A Man and his Watch by Megan Poltl

1 Dec

We all know that people try to stupid things at airports such as wear metal while walking through the metal detector. Airports have the best security which it makes smuggling explosives and bombs into the airplane. This great security that makes all of us feel safe as we board a plane did its job in Oakland, California when a man was wearing a suspicious watch.  He was arrested and taken into custody. Was the airport security handling it fairly?

The airport took safety measure by seizing the man with the watch and called the bomb squad. The security for the airport saw the watch which could also be used to make a timing device of a bomb. When the bomb squad arrived they said that there were no explosive materials and the watch was fine. The man was charged with possessing materials that were harmful to others, especially in an airport. I believe that the airport security did their job in an excellent manner. The man with his watch should have known that a watch like that was used with explosives and should have known the consequences of wearing that watch in many public transportation places. However, I don’t believe that he is an artist just collecting things and this is one of his collections. People do not just arrive to find something that is so dangerous and mistake it as art, it’s just not possible. The man was treated fairly and none of his rights were violated.



2 Responses to “A Man and his Watch by Megan Poltl”

  1. Kathryn Updike December 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    I thought that your essay was decent but it did not have formal language and was not long enough. I felt that you could have put more effort into what you thought about the article to make it longer. 🙂

  2. Natalia Nuutinen December 3, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I agree with you Megan that the airport security did do an excellent job in this predicament. Ever since 9/11 airport security has become stricter and precautions like this must be taken.

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