush.

Now - let's either get on with bashing the TSA or with dealing with this particular pedophile.

-m0r



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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Oh, I can see you're going to be REAL fun.



'd be more worried about pediatricians and teachers or anyone who specialises with children before worrying about some guy at an airport.

So one career that requires possible pedophiles to interact with children should be exempt when others are screened?



And again I can supply a pile of links to Doctors, policemen and teachers who all have been convicted of pedophilia.

Why don't you do that? And lets add this guy from the TSA to it.



What about a Scout leader? Or a local football coach? Those guys who look after your kid at whatever playpark/creche you send them to so you can have free time - what about them.

What...about them?



Type 'pedophile police officer arrested' into Google. In fact try any profession with contact with children. Screening helps - but it doesn't stop.

Huh....Seems an awful lot like you just said that "Screening helps but it doesn't stop it from happening" Now my question AGAIN is: Just because it doesn't stop it, does that mean we shouldn't at least try when OTHER professions involving children ARE screened?

Now you said a lot of random things that I never hinted at or insinuated. Looking back at my posts I can't see where I professed ANY hatred for the TSA at all. Huh, peculiar. Now since I used your own words to cite my example, it is your turn to do the same.

But before you make your choice, dare I say.
Check.




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