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Critics Slam Metro Bag Searches As More Useless “Security Theater

Posted By admin On December 17, 2010 @ 9:00 am In 1,Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Kytja Weir
Washington Examiner [1]
Friday, December 17, 2010

Metro plans to begin random searches of its riders’ bags in the coming days, the transit agency said Thursday, revisiting a plan first announced two years ago.

David Alpert, who serves on the agency’s Riders’ Advisory Council and writes the Greater Greater Washington blog, called it “security theater” that wastes money without stopping terrorists. He said such resources could be better spent having more officers and dogs patrol the system.


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“Riders are already frustrated with Metro right now,” Alpert said. “Doing something that’s just going to frustrate riders is absolutely the wrong approach.”

Metro announced two years ago that it would conduct searches but never did any after riders and their advocates complained.

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