Before The TSA: Private Airport Security (HBO)

The Transportation Security Administration turns 15 years old this weekend — it was founded two months after 9/11.

Before the TSA, passenger screening in US airports was the responsibility of private companies. Josh Hersh meets the man whose firm was at the gates for the most catastrophic security breach in history.

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19 thoughts on “Before The TSA: Private Airport Security (HBO)

  • November 10, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    Matt Bissonette was on 60 minutes but can't be on a YouTube video?

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  • November 10, 2017 at 11:02 am
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    The TSA YouTube account disabled comments and likes and dislikes

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  • November 10, 2017 at 11:53 am
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    9/11/2001 – That's a day we ALL remember where we were and what we were doing when we found out. Little did we know that attack would shape the modern world we live in today.

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  • November 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm
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    Leave it to Vice to not even mention how much more successful private security companies are compared to the TSA. Literally at every airport that uses a private company right now instead of the TSA, every single aspect of the airport is better.

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  • November 10, 2017 at 1:02 pm
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    Check that Azz

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  • November 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm
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    3:57 Why the hell would this guy use a pentagon for his logo?

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  • November 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm
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    I pity this guy, it seems unfair that he should've been blamed for 9/11, he wasn't even the owner of the company at the time.

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  • November 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm
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    i work for his current company SecurAmerica. I'll tell you, its the shittiest company to work security for. we are way underpaid, deal with incompetent managment, and there is zero accountability here. All of which were the same problems that were going on back when he was doing Airport security … same problems are still happening in SecurAmerica

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  • November 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    he was so quick to say he won't go back to airport security. haha his wife must give a good ass whooping.

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  • November 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm
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    I always make the tsa do the work at the screening.

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  • November 10, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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    Without excusing any lapses the company may have made, people easily forget that the 19 hijackers initially were allowed into the US as international travelers by the US Customs and Immigration agents whom would have interviewed the travelers and then gave them a pass which allowed them to enter and remain in the country.

    EVERYTHING else, flows from that lapse in judgment, including the failure of the FBI to pursue concerns and investigative leads about suspicious flight training activities by these individuals. If anyone did not do their job, and own direct responsibility, it was these agents.

    US citizens now pay a permanent price for the failures of individuals whose sole responsibility was to deny entry to unsuitable persons.

    The Patriot Act is an abomination against citizen civil rights, and the TSA and DHS never have achieved the reasons given for their creation. We have paid an enormous price for incompetence, but no congressperson ever will do a thing about reversing and correcting the huge oversteps that were kneejerked into existence, because they will be accused of being weak or traitorous, or some other aspersion that effectively will ensure no action to protect citizen rights.

    The Patriot Act diminished the Constitution, yet did not enable anything law enforcement could not have done with existing authority prior to 9|11. The difference? Prior to 9|11 there had to be Probable Cause to take actions; now, the agencies act on hunches, suppositions and a legislative authorization to ignore the Bill of Rights, as no-fly lists and other insults became the norm. 1984 arrived a little after its eponymous title, but it is in full force.

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  • November 10, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    we protect "celebrities and billionaires". What about us poor millionaires bro?

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  • November 10, 2017 at 3:26 pm
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    He doesn't want attention but yet agrees to a vice interview writes books with his actual name on them and admits to being a seal that saw osama get killed ,, lmao

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  • November 10, 2017 at 3:40 pm
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    it doesn't help that almost all the TSA 'supervisors" look like your run of the mill child rapist

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  • November 10, 2017 at 3:49 pm
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    Who bought out Argenbright before Sept 11th?

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  • November 10, 2017 at 4:19 pm
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    interesting piece – never thought of a private sector going public overnight recently

    so what happened to the private security airport security firms? were they bought out, put out of business, operate elsewhere in the world?

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  • November 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm
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    "9/11, we don't know what happened. But we sure as hell knew we were going to make a lot of money off this."

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  • November 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    Seth Rogen Lite

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  • November 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm
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    The only way to stop Islamic jihadists from committing terrorist attacks in the West is to create White ethnostates that ban Islam. If Muslims can't get into your countries, then obviously they can't carry out terrorist attacks. As long as we believe in ethnic diversity, anti-bigotry, and civil rights, then Muslims are going to keep taking advantage of us, and our governments are going to respond by erecting oppressive surveillance states that treat everyone like potential terrorists, and they're going to continue to militarize our security forces and wage expensive military actions abroad that accomplish little.

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