Remember this commercial?
For organization efficiency experts, the obvious choice is to fire the employee that has nothing to do (STOP LOOKING AT ME, I’m SPECIAL).
Here we have a story about how the TSA is losing all their talented Sky Marshals, upon whom our safety in the sky depends.
…others have left due to a belief that the agency repeatedly failed to protect them in the line of duty. Vasquez says that the agency neglected to properly conceal marshals’ identities on domestic and international trips
And yet, the number of Air marshals killed in the line of duty is a staggering … Zero. Evidently, the threat experienced by Air Marshals is not as high as they seem to think it is.
Unfortunately, the number of unarmed passengers killed by Air marshals is more than zero.
Number of terrorists caught, killed or prevented: Zero.
Number of total arrests by Air Marshals averages about 4.2 arrests per year, or $200 million per arrest.
Richard Vasquez, a former marshal who resigned in January 2015, says his Washington, D.C., field office alone lost up to ten marshals per month in the year preceding his departure.
And yet, the number of air crimes has not increased. Not even a little bit. It is still at the level of “rare and random event”. So, why do we need these Bozo’s? Bueller? Bueller?
But if we fired them all, then 9-11 and BUUUUSH!!!
Here’s an idea: Allow regular passengers who are not Moslems to carry their personal weapons on their bodies and to act as public servants when called upon to do so, just like Jury duty… or sitting in an exit row.