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Drunken Jet Skier Breaches Airport Security

August 14, 2012 by  

Drunken Jet Skier Breaches Airport Security
ABC NEWS
Daniel Cursillo scaled a fence and walked past motion sensors and security cameras to land on a runway at the John F. Kennedy International Airport.

While Transportation Security Administration agents were inside groping passengers before they could be allowed in secure areas, a man who sank his personal watercraft in a nearby bay after a night of drinking was able to swim to shore and penetrate the multimillion-dollar security system in place at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

According to reports, Daniel Casillo was racing personal watercraft with friends last Friday when his companions sped away and his vessel began to sink in Jamaica Bay, about three miles from the airport. The man swam toward JFK’s lit runway. Once ashore, Casillo walked without problem through a series of motion sensors and cameras of the airport’s $100 million Perimeter Intrusion Detection System before climbing an 8-foot wall and walking onto the tarmac soaking wet.

After he made it onto the runway, a startled Delta airlines employee spotted Cassillo and called authorities. New York Police Department officers arrested the man and charged him with criminal trespassing.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    YESTERDAY, I TOLD ALL OF YOU NEW YORK CITY’S NEW SECURITY SYSTEM WAS A “SHAM.” AT LEAST “Atta AND HIS Boyz” WERE TRAINED TERRORISTS. Daniel Casillo WAS A DRUNK SWIMMER. NOW, DO YOU SEE THE GARBAGE PAID FOR WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS?

  • Chester

    One problem with this article. Seems was not TSA’s territory to police that this young man crossed. New York Port Authority was in charge of everything he crossed, including the motion sensors that were NOT on the fence he climbed over. Granted, someone should have seen him crossing a taxi way or a runway, but the only way he would have been a TSA problem would have been if he tried to board a plane, or walk through one of their security scanners. TSA is restricted to inside the terminals, all else is controlled by the airport or their designated protective agency.

  • Nobody’s Fool

    Instead of arresting him and charging him with criminal trespass, tax payers should give him a medal for pointing out the futility of their city’s big bucks expenditure. Now citizens should storm city hall and demand their money back. Whaddaya wanna bet the “city fathers” pocketed a whole bunch of that $100 million and just put a few Home Depot motion detectors out and called it a Perimeter Intrusion Detection System. That sounds better than Home Depot motion detector.

    • http://twitter.com/gw197234 S Fisher (@gw197234)

      TOTALLY AGREE! OUR NEW HERO! DRUNKEN JET SKIER!!! YAY!!!!

  • eddie47d

    Good catch Chester. Since most Libertarians who post here say we need less security at the airports and elsewhere then this should be a non issue.

    • http://twitter.com/gw197234 S Fisher (@gw197234)

      Eddie, Most common sense people DON’T believe we need less security, we just need it in the right areas working properly. Instead of spending millions of dollars on body scanners, TSA agents need to use their common sense (which is free) with people, BRING BACK PROFILING while the airport and the city it’s in builds and maintains their external security systems and test them to be sure they are working.

      • eddie47d

        I’ve heard for 3 years now on this site that no one wants any cameras anywhere and they don’t want TSA (security) agents anywhere. Anyway thanks for bringing up the common sense equation.

  • THG

    Nobody’s Fool …… The only problem I have with what you said is, I have a Home Depot Security system and it works . So lets not give Home Depot a bad name , it’s not fair to them . Of course it could be that they installed it themselves .

  • THG

    Oops , My bad , my wife just reminded me it was from Lowes !

  • http://BobLivingston Robert Ashfield

    this just goes to show you the corruption in every part of our government federal, and state Those in control just won’t stop to see what they are doing to are economic disaster. Remember also that we the people voted in most of these officials, knowing what has been going on for years, and doing nothing to stop it.

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    “Bob Livingston,”

    SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE WEBSITE. I HAVE CHECKED ALL OF THE THREADS. THE COMMENT SECTIONS SAY “0.” IT IS 12:03 PM. ALL THREADS HAVE THE SAME READINGS THEY HAD AT 6:08 AM THIS MORNING.

    Mr. Livingston, IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ME, TELL ME. IF I HAVE BEEN CENSORED AND YOU WANT ME OFF YOUR SITE, HAVE THE DECENCY TO TELL ME, SIR. AS I TOLD YOU EARLIER, I UNDERSTAND MY PARTICIPATION IS AT YOUR DISCRETION – BUT, SOMETHING “FISHY” IS GOING ON!

    • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

      Dear CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON,

      You write: “SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE WEBSITE.” There are no problems from our end that we are aware of.

      You write: “Mr. Livingston, IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ME, TELL ME.” Aside from your continued use of all caps, which is quite annoying, I have no “problem” with you.

      You write: “BUT, SOMETHING “FISHY” IS GOING ON!” Nothing that I know of.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

    • Whit

      @CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      Have you cleared the cache on your browser?

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    “Bob Livingston,”

    I Googled MY NAME TO FIND THE INFORMATION I NEEDED. MOST OF MY Personal Liberty COMMENTS ARE ON Google.

    SIR, I BELIEVE YOU HAVE CENSORED ME BECAUSE MY SITUATION IS SIMILAR TO THE SITUATION OF ANOTHER COMMENTER.

    ON 15 JUNE AT 8:24 AM, THIS COMMENTER WROTE, “Since all my comments are censored…I doubt if you will see this until after 6:00pm.” Mr. Livingston, YOU WROTE ON 13 JUNE AT 5:23 PM, “You know why your comments are moderated. When they comply with the policy on a consistent basis the ban will be lifted.”

    I CAN SEE SOME OF THE OTHERS’ COMMENTS BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM. I CAN NOT SEE MOST OF THE OTHERS’ COMMENTS. THEREFORE, I AM UNABLE TO ENGAGE THEM IN DISCUSSION.

    AGAIN, SIR, THIS IS YOUR SITE. I WANTED TO TELL YOU HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS SITUATION.

    WITH GREAT SINCERITY,
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

      Dear CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON,

      You write: “SIR, I BELIEVE YOU HAVE CENSORED ME BECAUSE MY SITUATION IS SIMILAR TO THE SITUATION OF ANOTHER COMMENTER.” You are not being censored. Your comments are not moderated in any way different from anyone else. The other commenter you mention was warned several times before he was put into automatic moderation. He refused to comply with the discussion policy. This required his posts to go to a filter to be held until such time as the moderator approved them.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Bob Livingston,”

        THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY, SIR. I FELT YOU CENSORED ME BECAUSE I STATED I DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE “Holocaust.” AFTER I MADE THAT STATEMENT WAS WHEN THE WEBSITE PROBLEMS BEGAN. I ACCEPT YOUR REPLY.

        WITH GREAT SINCERITY,
        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    “Bob Livingston,”

    OUT OF FAIRNESS TO MYSELF, I WROTE MY COMMENTS TO YOU AT 2:42 PM BEFORE SEEING YOUR REPLY AT 12:39 PM.

  • 45caliber

    They ought to give the guy a thank-you and possibly an award for pointing out the holes and failures of their system. If he can walk passed all that without any alarm, so could a terrorist.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “45caliber,”

      IT WAS “EYE-CATCHING” THE ARTICLE DID NOT MENTION Mr. Casillo’s BLOOD-ALCOHOL CONTENT. WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE HE WAS DRUNK? WHY SHOULD WE NOT BELIEVE HE WAS “SCOPING-OUT” THE SYSTEM FOR A FUTURE TERRORIST PLOT? THE NEXT ATTACK DOES NOT HAVE TO ORIGINATE IN THE MIDDLE-EAST; WE HAVE AMERICAN TERRORISTS.

      ANY EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL KNOWS TO DO A “RUN-THROUGH” BEFORE COMMITTING THE ACTUAL CRIME.

      • 45caliber

        Christopher:

        Experienced criminals also know that they don’t do a “run through” at the actual point they plan to use for a crime. If caught, they alert the victim and elimates their opening for attack. Actually, the best way for a terrorist to attack is to use a ground-to-air missile fired from a shoulder mount. These have been available and sold to many governments for the last forty years. They can do this outside the detection range of an airport and can easily shoot down a landing plane. The airports are careful to not bring that to the attention of the travelling public. Another reason I don’t fly.

        In this case, I suspect it didn’t matter to the guy whether this was off limits or not. He was trying to get some help. Since he was able to get as far as he did, their system failed … which is the point that they would prefer everyone forgets.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “45caliber,”

        DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE IF WE ARE TO BE ATTACKED AGAIN, IT WOULD OCCUR BY AIR? PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT WOULD NOT BE PREPARED AND WOULD PERISH. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TERRORISM AND MASS MURDER IS THE “PROFILE” OF THE VICTIMS. THE COLORADO SHOOTINGS AND Columbine ARE NOT IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS, OKLAHOMA CITY AND WACO.

  • Kuakea

    I hesitate to express any real detail as all is monitored by many but one thing that is clear and going without sufficient attention too, is the ‘K9 usage’ throughout all ‘Our Ports of Entry’, that means, All Harbors and Airports, Commercial, Military, and Private Sector.
    I have been addressing and calling attention to this security risk in Hawaii and the USA since 1986.
    In closing I say that people should not feel as safe as they think they are and do not get to comfortable with any scene and sense of normalcy,
    And a final thought is anyone who does not take excellent care of themselves physically, yes FAT, OVER WEIGHT persons are not ones to necessarily depend on for clear and objective judgment and/or safety of your person.
    I know that this statement is going to draw negative response by some but in saying that let me further say that ‘It maybe the negative feed back required to change course in direction’, need I say more???
    Kuakea

  • John Woodbury

    Living, as I do, in China, means you are fat my liberal friend. I was back in the States and in the 6 or 7 seats I sat in I was the smallest person to sit in them. So before you open your liberal pie hole, who gets to decide who is fat. Also, you might not want to piss off a fat person, it is not all fat. I would rather have fat conservative friends than thin ( who gets to label them such) than an army of liberal/commie “thin” people.

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