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 Senior Vice President of the Independent Institute. Having received her A.B. in economics from Stanford University, she is Managing Director of Lightning Ventures, L.P., a San Francisco Bay Area investment firm, former Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Salvation Army of both San Francisco and Alameda County, and Vice President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California.
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