No purses allowed at Seahawks games

Discussion in 'Railways, Highways, Waterways' started by Monica47, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/football/...security-no-purses-allowed-at-seahawks-games/

    Check out the list of prohibited items. Local news interviewed several people about what they thought of the new security measures. The majority didn't have a problem. One woman said it was ok with her - didn't want what happened at the Boston Marathon to happen in the stadium. Looks like they got the "plastic bag" idea from the TSA.
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    All of NFL. Nothing that won't fit in a one gallon size clear plastic bag. Even if a person takes a toddler not even a diaper bag.

    I say save you money from overpriced tickets, overpriced parking, overpriced food. Is it really worth it?
     
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  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    No comments are showing and comments now apparently closed.

    I would venture it's mostly women who will be carrying these baggies and women seem to be the largest group of AFSers, so I doubt there will be much of a backlash developing.
     
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member


    how large is a hand grenade?

    do they really expect someone to be smuggling in a pressure cooker?

    I've watched my last NFL game.
     
  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member


    And, of course, there is always the parking lot for a nice-sized car bomb.
     
  6. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    The CenturyLink stadium holds 67,000. Even with the plastic bag rule there is no way all those people can be searched especially when everyone is trying to get into the stadium pretty much at the same time before the game starts. The plastic bags they are promoting are 12 x 6. You could load God knows what in it and with that amount of people nobody is going to notice anything unusual. On a blog post somebody wrote the following which I think says it all:

    Well, because I would never comply with a single one of those rules, they're telling me they want me to stay away. And so I will.

    Being searched by a rent-a-cop? Without a warrant? At a football game? At a stadium that my tax dollars paid for? Not this citizen. Not football, not soccer, not any other event. That stadium might as well not exist for me.

    People want to put up with that? That's their business and none of mine. But I sure won't.
     
  7. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

    The NFL even sells team-branded propane IEDs — I mean tailgating grills.

    http://www.amazon.com/England-Patriots-Instastart-Tailgate-Propane/dp/B0044B48VS

    Any news outlet that calls these "security" measures is complicit in NFL management motives. Too bad no "reporter" asked a league exec or one of those terrified fans about a suicide bomber attacking the long lines to get in. Or about a car bomb as the terrified masses tailgate.
     
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  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Saw on the news tonight that the Giants are giving to season ticket holders (and selling to others) shopping bag sized clear plastic bags which are well over 1 gal. in size. I guess it's o.k. to have a larger size bag as long as you buy it from the NFL.

    On the same segment, was a shot of dogs sniffing backpacks placed on a 2-tier trolley. I thought backpacks weren't allowed. Perhaps they held medically necessary items. :D

    Followed by the usual "anything for security" comments from fans.
     
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Unless it was a very large device the parking lot is not a significant threat to a large number of people.

    Once again the threat vector is from insiders, vendors, staff, or others with easy access to stadiums.
     
  10. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    What about those tail-gate parties?
     
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Still more dispersed than in the stadium. Not saying there is no threat just not as big.
     
  12. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

    Right. Because a tailgating car bomb that only killed three fans would be just forgotten about a few hours later and would not incite a panicked and draconian response.
     
  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Oh, not sure about that. Someone would want to implement strip searches before entering the parking area.
     
  14. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

    I was being sarcastic.
     
  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Sorry, getting tired and missed it.
     
  16. Doober

    Doober Original Member


    Like Boston, for example.
     
  17. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    In general the last professional sports game I went to was a Cowboys Vs Redskins 10+ years ago. Now a days Ill sit at home and watch it on a flat screen tv ... Sorry NFL sick of overpriced everything watching a game played by babies who if they dont get there way will throw a temper tantrum or claim they have turf toe...Not worth it. College and HS sports are much better as they are played for the love of the game not $$$

    It is also a matter of time before the NFL and owners get slapped with a lawsuit for willful negligence or under ADA...that alone will be worth watching them dance around that one.
     
  18. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

    Berkeley has now banned backpacks at its games too.

    http://www.calbears.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30100&ATCLID=209222021

    Yep, backpacks are now deadly weapons on school campuses.

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    Memorial Stadium must have a force shield which would instantly neutralize a bomb on the tightly packed lines to get in.
     
  19. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    well its Kalifornia... which explains it all.
     

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