Hapless Jetskier Criminally Charged for $100 mm Airport Security System’s Total Failure

Your Homeland Security tax dollars at work:

A man whose jet ski broke down in New York’s Jamaica Bay on Friday evening swam to shore, climbed over an 8′ fence, walked across two runways wearing a bright yellow jacket—passing straight through the airport’s $100 million security system “which exceeds federal requirements,” and consists of motion sensors, closed-circuit video surveillance and other security measures—and into a terminal at JFK airport.

The only head apparently under threat of rolling is that of the jetskier himself, who has been charged with criminal trespass.

I guess he was supposed to jump up and down and wave his arms.

Or take off his shoes.

Mary L. G. Theroux is Chairman and Chief Executive of the Independent Institute.
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