Apples and Oranges. TSA screener are not Law Enforcement Officers.Freecare Spiritwise wrote:How many TSA employees since inception have ever done jail time for something they did while on duty?
Now, how many cops have done jail time since the TSA's inception, for something they did while on duty?
A closer comparison would be to compare the rates of incarceration of TSA employees to the rates of incarceration of other federal employees. For other purposes like injury rates, the screeners are compared to their civilian counter parts in the aviation baggage and cargo handling sector. Perhaps that is a better comparison yet.
Still you have not taken far enough. What laws are you speaking of? Laws against theft? Screeners have done time for stealing on the job. Laws against rape. Screeners have done time for that. Murder? Well I don't think that has happened, though a screener was murdered at work last year (domestic). Assault? Yep, there have been screeners do jail time for assault (against fellow screeners or management though, not passengers). Smuggling narcotics? Yep, far too many have been jailed for this.
So I guess I am just not seeing what laws you see being broken. Just to be clear, it is not against the law to be an asshole douchebag. I would be writing this from San Quentin if that were the case. TSOs are protected by their union and TSAs discipline policy for breaches of policy, not law. When a criminal act is discovered TSA turns them over to local law enforcement immediately and in some cases federal LE will open cases against them as well.