JFK Screeners Arrested For Wallet Theft - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Members Lounge > General Travel Tips, Education, Advice > Health & Safety

Health & Safety Health concerns worldwide, scams, and other safety issues. Don't get ripped off! Also post your safety prevention tips!

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-15-2005, 12:45 AM   #1
Minister of Offense
 
omisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Fran Disco
Posts: 6,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to omisan Send a message via Yahoo to omisan
Default

I know there's a thread about Locking Your Bags, but I thought this story deserved some attention on its own.

JFK Screeners Arrested for Wallet Theft

Quote:
Sources say TSA Screeners Ronniki Ack and Yvette Reynolds were still in uniform and caught red handed using the stolen ATM card at various banks.

The two allegedly went on a shopping spree. Sources say one even bought an iPod from a Circuit City.
Quote:
The agency admits that stealing is very prominent by certain screeners, though the TSA officially denies stealing as a chronic problem.
Gotta love the illusion of security... all funded by our own $$$.
__________________
¿Donde esta Omid? Omi-san wa doko desuka? Ou est Omid? Wo ist Omid?

Find out @ http://omidabroad.blogspot.com

omisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2005, 08:52 AM   #2
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 676
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to elfmaiden
Default

Gah,

I've been reading about how useless airline security is and all the problems and now this sort of thing is added to the pile. Man you have to be so vigiliant, especially against the people who are supposed to be "protecting" you. We keep surrending our freedoms to feel more safe and this is all it gets.

I'd rather just take my chances without all the security BS thanks.



Jenn
__________________
My igloo is melting...
elfmaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2005, 08:58 AM   #3
TPunk Recognized
 
MeTurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to MeTurk
Default

Europe is very lax, I had a sissors in my carry on that i forgot about they saw it during x-ray and took it out I figured they'd take it off me and said "oh, can I not bring that on"? They had a little chat and gave it back to me. I then proceded to highjack the flight halfway home just to highlight the problem... Or did I fall asleep? I think I feel asleep.

I also had a spliff of wacky tobacy in the same pocket.
__________________
"It's nice to have a nun around. Gives the place a bit of glamour." Fr Ted
Couchsurfer (:_irritainment_
MeTurk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2005, 09:07 AM   #4
TPunk Emeritus
 
voyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 2,309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to voyd Send a message via Yahoo to voyd
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally posted by elfmaiden@Dec 15 2005, 10:52 AM

especially against the people who are supposed to be "protecting" you.* We keep surrending our freedoms to feel more safe and this is all it gets.
[snapback]93098[/snapback]
Exactly - what happens when your security becomes the problem? Then what? Remember, power corrupts...
voyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2005, 10:37 AM   #5
Minister of Offense
 
omisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Fran Disco
Posts: 6,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to omisan Send a message via Yahoo to omisan
Default

I think I'm going to get one of those "Dirty Underwear" safe thingies.. not for the folks at the hostels, but for the TSA neanderthals.

Luckily, I carry anything of value in my cabin baggage, and even then, I put my wallet, phone, money, etc. in my jacket before putting it on the x-ray conveyer. That way they can go through all the crap in my bag, but they generally leave my valuables alone.
__________________
¿Donde esta Omid? Omi-san wa doko desuka? Ou est Omid? Wo ist Omid?

Find out @ http://omidabroad.blogspot.com

omisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2005, 11:10 AM   #6
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 676
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to elfmaiden
Default

I agree with you all. I kept anything I really DIDN'T want stolen/lost/"misplaced" on me and let them find it the hard way. lol. I mean if you want to do some damage you're always going to be able too. Whether or not you have metal tweezers or some "paint" ain't going to make one difference except MAYBE weeding out a few retards who couldn't have pulled it of anyways.

*Sigh* Makes me sad!

__________________
My igloo is melting...
elfmaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 10:47 PM   #7
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Boynton Beach, Florida
Posts: 60
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to aSiAnRiCk Send a message via AIM to aSiAnRiCk Send a message via MSN to aSiAnRiCk Send a message via Yahoo to aSiAnRiCk
Default

I usually drop off my bag and wait until they're through inspecting it and watch them put my luggage in the conveyor going to the plane's cargo.

ps: this is really sad
__________________
www.AsianRick.com
aSiAnRiCk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2006, 08:15 AM   #8
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: physicaly - ohio, mentaly - lala land
Posts: 119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via Yahoo to chasing a dream
Default

I hate to sound like a know it all, but I saw this comming! Lesson for the day - use your brain, It's the best tool you have.
__________________
It's not how you play the game that counts, it's how the game plays you.
chasing a dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2006, 08:31 AM   #9
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

We're in the carry-on-anything-precious category - I always assume I'm never going to see my checked bags again, so only travel with stuff I can live without. The diaper bag I use as a carry on hardly ever has more than three diapers in it, but it's always full of cameras, wallets, ids, etc...

tumblezweedz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2006, 06:06 PM   #10
***** gear guru
 
kingcrazylegs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via ICQ to kingcrazylegs Send a message via AIM to kingcrazylegs Send a message via MSN to kingcrazylegs Send a message via Yahoo to kingcrazylegs
Default

It really sucks, that this has become the most stressful part of traveling....
__________________

all that is not given is lost
kingcrazylegs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2006, 06:32 PM   #11
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: East Lansing, MI, US
Posts: 509
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to futboller
Default

This is really sad, that this is what we've come to as a society, you know? Voyd's paranoia sounds more and more like the only way to go.

__________________
I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.
Nick Hornby

Travel::Blog
futboller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2006, 11:38 AM   #12
TPunk Emeritus
 
voyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 2,309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to voyd Send a message via Yahoo to voyd
Unhappy

On Monday (3/20), Alex Jone5 interviewed Charlie 5heen, who seriously questioned 9/II and suspected US gov involvement and a cover-up.

This bold admission by a top celeb made a lot of waves on the internet, but only one mainstream news source gave it any airtime - CNN Showbiz (and ) - from which they've received an AVALANCHE of response and a staggering 84% polled of whom so far agrees with Charlie Sheen that the U.S. government covered up the real events of the 9/II attacks.

However, the AP "global press" - which has no problem covering his love life in minute detail - somehow deemed this story "unnewsworthy" and has REFUSED to give it any coverage at all! So, "all about ratings?" Or...all about spoonfeeding the public select elitist propaganda and burying the TRUTH?
Quote:
In our first conversation with the Associated Press they strongly indicated that they would be running a story on Sheen's comments

However, after talking with Jeff Williams of the LA Associated Press office it became clear what the policy was.

Williams' attitude was brash and arrogant in saying (to paraphrase), 'I know all about Charlie Sheen and I don't care what he says.'

Asked if the story was newsworthy in comparison with the milquetoast Santana piece, Williams responded by saying 'we're not going to run anything.'

Asked again if the story would be newsworthy if it wasn't attached to the 9/11 information and was just Sheen criticizing Bush, Williams barked 'you're not gonna bait me!' and slammed the phone down.

Further attempts to contact the Associated Press were met with stern rebuttals of 'we're not talking to you'.
Seriously, you can google this story and there is NO MENTION by the AP or major news outlets on it! This is one of the biggest crimes of our generation - and yet it gets less real investigative coverage than OJ Simpson and Monica Lewinsky??? THE NOOSE KEEPS TIGHTENING, FOLKS! They DON'T want us to find out the truth. They want us to simply lay down and SUBMIT!
voyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2006, 12:06 PM   #13
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: physicaly - ohio, mentaly - lala land
Posts: 119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via Yahoo to chasing a dream
Default

This crap is realy crazy, ya know? But what can anyone do, I guess it's better than a bunch of planes gettin' blown up. Guess all we can do is go on our trips expecting this crap to happen, allow more time for extra security, and try not to bring anything to valuable to tempt the thivin' basterds! If it's not the street scum picking pockets in Rome, it's the security people at the airport.
__________________
It's not how you play the game that counts, it's how the game plays you.
chasing a dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Identity Theft Canadian Dude Health & Safety 28 12-01-2006 11:48 PM
Rome? Your wallet might. aurorachrisma Health & Safety 15 01-04-2006 04:53 PM
Kenya and My Wallet yesVirginia Africa 4 06-05-2005 02:10 AM
Arrested!! omisan General Discussions 18 09-10-2004 10:56 AM
Wallet safety Canadian Dude Health & Safety 4 07-21-2003 12:28 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:08 AM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121