Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32 Posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
Just found this on Fox news' web-site. Looks like the box cutters and other materials were placed on the 2 SWA aircraft 5 weeks ago! Not good news for the TSA at the airports that the materials went on board through (BWI and RDU) or SWA.
Motech722 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1823 times:
This case just gets more and more interesting. It most certainly isn't good news that these items got through security, but I question what the logic is? This kid was just trying to show what? That security isn't good enough to catch these weapons? Well that's just great, it's always good to see people try to show the world that security is vunerable. The TSA tests their own people and has admitted that they don't pass all the time. It is the job of TSA to test itself, not for some college kid to do so.
But what I find really interesting about this story is the background of this kid. The AP picked up that this kid, a double-major in political science and physics, refused to register for the draft when he turned 18 as required by law, according to a February 2002 interview with The Guilfordian, the campus newspaper of Guilford College in Greensboro. Instead, he returned a blank registration form to the Selective Service System along with a letter explaining his opposition.
It'll be interesting to see what happens to this guy. He faces a felony charge and up to 10 years in prison.
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 1745 times:
Convict this moron and send him to Guantanamo for a MINIMUM of 10 years...seriously...he thinks he can imitate what the cowards did on 9/11 to make a point and a joke out of everything? Let him hang out with some of the lowest scum on Earth down there
This doesn't say much for the cleaning crews at SWA (or more likely the vendors) and if this sort of thing starts happening more regularly (let's hope not) the flying public's confidence will start heading south again, and that's a not good for the airlines.