Amtrak spokesperson Cliff Cole would like to inform you that the company doesn't conduct searches because there's an actual threat. That would be silly! Instead they do it randomly, you know, just to make sure you're paying attention.
It's a delicate line that Amtrak has to walk between vigilance and privacy invasion. So delicate, in fact, that treating it with this kind of flippancy is entirely inappropriate. And certainly doesn't make me feel any safer than I did an hour ago, before I read this quote. [Courier Post via The Agitator]