Sadly, this has turned into a chant of "they're all guilty" .
Remember, there are THOUSANDS of security agents and screeners out there. Most of them do their job as best they can, completely unappreciated by the travelling public. There are bad apples in every job, but one does not spoil the whole bunch.
Keep in mind also the thousands of pairs of scissors, knives, and other legitimately unacceptable items that passengers "just forgot" they had with them.
The next time you're going through security, remind yourself that these people may have been on the job a long time that day, dealing with people who want to argue and berate them. Put yourself in their shoes...they've seen thousands of ordinary people, any of whom could be a threat. They'd just as soon you moved on as quickly as possible anyway.
you have a bad experience, as the victim in Denver did, you have avenues of justice. But please, remember, most of them are simply trying to do their job. The quicker they have completed their inspection, the quicker you can move on.
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