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Inquirer- I understand your point. I think it is simply the nature of the beast. As an example, airline pilots and all support staff go throught the same process as traveling passengers.History has shown that a 20 year employee can go "postal" as likely as anyone else.It is sad, but that is the way it is. If we error, let's do it on the side of caution.It might save a life.
Overboard is an understatement! Employees who have worked for Victoria County for decades certainly don't need to be subjected to such a demeaning practice. This is a knee-jerk reaction to a situation that could have been prevented by proper adherence to the previous procedures.
Shoes & jewelry? It isn't the airport....here in SA we walk through metal detector & put purse on conveyor t be xrayed, guys empty contents of pockets onto dish, walk thru voile, your done if your clean.....removal of shoes & jewelry is a bit much & very time consuming. I do feel for you people who have to deal with that on a daily basis.
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Tophat, you've got a good point. We don't live in Mayberry anymore!
I grew up walking through metal detectors; however, I do about developing a false sense of security/safety.
Is there a point where you would say "enough is enough"
Prevention is much less painful than the consequences of failure. This unfortunately, is commonplace all over the country (world). I will wait in line at the courthouse, airport, and others. They are protecting me. This is the world we now live in.Let Mr. O'Connor and staff do their job. I disagree with passcard concept- who knows? No one should by pass security - that defeats the purpose.