Every day hundreds of thousands of travelers are subjected to long lines and intrusive screenings by the Transportation Security Administration. Under the pretext of protecting Americans from terrorists the TSA, an agency which has never actually captured a terrorist in its ten year history, has spent billions of dollars on what they claim is a necessity in today’s dangerous world.
But with all the money being spent and a government control grid being implemented across the entire country, a cross-dressing fence jumper somehow managed to thwarta multi-million dollar impenetrable external perimeter defense system at Newark airport.
The Port Authority’s pricy perimeter-protection system failed again Wednesday when it failed to detect that a man — dressed as woman — had hopped a fence at Newark Airport and wandered across two runways…
Newark’s Perimeter Intrusion Detection System should have alerted officials to Bryant’s presence long before he took his turn on the runway — but the $300 million-plus system flunked.
“The [PIDS] cameras were operating and he was not detected by the PIDS system,” a source said.
He allegedly scaled the security fence and rambled unnoticed across two runways before trying to enter Terminal C, where he was confronted by a United Airlines worker, who called cops.
The PIDS system includes cameras that watch the airport’s outer fence, which is topped with barbed wire and lined with sensors to detect climbers. It remains unclear why Bryant was not spotted.
“The individual involved was arrested, checked against the [Joint Terrorism Task Force] and FBI watch list, issued a summons and released,” Koumoutsos said. “
“Everybody was called on the carpet about this, which is rather unfair, since they have no control over a substandard security system,” the source said.
“If the PIDS system worked, the police would have responded and rendered the assistance he needed.”
If the PIDS system worked?
A $300 million security system installed to protect Americans from the dastardly threat of homegrown and Al-Queda terrorists and it is substandard and not functioning?
So much for scrubbing granny’s wheelchair for explosive residue at the airport’s TSA checkpoint, when an intoxicated individual dressed in bright clothing can jump a fence and enter one of the busiest airports in America without being detected.