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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:48 PM
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10. A lot of these precautions are just unnecessary. The entire system
needs to be reviewed for efficiency. We do need airport security. But it has been in place long enough that we should know what really needs to be checked and what does not.

I don't mind going through security checkpoints. I did it all the time in my work -- every time you enter a court in L.A., you go through a security check. As one who worked in the court, I have to say, I appreciated the fact that these checks were done.

Some years ago, before they had security checkpoints, I just happened to reach the foot of a stairs at the courthouse just as they were escorting a little girl away whose father had just shot the child's mother -- in front of the child in a courthouse hallway. So, in this country that is insane with weapons and anger, these security checks are saving lives. They discourage desperate people from carrying weapons on planes.

But the security needs to be more rational. And less expensive. Whoever pays for it could save a lot of money with some intelligent reorganization of the process. Right now, this is just a full employment project for right-wing types.
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