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Old 11-29-2001, 03:00 PM   #1
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This topic in the News forum shows that Airtran is filing suit against the man who shut down ATL after breaching security.

The guy clearly is pretty clueless and had no idea what the impact of his actions were. He ran in the [exit] of a security checkpoint moments before the terminals were cleared and the airport was shut down for hours, yet did not realize that the security breach was about him. He waited outside and then tried to board his flight when the airport re-opened.

The suit seems to not be about the fact that he caused the airport to shut down, but that he was negligent for not contacting authorities after the airport was shut down.

What's an appropriate punishment for this? It seems inappropriate to penalize someone for being an idiot, especially since the airport's methods for guarding the security exits is similarly ill-conceived. Then again, it's reasonable to argue a certain level of common sense.

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Old 11-29-2001, 03:00 PM   #2
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This topic in the News forum shows that Airtran is filing suit against the man who shut down ATL after breaching security.

The guy clearly is pretty clueless and had no idea what the impact of his actions were. He ran in the [exit] of a security checkpoint moments before the terminals were cleared and the airport was shut down for hours, yet did not realize that the security breach was about him. He waited outside and then tried to board his flight when the airport re-opened.

The suit seems to not be about the fact that he caused the airport to shut down, but that he was negligent for not contacting authorities after the airport was shut down.

What's an appropriate punishment for this? It seems inappropriate to penalize someone for being an idiot, especially since the airport's methods for guarding the security exits is similarly ill-conceived. Then again, it's reasonable to argue a certain level of common sense.

Thoughts?

Daniel

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Old 11-29-2001, 11:57 PM   #3
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I would take this turkey out and beat him with a wet noodle until he dies. How can you be travelling in the US and not know we're in a new, perky, paranoid time?
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I would take this turkey out and beat him with a wet noodle until he dies. How can you be travelling in the US and not know we're in a new, perky, paranoid time?
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