- Sheldon Jacobson: As security has increased to protect airplanes in flight, landside areas of airports have become attractive targets
- These kinds of deliberate, random killings prompt a visceral reaction that connects us all, Jacobson writes
Sheldon H. Jacobson is a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has studied and analyzed aviation security since 1995. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Friday's shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is yet another reminder that random acts of violence are exactly that -- random, unpredictable in where they will occur, when they will occur, and are perpetrated for a variety of reasons.