Lost Badges Used to Enter Secure Areas at Airports


In the latest scandal to rock the beleaguered Transportation Security Administration (TSA), badges that allow agents to access secure areas of airports are missing along with uniforms and other devices used to control entry.

Judicial Watch has obtained records that show the TSA, which was created after 9/11 to secure the nation’s transportation system, has reported hundreds of lost, stolen or missing badges since 2012. It’s part of an ongoing JW investigation into the massive agency, which functions under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with a multi-billion-dollar budget and more than 60,000 employees. Earlier this month JW obtained records that detail alleged sexually-related assaults on passengers by TSA personnel at three major U.S. international airports.

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