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No security at the airport

Reader comment on item: [Michael Smerconish and I Debate:] What Kind of Airport Profiling?

Submitted by J.D.Jabachinciski (United States), Nov 24, 2005 at 14:00

The TSA and Homeland security put all their effort into screening little old ladies and kids at the terminal. But, out back on the service roads at ANY airport, the ability for a terrorist to sneak into the airport is still very easy.

I worked at San Francisco airport for 25 years and the security out on the service roads was almost non existent. There are guards in little booths to stop anybody that shouldn't be driving on these service roads. But, the guards are unarmed. They sit in these little booths and read or watch their little tv sets or listen to the radio. My BLACK co workier and I used to switch badges and we were never stopped or even looked at. If the driver has a piece of equipment that has a airline logo on the side he is just waved in and NEVER stopped to check his/her badge. I sure hope that Homeland Security has/is/will tighten up security out on the backroads of the airports everywere. I also worked in Cleveland and Ft.lauderdale airports and it's the same there.

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