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TSA Now Storming Public Places 8,000 Times a Year
American Thinker ^ | 6/20/11 | Tara Servatius

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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Jackbooted Blackshirt Thug Alert

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.

1 posted on 06/20/2011 10:38:23 AM PDT by Winged Hussar
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To: Winged Hussar
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Do these goons have a reading comprehension problem or do they just not care? I know the answer, thanks.

2 posted on 06/20/2011 10:41:39 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you think it's time to bury your weapons.....it's time to dig them up.)
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To: Winged Hussar; Travis McGee

Paging Bracken! This is like something right out of Castigo! Are strobe frisbees next? CREEPY!

And in my hometown, yet never heard about it.


3 posted on 06/20/2011 10:45:10 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Travis McGee

Whodathunkit?


4 posted on 06/20/2011 10:46:06 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

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.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 10:46:39 AM PDT by jimt
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To: All
Shocked!!
Big Sis’ TSA Dance Party
6 posted on 06/20/2011 10:49:06 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Winged Hussar
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.

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.

-PJ

7 posted on 06/20/2011 10:49:11 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: jimt

“Searching private cars at random is next.”

Walking is a form of transportation too.


8 posted on 06/20/2011 10:49:28 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: jimt

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:

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/whitetail-365/2011/06/ohio-poacher-notches-record-fine-taking-trophy-buck


9 posted on 06/20/2011 10:52:47 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Winged Hussar

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.


10 posted on 06/20/2011 10:54:49 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Winged Hussar
All of which is enough to make you wonder if we are watching the formation of the "civilian national security force" President Obama called for on the campaign trail "that is just as powerful, just as strong and just as well funded" as the military.

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.

11 posted on 06/20/2011 10:55:16 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Political Junkie Too; Winged Hussar

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.


12 posted on 06/20/2011 10:58:40 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Madame Dufarge

That is exactly what happened. The ticks finally killed the dog.


13 posted on 06/20/2011 11:02:45 AM PDT by sport
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To: Political Junkie Too

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?


14 posted on 06/20/2011 11:03:25 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: driftdiver
Then the people should fight back.

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.

-PJ

15 posted on 06/20/2011 11:05:11 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

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.


16 posted on 06/20/2011 11:07:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rarestia; Eaker; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; aragorn; ..
CW2 Ping


17 posted on 06/20/2011 11:09:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Winged Hussar

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.


18 posted on 06/20/2011 11:10:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Winged Hussar

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.


19 posted on 06/20/2011 11:13:11 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Winged Hussar

TSA - Thug Security Agency!


20 posted on 06/20/2011 11:13:42 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Football games may not be in their charter but TSA is doing a great job getting some great grope time in at the local high school proms!
http://www.naturalnews.com/032499_TSA_high_school.html
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2122102.shtml

They just love that legalized sexual assault!


21 posted on 06/20/2011 11:17:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: driftdiver
Yes, that should become the focus of the discussion.

We need to start a national dialog on the purpose of the TSA being limited to TRANSPORTATION.

Then we can isolate the meaning to either: 1) international transportation ports (e.g., airports, shipping ports), 2) interstate transportation (e.g., roadblocks/checkpoints on federal interstate highways), 3) intrastate transportation (e.g. state highways), 4) cities and towns (bus stops, transit centers).

We can discuss federal overreach by talking about TSA being asked to set up screening checkpoints at: 1) stadium events, 2) high school proms, 3) other large public gatherings (parades, fireworks, permitted protests, etc.).

This would be a great topic for a talk radio host to introduce for national debate.

-PJ

22 posted on 06/20/2011 11:18:20 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: driftdiver
The TSA has publicly stated they intend to go far beyond the airports.

That oughta get entertaining...

23 posted on 06/20/2011 11:19:19 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Didn’t the National Joke mention that he was going to create a national civilian security force during his term? The TSA could be the makings of it.


24 posted on 06/20/2011 11:21:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jimt
yet you'll find plenty of freepers who are just fine with this at airports. After all, you don't have to fly, you can always take the train, ride a bus. drive your car, walk, ust admit you're living in a totalitarian state.

25 posted on 06/20/2011 11:26:46 AM PDT by zeugma (The only thing in the social security trust fund is your children and grandchildren's sweat.)
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To: Winged Hussar

I think Obama now has his brown shirts


26 posted on 06/20/2011 11:34:01 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Free Vulcan

Something we need to think about. [Spit]


27 posted on 06/20/2011 11:34:19 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Winged Hussar
I can't write my thoughts down here... When is enough, enough? Do we wait until the SS patrols our neighborhoods, churches and schools? With all this police power, if a President wanted to call an end to our rights and seize absolute power, he would have the tools...

Mike

28 posted on 06/20/2011 11:35:08 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Winged Hussar

Ok I just read this entire article and how the hell did all this happen under everyone’s nose?? 8000 incidents just last year of this type of random searches and Ive not heard a single thing about it, minus the airport stuff. Wow, this TSA needs to be put to bed fast.


29 posted on 06/20/2011 11:37:43 AM PDT by eak3
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To: MichaelP

TSA is why I’m now 100% against the war on drugs.


30 posted on 06/20/2011 11:39:07 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: eak3

Just as the ATF gets defanged and new and greater beast appears.

The TSA is really another incarnation of “standing army” that the Founders despised and abolished.


31 posted on 06/20/2011 11:42:17 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Looks to me like the Fourth Amendment needs a little clarification, particularly with regard to what constitutes "unreasonable." People make up unconscious "reasons" for virtually everything they do.

Note to self: Rewrite Fourth Amendment.

32 posted on 06/20/2011 11:43:51 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: MichaelP
" Do we wait until the SS patrols our neighborhoods, churches and schools?"

I hear ya. A few elections back we had "observers" in our church. They were ACLU, I think, sent to see if we were engaged in electioneering. Before then, I couldn't have imagined government goons in the back pews taking notes. But now I can.

33 posted on 06/20/2011 11:46:56 AM PDT by jboot
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To: eak3
I think Obama now has his brown shirts

0bama wanted his private army of 200,000, he must be getting close to that number by now.

34 posted on 06/20/2011 11:50:02 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Winged Hussar

Frisked woman screams in anguish at Airport:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8s2IUKdYF8


35 posted on 06/20/2011 12:07:03 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: zeugma

BTTT! Exactly. They’ve been condoning it for years, when the small group of the rest of us knew exactly where this was headed.


36 posted on 06/20/2011 12:28:24 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: AlmaKing

Ditto, me too.


37 posted on 06/20/2011 12:29:30 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Political Junkie Too

Better yet is NO TSA, NO FEDGOV INVOLVEMENT IN PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION. There is ZERO Constitutional authority granted for such barbra streisand, period. I fail to understand why anyone on this site would tolerate, for one NANO-SECOND, such an intolerable and unconstitutional intrusion into their private transportation contracts with other private entities. The ONLY national dialogue we need is: “How fast can we END this perversion and jail or execute its perpetrators and those who authorized it.” Just the same as all those abominations practiced by the BATFags.


38 posted on 06/20/2011 12:29:36 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Borax Queen
Brunhilda is the head of TSA now.....

:-)

39 posted on 06/20/2011 12:31:20 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: dcwusmc

“How fast can we END this perversion and jail or execute its perpetrators and those who authorized it.”

One Nano-second would not be too fast.


40 posted on 06/20/2011 12:37:30 PM PDT by toomanylaws
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To: Lakeshark

LOLOL.

OK, in the case of sharks, they should definitely be groped, molested, irradiated, and stripped :0-)


41 posted on 06/20/2011 12:40:22 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen
Ooooh, will you be my TSA agent?

:-)

42 posted on 06/20/2011 12:42:04 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Bad, bad, bad Shark. *slapping*
Now I can’t even take a bus to visit you....


43 posted on 06/20/2011 12:47:31 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Carry_Okie
Looks to me like the Fourth Amendment needs a little clarification, particularly with regard to what constitutes "unreasonable."

Doesn't look that way to me. Unless someone or some Gubmint entity has an ulterior motive, the language is clear.

The normal status of my person, house, papers, and effects is that they are under my control and accessible only to me or someone I have given permission to access or examine.

"Unreasonable" would be any action that is counter to that normal status. In other words...keep yer stinking paws off of me and my stuff you damned dirty agent!

You see, it presupposes a certain level of civility and decorum. When a Government agency has neither of those in supply, they are working in contravention to the Constitution.

44 posted on 06/20/2011 12:50:51 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you think it's time to bury your weapons.....it's time to dig them up.)
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To: Borax Queen
Untrue, untrue, I believe you're buying your tickets as we post and flashing that TSA badge with a flourish.......

:-)

45 posted on 06/20/2011 12:51:07 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Travis McGee

It is WAY past time.


46 posted on 06/20/2011 12:53:34 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Lakeshark

I’ll just wear one of those blue dresses/veils, then they won’t come near me, and will treat me respectfully...


47 posted on 06/20/2011 12:53:51 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Dead Corpse
That oughta get entertaining...

No kidding. I continue to believe that the FedGov is trying to provoke an "incident". (Sure would hate to be working for the TSA these days).

Trouble is, I don't think they are going to be able to control the follow-on like they appear to believe they can.

Lots of potential for a very ugly backlash given all that we have been witnessing these last many years.

48 posted on 06/20/2011 12:59:36 PM PDT by aragorn (We do indeed live in interesting times. NRA, GOA, SAF, CCRKBA. FUBO.)
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To: Borax Queen
Yes, no one would ever hide something bad in a burqa.......

Aren't they brown?

49 posted on 06/20/2011 1:00:02 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: gundog

That’s just nuts. The whole frigging thing.


50 posted on 06/20/2011 1:21:57 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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