Well, Who HASN’T wanted to clock a TSA screener?

From USA Today:

Pushy fliers may show up on TSA’s radar

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers who get frustrated and kick a wall, throw a suitcase or make a pithy comment to a screener could find themselves in a little-known Homeland Security database.

The Transportation Security Administration says it is keeping records of people who make its screeners feel threatened as part of an effort to prevent workplace violence.

And here’s the part that will really, um, amaze you, announced by the reporter with not the slightest sense of irony:

Lee said attacks and threats against screeners are “rare” and the database has records from about 240 incidents. Most are screeners in conflict with other screeners. About 30 incidents involve people such as passengers or airport workers attacking or threatening screeners, Lee said.

Millions upon millions of airline passengers. A reported fifty thousand screeners. Seven-to-one ratio, the violent offenders are screeners. Who do they hire for that job?

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