They just can’t stay off this thing now can they? Not surprising since it was their actions that caused me to create it.
When I made a similar FOIA request in 2008, I assumed the TSA would respond in a few months. Government agencies have about a month to respond to public record requests, though they often take longer. I figured even if their response took months, I’d be able to repeat it regularly to get a timely, inside look as to what passengers were complaining about and find out about incidents that required some more digging.
Now why would they withhold information for 4 years I hear you cry. There’s a couple reasons.
- Statute of limitations.
- Hoping people forget.
- Hoping for winds of change.
- People involved are promoted away from the incident.
The bottom line is they don’t want the public and certainly not anyone critical of them to find out about the complaints. There’s definitely a reason why given how often their employees are in the count.
Honorable Mention: The TSA
Because we need to do everything we can to protect our employees from the people they molest and abuse.