Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Security theater defined

This is when millions of law-abiding travelers with legitimate boarding passes and proper identification cards are harassed and treated like criminals - but at least the TSA is "doing something" - while another otherwise law-abiding traveler gets through security twice with a fake boarding pass and a student ID. How was he caught: amazingly the airlines actually care if the people on their planes purchased their ticket, and both flights noticed the error (but only one in time to prevent him from boarding).