Spazmogen wrote:It's a little overdone. But after 9/11 I can't blame them for being paranoid. The USA will get hit again, if an airline employee can remove the threat by being overly cautious, then here's to them.
I agree too.
The problem is that after being searched and padded down over 50 times in the last year and half, without having done anything wrong other than being picked at the wrong time, I'm really sick of it.
Imagine if you went to work every day, and there was a 30% chance that your name would be called, to do drug screening, get a pat down, and your belongings searched, just in the name of security, even though you already went through a metal detector, and your belongings went through an X-Ray machine already. How thrilled would you be?
And on top of that, I start to hear crap like this:
JFK SCREENER STOLE $$: COPS
By JENNIFER FERMINO
A security screener at JFK Airport was arrested and suspended last night for stealing money from a passenger, a witness told The Post
Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Andrea Seifer confirmed the arrest and suspension, but would not reveal the charges.
The witness said the screener stole thousands of dollars from a passenger after noticing $10,000 cash in his luggage.
The administration was established in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks to ensure airline safety. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=s ... e_____cops
I just don't think secondary gate searches add anything to security. Especially if the security check point, with all the taking off of the shoes, X-Raying of your belongings, and chemical testing of your electronics, should be thorough enough that nothing threatening should get through anyway!