Federal Security Breaches

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 36•20 May 31, 2000

Last week, it was reported that federal investigators carrying fake law-enforcement credentials were able to penetrate security at 21 government buildings, including the Pentagon, CIA, FBI, and Justice Department. What do you think about these alarming security breaches?

  • “As a terrorist, I say the public release of this report detailing specific security flaws in key federal buildings is a positive first step.”

    Ahmed al Assan –
    Terrorist

  • “I was once able to infiltrate security at an exclusive Miami beach club by posing as a Federal Bikini Inspector.”

    Mike Hoyle –
    Landscaper

  • “This report is just another excuse by Big Brother in Washington to curb our personal liberties and create a police state to, uh, to... whoa, man, I am so baked.”

    Todd Cudahy –
    Clerk

  • “I bet I could be an FBI agent. No, wait–not 'be,' 'kill.'”

    Carol Christiansen –
    Homemaker

  • “Federal security's not as bad as they say. I haven't gotten into the Lincoln Bedroom yet.”

    Max Arledge –
    Systems Analyst

  • “The government hasn't been secure since Nancy Reagan took away its little blue blankie back in 1984.”

    Denise Petry –
    Psychologist