Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Homeland Insecurity

Newark Liberty International Airport Now Offers Drive-up Seating

Eugene Peters was drunk and drove his SUV around a manned checkpoint at Newark Liberty Airport. Peters then spent 10 minutes driving around a road that has access to a secured runway at the airport. A TSA spokesperson stated that he could have driven onto busy runways and taxi areas of the airport.

The TSA has fined the Port Authority, who operates the airport, only $30,000 for this latest security embarrassment at the airport which was used by the 9/11 hijackers. On November 5th, a man was able to board an American Airlines flight at Liberty International without a ticket or boarding pass. The TSA is fining American Airlines $25,000 for that goof.

In February, a woman was cleared through Liberty airport screening even with the 8-inch butcher knife she had in her purse.