REWARD FOR WHISTLEBLOWER’S WARNING OF HIJACK DANGER…
Air Marshal Robert MacLean was punished by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for trying to protect the American public. After a long battle, including litigation that went all the way to the Supreme Court, MacLean was vindicated. But that didn’t mean his troubles were over.
A recent government document filed in his whistleblower case illustrates the hostility public servants can face when they point out problems within their agencies.
MacLean lost his job in 2003 after he objected to an order from DHS that cancelled the deployment of federal air marshals on all cross-country flights. The marshals had been deployed because of a warning, issued just two days earlier,that al-Qaeda might be planning to hijack planes on long-distance flights.
Why the TSA must be disbanded, heck, the DHS has to be disbanded! Agencies that do not protect citizens, but instead harass and punish citizens!