Skip to comments.TSA Now Storming Public Places 8,000 Times a Year
Posted on 06/20/2011 10:38:18 AM PDT by Winged Hussar
Americans must to decide if, in the name of homeland security, they are willing to allow TSA operatives to storm public places in their communities with no warning, pat them down, and search their bags. And they better decide quickly.
Bus travelers were shocked when jackbooted TSA officers in black SWAT-style uniforms descended unannounced upon the Tampa Greyhound bus station in April with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and federal bureaucrats in tow.
A news report by ABC Action News in Tampa showed passengers being given the signature pat downs Americans are used to watching the Transportation Security Administration screeners perform at our airports. Canine teams sniffed their bags and the buses they rode. Immigration officials hunted for large sums of cash as part of an anti-smuggling initiative.
The TSA clearly intends for these out-of-nowhere swarms by its officers at community transit centers, bus stops and public events to become a routine and accepted part of American life.
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Isn't an illegal search a Federal crime (deprivation of civil rights under color of authority)? The bomb-sniffing dogs are not the problem because they are not actually opening luggage and searching people but pat downs are illegal searches.
Do these goons have a reading comprehension problem or do they just not care? I know the answer, thanks.
Paging Bracken! This is like something right out of Castigo! Are strobe frisbees next? CREEPY!
And in my hometown, yet never heard about it.
The JBTs will claim that searching people taking “public transportation”, regardless of the fact it’s privately owned, is not “unreasonable” in the face of public safety needs.
Searching private cars at random is next.
I could see an argument being made for transit centers and bus stops, but not for public events.
TSA may have manpower to do security screening at football games, but football games are not covered by the charte for TSA, as there are no "transportation" activities incorporated in attending a football game, unless they are intending to stake out the parking lots to inspect vehicles at arrival.
They are clearly out of their jurisdiction if they screen at the stadium gates. At that point, they become a police force that can be mobilized for any purpose.
“Searching private cars at random is next.”
Walking is a form of transportation too.
Heard of a hunter caught near a reservior north of here who is being prosecuted under Homeland Security rules. Looking for the story, I found this:
Looks like we know the vehicle for the new American SS squad.
Good news is 300 agents would be toast if the American people wanted to get into a spitting match.
Hitler telegraphed his intentions in Mein Kampf, just as the megalomaniac currently occupying the White House did.
Tragically, the moron voter population reached the tipping point and freedom died.
Just like that.
The TSA has publicly stated they intend to go far beyond the airports. Including sporting events, transportation hubs, major highways, minor roads and random locations throughout the country.
That is exactly what happened. The ticks finally killed the dog.
There will be a big push to hire more so they can be a presence everywhere. Since they are union, can you think of a better way to expand their numbers?
Intrastate roads and local transit hubs should be beyond the jurisdiction of TSA, as they are a federal organization and roads and hubs are state and city domains.
Anything that does NOT involve TRANSPORTATION should be out of the jurisdiction of the TSA.
I’m not even convinced the TSA should have anything to do with transportation. Do we really need yet another national law enforcement agency? Especially one that has proven itself so prone to abuse of power.
The key phrase in the Constitution is UNREASONABLE search and seizure. And what is “reasonable” is now in the eye of the Wise Latina beholder.
Obama said, “We can not continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s
“That we’ve set”? What did you “set”? Gestapo state.
TSA - Thug Security Agency!