After the revelation that is the "systemic failure" of the TSA, someone has to take the fall. In Philadelphia ("The City that Stabs You Back"), it's man's best friend falling on the sword:
Dogs Couldn't Distinguish Scents of Explosive MaterialsSeveral TSA security dogs serving at Philadelphia International Airport have been removed from active service due to issues with their training, officials said Tuesday.Sources say three dogs were unable to pass the annual certification tests, but TSA officials refused to release an exact number. They said there were still canines serving at the airport noting that the TSA has 700 dog teams in 85 airports around the nation.The affected dogs have been undergoing an intensive rehab training program since the failure, but they remain on-duty to act as visual deterrents, officials said. Philadelphia Police K-9 units are not affected and still being used at the airport.
So, in other words, the dogs have been downgraded to rent-a-cop status?