5 years ago
Folks I have pointed this out before, but it stands repeating just so that everyone is aware of the facts. As anyone is aware who has access to highly secure facilities, the practice you just watched has no positive consequence on security. It adds nothing. In fact, it detracts from security because it encourages rubes and morons to believe that something positive is occurring to enhance their safety and security. The whole process is a farce – a lie.
Security can be achieved by X-Ray machines (used in airports), metal detectors (used in airports), luggage searches (used in airports), and explosive trace detection portals (not used in airports). The most effective way to ensure real security is to fire people like the one you just watched groping the little girl and purchase detection portals. But we would only do that if we cared about security rather than jobs programs.