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July 10, 2010 3:31 AM Subscribe
What is the purpose of security guards searching bags at events (such as concerts, ballet and opera performances, nightclubs, live comedy) when the searches are usually cursory at best?
posted by Mike1024 to society & culture (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
At several events I have recently been to, there have been security guards checking people's bags - but the searches I've seen and been subjected to have never been at all thorough; when I've had a bag, the guards have not looked beyond the one bag pocket I first opened for them, and I've never had my jacket pockets searched.
Anyone who wanted to could easily get past such a search with recording equipment, alcohol, weapons, or drugs.
What is the motivation for performing the searches?