Editor's note: Ileana Oroza, a professor at University of Miami's School of Communication, is a former Miami Herald managing editor.
Open Your Suitcase, Please
Now look the other way and count to 30: Airport officials are worried about small knives and scissors when they should be more worried about their own employees. My sister just took a flight from Miami International Airport to Tallahassee. At the baggage checkpoint someone stole all her gold jewelry and some new clothes. Total value: about a thousand dollars.
After robbing her, you'd better believe they didn't try searching her carry-on luggage. That simply would not have been proper.