More security theater for the masses to enjoy.
TSA officers also will be using radiological detection devices.
“We did a drill a couple weeks ago. Most of the passengers transitioning the station didn’t even realize it,” TSA Special Agent John Durkin said. “There’s not going to be pat-downs. There’s not going to be magnetometers or gas imaging technology like you see at an airport.”
Bomb-sniffing dogs, radiation detection devices and dozens of cops will be stationed at Secaucus Junction on Sunday.
To enhance the fear, Black Hawk helicopters will be flying around the area as well.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents will be eyes in the sky come Sunday. They will be in Black Hawk helicopters, enforcing the 10-mile no-fly zone around the stadium.
Why is CBP enforcing a no-fly zone?
“Most of the cases of people breaching the zone, obviously, in the past, have been a mistake,” said Phil Petro Customs and Border Protection.
The media trotted out people who agree with the massive ramp up of security at the Super Bowl, despite the fact that law enforcement admits that those who have breached security were making simple mistakes. And here they are telling us that this is a good thing.
“I’m not surprised to see it,” said Amtrak rider Pauline Jones. “It doesn’t freak me out at all, no. I’d rather see it. I think it’s good.”
“It’s comforting to know they’re there,” added Amtrak rider Pat Clifton. “I was here on 9/11, so I’m glad to see them here.”
So were a lot of other people who don’t see the need for a police state in action just to go to a sporting event.
You can see the sniper’s nest from a previous Super Bowl here and read about the high tech security in use in the past. Of course, social engineering will probably still get you in for free.