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TSA’s “VIPERS” Expanding Reach Far Beyond Airport Security to Subway & Train Stations, “Other Transport Hubs”… Like Rodeos?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 19:44
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TSA’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response squads, or VIPR, are leaving the airports behind to perform security checks at train stations, subway stops, and other transportation-related hubs.

 Created in the wake of the 2004 Madrid train bombing, VIPR teams — comprised of explosives experts, behavioral detection officers, and canine handlers — work with local law enforcement to move throughcrowds and randomly stop passengers and ask questions.

Perhaps more surprising is their reach into places you wouldn’t really expect: Rodeos, music festivals, and sporting events. Their expansion has civil liberties groups pushing back on what they call warrantless searches with no probable cause.  

Probable Cause? Just being an American makes you a possible “Enemy Combatant”… 

Tom Dennen



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  • really

    Those that are always saying,
    “if you don’t like it, then don’t fly…sheesh,” in response to the exponentially growing police-state, will soon be saying
    “if you don’t like it, don’t take the train, bus, drive, or go to public events… sheesh.”

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