A right to security

The has been a long laborious debate over protecting human rights and maintaining a certain level of security in our country. It’s  a matter of whether the authorities trust its citizens or whether its citizens trust the authorities to be vigilant enough to not have to restrict human rights in order to crack down on crime or terrorism.

 How is that efficient security? It is obviously not him, it’s a woman! How stupid had this member of staff been to ignore that fact?!

 With the recent discovery of the bomb from Yemen, not to mention various other bomb scares across the country, including one in central London last weekend, I think it’s an absolute necessity for security to be much tighter.

Failed Security

 

 

 

Secure: How efficient are our airport checks?

 

What horrified me the most is how the programme explained that a few weeks ago, at Glasgow Airport, a man had been unable to get through security the first time his passport was scanned. The member of staff at security told him to try again and it worked and subsequently, the man was able to go through to board his flight. This man had been using his sisters passport.

How is that efficient security? It is obviously not him, it’s a woman! How stupid had this member of staff been to ignore that fact?!

 With the recent discovery of the bomb from Yemen, not to mention various other bomb scares across the country, including one in central London last weekend, I think it’s an absolute necessity for security to be much tighter.

Human Rights

I understand that authorities have a responsibility to uphold human rights, and yes, if we weaken human rights in order to intensify security there is a risk that some authorities may take advantage of their power and excersise them in an unorthodox way.

But what would we rather have, a few more security checks or another 7/7 or 9/11 disaster? I think the facts outweigh the concerns.

I would much rather support more security checks if it were to protect the majority in the long run. And if we were to increase security it would become a way of life and we would learn to live with it. That would obviously just be the case in a society where our country has enemies.

Watching: CCTV heads

And I’m not supporting a Big Brother society. All I’m saying is that for our security services to tackle terrorism there is a necessity to have a certain degree of observation and security checks in our community.

Trust

Although I completely support what I have just said I do understand that there is a concern that if we were to increase security further than it is today, there would be an inevitable lack of trust in society.

And I can understand critics concerns about this. I realise that, yes, citizens may feel slightly abused by officials if they are searched everywhere they go, but what’s the alternative?

Obviously there are certain types of people that the police and security services are looking out for, so not everyone will be a target. But for us to protect ourselves against clear examples of terror and crime it is necessary.

I doubt anyone wants a repeat of 7/7 or 9/11 and without harsher security, we will be able to crackdown on terror plans.

 

Although we may not always be successful in ending terrorism, by enforcing more securit, we can be as close as we can.

 

About Daisy Bambridge

I am a student at Wesminster University studying a Masters in Broadcast Journalism. I recently graduated from Southampton University after studying Politics and International Relations. I have a strong interest in social issues such as crime,drugs, alcohol, eating disorders. I am also deeply fascinated by terrorism, after the disasters of 9/11, as can be seen in my unergraduate dissertation on anti-terror legislation and human rights.
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1 Response to A right to security

  1. morris says:

    7/7 Just another False Flag Part 1

    Nick Kollerstrom authour of “Terror on the Tube” speaks about those involved in security on the day of the London bombings July 7 2005.

    7/7 9/11 Madrid Mumbai Kabbalistic Connection?

    Nick Kollerstrom documents how the numbers 9 11 keep reoccurring throughout these terror attacks.

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