TSA expands duties beyond airports

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    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.
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    Oh good, instead of grossly manhandling Americans with staggering inaccuracy considering how much stuff gets through, they will do it everywhere. But, uh, what business does the TRANSPORTION Security Administration have at a concert or festival or sporting event? Rhetorical, they have none, not debatable among reasonable people.
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    Oh I'm sure someone will debate it. Amtrak is a stretch but yeah it's transportation...but TSA at a local fair or concert?
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    Can't complain after all of those plots the TSA foiled.

    Oh, wait ...
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    fuggin fuggers. fuggem.

    a pox on all their houses. the outfit in charge of searching grannies and babies instead of looking for threats coming to a festival near you.

    when some jackboot rolls up outside florida field and wants to do a friendly tailgate pat down...what happens when he gets told to go f&&* himself?

    detention? tasers? jail time?

    this is out of control. this country is ridiculous.

    its crap like this and the telecommunication companies assisting the NSA that makes the division caused by GZ/TM, sex scandals, R Vs D and all the other minutiae so dangerous.

    divide and conquer. they'll never see it comin.

    im more convinced than ever that we are just slaves to lizard people. its the only explanation.
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    And yet we don't have to worry about Communism in our country.
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