Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mmmm..., security theatre.

The last paragraph makes the point quite well.
It does make you wonder that those potentially dangerous bottles of water are always unguarded, rather than taken out and disposed of by the bomb squad. Mind you, the bomb squad knows it's a total waste of their time.

Reason Magazine - Bad Touch
Speaking of checks, in March NBC’s Denver affiliate reported that screeners had overlooked 90 percent of fake guns and explosives in covert TSA tests at the Denver International Airport. In similar tests at the Albany International Airport last June, according to the Albany Times Union, screeners missed most of the fake weapons but caught every bottle of water.

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