Like government, a clusterfark of morons putting people’s lives at risk.


Bystanders didn’t take long to call police last month when they spotted a couple of suspicious men skulking around a New Jersey train station taking photos of security cameras. Port Authority cops turned on lights and sirens and rushed to the scene in hour traffic.

But when they got there, the officers were shocked to find that the emergency they had rushed to was only a test. The suspicious men? Port Authority’s own security analysts.

According to an incident report obtained by the I-Team, the two men said they were “testing the system.” But what made this test different than the regular drills practiced is that none of the officers in the police department — not even the supervisors — knew it was a test. According to president of the Port Authority police union, the consequences could have been deadly.

“It’s dangerous,” said Paul Nunziato, president of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association. “What would this interview be right now if my guys hit somebody? What if some woman or a little child got killed?”

It’s not the only time Port Authority officials have conducted security drills that the police union says posed risks to their officers and the public. On the day of the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, Port Authority conducted a nine-minute active shooter drill at JFK airport…

Anthony Roman, who heads the global investigations and risk management firm Roman & Associates, said the dangers of doing surprise drills far outweigh the benefits.

“This is the first time that I’ve heard that a police department has not provided a public notice both to their officers and to the civilian population regarding a terror drill,” Roman said.


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  1. Alain41 says:

    There was that young man who strolled along La Guardia runway in 2011. Likely this looking for ‘holes’ in airport surveillance to prevent/detect unauthorized access is part of followup. BUT you never do security checks, analysis without informing the security authority. Everyone seems to follow the example of The First Jerk..Concurrence? I don’t need no ones’ freakin concurrence to do what I want!

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