Wednesday, October 13, 2004

This Should Make You Feel Safe Post 9/11

I don't even need to say anything about thias other than Unbeleivable!

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) -- Baggage screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport missed one out of every four fake bombs or weapons inspectors tried to sneak past checkpoints in recent tests.
Security screeners at the New Jersey airport's nine checkpoints most often missed phony explosive devices hidden in carryon bags sent through X-ray machines, the newspaper reported.
The checkers at Newark, one of the airports breached by terrorist hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001, also failed to detect guns concealed in carryon bags sent through X-rays or carried under the clothing of testers who walked through metal detectors, the report said.

Of 327 tests, airport screeners passed 246 and failed 81, the TSA documents show. Workers who failed were given remedial training.
Test results varied by week, with screeners scoring a stellar 97 percent pass rate in the week including the July 4 holiday, and a low 40 percent pass rate the week of Sept.