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TSA Pat-Downs Soon Coming To Your Travel Route

Friday, August 9, 2013 11:09
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Program also targets visitors to sports events, rodeos, concerts



Bob Unruh

The Electronic Privacy Information Center doesn’t appear to be enthusiastic about the Transportation Security Administration’s expansion of it infamous airport pat-downs to highway checkpoints, bus stations, concerts, rodeos and other events.

The TSA said Thursday it has expanded its Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response program “to perform warrantless searches at various locations.”

The Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, which has fought the government on privacy grounds over the use of invasive body scanners and intimate physical pat-downs by federal agents, noted that it had prevailed in a lawsuit in 2012 that “revealed the agency’s plan to deploy body scanners outside of the airport at bus stations, train stations and elsewhere.”

Fox News reported there soon will be behavioral detection officers and search dogs deployed at transit stations and other locations to enhance security.

The report quoted EPIC expressing a concern that the problem with “searching people outside the airport is that there are no real legal standards or probable cause.”

The organization noted the federal response was that anyone who doesn’t want to be searched shouldn’t be at those locations.

RT America also noted that the expansion comes even as complaints about TSA agent misconduct have shot up by 27 percent over the last two years.

Danny Panzella of Truth Squad TV said in the report that it appears TSA is heading for “anywhere where you have big crowds of people.”

He charged that the agency’s concept of security is “based on intimidation.”

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  • Simple.
    Bankrupt the travel industry, the airlines, the sports and entertainment industries.
    That will tell TPTB that they have a choice. Restore our rights or explain to all the above industries WHY it was so important to intimidate and abuse the citizens of this country. How happy will corporate scum be with DC then? Just sayin……..use your brains folks. You can either shut the place down and bankrupt it, or you can kiss their butts and go along with their abusive BS. It is your choice and it will be your kids and grandkids who pay the price for YOU being a brain dead, idiot who believes that immediate gratification and endless entertainment are THE MOST IMPORTANT NEEDS IN LIFE.

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