PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The Boston marathon bombing suspects were able to hide bombs inside book bags, striking a new change in the way the public now views bags. A new era has come in the United States, the one of suspicious packages and new fear.
“There are differences between types of packages and people, some are good and some aren’t,” said John Burkoff, a University of Pittsburgh Law Professor. “There’s no privacy anymore in public, people are nervous just walking around next to people wearing book bags or carrying packages.”
Burkoff referenced the shoe bomber whose actions caused the TSA agents to require airplane passengers to take off their shoes. He believes that the sad reality all we can do as a society is grow and learn from each of these incidents instead of making more and more rules for the public. But he encourages the public to be understanding with the searches, they’re in place to help keep everyone safe.