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TSA searches valet parked car
WHEC.com via Drudge ^ | July 18,2013 | Berkeley Brean

Posted on 07/18/2013 5:15:58 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Rochester, N.Y. -- She says she had no warning that someone was going to search her car after she left to catch her flight. So the woman contacted News10NBC.

We found out it happened to her because she valet parked her car. Those are the only cars that get inspected.

So if security feels it is necessary to search some cars in the name of safety, why not search all of them?

Laurie Iacuzza walked to her waiting car at the Greater Rochester International Airport after returning from a trip and that's when she found it -- a notice saying her car was inspected after she left for her flight. She said, “I was furious. They never mentioned it to me when I booked the valet or when I picked up the car or when I dropped it off.”

Iacuzza's car was inspected by valet attendants on orders from the TSA. But why only valet parked cars? That's what News10NBC wanted to ask the TSA director about. We reached him by phone.

Berkeley Brean asked, “Are the cars in the short term lots and long term lots getting searched as well?”

John McCaffery, TSA, said, “No, those vehicles that are in the garage, short term long term parking, even if they carry pretty large amounts of explosives, they would not cause damage to the front of the airport. But for those who use the valet, the car could be there for a half hour or an hour so there is a vulnerability.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: govtabuse; policestate; rapeofliberty; tsa; tyranny
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1 posted on 07/18/2013 5:15:58 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

So did the valet park between those two bearded Muslims driving taxi cabs to do the search?


2 posted on 07/18/2013 5:20:52 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Hojczyk

They inspect the valet parked cars because they have a key.

Duh.


3 posted on 07/18/2013 5:27:00 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Hojczyk

She’s from New York so there’s a 90% chance she voted for Obama, so tough luck lady. You are getting exactly what you voted for.


4 posted on 07/18/2013 5:31:52 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Hojczyk

I don’t have a problem with them searching the car, but they should wash and wax it when they are done.


5 posted on 07/18/2013 5:32:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: cuban leaf

Do they get to keep the change under the seat cushions and the carpets? You would think that alone would pay off the national debt in a few months...

Seriously, I wonder what recourse you have if something goes missing. I’m guessing, probably nothing. Of course, that sort of theft could never happen, with the high ethics and standards of our government officals... </barfsarc>

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6 posted on 07/18/2013 5:33:56 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie
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To: Hojczyk

A free society is always vulnerable. Do we really want a security state?


7 posted on 07/18/2013 5:34:12 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Hojczyk

Seems pretty silly to me. Anyone who is going to willingly hand their keys to a stranger to park their car and leave the keys with the stranger, isn’t likely to have an explosive planted in the car that they are so willingly giving a stranger full access to.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 5:36:05 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Hojczyk

The TSA didn’t physically search it. They supposedly ordered the valet company to do it for them.

How can they ORDER anyone outside the confines of the turnstiles to boarding and beyond to do anything?

CCW here in Georgia applies and as long as you are in a public area not associated with TSA gate-keeping, you are allowed to carry.

Something just doesn’t sound right about this.


9 posted on 07/18/2013 5:37:15 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: The Antiyuppie

In a word, none. Just be thankful you still have your life and your bones are still in one piece.


10 posted on 07/18/2013 5:38:51 AM PDT by sport
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To: Gaffer

That’s how I’m reading it, and if so, I think she owns herself a nice valet business.

3rd party, I presume, NOT overseen by the TSA, with no consent from the owner...what could go wrong there?

Next you know, the cops will be using the same process

Do we HAVE a Constitution anymore?!


11 posted on 07/18/2013 5:43:12 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: Hojczyk

“John McCaffery, TSA, said, “No, those vehicles that are in the garage, short term long term parking, even if they carry pretty large amounts of explosives, they would not cause damage to the front of the airport. But for those who use the valet, the car could be there for a half hour or an hour so there is a vulnerability.”

There it is. We have gone from a system where they need probable cause to violate your right to privacy to a system where they can search because it is POSSIBLE that you might cause some damage. That covers just about EVERYTHING.


12 posted on 07/18/2013 5:44:01 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Gaffer

How can they ORDER anyone outside the confines of the turnstiles to boarding and beyond to do anything?
*************

Indeed - sounds like brown shirts on retainer. Imagine the TSA giving this authority to others in the airport?

How about your own car insurance? Would your car insurance cover any damages?

At the end of the video:
They inspect the trunk, engine, and scan inside of car which takes about 30 seconds. They don’t inspect glove box or console.


13 posted on 07/18/2013 5:47:13 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Hojczyk

So what’s next? Arriving home after a long flight to see a note on your door from the TSA? “Hey, we just got done inspecting your house. Found the key on under the mat. Fed the cat and made ourselves some sandwiches. Thanks.”


14 posted on 07/18/2013 5:49:35 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Gaffer

You’re exactly right.

How long before the TSA orders neighborhood watch people to search private vehicles or homes?


15 posted on 07/18/2013 5:49:41 AM PDT by mreerm
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To: mreerm; Gaffer

Could this be challenged in court?


16 posted on 07/18/2013 5:51:40 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: The Antiyuppie

My new car came with a “valet” key. It gets them into the car and allows them to start and drive it, but they can’t get in the trunk.

Note to self: Whenever carrying a b0m and using valet parking - always put it in the trunk. ;-)


17 posted on 07/18/2013 5:54:48 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: 1010RD

A free society is always vulnerable. Do we really want a security state?


Exactly my position on this. In a free society, risk comes with the territory.


18 posted on 07/18/2013 5:55:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

GMTA


19 posted on 07/18/2013 5:57:33 AM PDT by WKB
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To: The_Victor
Anyone who is going to willingly hand their keys to a stranger.....

actually, I'd think that would make it easier.

Figure that the valet isn't going to look too hard in the trunk, etc. They'll just park it and hurry back for the next pick-up.

That being said, I think that the TSA is waaaaay out of line here.

20 posted on 07/18/2013 6:01:49 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Hojczyk

The fascists in government salivated after 9/11. They saw a great opportunity to impose draconian laws on the public, and blame it on 9/11. Bull$h!t. They wanted those laws before 9/11. They just needed an excuse.


21 posted on 07/18/2013 6:04:01 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Hojczyk

Could it be that the ‘valet’ has your key, and hands it over to the tsa nazi?

If there’s so much danger, then the ‘valet’ is in danger. Obviously, they don’t think there’s any danger for the ‘valet.’ It’s just to look for drugs, signs of firearms, or copies of the Limbaugh Letter.


22 posted on 07/18/2013 6:09:59 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Hojczyk

Clear violation of the 4th and 5th Amendments, but they don’t care, and Congress doesn’t care either. The slide into tyranny continues.


23 posted on 07/18/2013 6:10:53 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Hojczyk

The TSA says it’s alright for you to search your neighbor’s car...at night...when they’re asleep.

Just leave a notice hanging from the mirror.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 6:14:20 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Gaffer
Something just doesn’t sound right about this.

Absolutely NOTHING sounds right in the Socialist States of Amerika these days under emperor Hussein 0bama's regime!

25 posted on 07/18/2013 6:17:54 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (A Quiet Rage is Building All Across America!)
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To: cuban leaf

> They inspect the valet parked cars because they have a key.

Duh.

BINGO


26 posted on 07/18/2013 6:25:14 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Obadiah

Monroe County is governed by Republicans - the county itself is quite conservative while the city (predictably) is liberal. true to form - the districts are gerrymandered to allow for the likes of congress turds Schumer and Slaughter....just saying - that said - if shes using valet parking, shes from the east side and likely dem


27 posted on 07/18/2013 6:26:14 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Obadiah
She’s from New York so there’s a 90% chance she voted for Obama, so tough luck lady. You are getting exactly what you voted for.

Actually, that would be a 62.6% chance that she voted for Zer0. By the same logic, coming from WI (according to your 'about' page) there is a 52.8% chance that YOU voted for Obama!

28 posted on 07/18/2013 6:30:36 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
""But for those who use the valet, the car could be there for a half hour or an hour so there is a vulnerability.”

There it is. We have gone from a system where they need probable cause to violate your right to privacy to a system where they can search because it is POSSIBLE that you might cause some damage. That covers just about EVERYTHING."

Using that logic, as I live under the approach to Dulles, I suppose it's just a matter of time before my house is searched regularly for surface-to-air missiles due to the "vulnerability".

29 posted on 07/18/2013 6:39:49 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Hojczyk
More Kabuki theater from the TSA
30 posted on 07/18/2013 6:40:10 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Hojczyk

Yes, because suicide bombers often utilize valet parking, because of it’s convenience.


31 posted on 07/18/2013 6:43:55 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: wbill
actually, I'd think that would make it easier.

I was looking at it from the psychological perspective of someone who wanted to plant a bomb. I would think the terrorist wouldn't want anyone else to have access to the car, and would be very afraid of anyone finding out what he's up to. Just MHO though.

32 posted on 07/18/2013 6:48:32 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Hojczyk

And what happens if the valet driver had dropped his crack pipe in the car?


33 posted on 07/18/2013 6:51:56 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Venturer

kinda like sending flowers, eh?


34 posted on 07/18/2013 6:53:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: wbill
Figure that the valet isn't going to look too hard in the trunk, etc. They'll just park it and hurry back for the next pick-up.

Right after they pull up your GPS and get the address for your now vacant home.

35 posted on 07/18/2013 6:55:40 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: RFEngineer
"Yes, because suicide bombers often utilize valet parking, because of it’s convenience."

"Here's the keys, Julio. Please ignore that smoke coming out of the trunk and put the car in short term parking. VERY short term parking, in'shallah!"

D'OH!
36 posted on 07/18/2013 6:59:58 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Roccus

Yep, you never know!


37 posted on 07/18/2013 7:13:23 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Revelation 911

Good to know, thanks.


38 posted on 07/18/2013 7:14:05 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Made In The USA

That’s only in Bolder, CO so far.


39 posted on 07/18/2013 7:17:04 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

If she has nothing to hide, she should not object to the search.

New threats demand new measures.

You’re either with the TSA or else you’re with the terrorists.

Flying is a voluntary act. If she chooses to go to the airport, she has already consented to their security rules — which are for her own protection.

Since she objected to the search she is opposed to anti-terror precautions. Probably best to put her name on a no-fly list. Also her family.

Why not search her home too — just to be safe?

Also, if the life of just one puppy could be saved...


40 posted on 07/18/2013 7:25:32 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: Romulus

Double-plus good, sir!


41 posted on 07/18/2013 7:27:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Obadiah

“She’s from New York so there’s a 90% chance she voted for Obama, so tough luck lady.”

I don’t think you can make that assumption in up-state NY. I visit that area a lot and most (except for the cities) hate that SOB.


42 posted on 07/18/2013 7:27:29 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

Yes, thanks. I have been admonished. Based upon further evidence I stand corrected.


43 posted on 07/18/2013 7:36:08 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Hojczyk

44 posted on 07/18/2013 7:37:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

When will the TSA do house to house searches ?


45 posted on 07/18/2013 7:43:33 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Whenifhow

“Could this be challenged in court?”


Sure could but I would think any notion of an honest legal system would be long gone.

We have a government court system which will protect the government at all costs.

We have a USSC which does the same thing.


46 posted on 07/18/2013 7:45:29 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: i_robot73

“Do we HAVE a Constitution anymore?!”

_______

Nope!


47 posted on 07/18/2013 7:52:15 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: I want the USA back

Never been a ‘truther’ but the abuse of laws passed after 9/11 has made me skeptical.


48 posted on 07/18/2013 7:54:56 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Revelation 911

“if shes using valet parking, shes from the east side and likely dem”

Not likely. Surely a dem idiot. At the last portion, she was asked if it was Ok with her, the reply was she’s Ok with it as long she was told about the inspection.

No conservative/libertarian/GOP would allow it, even with a warning. Now I’m sure I have someone take me and pick me up at the airport because of this, even take a cab which is usually do before a flight.


49 posted on 07/18/2013 7:59:32 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

i cant picture a west sider using valet parking - you from Roch ? - and yes - surely a dem idiot...


50 posted on 07/18/2013 8:13:44 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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