My experience on this latest journey is also a reminder of how far we in the U.S. have gone down the road towards becoming a police state.
As the shutdown continues with no end in sight, many workers are turning to food banks and food pantries for help.
“As union leaders, we find it unconscionable that aviation professionals are being asked to work without pay and in an air safety environment that is deteriorating by the day."
As 800,000 workers continue to go without pay, federal employees around the country are rising up to demand an end to the shutdown.
The surveillance program has air marshals following passengers and recording their behaviors and any other observations providing minute-by-minute updates for reports, which are sent directly to TSA.
A Boston Globe investigation has revealed the existence of a domestic surveillance program run by the Transportation Security Administration since 2012.
“TSA employees have been criminally charged for using cocaine on the job, facilitating large-scale drug and human smuggling, and engaging in child pornography activities.”
Kelly Hoggan received more than $90,000 in bonuses and awards while repeatedly failing security checks and allowing airplane passengers to miss their flights due to long wait times at airport security.
After a covert Red Team recently tested security, the TSA's failure rate was at an astonishing 96 percent. The "abominable failure" caused the demotion of Acting Administrator, Melvin Carraway, with many more changes to come.
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