How Secure Are We?

3 April 2004

Serving on jury duty, I report to the Criminal Justice Center in Memphis, TN. On one recent arrival I passed through the metal detector and set it off. I was asked to step aside so that they could use a wand.

As the guard ran the wand in front of my body and behind there was no tone or light from the device. I was told I could proceed.

Walking away I hear one guard say to another, ”I think it must need some new batteries.” The reply was, ”They’ll get us some next week.”

The keys, money clip, pens and cell phone in my pockets could so easily have been something else; and, I bet you thought we had tighter security!

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