Haisong Jiang, the guy who slipped past security to kiss his girlfriend goodbye and caused a nationwide mewling coward freakout is facing minor criminal charges. (source) I guess that makes sense. You go past the boundary, there ought to be some penalty.
Of course, asshats and douchebags will never let an incident pass without scoring points with the mewling cowards crowd.
In an interview on Saturday, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, of New Jersey, said he was hoping that the United States attorney’s office would consider bringing federal charges because the penalty Mr. Jiang is facing, “is hardly noteworthy and would not discourage people who want to break through the perimeter.”
The senator said the trouble the security breach caused far outweighed the punishment: 1,600 people stuck in the airport for six hours; flights delayed and an “incalculable” loss of money. And then for five days after the incident, New Jersey law enforcement officials searched exhaustively for the man caught on a grainy surveillance video, one which Sen. Lautenberg had released on Thursday.
Yeah, Senator Lautenberg, that’s what the federal government ought to do — devote its resources to destroying the life of a guy who ducked under a rope to kiss his girlfriend goodbye. 1,600 people were not stranded because of Mr. Jiang. Mr. Jiang didn’t cost anyone any money. The manhunt wasn’t because of any real threat — and everyone knew that at the time. The complete flip out was because of pieces of shit like Frank Lautenberg — sleazeballs who play the “coward card” to whip up America’s courage-free denizens into a law-and order crusade any time someone breaks a minor, and idiotic, rule.
Instead of devoting resources to prosecuting Mr. Jiang, we ought to pool our resources to buy 25,000 gallons of liquid feces, and force it down Frank Lautenberg’s throat. Now that would be a good use of federal funds, and it wouldn’t change the interior composition of Senator Lautenberg by one molecule.