DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19734 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6024 times:
Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 3): ... or the TSA should just hire the kid as a security consultant, seeing as he's been able to evade them a couple times.
Yup. And maybe they also need to realize that making an airport "secure" is not difficult, it's IMPOSSIBLE. Unless you are going to build all brand-new airports and design them like maximum-security prisons.
So maybe instead of sticking fingers up peoples' butts and insisting on a 1qt bag (but a 1 pt bag is not OK) for their 3 oz of fluid and strip-searching, they should focus on intelligence so that they catch the terrorists before they slip through security.
Quoting Mayor (Reply 2): I see a possible presidential candidate in the making!
He's not ready just yet, though. He hasn't developed an alcohol and drug problem.
Aviators99 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5448 times:
Quoting Chrisair (Reply 8):
Except those bozos at the TSA seems to think that matching an ID to the BP and doing all that nonsense with their black lights and magnifying glasses is a necessary security step.
Even though once you're past security, you could switch BPs with anyone you want without ever being checked again (on domestic flights). It just makes no sense that the article makes a big deal out of it as though it is a security issue.
GBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4405 times:
Quoting Aviators99 (Reply 7): It sounds like he ends up going through the metal detector, so it doesn't seem like a security issue (This time. I guess the last time he actually got on the plane without a ticket).
Even if he gets on the plane without a ticket it is not a security issue. If he'd get on the plane with some weapon (with or without ticket), that would be a security issue...
JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4170 times:
The kid is 10 and already thinking how to get through airport security (he stood back and watched it, carefully) and stealing cars. Where is his mother? Probably at the welfare office... That child needs CPS to step in as his "mother" is obviously not a parent.
Support the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
Riyadhnurse From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 99 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4033 times:
The kid been on Dr. Phil,and was set up with some excellent family counselors etc.The juvenile justice system can't control this kid,so it's time for some "rough justice". No doubt this boy has some issues controling impulsive irrational acts,I say a "hard time" in San Quentin so he can learn from the best.Maybe he wants to be the "new" DB Cooper ?
Tongue-tied and twisted,just an earthbound misfit,I.
CJAContinental From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3327 times:
Seems like a smart kid though neverless. I think the wrong thing to do would be to try and take away his "skills", as this would only further push him to rebel. I think they have to find a way of diverting his skills for something more legal.
AirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2885 times:
Quoting Aviators99 (Reply 11): It just makes no sense that the article makes a big deal out of it as though it is a security issue.
Quoting GBan (Reply 15): Even if he gets on the plane without a ticket it is not a security issue. If he'd get on the plane with some weapon (with or without ticket), that would be a security issue...
Sorry, but there must be something wrong with me I guess. Someone (a child in this case) makes a habit of successfully evading a 'security' screen in place around airside access in an airport.......and it's NOT a security issue to you???
In which case, exactly what type of 'issue' is it then?
Having a weapon or not has nothing whatever to do with it!
: A system is only as strong as its weakest link.....and it is DAMN easy to change the name on a boarding pass using Microsoft Word (I know I'll get fl
: call me crazy, but I'm not afraid of a 10 year old kid without a gun. but he's not my kid. a child can be a safety issue, mostly to him/herself. but
: In three short years (or less!) that kid is going to hit puberty. And in another two or three he is going to be a full-grown man. And if someone does
: Sorry for hijacking the thread, but what the hell is that blacklight thing on drivers license supposed to be about?!
: Nope, not calling you crazy at all, but I vehemently disagree with you. In this case it was a 10 year-old kid who seems to make a habit of being able
: TSA don't care the only thing there looking for is that big fat paycheck.
: I doubt a 10 year old could do the same thing at security at most airports outside the USA, especially in Europe. Probably the pressure on TSA agents
: And then he won't be able to sneak through security by pretending to be someone else's 10 year old kid... You are failing to understand HOW he did it
: No, he'll have other tricks up his sleeve. You think he's going to stick with airports forever?
: They would not know where to start.
: Kids getting into trouble because they're young is one thing, and perfectly natural to a large degree but I have to say I would have thought that you
: Not only that, but Al-Qaeda has demonstrated that they are not above using children as accessories to terrorism. And they were even training young te
: The TSA wants to appear like they're doing something, hence they use a blacklight to see if you have a hologram on your papers. I have an old license