Arresting People for Walking Away from Airport Security
A proposed law in Albany, NY, would make it a crime to walk away from airport screening.
Aside from wondering why county lawmakers are getting involved with what should be national policy, you have to ask: what are these people thinking?
They’re thinking in stories, of course. They have a movie plot in their heads, and they are imaging how this measure solves it.
The law is intended to cover what Apple described as a soft spot in the current system that allows passengers to walk away without boarding their flights if security staff flags them for additional scrutiny.
That could include would-be terrorists probing for weaknesses, Apple said, adding that his deputies currently have no legal grounds to question such a person.
Does anyone have any idea what stories these people have in their heads? What sorts of security weaknesses are exposed by walking up to airport security and then walking away?