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Evelyn Freay went through security screening at Newark and later discovered she had a steak knife in her bag.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/17/evelyn-freay-newark-passe_n_836966.html

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Despite the blue uniforms, TSA screeners are not law enforcement officers. (The blue uniforms with the shield patches were added to give the screeners credibility.) They do not carry weapons and cannot make arrests.

Or claim to be law enforcement officers. Michael Mazzone was arrested for pretending to be a sworn law enforcement officer.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/tsa_officer_charged_with_imper.html

Michael Arato admitted to taking bribes to ignore theft by a subordinate. He took $3,100 in kickbacks for letting the employee steal between $10,000 and $30,000. They preyed on Indian women who couldn’t speak English.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/14/us-airport-bribes-idUSTRE71D72V20110214