Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by FriendlySkies, Sep 11, 2011.
Out of an Abundance of Caution...
I wonder how many times we'll see this happen today.
So much for the unbridled confidence in bomb-sniffing dogs being The Answer.
Sorry, I am not seeing what the problem is here.
Surely if there are properly trained bomb detecting dogs, who alert, then we WOULD want to clear the area?
I would suggest this is a system that is good, and is demonstrating it is working, even with an occasional false positive.
Dogs have little capacity for graft and very few morals.
But as several dog trainers have pointed out, using dogs on a mass scale, in the noise and commotion of an airport, will result in a lot of false positives.
they do a pretty good job as agricultural detection dogs at all our international airports, so I am not so confident in accepting that assertion.
Ah. Well, I don't know the conditions of search, just repeating what I've read in reports by people who train the dogs and have said they're not practical on large scale. But no doubt there's disagreement among the trainers, too.
I would assume that the dog was not among the "confusion" in the airport (i.e. security checkpoint), but rather it was out on the tarmac checking the cargo holds. Maybe it was a shipment of "Gold Bond Ultimate Healing" lotion (my favorite hand lotion that is so loaded with glycerine that I will not use it if I have to fly somewhere).
I dare say even with the false positives that bomb-sniffing dogs are far more accurate than what is in place today.
Our procedures for handling dog alarms should mirror what Europe does. They don't get their panties in a wad over these things like we do.
Or their hands in our panties...
Is it available in 3 oz bottles? We could set up shop in a free speech booth at an airport & hand out samples.
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