September 11th Trevor Pultz
Introduction • September 11th 2001 was a horrible day for all Americans. • Two of the World Trade Centers (also known as the Twin Towers) were suicide attacked by Al’Qaeda • In total 2,993 people, including the hijackers, died in the attacks.
Secure & Safe • After September 11th, 2001 people began to heavily question air craft security as all 19 of the hijackers had gotten through security managed to make it through the checkpoints and security. It turns out that one airline has already been on probation in May 2000 for hiring security and employee’s with criminal backgrounds.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) • “Before September 11, 2001, airport screening was provided by private companies which were contracted with the airline or airport. In November 2001, the Transportation Security Administration was introduced to handle screening at all US airports. They installed bulletproof and locked cockpit doors. Private companies still operate screening, but they must be all TSA approved. Argenbright Security, a company that provided security for Newark and Washington Dulles, had problems before in May 2000, because they hired 1,300 untrained security guards, including several dozen with criminal records , for Philadelphia International Airport. The company, which was on probation at the time of the attack, had its probation extended to October 2005” - "Airport Security Repercussions due to the September 11th Attacks." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airport_security_repercussions_due_to_the_September_11%2C_2001_attacks>.
Weapon Restrictions • Due to the appearance of a supposed Box-cutter knife used during the 9/11 hijacking. No knives of any kind are permitted. • And even the use of scissors is questioned.
New Restrictions • The 2001 terrorist attacks led every state but South Dakota to restrict access to information deemed critical to homeland security — from architectural blueprints to emergency evacuation routes, according to a comprehensive, state-by-state study of post-9/11 changes to open-government laws. • Wary of terrorists, state lawmakers closed government meetings previously open to the public, denied residents access to disaster-response plans and concealed documents on mass-transit systems, energy companies and research laboratories, according to the findings. • Nationwide, states have enacted scores of restrictions since Sept. 11, 2001, according to the congressionally funded study, “State Open Government Law and Practice in a Post 9/11 World,” formally released Thursday (Nov. 15) by the Center for Terrorism Law based at St. Mary’s University in Texas. Gramlich, John. "States clammed up after 9/11." Stateline.org. The Pew Charitable Trusts, Web. 20 Oct 2009. <http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=258013>.
Airline Aftermath • The Inspector General testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and the District of Columbia, regarding the status of airline security since September 11. The IG said that the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department have taken steps to tighten security. OIG observations across the country confirm that security is noticeably tighter now than before September 11. "Status of Airline Security After September 11th, 2001." Office of Inspector General. November 14th, 2001. OIG, Web. 21 Oct 2009. <http://www.oig.dot.gov/item.jsp?id=620>.