Pistons confident, Palace insecure.

I went to a Pistons game the other night with my roommate/landlord person and some of his friends from work. HIs company has a suite and so from time to time I get the privelge of chillin in seats I have no business chillin in. This last time I went (on the 5th) I was shocked at how lax the security was. I was wearing a winter coat with more places to hide things than the Federal Budget and the guy twitched his little magentic wand in a I-definately-get-paid-by-the-hour-and-I-couldn’t-care-less-if-you-smuggle-in-a-whole-science-lab motion and let me through without even a cursory pat-down. Where’s the love? Where’s my pat down? I was counting on that human to human contact too.

There’s a thick line between reasonable security measures and violation of civil liberties. McSecurity didn’t even have a foot on that line. Fortunately the only event that occured that night in that building was an ass kicking courtesy of the Pistons delivered to a coach that was able to smuggle in some Clippers.

On a side note, the Pistons need to find a way to get their “mojo” through the checkpoint again – it seems that it’s the only being confiscated at the gate these days…

3 Comments so far

  1. matt (unregistered) on February 13th, 2006 @ 7:04 pm

    Count me among those who feel pat-downs shouldn’t be part of the usual “going to a game” experience — and they’re not for much of the country. It’s actually somewhat odd that the Lions do it, and I’ve never seen it at Tigers or Pistons games.


  2. baliad (unregistered) on February 13th, 2006 @ 9:04 pm

    count me among those who think they should be… i ain’t got nothin’ to hide and if somebody does, i want someone else to find it…


  3. matt (unregistered) on February 14th, 2006 @ 2:47 am

    You have to draw a line somewhere, and suspicion-less searches at sporting events just don’t seem right — and in fact, were deemed illegal by a Florida judge last October.

    Where do you draw the line? My phone conversations are hardly dangerous, but that doesn’t mean I won’t oppose to government wiretaps on them.



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