Skip to comments.TSA bag inspections / search AFTER travel (passengers leaving TRAIN searched)
Posted on 02/23/2011 6:24:18 PM PST by CedarDave
This has been mentioned in other threads, but deserves its own. Here is a video from 2/13/11 showing a mother and two young children being searched AFTER they got off the train at the Savannah train depot. From the YouTube poster's account:
Quote: The only bad thing on our trip was TSA was at the Savannah train station. There were about 14 agents pulling people inside the building and coralling everyone in a roped area AFTER you got OFF THE TRAIN! This made no sense!!! Poor family in front of us! 9 year old getting patted down and wanded. They groped our people too and were very unprofessional. I am all about security, but when have you ever been harassed and felt up getting OFF a plane? Shouldnt they be doing that getting ON??? And they wonder why so many people are mad at them.
They have no bag X-ray, so while the mother is getting wanded down, and her bra strap felt, and the 9 year-old terrorist and the 11 year year-old terrorist are getting wanded down, and having their arms and legs patted down, two more TSOGOONS are pawing manually through their bags on the table.
I'd sure be curious to hear what the possible justification can be for searching people who are GETTING OFF of a train.
What does Willie Green know and when did he know it?
Link to the video not working now (requires subscription!!). Try this one:
I visited the FlyerTalk link you provided but I can’t find the link to the Savannah video. Could you please provide that link? Thank you.
We should unionize these people, give them nice shiny badges, and perhaps weapons, eh?
Willie is saddened.
Thanks for the link. Years of searching and they’ve found nothing. Maybe we need to turn them into border agents on the Mexican border (on the Mexican side) so they can take direct fire for their harassment.
It’s embedded in the text at the website:
The last time I flew in from Germany, we all had to go through screening before we could reenter the US. It is like the US does not trust the other parts of the world’s security (smart move!).
"You have traveled across a state line; show me your papers."
FYI!!! Amazing abuse of police power.
OMG. I’m flying with my kids the Spring.
By customs or by TSA? If by TSA, what the heck for?? They going to take away that oversize bottle of shampoo or toothpaste that got by someone at the Berlin airport?? Besides, once past security, you can buy all sorts of items to carry on (like soft drinks, bottled water, etc.).
For my vacation, I went to FL. This was just 3 weeks ago. When I flew from the Greensboro airport to FL, I wasn’t even wanded or my luggage checked. Two weeks later, my luggage was searched on the flight back. I laughed over it. They went through my dirty laundry. ROFLMAO!!! All they found was a glass flamingo Christmas tree ornament stuck in there to keep it from breaking. Thank goodness it did arrive safely. I did the same thing coming back through customs years ago. I put the dirty clothes on the top in my suitcase. It didn’t stay open long. LOL!!!!
I’ll point this out...since I travel via Germany a fair bit. They can hustle a thousand folks through security in a matter of thirty minutes...with the TSA crowd...it takes twice that long or more. I went through Philly two months ago and just stood there laughing for 45 minutes as we inched through a line in mid-afternoon. The plane had arrived forty-five minutes late....luckily, I had projected three hours of time into my trip and I had a little bit of time to spare.
Agreed. Collective bargaining would bring out their best behavior when it comes to respecting the rights and personal space of their paymasters.
Snips: NEW X-ray technology that can reveal drug smugglers' internal cavities will be trialled at airports under a plan to fast-track security searches.
Under current laws, an internal X-ray scan can only be done by a doctor at a hospital or surgery centre.
Including little kids getting the full-groin grope. In America. After getting off of a train.
Welcome to the USSA, comrades.
I agree that for fliers TSA is inconsistent, overbearing, and all sorts of other adjectives that describe an agency that is about power and not about passengers, their rights and freedoms.
However, here we are talking about a search of bags and passengers (including wanding and pat-downs of children) AFTER leaving a TRAIN, which should set off an entirely different level of alarm bells for the traveling public!!