Following the Transportation Security Administration body scan and pat-down policy furor, we've heard some airport administrators say they would like to replace the agency's personnel with outside contractors to handle security (although they'd still have to follow TSA procedures). Count Charlotte (N.C.)/Douglas International Airport Aviation Director Jerry Orr as one of those who would like to fire TSA. Why? Carolina Journal reports:
If it were up to Orr, far fewer travelers would be subjected to x-ray machines and pat-downs.
"We spend an awful lot of time putting an awful lot of people through things that are obviously unnecessary," he said. "The process from the very beginning has been to look for things - and typically the things they look for are yesterday's threat ... we need to be looking at people with intent."
Orr said security guards should be allowed to evaluate passengers "based on a number of criteria" and determine which of them should be selected for extra screening.