Date of Joke: Tuesday, 16th July, 2002
Almost 150 years ago, President Lincoln found it necessary to
hire a private investigator - Alan Pinkerton - for protection.
And that was the beginning of the Secret Service.
Since that time, federal police authority has grown in depth,
scope, and to a large number of multi-letter agencies - CID, OSI,
NIS, FBI, CIA, INS, IRS, DEA, BATF, etc. Now we have the
"Federal Air Transportation Airport Security Service."