http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/u...ond-airport-security.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 "With little fanfare, the agency best known for airport screenings has vastly expanded its reach to sporting events, music festivals, rodeos, highway weigh stations and train terminals. Not everyone is happy." "In 2011, the VIPR teams were criticized for screening and patting down people after they got off an Amtrak train in Savannah, Ga. As a result, the Amtrak police chief briefly banned the teams from the railroad’s property, saying the searches were illegal. " So apparently the TSA has now been "expanded" to other areas, and can pretty much do what they want without real cause. Those that defend the TSA being able to do pat-downs, searches, etc, because you were entering into a "contract" by boarding a plane...now it's apparently being done in many other places without suspicion or probable cause. Instead of curtailing TSA abuses, it sounds like TSA is being allowed more free rein.