There are all kinds of news stories with all kinds of opinions about the air marshal that shot and killed the man yesterday who claimed he had a bomb. I travel a lot by plane and feel safer knowing that air marshals are willing to take decisive action rather than waiting to determine the validity of a person’s claim.
What everyone should take away from this incident includes:
- No making jokes about bombs, terrorism, etc. on airplanes or in airports; you will be taken seriously
- For those that would seek to do bad things — air marshals are around and are willing to take decisive action
I will be very disappointed if we see any sort of lawsuit come out of this incident.