Amtrak Steps Up Security

March 19, 2008 | City Safe

Amtrak announced that passengers will have to submit to random screenings of carry-on bags in a major security push. Professor Joseph King sees this latest measure as a good thing. “There is a benefit, no question. A presence of heavily armed police officers with dogs does give a very vivid portrayal of security to people.” Prof. King also talks about counterfeit goods and why buying a knock-off handbag on Canal Street isn’t as harmless as it seems.
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