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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TSA Gone Too Far

We definitely need to be vigilant these days when flying. But, how far is too far? TSA at the  New Orleans Airport were so concerned that a boy who recieved play dough as a gift from his grandmother might be a terrorist. The threat that this boy might blow up a plane was so severe that TSA confiscated the play dough to the utter disbelief of the poor boy as you could imagine. 

This story is the epitome of what's wrong with the security system in the U. S. and it underscores the importance of racial profiling. How is that a terrorist can board a U.S. Airliner undetected but an innocent boy with play dough is targeted by TSA?  If security racially profiled, the terorist would have never been allowed to board that Northwest Airlines flight and this boy would be enjoying his play dough today. Instead, the complete opposite happened.