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"Random" Bag checks at DC Subway Stations

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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It looks they arent wasting any time in pushing the limits of what we will and will not tolerate.

Goodbye 4th Amendment


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.


Reuters

I wonder how long before the perverted TSA arrive with their Backscatter Porno Machines

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:42 PM
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This has been happening in NYC subways since 9/11 ...nothing new there. Except its in DC. Guess we'll see how those "Real Patriots" in DC like getting their # manhandled...
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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:44 PM
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Here come TSA soon... bend over for digital exams soon...... next?



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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might be a result of the latest from uncle Al Qaeda - seems they're planning on attacking us over the holidays.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by Bonified Ween
This has been happening in NYC subways since 9/11 ...nothing new there. Except its in DC. Guess we'll see how those "Real Patriots" in DC like getting their # manhandled...
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Ah, I had no idea. I guess New York has been the testing ground for how much freedom can be taken away, looks like you guys failed the test.
Or passed, depending on which side of the fence youe on...

Hard for me to believe that the tough talking and minded New Yorkers wouldve allowed this to continue more than a year after 9/11, much less 9 years.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:53 PM
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well, let's see, you walk into a subway station and a couple of cops are there and they let everyone pass, rarely actually searching bags. I've never seen anyone be asked to open their bag. It's more of a deterrant.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:58 PM
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when I visited NYC last summer, I had my bag checked. it was only when I was traveling alone..which was only a couple of times. They should be profiling for real terrorists, not profiling me because I look weird. And thats exactly why they searched me and no one else..it happens to me all the time. I guess alternative looking person=terrorist? or they assume I have drugs on me or something..I dont know. But its friggin annoying and out of order..
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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
might be a result of the latest from uncle Al Qaeda - seems they're planning on attacking us over the holidays.


Of course they are ...

Btw, the guy that was arrested because of said threats which precipitated this move did so 'covertly' on their facebook page. Almost as if he wanted everyone to know just to cue this ... nah that can't be, I've been reading too much conspiraceh stuff.


I'm pretty sure all these searches are just a pretext to catch people on unrelated crimes like gun/drug possession without probable cause or a search warrant.


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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 04:22 PM
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I'm pretty sure all these searches are just a pretext to catch people on unrelated crimes like gun/drug possession without probable cause or a search warrant.


Yes but people dont seem to understand this or they do and just dont care anymore.
Dont you guys understand that once "they" crack the door open, even a little, they wont stop
until its wide open and the 4th Amendment is worth no more than the ink its printed with.

They can do this why? because its part of the transportation system?
So are tunnels, bridges and the very streets that you walk down. Will it have to come to that for people to realize that somethings wrong here?

Can you imagine walking down the block and a uniformed thug walking up to you and saying "identification please" and starts rifling through your bags.
For what? for walking down the street. "No sir, its for NATIONAL SECURITY purposes"

Im so sick of hearing them use that term to justify EVERYTHING that they do.

/spit



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:32 AM
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Has any one tried challenging this? I am from Australia so the laws may be a little different but would go some thing like this.

First ask if they have a warrant. When they don't and give you some by law reason refuse and ask to be arrested or let go. If they arrest you and later find nothing suspicious you can then sue for deprivation of liberty. Would also be a good idea to tape the whole thing so it makes it harder for them to fake some charges. Also recommend talking to a local lawyer before trying this.

If they have to start paying out huge compensation claims it will make them think twice about it.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 08:02 AM
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Pretty soon, it will be impossible to go anywhere without being fondled or violated. I have to travel to DC quite often for work and instead of flying, I often take a train because it is much less of a hassle. It looks like this won;t be the case anymore, at least some of the time. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they are just getting their foot in the door and will rachet things up as soon as people start getting used to these Orwellian tactics on our trains.

What they need to do, is enact these same measures on the US Capitol subway system, the trains that Congress uses. Sadly, as Congress rides their tax-payer funded luxury trains in peace, quiet and comfort, we will be having our rights violated. Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this? I think it's more than safe to suggest that the US Capitol subway system is filled with more criminals than the DC public train system.


--airspoon



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 08:06 AM
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This Christmas terror crap is ridiculous.

Far more people are going to die over Christmas and New Years just driving from one place to another than any terrorist attack would kill.

Keeping us all safe from phantoms by randomly invading a citizen while cars crash all over the country.

Who are the buffoons that buy into this crap?



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