TSA Pre√ Eligibility

Okay, so conspiring against your company or killing someone is a permanent disqualifier– fair, expected. But you can commit rape, arson, or kidnapping, wait five years, and speed through screening? Even worse, you can *try to murder somebody, *fail, and then get "Yes sir, leave those shoes on!" on your years-later flight to finish the job.

**Part A: Permanent Disqualifying Criminal Offenses** A person will be disqualified if he or she was convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity for any of the following felonies: a) Espionage or conspiracy to commit espionage b) Sedition or conspiracy to commit sedition c) Treason or conspiracy to commit treason …….. h) Murder **Part B: Interim Disqualifying Criminal Offenses** A person will be disqualified if he or she was convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity within the previous seven years or was released from prison in the last five years for any of the following felonies: a) Unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, purchase, distribution, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, delivery, import, export of, or dealing in a firearm or other weapon …… h) Arson *i) *Kidnapping or hostage taking j) Rape or aggravated sexual abuse *k) *Assault with intent to kill  To be fair, Pre√ pretty much just implements dignities everybody should have access to – leaving on your shoes and belt, and keeping your laptop and liquids in your bag – and doesn't actually create any additional vulnerabilities in the screening process. It's just odd that the TSA has a list of horrific crimes that come with a waiting period between conviction and access to a better travel experience. Source: [Transportation Security Administration](http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck)