JFK Baggage Handlers Commit 200 Thefts PER DAY

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Think twice before you check your luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

    Cash, jewelry, electronics and other valuables are being stolen from passengers’ baggage at a staggering rate.

    It’s happening as a result of inside jobs that aren’t being stopped, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports exclusively.

    All Rita Lamberg has left is an empty jewelry drawer and pictures of the $160,000 worth of watches, rings and necklaces that were stolen from her baggage at JFK Airport.

    “I am so sick. This is a lifetime, a lifetime of my savings,” Lamberg said.

    But Lamberg isn’t alone. Law enforcement sources told Kramer that thefts at the airport have increased at a staggering and alarming rate. There are now more that 200 a day — and that’s every day. Baggage handlers, jetway workers and even security people are all in on the ongoing scam to steal you blind.

    “The belly of the airplane has become like a flea market for airport employees. They go in there and go through all the luggage unencumbered, unchecked,” JFK security lawyer Kenneth Mollins said.

  2. Why would anyone put that kind of money in a suitcase to be handled by someone else? Not blaming the victim per se, but as an example I carry my trading laptop around with me literally everywhere I go, and no one touches it except for me. When I fly, it comes on board with me.
  3. pspr


    I agree. There are storys recently about people having tens of thousands of dollars taken out of their luggage. That's crazy. Put it in a money belt on your body.
  4. Max E.

    Max E.

    No doubt they are unionized....

    You cant fault them, they are just helping themselves to their "fair share" of other peoples shit,...
  5. Max, like Mav, would you please drop the libertarian moniker, be politically honest, and declare yourself a conservative?:)

    Your ilk is part of the main reason I chose a side. There is no such thing as the middle in this current day.

    I know you watch Morning Joe, and I know you saw Arlen Specter on there, just fess up man.
  6. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    One can be a fiscal conservative and a libertarian.
  7. Max E.

    Max E.

    Is there any other kind of Libertarian?

    Isnt it an oxymoron to call someone a big spending libertarian?

    I dont even know WTF RCG is getting at..... he seems confused as always.....
  8. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Exactly my point. And I'm never really sure what RCG is getting at.
  9. Max E.

    Max E.

    My only assumption at this point is that he is calling me a racist, because that is how he views social conservatives...... for what, i What i dont know...

    after you said the same thing i had to go back and re-read the article just to make sure that the article didnt somehow implicate black people in any derogatory way.....

    Im lost on this one.....

  10. No there is not, but aiming at unions without knowing why they got there in the first place either suggests a blind spot, or a willful ignorance.
    #10     Mar 28, 2012