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TSA Agent Arrested over 15 year old "Sex Slave"

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  • I can't tell from the video what his job as a TSA agent has to do with the crime he is charged with. They mention it several times but give no reason why it is relevant. If he were a 7/11 clerk or a taxi driver I doubt they would have mentioned it so many times...
    • Because he is in a position of authority and public trust. It is more of a story if someone in law enforcement is breaking the law in such an egrigious manner. The 7/11 clerk or taxi driver's job isn't predicated on keeping the rest of society safe, so its shocking, but not as shocking.
      • Because he is in a position of authority and public trust. It is more of a story if someone in law enforcement is breaking the law in such an egrigious manner.

        Sure, but I didn't see any indication that this person used that position to commit the act they are accused of (again playing devil's advocate here). If this person were a taxi driver, and was offering cab rides for sex, the accusation would be noted as such. If the person were instead a taxi driver and was committing acts like this while not in the duty of being a taxi driver, their occupation would likely not be brought up.

        Of course, we don't have all the details at this point. It may be that this

        • It really doesn't matter whether he was using his Psecial TSA Powers as part of it or not. He's in a position of public trust and should be held to a higher standard. By your logic, and I realize it is a Devil's advocacy, Weiner's namesake really shouldn't be news either since he wasn't using his position (AFAIK) to send the pics. If he was not TSA but any other member of Law enforcement, from Judge to Junior Deputy Trainee, it is news because of the nature of the job.

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