March 10, 2013 by History in a Hurry
Former Newark Airport TSA screener says the job does little to keep fliers safe
Last Updated: 2:14 PM, March 10, 2013
Posted: 1:14 AM, March 10, 2013
It is perhaps America’s most unsafe airport. Despite being the launching point for one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 — Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania — Newark Airport has had numerous security violations since. The latest: a fake bomb that made it past Transportation Security Administration officers. Here, a Newark TSA screener who recently left the agency tells how silly policies and lazy workers do little to stop real threats:
A LOT of what we do is make-believe.