Since the TSA was formed, no terrorists have assaulted airline pilots. But the TSA has. More than once.
You probably remember the TSA officer who scalded a pilot with hot coffee after the pilot told her to stop using the word “nigger.” You would think that TSA Officer would go to jail for the rest of her life, but instead she got off with a very short sentence.
Today, a TSA Officer assaulted a Southwest pilot, grabbing his arm. The (UK) Daily Mail is reporting:
[The pilot] demanded the name of the TSA official, who infuriated the pilot more by refusing to give him his details, it is claimed.
The row then escalated as the [TSA Officer] Mr Harbaugh is alleged to have touched [pilot] Mr Mcghie’s arm, say police.
It seems that we can ensure the safety of our pilots by eliminating the TSA. The TSA, when they have no iPads to steal from the flying public, gets angry and lashes out at pilots.
In these cases, the TSA generally “loses” the video footage. They only seem to be able to produce it when it advances their cause.