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Old 03-25-2002, 11:41 AM   #1
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Weapons slip past airport security

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Screeners at 32 U.S. airports failed to detect hundreds of knives, guns or simulated explosives in tests by government investigators in the months after Sept. 11, USA TODAY has learned.

The undercover tests show widespread failures in most areas of airport security, despite increased vigilance and higher staffing levels after the terrorist attacks. The tests, ordered by President Bush (news - web sites), were conducted by the Transportation Department's inspector general from November through early February, when airports were on their highest alert.
No surprise here; it's business as usual. However, it all looks very secure!

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Old 03-25-2002, 11:41 AM   #2
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Screeners at 32 U.S. airports failed to detect hundreds of knives, guns or simulated explosives in tests by government investigators in the months after Sept. 11, USA TODAY has learned.

The undercover tests show widespread failures in most areas of airport security, despite increased vigilance and higher staffing levels after the terrorist attacks. The tests, ordered by President Bush (news - web sites), were conducted by the Transportation Department's inspector general from November through early February, when airports were on their highest alert.
No surprise here; it's business as usual. However, it all looks very secure!

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Old 03-25-2002, 12:33 PM   #3
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* Investigators carried knives past screeners in more than 70% of tests.

* Screeners failed to spot guns in 30% of tests.

* Screeners failed to detect simulated explosive devices in 60% of tests.
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Old 03-25-2002, 12:33 PM   #4
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* Investigators carried knives past screeners in more than 70% of tests.

* Screeners failed to spot guns in 30% of tests.

* Screeners failed to detect simulated explosive devices in 60% of tests.
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Old 03-25-2002, 05:49 PM   #5
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Tests show no screening improvements post-Sept. 11

Tests show no screening improvements post-Sept. 11

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In the months after Sept. 11, airport screeners confiscated record numbers of nail clippers and scissors. But nearly half the time, they failed to stop the guns, knives or simulated explosives carried past checkpoints by undercover investigators with the Transportation Department's inspector general.

In fact, even as the Federal Aviation Administration evacuated terminals and pulled passengers from more than 600 planes because of security breaches, a confidential memo obtained by USA TODAY shows investigators noticed no discernable improvements by screeners in the period from November through early February, when the tests were conducted.
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Tests show no screening improvements post-Sept. 11

Tests show no screening improvements post-Sept. 11

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In the months after Sept. 11, airport screeners confiscated record numbers of nail clippers and scissors. But nearly half the time, they failed to stop the guns, knives or simulated explosives carried past checkpoints by undercover investigators with the Transportation Department's inspector general.

In fact, even as the Federal Aviation Administration evacuated terminals and pulled passengers from more than 600 planes because of security breaches, a confidential memo obtained by USA TODAY shows investigators noticed no discernable improvements by screeners in the period from November through early February, when the tests were conducted.
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Old 03-25-2002, 07:57 PM   #7
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Just remember that "Moron" Minneta and his band of merry democrats want to hire these SAME screeners as federal employees.

Take an idiot and double their pay, what do you now have?

An idiot.
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Just remember that "Moron" Minneta and his band of merry democrats want to hire these SAME screeners as federal employees.

Take an idiot and double their pay, what do you now have?

An idiot.
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