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Better Safe Than Sorry: Airport Security and Global Climate Change

Better Safe Than Sorry: Airport Security and Global Climate Change

John Buell

Earlier this month a US air marshal shot and killed a disturbed man aboard an American Airlines plane in Miami. The victim was carrying no explosives. Suffering from bipolar disorder and off his medication, he had issued threats. Taking no chances, the air marshal shot and killed him. The event led Boston Globe columnist James Carroll to wonder if we have not become a hair trigger nation so obsessed with risks that we have turned our guardians into our potential killers.