A330 From Belgium, joined May 1999, 649 posts, RR: 8 Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 773 times:
Anyone who feels that current "security" and screening at the US Airports is ridiculous, please sign this petition.
I as an aviation professional can not watch any more of this this complete lack of competence and intelligence of security screeners in the States.
They even wanted to confiscate my mini-maglite last week!
Ryu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 476 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 741 times:
While not "security", I had a similarly idiotic experience: coming back to the US from TPE Janurary 1st of this year, at LAX I showed my Taiwan passport to the Customs guy, and he immediately became suspicious and aggressively asked me: "what do you do?" "where are you staying?" "what are you studying?" "why were you in Taiwan?" (umm... because I'm FROM there?!) ....
He was not like this to any US citizen. Ahhh... Taiwan, a country certainly well known for its international terrorist and criminal activities.
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5460 posts, RR: 18 Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 721 times:
I agree for the most part. I wish the airlines would quit hiring private companies and start letting the cops handle security. The cops are much more intelligent and can tell who is suspicious and who isn't. It's pretty pathetic when you see Joe kid who is going on vacation with his family get the full security treatment and then you see a guy who fits the profile and has a "Die America" t-shirt on get by security with no extra treatment whatsoever.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2981 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 711 times:
The cops are much more intelligent
Your average city cop is only marginally more intelligent than a low rent security guard. Look at the recent LA beatings for proof of this. I know down here in Texas, if you dare to disagree with them, you will be threatened with jail. Generally, I have found the state police to be much more professional, and it is this caliber or better that we need doing security in our airports, true law enforcement professionals.
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.