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TSA screenings aren't just for airports anymore

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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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TSA screenings aren't just for airports anymore


www.latimes.com

TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country...

...The TSA's 25 "viper" teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 more teams next year.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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The article notes that critics see the TS VIPER teams as "largely cosmetic" and as a sort of ruse for keeping themselves relevant, in the public eye..and on the public funding gravy train. Now, that's disturbing enough, of course, but as we all know that sort of thing is par for the course in Washington. Everyone's bellied up to the trough looking for their snoutfull of slop.

If increased TSA presence and activity is truly only about "looking busy," I suppose that would be the least of our concerns. But if they are more active than that and are actually "doing their job," its far more worrisome to me for what it says about the emergence of a total survalience society. Freedom lovers everywhere would do well to keep an eye on this and all developments relating to the often-controversial TSA

www.latimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 10:42 PM
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They've been at train stations for a while now.



Sick beyond Orwellian, let's prepare for the worst, and hope for the worst at the same time it seems. I'm not going anywhere that requires a TSA sexual assault, anyone else who chooses to partake in this ridiculousness deserves what they get.

Collectively boycotting these establishments that host TSA agents will change this tactic real quick.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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Guten tag, papiere bitte! Oh and er... have a nice day.
ETA I believe their plan is to extend TSA to all forms of mass transit, bus, train, subway and regular road users.
edit on 21/12/11 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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"Collectively boycotting these establishments that host TSA agents will change this tactic real quick."


Certainly!
When they can't find people to harrass, scare, or beat up at the bus and train stations, they'll show up at Vons and Walmart.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 11:30 PM
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Just to help you understand. My brother is a air marshal, vipr teams are air marshals not tsa, they go out with the police and do searches, the police are the ones who actually search. BAM..im on a role with filling knowledge on this site, i shuld get payed



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 11:34 PM
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Originally posted by marsoc
Just to help you understand. My brother is a air marshal, vipr teams are air marshals not tsa, they go out with the police and do searches, the police are the ones who actually search. BAM..im on a role with filling knowledge on this site, i shuld get payed

Call the LA Times...Maybe they'll pay you.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 11:40 PM
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haha, that will be the day



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 01:35 AM
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Next they will be setting up check points on streets.

Drivers and passengers in cars will be asked to step out and get checked.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 04:25 AM
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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
Guten tag, papiere bitte! Oh and er... have a nice day.


Well the NAZI didn't feel you up or strip children, if your papers were good you went about your business.

Here come the Thought Police - Special Events, Border crossing, etc

Homeland Security Detects Terrorists by Reading Your Mind - F.A.S.T




posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 04:32 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Next they will be setting up check points on streets.
Drivers and passengers in cars will be asked to step out and get checked.


Yup...

Tennessee Becomes First State To Fight Terrorism Statewide


Tuesday's statewide "VIPR" operation isn't in response to any particular threat, according to officials. Armes said intelligence indicates law enforcement should focus on the highways as well as the airports.


www.newschannel5.com...

TSA VIPR Program Implements Checkpoints on Tennessee
Ron Paul Calls TSA ‘Jack-Booted Thugs’ in Response to Highway Checkpoints
www.theblaze.com...

VIPR Teams Enhance Security at Major Local Transportation Facilities
www.tsa.gov...

This man is probably turning over in his grave



They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety


This was written by Franklin, with quotation marks but almost certainly his original thought, sometime shortly before February 17, 1775 as part of his notes for a proposition at the Pennsylvania Assembly, as published in Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin Source


When did America forget the wisdom of the Founders?



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 04:35 AM
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Neat video.

I notice that all the "screenees" (and the screeners) are regular, average, American looking people.

Hmmm.

love the reference to "non evasive sensors".



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 04:37 AM
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It's called tyranny people. They roll it out nice and slowly, telling you that it's for your own safety. But it's spreading, everywhere from train stations to highways. It's all a part of the police state that's been unraveling. The militarization of police in recent years, the monitoring of all forms of communication by Big Brother, Section 1031 of the NDAA, the SOPA bill-- all of it is interlinked. Think about how dangerous all of those things used in combination are to our freedom.

In the near future, we very well may have to be searched before getting on a bus/train/plane/highway while the government monitors our phone calls/text messages/e-mails and spies on us through the countless cameras while the military patrols the streets and arrests Americans forever without a trial/charge because the government says they're bad, all the while the mainstream media continues to push pro-establishment propaganda which plays a key role in gaining support for this agenda, and the government (which is completely corrupt and is just a vessel for the agenda that's playing our before our eyes) gets rid of any competing online information that's a threat to them.
edit on 22-12-2011 by TupacShakur because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 04:40 AM
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TSA jokers in Airports are BEYOND THE LIMIT!

TSA on the street?

TSA Everywhere?

IF I WAS GOD, I'D STRIKE EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM DEAD WITH A LIGHTNING BOLT!




VIPR



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 04:46 AM
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Originally posted by marsoc
BAM..im on a role with filling knowledge on this site, i shuld get payed


You don't get paid for disinfo around here


From the TSA Official website
VIPR Teams Enhance Security at Major Local Transportation Facilities
www.tsa.gov...

So are YOU one of those Jack booted Thugs that feels up old ladies and strip searches children?

And while we are on the issue of just who are the REAL terrorists.. lets have a look at the headlines

Nightly News: TSA Agent Arrested in Rape
TSA worker in uniform flashes badge, allegedly rapes woman. Reporter Darrin McBreen covers the expansion of the TSA VIPR program

TSA agent arrested for stealing from passengers

Thieving TSA Agent Arrested After Stuffing Stolen iPad Down His Pants
A rogue TSA Agent who stole more than $50000 worth of property has been fired and arrested after he was caught trying to shove an iPad

TSA agent arrested on charges of possession, distribution of child pornography.

Three TSA agents arrested over interstate drug ring

Police: TSA Employee Brings Gun To Airport

TSA agent arrested on accusations of theft - Police say an the TSA worker was given a wallet with money inside, and she didn't turn it in.

Feds Arrest TSA Agent For Her Role In Alleged Phony Marriage Scheme

TSA agent arrested on six counts of lewdness with a child

TSA Agent Arrested over 15 year old Sex Slave in Orange County

TSA Agent Arrested - "I am God... I'm in charge!"

TSA agent arrested, accused of stealing from passengers - A TSA screener in Fort Lauderdale Florida was arrested and charged with stealing from passengers, deputies said.

TSA agent arrested on accusations of theft - A TSA agent at Bush Intercontinental Airport has been arrested amid accusations of theft.

Md. TSA Agent Charged With Child Porn - Baltimore, Maryland

Reporter Claims TSA Agent Would Speed People Through Security For $10 - Of course, the TSA at Newark has a bit of a history of problems. In just the past two years, a TSA agent was arrested for avoiding security. A TSA supervisor was arrested for working with another TSA agent to steal money from passengers, and just a few months after that, another TSA agent was arrested for stealing $500 from a wheelchair-bound passenger.

All those are just recent last 6 months or so...

SOURCE: Google headlines - "TSA agent arrested" About 386,000 results
edit on 22-12-2011 by zorgon because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 04:50 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Hmmm.
love the reference to "non evasive sensors".


Love the questions..

"Are you planning to bomb the event today?"

"Are you planning to RECORD the event today?"

So now they are copyright police as well huh?



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 05:00 AM
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And get THIS one...

TSA Agents Harass Man Over Silver Coins


A traveler flying into Las Vegas was questioned by the TSA about his small collection of silver coins, another example of how the federal agency is acting more like a secret police unit than an airport security outfit, routinely interrogating Americans about their financial affairs. Alex Jones talked to Jeff, a software engineer, after he passed through security, who told him that TSA agents had questioned him about why he was carrying silver coins and demanded to know their value. The screeners also asked if Jeff was collecting them for a hobby or an investment. Jeff explained that he was simply planning to cash in the coins and use that money on his vacation instead of dipping into his bank account. The total value of the coins was no more than $600 dollars. The delay led to TSA agents telling Jeff they couldn’t guarantee that his bags would even make it onto the plane.


visiontoamerica.org...

TSA Now Searching For Silver And Gold
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Pregnant woman files complaint after TSA confiscates insulin


A pregnant woman in Denver said she had traveled the world with her insulin without any problems, but that all changed when Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) screeners at Denver International Airport confiscated her medication Thursday.

“Well, you’re a risk,” she said the agent told her. “This is a risk… I can’t tell you why, again. But this is at risk for explosives.”

“I got a bottle of nail polish,” the mother-to-be told KMGH. “I got hair spray bottles. I got needles that are syringes. But yet I can’t take through my actual insulin?”

She explained that the medication was correctly labeled and she provided the TSA with a doctor’s note. Luckily, the agents missed half of a vial buried at the bottom of her lunch box.

The TSA website lists insulin as one of the many permitted products for traveling diabetics.


drleonardcoldwell.com...


Mom Arrested After Refusing TSA Molestation of Daughter


Abbott said she did not want her daughter to be touched inappropriately or have her crotch grabbed, according to a police report. Her outrage at the security procedure landed her in jail. She was charged with disorderly conduct and released on bond, according to The Tennessean.



Despite the baseless assurance that the device is safe, Abbott told Birge she did not want her daughters naked body revealed by the scanner.

She attempted to take cell phone video of the incident but was prevented from doing so.

In April, the TSA defended its serial molestation procedures after a video surfaced showing agents fondling a six year old girl at the New Orleans airport.

The TSA has admitted that fondling children is government policy.

Some folks are asking if the proper procedures were followed. Yes. TSA has reviewed the incident and the security officer in the video followed the current standard operating procedures, a TSA spokesman explained on the agencys official blog.



Earlier this month, it was revealed that the TSA, under the guidance of the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, deliberately misled the public on the health risks associated with the naked body scanners.


drleonardcoldwell.com...



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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Originally posted by marsoc
Just to help you understand. My brother is a air marshal, vipr teams are air marshals not tsa, they go out with the police and do searches, the police are the ones who actually search. BAM..im on a role with filling knowledge on this site, i shuld get payed


Police cannot legally search you without probable cause or your permission. If they do it's a violation of your civil rights. Unlike private airlines they cannot refuse your use of the highway if you don't give them permission to search.

Air Marshals work in the air or at airports or related facilities, otherwise they're not air marshals.

Your brother is likely just telling a tall tale to make you think he is better than a low life TSA agent.

I'm looking forward to reading about viper teams being killed by roadside IED's or suicide bombers followed by their need to search homes without due process.

If it ever happens I'll go to their funerals and applaud their deaths for betraying fellow Americans.


edit on 22-12-2011 by verylowfrequency because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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Homeland security's finest; deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol (Oregon, Washington & IDAHO) arrested for raping a 14 year old whom he used his position to care for the foster child..
deputy chief Joseph W. Giuliano pic credit Philip Dwyer/Herald


BTW - he was quietly (back page msm) sentenced to a 4 years much of which is probation. A non government honcho would of got 20 years in the penitentiary.
edit on 22-12-2011 by verylowfrequency because: (no reason given)




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