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Washington subway police to begin random bag checks
Reuters ^ | December 16, 2010 | Jeremy Pelofsky

Posted on 12/16/2010 1:40:00 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction

Officers will start random bag inspections on the sprawling Washington subway system, the Washington Metro Transit Police said on Thursday, a week after a man was arrested for making bomb threats to the rail system. Metrorail police officers plan to randomly select bags before passengers enter subway stations and they will swab them or have an explosives-sniffing dog check the bags, according to the Metro police.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; constitution; dc; metro; randombagchecks; subway; washingtonsubway

1 posted on 12/16/2010 1:40:06 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

“May I see your Warrant officer?”


2 posted on 12/16/2010 1:41:33 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Not long before they use Porn Scanners at school entrances.


3 posted on 12/16/2010 1:43:01 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Better check those pink Dora bags for suspicious snack-like substances.

Good to know these brave heroes are protecting us.


4 posted on 12/16/2010 1:44:15 PM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Lurker

Expect a reply, “Your papers, please.”


5 posted on 12/16/2010 1:44:43 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: ConjunctionJunction
I feel less safe already.
6 posted on 12/16/2010 1:45:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Instead of TSA and bag checks why not just close the borders?


7 posted on 12/16/2010 1:45:22 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Bush played offense. Obama plays defense.

A huge difference.

8 posted on 12/16/2010 1:46:04 PM PST by what's up
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To: ConjunctionJunction

One word: Profiling


9 posted on 12/16/2010 1:47:30 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: ConjunctionJunction

The lack of a willingness to profile causes them to resort to random searches. Random searches will cause more people to choose to drive instead. More people driving cars will cause Global Warming. Therefore, not profiling is causing Global Warming. Get the word out to your liberal friends!


10 posted on 12/16/2010 1:48:04 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Beowulf9
Instead of TSA and bag checks why not just close the borders?

Because the aim isn't to be effective. It's to crap on Americans.

11 posted on 12/16/2010 1:49:46 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Lurker

Exactly the right question.


12 posted on 12/16/2010 1:50:06 PM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: Lurker
Oh, warrants are soooo passe.

You must be one of those crazy, tea-partier people or something.

/leftist

13 posted on 12/16/2010 1:51:14 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

That’ll work okay until the first time they search a Muslim-then there’ll be hell to pay.


14 posted on 12/16/2010 1:54:33 PM PST by Spok (Clueless, classless, clown...Obama.)
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To: Spok

Nah, they’ll just exempt the Muslims. Or have them “search” themselves.

/sarc


15 posted on 12/16/2010 1:55:26 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Another installment on the price we pay for having Muzlims in our country.


16 posted on 12/16/2010 2:00:28 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: ConjunctionJunction

You mean they are going to subvert the constitution once more and conduct searches without warrants?


17 posted on 12/16/2010 2:00:28 PM PST by calex59
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To: ConjunctionJunction

looks as if members of the bar will have a decade of full-employment filing Fourth Amendment cases


18 posted on 12/16/2010 2:03:33 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Irish grandmas better leave their weed and firearms at home, or wear burkas. Muslims are exempt.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 2:05:50 PM PST by pallis
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To: Lurker

>>“May I see your Warrant officer?”<<

Precisely. Until we are under Martial law, this is totally and utterly unconstitutional.


20 posted on 12/16/2010 2:06:24 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

"May we look in your bag, sir?"

21 posted on 12/16/2010 2:06:45 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Seriously, we need to treat this as “the dinner roll”, or we are in BIG trouble. I’m talkin’ “USSR” or “Nazi Germany” trouble. I’m not kidding, nor do I think I am exaggerating the real risk here.

The Dinner Roll
http://www.texasgopvote.com/blog/dinner-roll-04232


22 posted on 12/16/2010 2:10:04 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Bag check?

Photobucket

23 posted on 12/16/2010 2:16:35 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only a lawyer and a painter can change black to white)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Where’s the ACLU and Amnesty Int’l. This kind of unconstitutional Nazi crap must stop now. These are the same sons of bitches who are attacking Arizona for trying to reduce the number of undocumented democrap voters.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 2:17:51 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Well at least they aren’t being fascists by monitoring phone calls to known terrorists overseas.


25 posted on 12/16/2010 2:19:32 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: RobRoy

“Metrorail police officers plan to randomly select bags before passengers enter subway stations”

Before entering the stations ?

How far away from the station entrance ?


26 posted on 12/16/2010 2:20:30 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Fascism IS alive and well in the United States of America. “Your papers please!”. (Presidents excluded)


27 posted on 12/16/2010 2:24:03 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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.


28 posted on 12/16/2010 2:28:10 PM PST by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: maine yankee

I really would have a problem with them examining my bag, and I would refuse. In fact, it would be nice to actually stand at the entrances and hand out 5x7 sheets of paper with the fourth amendment clearly printed in large font and hand it to people as they approach the station.

They can get away with this in NYC because they have basically banned guns there.


29 posted on 12/16/2010 2:40:19 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

wait...

the subway has its own cops? and they are searching people?

yea... going great. welcome to the socialist state.

as long as we all continue to fund their endeavors, expect more.


30 posted on 12/16/2010 2:53:05 PM PST by sten
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To: ConjunctionJunction

The death of public transportation begins


31 posted on 12/16/2010 2:58:19 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Lurker

Wow, I quit a job once because I couldn’t stand the “unannounced bag checks” they had. Times have changed.


32 posted on 12/16/2010 3:09:09 PM PST by ladyvet
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To: Spok

They won’t search muslims.


33 posted on 12/16/2010 3:13:01 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Laura Ingraham summed it up: “Political correctness requires our homeland security officers to pretend they don’t know what a terrorist looks like”...regardless of what their common sense tells them.


34 posted on 12/16/2010 3:18:15 PM PST by Spok (Clueless, classless, clown...Obama.)
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To: Spok

She’s right, assuming that they have “common sense”.


35 posted on 12/16/2010 3:20:59 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Washington, DC is no longer part of the United States.
36 posted on 12/16/2010 3:24:22 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (new book. Info at book-resistancetotyranny.com)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

4th amendment....


37 posted on 12/16/2010 3:27:58 PM PST by Vendome
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To: ConjunctionJunction

We could have a lot of fun with this.


38 posted on 12/16/2010 3:44:15 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: Beowulf9
Instead of TSA and bag checks why not just close the borders?

That goes against the spirit of the egalitarian new world order.

39 posted on 12/16/2010 3:47:08 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
But...but...Bush listened in on phone calls to the middle east!...

What a fu@%!ng joke these anti-freedom demorats are.

1939 all over again...

I have a better idea...kick all the muzzies out of the USA..problem solved.

40 posted on 12/16/2010 4:08:12 PM PST by Post5203 (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing...Edmund Burke)
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To: JoeFromSidney
Washington, DC is no longer part of the United States.

Unfortunately, the truth is that the united States have been forced to be a part of Washington, D.C.

41 posted on 12/16/2010 8:14:13 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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