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Posted by: athomas
Documents acquired by USA Today reveal how the vast majority of explosives are missed by airport security screeners at some of America's largest airports.

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Posted by: athomas
Since 9-11, the overwhelming amount of resources dedicated to aviation security have been focused on the "front end". That is, passenger and baggage screening.

The ugly stepchild in the security mix remains the "back end". That is, employees, contractors, and other individuals who have full access to planes, fuel, baggage, and cargo. Far too little time, money, and attention has been dedicated to securing the AOA: Airport Operations Area.

The most recent evidence of this is the bust of 10 employees at JFK International in a drug smuggling operation.

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Posted by: athomas
A second North American passenger in as many weeks died today after an air rage incident involving airport police. In this case, a passenger who apprarently flipped out was Tasered by Vacouver International Airport police when he became uncooperative. He died a few minutes later.

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Posted by: athomas
More details are emerging about the death of a woman who died in police custody at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport.

Click here to see some video of the Phoenix incident.
Posted by: athomas