Tuesday, November 23, 2010

TSA Backlash Watch: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Oh, come on:
"The next step in tightened security could be on U.S. public transportation, trains and boats.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists will continue to look for U.S. vulnerabilities, making tighter security standards necessary.

“[Terrorists] are going to continue to probe the system and try to find a way through,” Napolitano said in an interview that aired Monday night on 'Charlie Rose.'

“I think the tighter we get on aviation, we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime. So, what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there?”"

This isn't going to end well. The ability to move freely about the country -- about one's own city, even -- appears likely to be restricted. Somebody needs to take a deep breath.

1 comment:

KhabaLox said...

I wonder how long it will take until was have as many CCTVs as the UK. I'm surprised that the idea hasn't been talked about more, though I suppose they are more of a reaction, crime solving tool rather than a preventative one.