"He had a different way of looking at the land, the trouble at hand or any circumstance that might just come along .... and he measured his life in cedar posts and miles of barbed wire fence”.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Old Issue At CDIA Returns To The Spotlight - Fence Jumpers Common At Airports
For years Cedar Posts has been saying the airport perimeter fence at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CDIA) was worthless.
Now according to the Associated Press - Two people jumped the fences that protect the runways and planes at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 2015.
Airport officials revealed the incidents during an Associated Press investigation which documented at least 345 perimeter security breaches at 31 of the nation's busiest airports between 2004 and mid-February of this year. In that span, Charlotte had eight. At least that is eight that were actually discovered and reported.
Despite some investments nationally to fortify the nation's airfields, breaches remain as frequent as ever. In recent years, they're happening about every 10 days at one of the airports AP studied.
Airport officials say outer defenses are strong and note no breach involved a known terrorist plot.
In Charlotte, a pilot saw a man walking on a taxiway in July after he had scaled a fence topped with razor wire. The other intruder jumped a fence in December.
In 2014 CP recapped the Delvonte Tisdale case in which then airport manager Jerry Orr and former CMPD Police chief Rodney Monroe stated that they could not determine how Tisdale entered the property. But based on the clear evidence it was obvious that Tisdale jumped the fence due to lax security policies and procedures.