DHS Employees Arrested For Cocaine Smuggling, Child Porn, And More Last Year
Wired has an update on what the Department of Homeland Security has been busy doing to shield us from terror the past 12 months:
Border Patrol agents smuggling weed and coke. Immigration agents forging documents and robbing drug dealers. TSA employees caught with child porn. Those are just a few of the crimes perpetrated by Department of Homeland Security employees in just the past year.
Since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security nearly a decade ago, the agency’s inspector general has been tasked with uncovering corruption, waste and criminality within its own ranks. The IG has had his hands full. According to a newly released DHS inspector general’s summary of its significant investigations, 318 DHS employees and contractors were arrested in 2011.
The corruption investigations have also netted contractors. At least one contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency was convicted of defrauding the agency of more than one million dollars. A company employee for security contractor MVM was discovered to have falsified training documents to the Federal Protective Service, which oversees security at government buildings.
i would say at least 50% of people that take jobs in “law enforcement” agencies seek out the positions just to bend the law in their favor.
i’d be lying if i said i hadn’t considered the shit myself. too much pride to be a double agent tho.