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terrorist attempts by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Christmas Day 2009 during
a Northwest Airline flight and by suspect Faisal Shahzad's attempted car
bombing in Times Square on May 1 highlight the
need for increased vigilance by both law enforcement and by citizens.
you draw the line regarding protecting public security vs. individual freedom?
this weekend from Chicago's O'Hare airport to Newark is but one example
of the increasing awareness of potential threats, and underscores why each of us
should not allow fear to impede our everyday activities.
hurry to return home after a business trip, I packed souvenirs for my children
in my carry-on for the flight. To my
surprise [I should have known better!], one of the souvenirs became an object
of scrutiny by a security guard as he examined the ghostly image on the monitor
of the X-ray scanner.
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me, sir. What is that?"
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Jeffrey H. Toney is Dean of the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences at Kean University and is a Trusted Author at OpEdNews. He received a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Virginia and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry at Northwestern (more...
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