Airport Security Policies
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This paper takes an in-depth look at airport security policies before and after the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York. The paper looks at the some of the policies adopted by the Clinton Administration, including the salary levels of the personnel who man the security stations at the airports. The author then examines the policies that the Bush Administration has implemented, or attempted to implement since the September 11 attacks. Some of the new government agencies, roles and policies are discussed in light of the new environment created by these terrorist attacks. In the aftermath of this tragedy and others including Oklahoma City and Columbine High School, the U.S. government was quick to introduce new policies that, had they been in place prior to these tragedies, may have helped prevent them from occurring. Despite this feeling, the new policies have been successful in helping to re-gain the public's confidence in airline travel in the United States.
From the Paper:"While airport security policies have vastly improved since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, there is still no guarantee that the nation will be eternally free from such violent attacks. In addition, there are rising concerns about whether the imposition of such rigid airport security policies violates individuals? privacy rights. Although emergencies such as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks result in prompt action, emergencies have also always been a time when the niceties of law have been most vulnerable to the demands of national security or national hysteria. The most vivid example of this was during World War II, when Japanese Americans were rounded up like cattle and detained in internment camps. Likewise, after the Oklahoma City bombing, the Immigration and Naturalization Service was authorized to establish a new court to consider the deportation of suspected alien terrorists, in which cases would be heard without the usual obligation to inform the accused of the evidence against them."
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