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.
I believe the Air Marshall acted accordingly. If a mentally ill person has not taken his medication and his spouse is aware of this, why does she allow him to be a passenger on a plane? Would an airline allow a mentally ill patient who has not had his medication on a plane? This is just another case of the public watching too many action hero movies. The times we live in are not Hollywood. We live in a real world that has changed drastically since 9/11. Thank you.
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