NJ TRANSIT Enhances System Security
Beginning Monday, July 25, 2005, as a result of heightened security concerns in the wake of recent terrorist attacks throughout the London transit system, and to maintain the safety of all customers and employees entering the NJ TRANSIT system, the NJ TRANSIT Police Department will begin conducting random baggage and container inspections at random bus terminals, light rail stations and rail stations throughout the system. Please be aware that anyone entering the NJ TRANSIT system will be subject to these random inspections. In addition, the random inspections can occur at any time and at any location throughout NJ TRANSIT’s system without prior notice. This new effort is part of NJ TRANSIT’s ongoing commitment to keep its network safe.
And if there's no searches and the unthinkable happens, listen to the ourcry from the masses.
JLo wrote:Not happy about this one at all, personally. I'd like to the ACLU involved.
I don't like it either. I also wouldn't be happy if I am dead because some officer didn't search a backpack.
BTW, what is the constitutional basis to deny the search? The right to be secure in public transportation, a right that is by nature subject to limitations, as it is with air transport. Sounds like a loser to me.
Thus, the question is whether the search of someone's bag is unreasonable under the circumstances we face today. I believe it is not. IR and Ryanov believe it is. That is why this is America. The Supreme Court will decide, and life will go on.The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Or they could detonate the bomb at a crowded check point creating the same effect, terror on the rails and lose of life. There is nothing that can be done that is 100% safe unfortunetly. If it happens in places with extreamly tight security such as Israel, it will happen any where. I've grown so use to these checks it doesn't phase me any more and I have concerns about the ease to get things past these checks, even in a bag they check. The crowded stations on the NEC will be extreamly difficult to do anything effective, especially at rush hour as passenger typically show up less than 5 minutes before a train departs and with close to 1000 people on some platforms not many will be checked.JoeG wrote: If our would-be terrorist tries to get on a train with a backpack full of plastique, he probably won't be selected for a random search. If he is selected, he just declines to be searched, exits the station, and tries again later.
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