Federal air marshals on the decline

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That’s right, despite the fact that they currently only fly on 5 percent of flights and increasing rumblings that "something" is bound to happen between now and the U.S. presidential elections in November, the number of federal air marshals on U.S. flights is actually decreasing.

And remember those two air marshals who were ejected from a flight for not wearing sports coats last month? The flight went on without them, since being properly dressed is of course more important than passenger safety.

One last piece of idiocy: "A third marshal was grounded last week in Las Vegas, during the current high terrorist alert level, on suspicion of leaking disparaging memos from the Federal Air Marshal Service to journalists. He is washing government cars as punishment. ‘Morale is low,’ one air marshal said."

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