The TSA is Keeping Us Safe. Or Maybe Not.

I think we can file this one under Derp.

A bumbling TSA agent “playing around” with a pepper-spray container at Kennedy Airport fired the caustic liquid at five fellow screeners yesterday, sending all six to the hospital, a source told The Post.

The agent, Chris Yves Dabel, discovered the device at the Terminal 2 security checkpoint and tried to determine if it was real, a source told The Post.

He told Port Authority cops that he “found the canister on the floor and thought it was a laser pointer.”

If you can’t tell the difference between a bottle of pepper spray and a laser pointer, how the hell are you going to identify actual threats? Furthermore, how did you manage to dress yourself in the morning? Maybe you didn’t.

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  • Christopher Foxx

    TSA officials scrambled to keep the embarrassing incident under wraps yesterday …

    The agency has been plagued with a rash of humiliating incidents at area airports – including the failure of Newark screeners in February to catch an undercover fed with a fake explosive stuffed in his pants at either of two checkpoints.

    Authorities have called for a top-to-bottom review of that airport’s procedures.

    A) Yes, the TSA’s main priority has been to keep folks from noticing how embarrassingly incompetent they are. Ensuring actual security has never been at the top of their list.
    And
    B) a “top-to-bottom review” of one airport is just more stagecraft. The entire agency needs an enema.