Cracking Down on Crime in the Skies

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  1. sobore
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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204778604577239411606291588.html

    Increased fines and zero-tolerance policies have reduced "air rage'' on planes, government statistics show. But dozens of passengers are denied boarding or kicked off planes every day, according to reports from airlines and flight-attendant unions.

    The police blotter last year included passengers arrested for slapping flight attendants on jetBlue Airways, watching child pornography on a Delta Air Lines flight and stealing cash from the purse of a Icelandair flight attendant.

    A man was arrested for throwing peanuts and pretzels at a Southwest Airlines crew that stopped serving drinks, another for yelling "hijack" repeatedly while intoxicated on a Delta flight. When police hauled away an AirTran Airways passenger who allegedly was drunk and disorderly, other passengers applauded. As usual, several people were arrested for trying to open emergency exits in-flight, according to news reports.

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    oh no so many applauds for the police! nothing for the TSA!
     
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