The Associated Press reported that eight contract baggage handlers of Delta Airlines stole more than 900 items from checked baggage at the St. Louis airport.
I have so many issues with this article, most of all, the way authorities handled the situation:
Formal charges have not been filed, and names of the suspects were not released.
It’s not enough to just fire the workers. If they have reached the age of consent, their names should be released to the public. Besides protecting their unearned privacy, these criminals should also have formal charges filed against them if authorities have any knowledge of what was stolen.
The thieves targeted expensive goods, mostly electronic devices, games, computers and computer equipment.
The employees should not have broken the law, but you have to be moronic not to carry on laptops, ipods (a listed item in the article), or anything of high monetary value. Why would someone check a laptop, anyway, unless of course he doesn’t care about any damages? The same can be said for ipods and other pricey electronic goods. These customers make it too easy for bad employees to break the law.