Airport Security : A Security

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Brandon Barstad Mr. Popko English IV 20 November 2014 Airport Security Airport security is a problem in the United States. As a nation we should improve airport security so that we don’t suffer terrorist attacks. One lack of airport security was 9/11. 9/11’s problem with security was that the people signed up to be airline pilots, but they were terrorists. Another was the shoe bomber. There the problem was at the time they never scanned the shoes for anything in them. Richard Reed is the one that did it had built a small bomb, put it in his shoe, then put the sole of the shoe over the bomb hiding it. Are we really screening enough to protect for attacks like these? Some people would say that we have too much security already or that we…show more content…
Providing 100 percent screening of all checked baggage for explosives by December 31, 2002. In March 2003, TSA transferred from the Department of Transportation to the Department of Homeland Security which was created on November 25, 2002 by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 unifying the nation’s response to threats to homeland.”(TSA) The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) started to spend millions of dollars on equipment for 200 plus airports that they guard. The equipment includes metal detectors, full body scanners, baggage scanner for carry-on, and advanced imaging scanners for checked baggage. The TSA also made a no fly list. That list is based off of the FBI’s background checks that they do U.S. citizens. Now you must take your belt off to go through security and there are no liquids over 16 oz. If you don’t comply with security they will either thoroughly pat you down, interrogate you, or they will not let you fly. The TSA now makes a Pre-Check to have people go through security lines faster. “TSA Pre- Check includes certain frequent flyers of participating airlines, members of the TSA Pre-Check application program or participants of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI). TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no
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