If you can’t trust a convicted terrorist, who can you trust?
Two angry US senators want to know why the Transportation Security Administration allowed a woman who admitted she planted bombs under police cars in the 1970s to join a program that lets selected passengers board planes with less rigorous screening than other fliers.
A TSA screener recognized Sarah Jane Olson, 67, boarding a flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport in June 2014, and asked a supervisor why she had been allowed into the PreCheck program, according to a report by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general.
The supervisor ignored the complaint — after which a whistleblower contacted the inspector general. The IG also found that Olson should have been ineligible for the program because of her police record.
People in the program have a faster line — and do not have to remove belts and shoes. It’s unclear whether Olson is still in the program.