Protecting some of the world’s most strategically important sites in the New York area – including the airports, bridges and the new World Trade Center and memorial site – is a matter of vital concern and large sums of money.
But as CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported Monday, a series of stunning security blunders at John F. Kennedy International Airport in particular is raising more questions about just how secure the sites are.
The private security firm that has a big contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is again getting the blame for the problems.
In March, a private security guard employed by the company, FJC Security, was spotted fast asleep. The company is paid hundreds of millions of dollars by the Port Authority to help protect sensitive sites such as JFK.
And the trend was not an isolated incident, said former FJC Security manager Stephen Jackson. A woman employed by FJC Security was spotted in uniform slumped against the window of her work vehicle, out cold, CBS 2′s Alice Gainer reported.
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