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  • Amtrak police chief bars Transportation Security Administration from some security operations

    03/04/2011 6:44:57 AM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    Trains Magazine ^ | March 3, 2011 | Don Phillips
    WASHINGTON — In late February, the Transportation Security Administration took over the Amtrak station in Savannah, Ga., and thoroughly searched every person who entered. None of the passengers got into trouble, but the TSA certainly did — big time. Amtrak Police Chief John O’Connor said he first thought a blog posting about the incident was a joke. When he discovered that the TSA’s VIPR team did at least some of what the blog said, he was livid. He ordered the VIPR teams off Amtrak property, at least until a firm agreement can be drawn up to prevent the TSA from...
  • Screening of Passengers at Savannah Amtrak Station (TSA search upon LEAVING train)

    02/28/2011 7:26:45 AM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The TSA Blog ^ | February 26, 2011 | Blogger Bob
    A video of Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) screening passengers at a Savannah, Georgia Amtrak station has been gaining quite a bit of attention and many are wondering why we were screening passengers who had just disembarked from a train. We were wondering the same thing. The screening shown in the video was done in conjunction with a VIPR operation. During VIPR operations, any person entering the impacted area has to be screened. In this case, the Amtrak station was the subject of the VIPR operation so people entering the station were being screened for items on the Amtrak prohibited items...
  • TSA Harasses 9-yo Boy and Other Train Passengers After Their Trip

    02/24/2011 2:51:55 PM PST · by Leisler · 62 replies
    GIZMODO ^ | Feb 23, 2011 | Jesus Diaz
    After going down in a spiral of paranoid stupidity—called out for saving body scan images, ridiculed for patting down an almost-naked woman or nailed for harrassing a kid at airport security—the TSA has reached a new low. It's surreal. Here's what a traveler recorded on February 13, after his train trip to Savannah: The only bad thing on our trip was [the] TSA 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...
  • TSA Harasses 9-yo Boy and Other Train Passengers After Their Trip

    02/24/2011 11:11:56 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    Gizmodo (link from Drudge) ^ | 23 Feb 11 | Jesus Diaz
    After going down in a spiral of paranoid stupidity—called out for saving body scan images, ridiculed for patting down an almost-naked woman or nailed for harrassing a kid at airport security—the TSA has reached a new low. It's surreal. Here's what a traveler recorded on February 13, after his train trip to Savannah: The only bad thing on our trip was [the] TSA 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...
  • TSA bag inspections / search AFTER travel (passengers leaving TRAIN searched)

    02/23/2011 6:24:18 PM PST · by CedarDave · 45 replies
    Flyer Talk ^ | February 21, 2011 | Cartoon Peril
    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...