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Citizen air marshals?

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Submitted by Abu Nudnik (Canada), Dec 28, 2009 at 15:39

I just had an inspiration. There is a way to stop this. Americans themselves must organize marshaling systems on flights. Able-bodied men competent in self-defense must begin to seat themselves beside any person considered suspicious and watch them. All that need happen is for someone to say they feel uncomfortable. The word will spread by word of mouth and some gallant man will offer to exchange seats to make the fellow-passenger feel more comfortable. It isn't about profiling but customer comfort. The authorities will not do it as they are vulnerable to law suits and such. There is no preventing passengers from switching seats. There are not enough employees on an aircraft to prevent it. If the government will not or can not provide for the safety of the citizenry, the citizens must protect themselves.

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