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Sunday, January 10, 2010


Man arrested in Newark airport security breach - Yahoo! News

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who was briefed on the arrest, said authorities found Jiang with "sheer, hard police work" of sifting through records and following leads. But he expressed anger that Jiang faces a charge he described as a "slap on the wrist" and will only be given a fine of about $500.

"This was a terrible deed in its outcome — it wasn't some prank that didn't do any harm — it did a lot of harm because it sent out an alert that people can get away with something like this," Lautenberg said.

The senator called Jiang's actions "premeditated" and said even though the his actions were relatively benign, "what he did was a terrible injustice" to the thousands of people who were inconvenienced.

So, Senator Lautenberg's main beef is that this guy slipped under the rope to say good-bye to his girlfriend - NOT that the TSA closed the entire terminal for 6 freaking hours! Maybe Lautenberg should become the next head of the TSA. He certainly has the right mindset.


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