More than 90% of the workers and visitors who died in the towers had been at or above the point where the plane was hit. In the North Tower 1,355 people at or above the point where the plane hit were trapped and died of smoke inhalation, fell or jumped from the tower to escape the smoke and flames, or were killed in the building's eventual collapse. The destruction of all three staircases in the tower when Flight 11 hit made it impossible for
Items that were previously allowed onto airplanes such as a box cutter were banned from airports entirely. He said that passengers are no longer able to carry liquids, gels, and/or aerosols in sizes greater than three ounces past security screening. Cockpit doors on many aircrafts were strengthened and bulletproofed to prevent illicit access. Some aircrafts were equipped with CCTV cameras, so it’s possible for the pilots to monitor the cabin activity whenever they please. Pilots also now have an option to carry a gun, but must be trained to use it (Wikipedia.com), and more air marshals have been placed onto flights to improve security (Roger, about.com).
Kim Zaring Kenneth Smith English 1101 (crn 80128) Research Paper 13 November 2010 Devastation It was a normal morning on September 11, 2001, when the United States had a horrific attack that took place on our soil for just the third time in our history. There were four planes that had been hijacked, and these planes where being operated by terrorists. Two of the planes were flown directly into the two towers of the World Trade Centers that was located in New York City. The first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center around 8:46 A.M. (911 timeline). The second plane hit the South tower of the World Trade Center around 9:02 A.M. (911 timeline).
On September 11, 2001, The United States of America and the whole world witnessed the most extreme terrorist incident ever committed on U.S. soil. It was perpetrated by Muslim extremists using commercial airliners as projectiles of destruction. The attacks on September 11, 2001 left nearly three thousand people dead. Following the attacks there was much speculation as to why these attacks were not prevented from happening. In the months following the attacks, President Bush assigned Attorney General Ashcroft the task of producing legislation to assist the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement community to prevent such of an atrocity from occurring again.
Many say that they don’t want to see any type of guns on a plane, no matter if they are in a pilots hand or not. I do see where a lot of people are coming from when they say a statement like that, they are afraid that the gun will fall into the wrong persons hand and something in which we thought was a good idea will get blown out of proportion. That is a slight possibility because if someone was to enter the cockpit the pilots, who would also be trained in that field, would apprehend that person to make sure he/she is taken into custody. As I mentioned before, the pilots’ job is to fly the plane safely to the desired destination and get everyone there unharmed. While up in the air he/she must do what ever is needed to make that statement come true.
In 2001, 17,448 people died due to alcohol-related crashes (NHTSA, 2003b). This was the highest number of fatalities in a decade. About 17,000 people die due to alcohol-related crashes each year in the Unites States (DeMichele, 1). As mentioned before, Sensation Seeking is why people get drunk then get behind the wheel of a car. Drunk driving is the leading cause of death for people from the age of six to thirty-three years old (Curran, 1).
Imagine what is it like to be face to face with a woman wearing a Burqa. The first, most important, reason to ban the Burqa is that Islamic people are allowed to wear a full masked dress which prevents people from seeing their faces or foreseeing dangers that could be hidden by them such as bombs or weapons. The masked dress should not be allowed to be worn in public as many people are frightened by the person wearing the Burqa. Some people automatically think that when they see the Burqa it implies that they are associated with suicidal attackers. Another reason is the dress impairs vision when driving as the driver is not able to see what is happening around them and could cause a massive road collision on a motorway or a small crash on a farm road.
The interdiction and law enforcement strategy is to help other governments seize illegal narcotics before they reach America. (Perl, 2006) “The Department of State funds anti-narcotics law enforcement training programs for foreign personnel from more than 70 countries.”(Perl, 2006) And a key tool for drug dealers is the extradition to the United States to be prosecuted. International Cooperation; with this the Department of State works with other nations to control the growing, production and the trafficking of drugs. This doesn’t have to be a part of the main cocaine countries; this can include countries that do not have huge drug trafficking issues like South American has. (Perl, 2006) With the help of many other countries, the war on drug trafficking can significantly be more successful with seizing trafficked drugs and help eradicate the drug
However, some people believe that smoking should not be banned in public places because it is the smoker’s choice to smoke just as it is the non-smokers choice not to smoke. President Clinton is quoted saying that “We’ve got to do more to protect people in public places and clean up the air that all of us share”. For non-smokers, inhaling someone else’s cigarette smoke can be very aggravating. It is bad enough that automobiles, processing plants, and other types of industries pollute our environment, but for a smoker to choose to smoke around a non-smoker is a violation of his or her right to clean air. An effort to change this has happened in some places to purify the air for those who do not smoke.