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Friday, January 08, 2010

"We'll Always Have Newark. . ."

What. The. Fuck.

The stoppage at Newark was because one horny bastard wanted another goodbye kiss from his girl?

Well, if true, I'm good with that. Beats the hell out of a eunuch bomber with anal retentive abilities. . .

Foxnews:


New Jersey Airport Video Shows Guard Leaving Post
Thursday , January 07, 2010

Call it the tortured airport goodbye felt around the world.

A man struggling to say goodbye to a female companion took advantage of a guard's absence to sneak past a Newark Liberty International Airport security checkpoint Sunday evening, causing a terminal shutdown the delayed flights across the globe and calling into question just how secure the nation's airports really are.

The couple's actions emerged in a surveillance video released Thursday by the office of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., who had pushed the Transportation Security Administration to release the footage.

The video shows a man embracing a woman before she enters a secured, passengers-only area of the terminal.

The man stations himself near an exit lane, where departing passengers pass a security guard to leave the terminal. A minute or so later, after the guard leaves his podium for several seconds, the woman comes back toward the exit and motions to the man, who ducks under the rope and walks into the passenger-only area.

During the time the guard was away from his post, dozens of passengers are seen walking out through the exit lane, further obscuring the man and woman. Someone waiting for an arriving passenger notified the security officer.

The security officer has been placed on administrative leave while the TSA investigates the breach.

One of Newark's terminals was closed for six hours Sunday night, stranding thousands of passengers and wreaking havoc on flight schedules around the world for more than a day.

During a news conference at the airport Wednesday, Lautenberg and fellow Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Donald Payne, also of New Jersey, criticized the TSA for the actions of the guard and for the revelation that the security camera at the checkpoint was streaming live video but wasn't recording at the time of the incident.

That forced TSA officials to seek out footage from security cameras operated by Continental Airlines, which delayed the notification of law enforcement personnel on site for about an hour.

Another surveillance camera showed the man leaving by a separate exit about 20 minutes after he entered. He has not been identified or located, but TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis said he would face criminal charges if he is found.

Lautenberg wasn't immediately available for comment on the video Thursday, but said in a statement that "the release of this video will give law enforcement another tool to help find the person who breached the security gate at Newark Liberty Airport. I encourage this individual or anyone with knowledge of his identity to immediately contact law enforcement."

Davis did not immediately return a message seeking comment on the surveillance video.



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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He has not been identified or located"

Well, since "He obviously wasn't a paying passenger, the powers that be would have better luck looking for the female in the image since she appears to be a passenger.
The passenger "He was with had to check-in (directly or electronically) at some point. One would hope airport security camera's focus-in at check-in points to help with this? Narrow the search down to the time involved between check-in and take-off. How many flights were scheduled to leave terminal C during the period of time passengers interact with the point of breach ? Start with a four hour time frame and check each image at check-in. The images provided above suggest enough data to narrow down who the paying passenger was. Then question her to find the man. In this particular instance, it appears not to matter - but our TSA should be able to use their own tools to figure sh!t like this out already. Gah!!!

Friday, January 08, 2010 12:34:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

I'm shocked, shocked to find a kiss can close an airport and make world headlines.

;)

WE SHOULD FIND AND APPLAUD THIS COUPLE.

Our 'security' is a FARCE.

Friday, January 08, 2010 1:23:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

My compliments on your title.

Friday, January 08, 2010 3:33:00 pm  
Blogger midnight rider said...

Epa -- Yup, like I said, I'm good with it. More kissing, less blowing up. It's all good.

Guess we'll see as time goes by. . .

(thanks, Pasto)

I suppose a kiss is no longer just a kiss. . .

(oh quit yer groanin')

Friday, January 08, 2010 9:15:00 pm  

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