July 21, 2005

Oh no, Hell, NO

In New Security Move, New York Police to Search Commuters' Bags - New York Times

Via Washington Monthly we discover that NYC is planning to begin random searches of bags of riders on Subways, Buses and Commuter trains.

Setting aside the civil liberty issues (which are bad enough), the logistics of this is a nightmare. Anyone who has ridden on the transportation systems of New York City will know what I mean when I say that the implementation of this will be a gigantic time sink, an incredible annoyance, and worse, a source of trouble.

Posted by Jvstin at July 21, 2005 6:44 PM