No comment needed:
TSA screener finds two pipes in passenger’s bags.
Screener determines that they’re not a threat.
Screener confiscates them anyway, because of their “material and appearance.”
Because they’re not actually a threat, screener leaves them at the checkpoint.
Everyone forgets about them.
Six hours later, the next shift of TSA screeners notices the pipes and — not being able to explain how they got there and, presumably, because of their “material and appearance” — calls the police bomb squad to remove the pipes.
TSA does not evacuate the airport, or even close the checkpoint, because — well, we don’t know why.
But I’ll say it anyway: security theater that makes no one safer, but only gets us used to government abuse.