EDITORIAL: Are we ever really safe?

By: Chris Smith


In light of the recent vandalism in a fairly security conscious bus yard, allegedly by little thugs, you would be

In light of the recent vandalism in a fairly security conscious bus yard, allegedly by little thugs, you would be forgiven for asking the question what if these alleged criminals were terrorist and not just kids getting up to mischief?

It begs the question how secure is our public transport system?

There have been national and state campaigns targeting suspect, suspicious behaviour.

Nearly everyone looks dodge these days of heightened tensions so it is prudent to take the initiative.

It was only last week a bus was bombed in China, a long way from Beijing, but never-the-less it justifies their 100,000 security troops in the city for the Olympics.

A yard would only serve to protect a bus to a certain extent after hours.

Sure those young thugs, if they were terrorists, could have planted devices on the busses but, then again, it is the sort of travel that allows anyone to board at anytime from non-secure bus stops.

Are we ever really safe?

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