Random bag searches (but only if you volunteer)

Whoa! Wait a minute! Stop the presses!

I’ve already snidely made it known that I think that random bag searches of subway goers in New York City is futile because terrorism isn’t committed by random people. But wait until you hear this.

Passengers carrying bags will be selected at random before they pass through turnstiles, and those who refuse the police request won’t be allowed to ride.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said officers posted at subway entrances would not engage in racial profiling, and that passengers are free to “turn around and leave.’

Newswatch 50: Police Begin Checking Bags On Subways At Union Square Station

Are you kidding me?! Of course, we knew that they’d make these searches racially blind… they said it would be random. But to allow people to turn around and leave if they are selected for a search? SERIOUSLY?!

So basically, if you’re a terrorist with a bomb, and you get selected for a bag search, all you have to do is turn around and walk to another subway station where the odds are that you won’t be randomly selected again. If this policy catches a terrorist with a bomb, I’ll fly to New York and eat a pound of spaghetti off the floor of the subway station where it happened. Of all the stupid PR stunts designed to make the dimwitted proletariat masses think that their government is making them safe, this takes the cake.

[Editor’s note: This article was originally published at txfx.net. I’ve also discussed why these searches are useless.]

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