GREENSBORO - The
shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday might have you
wondering if we have enough security at public places here in the Triad.
After a national incident,
sometimes there are calls for more security and more restrictions. But officers say we need to balance our reactions with everyday needs for
"You do not want to intrude on people's
rights to be there, but you also don't want to intrude on people's
rights to not be a victim also," said Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes.
Barnes knows there's a fine line, but he also knows safety is the priority.
try to train our guys not to abuse their authority but we also remind them that
their authority is put there so they can provide safety for our citizens,"
Some people say they want more security, but the Sheriff says no level of
security will protect against everything.
is there not enough?" asks Barnes. "If
anything happens, then people are going to say there's
not enough. You can never have too many. Enough would be one on one but that's
not going to happen."
At the Piedmont Triad International Airport, they provide their
own police force, but will partner with the Sheriff's Office
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