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Syracuse airport exit doors spark controversy

Critics are calling automated exit doors at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport "the official arrival of the police state, according to an NBC News report.

Syracuse Aviation Commissioner Christina Callahan defended the doors in a subsequent interview with The Syracuse Post-Standard, saying they allow officials to keep the terminal more secure.

"It isn't another layer of screening that passengers go through to leave the airport," Callahan said, according to the newspaper.

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TSA honors slain agent at DC headquarters

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) held a memorial at its Arlington, Va. headquarters on Monday for its agent that was killed in a shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month.

The ceremony was held in honor of 39 year-old Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed by a rifle-wielding gunman police believe was targeting TSA agents on Nov. 1. 

TSA Administrator John Pistole said in his remarks that Hernandez' death was a big loss for the airport security agency.

"All of us gathered here share a common dedication to serve and secure our nation  and it is through this commitment that each of us was touched by the loss of Gerardo Hernandez earlier this month," Pistole said.

 

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News bites: TSA memorial

Your morning transportation speed-read:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) held a memorial for its officer who was killed in a shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport this month.

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Holder to speak at TSA agent’s memorial

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled on Tuesday to speak at a memorial service for a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent who was killed in a shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Holder will be joined by TSA Administrator John Pistole, Acting of Homeland Security Rand Beers and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti , according to officials with the agency.

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