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    Thread: Pilot attacked by on-duty TSA screener at JFK

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      04-04-2012 05:55 PM #1
      Sweet! Now even pilots are getting attacked by the TSA! Great success!

      http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/s...IMbxUzbYoH5HGP

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      She should switch to decaf.

      A TSA screener was arrested at JFK Airport for hurling a cup of hot coffee at an American Airlines pilot who told her and some colleagues to tone down a profanity- laced conversation in a terminal, sources said yesterday.

      The dust-up occurred at about 5 a.m. on March 28, when airman Steven Trivett, 54, who was off-duty, was exiting Terminal 8 and overheard the banter, according to Port Authority police sources.

      Trivett, of Butler, Tenn., told them they should “conduct themselves more professionally in uniform and not use profanity or the n-word,” a source explained.

      One screener told him to “mind his own business” and cursed him out.

      Trivett then identified himself as a “TSA officer” who is an armed pilot.

      When he tried to grab at the ID tags of screener Lateisha El, 30, she pushed him and tossed a “full cup” of hot coffee on him, police say.

      Trivett was not seriously injured. El, of Brooklyn’s East New York, was given a desk-appearance ticket on harassment and misdemeanor-assault charges.

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      04-04-2012 08:32 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Sweet! Now even pilots are getting attacked by the TSA! Great success!


      Trivett then identified himself as a “TSA officer” who is an armed pilot.
      I'm sensing high levels of douchebaggery here. If you're an OFF DUTY pilot (per the article), you're not a %^&damn "TSA officer". And if you're so scared ****less of brown people that you have to carry a firearm in the (locked, secured, screened) cockpit, you're looking for a fight anyway.

      When he tried to grab at the ID tags of screener Lateisha El, 30, she pushed him and tossed a “full cup” of hot coffee on him, police say.
      So, if somebody is talking unprofessionally, who is NOT your co-worker, and NOT to you until you butt into it, that gives you the right to touch them or grab at something worn on their body? I'll bet charges are dropped against her in return for her not filing assault charges on him. Regardless of what was overheard, or said to him, *he* made it physical.

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      04-04-2012 09:07 PM #3
      Professionalism down
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    4. 04-05-2012 03:04 AM #4
      He had a good point, just didn't execute well.
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    5. 04-05-2012 04:09 AM #5
      Why does nothing in this story surprise me...at all.

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      04-05-2012 07:35 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      Why does nothing in this story surprise me...at all.
      It must be the really high caliber folks the TSA hires.

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      04-05-2012 09:51 AM #7
      But she wears a badge....he doesn't.
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      04-05-2012 10:00 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      But she wears a badge....he doesn't.
      His is in his back pocket:


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      04-05-2012 06:08 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      And if you're so scared ****less of brown people that you have to carry a firearm in the (locked, secured, screened) cockpit, you're looking for a fight anyway.
      Been spending too much time in OT? That's a lot of assuming.
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      04-05-2012 08:16 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      And if you're so scared ****less of brown people that you have to carry a firearm in the (locked, secured, screened) cockpit, you're looking for a fight anyway.
      really? you come up with that all on your own?

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      04-05-2012 11:43 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by theblur View Post
      really? you come up with that all on your own?
      That's what I was wondering. Wow.
      It seems the government is currently saying, "While we're conducting this unspecified, unwarranted surveillance, we're totally thinking about how to not violate the 4th Amendment that we're currently violating. Because terrorism."

    12. 04-06-2012 08:28 AM #12
      Assuming all TSA is like this one idiot is pretty dumb as well.

      That being said, airline pilots, and FFDO's in particular are some of the biggest douchebags I have ever met. They really think they are gods who do more than drive a flying bus.

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      04-06-2012 09:45 AM #13
      I've flown with a few FFDOs in the past and they seemed like decent guys...

    14. 04-06-2012 10:11 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlifer27 View Post
      Assuming all TSA is like this one idiot is pretty dumb as well.

      That being said, airline pilots, and FFDO's in particular are some of the biggest douchebags I have ever met. They really think they are gods who do more than drive a flying bus.
      LOL. I love the complete hypocrisy in your two statements.

      I shouldn't assume all TSA are idiots yet you assume all airline pilots think they are gods.

      Gotcha


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      04-06-2012 10:36 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlifer27 View Post
      Assuming all TSA is like this one idiot is pretty dumb as well.

      That being said, airline pilots, and FFDO's in particular are some of the biggest douchebags I have ever met. They really think they are gods who do more than drive a flying bus.
      You work for the TSA?
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    16. 04-06-2012 10:58 AM #16
      Negititve.

      And thank you for pointing out my hypocracy. It was intentional.

      I have met a few cool pilots and a handful of FFDO's that were decent humans.

      I would say this case speaks more about New Yorkers than TSO's in general. How often do we hear these stories about TSA? How often are the stories from NY or the east coast?

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      04-06-2012 11:03 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlifer27 View Post
      Negititve.

      And thank you for pointing out my hypocracy. It was intentional.

      I have met a few cool pilots and a handful of FFDO's that were decent humans.

      I would say this case speaks more about New Yorkers than TSO's in general. How often do we hear these stories about TSA? How often are the stories from NY or the east coast?
      I would say this thread points out how people generalize and assume too much, but maybe that's just me assuming.
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