Homeland Security

03 Jan

Bill would stop TSA screeners from impersonating officers

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Right on.

The bill, which has drawn 29 co-sponsors in the few weeks since it was introduced, would prohibit any TSA employee "who has not received federal law enforcement training or is not eligible for federal law enforcement benefits from using the official job title of officer, or wearing a metal badge resembling a police badge or a uniform resembling the uniform of a federal law enforcement officer.

Admittedly, this is another one of those dog-whistle bills that have no chance of leaving committee, but the spirit is sound and hopefully a sign of growing distaste for low-level functionaries pretending to be law enforcement.

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