Wednesday, January 06, 2010

From our bulging "What could possibly go wrong?" file...

Kate McMillan has "Juxtapose", I have "What could possibly go wrong?"


The Chicago Police Department is seriously considering scrapping the police entrance exam, sources tell Fran Spielman.

Dropping the exam would bolster minority hiring and avert legal battles, according to one source, while others confirm that the exam could be scrapped to open the process to as many people as possible.

Now we say, "What could possibly go wrong?"

 CBS 2 has learned that when an unidentified man breached a secure area at Newark on Sunday night, delaying thousands of passengers for hours, the TSA cameras weren't working.

That's right – they weren't even recording, sources said, and needed a reboot, which the agency apparently didn't ask for. That set off a chain reaction of even more missteps that caused needless chaos and inconvenience for several thousand hapless passengers.

With the cameras inoperable, the TSA tried to get a second set of surveillance video from Continental Airlines. But the TSA apparently didn't know the correct telephone number and the specific procedures to get the footage. That caused a two hour delay in identifying the intruder and closing the airport to look for him.

So, nothing important.  10,000 people trapped in an airport with a suspected terrorist present is just business as usual.

Remember friends, its not security.  Its security theater.

The Secure Phantom

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