GA Politician Demanding Answers from the TSA over EPIC FAIL in Flight-line Security

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Elizabeth Conley, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/lawmakers-demanding-answers-over-airport-security-/nFSTJ/

    http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/channel-2-exposes-major-security-breach-at-airport/vD2S5/

    http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/channel-2-exposes-major-security-breach-at-airport/vD2S7/

    This is another long one. The local TV station did two stories uncovering how easy it was for someone to plant virtually anything on a passenger plane by slipping in with the catering crew.

    I continue to object to the TSA's overzealous inspection of passengers' sex organs for contraband, while ignoring flight line security and cargo security. It seems to me that the flight line and cargo are more probable threat vectors than an octogenarian's diaper or pretty girl's thong. The TSA's obsession with mauling our private parts while ignoring more probable risks suggests that their security theater is all about subjugating citizens - not protecting us.
     
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  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Add to that the postponed deadline for 100% cargo screening and it makes the whole checkpoint process a complete farce. TSA still lets 60% of the cargo get into airliner holds without being checked.
     
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    But the sheeple like it this way. Don't intrude on their treasured fantasy.
     
  4. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    It's not just catering crews - there was a story in MSP showing epic failures with cleaning crews and numerous opportunities for nefarious deeds. Regarding cargo screening, if TSA isn't screening 100% of the cargo, why don't the airlines pick up the slack? $$$ and manpower I imagine.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    but, but, but ... didn't TSA already respond in this case they everything is protect by layers of security?

    Layers of security, Elizabeth, like layers of fluffy blankets spread out on the ground to catch the falling plane parts ... what more could we ask for?
     
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