Strolling along the shores of the mainstream . . .
Incredible how the average Amerikan has been turned into a sheeple. Meekly submitting to any type of humiliation.In any case I do not see the point of searching AFTER the train journey.
I saw this yesterday. It is not weird if you understand the true purpose of these searches. The true purpose has nothing at all to do with security. The TSA has never stopped anyone with nefarious intent.The true purpose of these searches is to get the public used to being searched.Passengers who are in the process of getting on a train are in hurry. It can be very stressful. Searches are a hassle, adding even more stress to the process. Searches are seen as possibly causing passengers to miss their train. If you are searched after you arrive at your destination, there is nowhere near the same time pressure. People are relived to have arrived at their destination. They are much more likely to cooperate with the process.The TSA began doing these searches on truck drivers last September at interstate highway weigh stations. They rolled them out in airports in November. They are coming soon to public transportation, bus stations, courthouses, sports facilities, entertainment arenas, and other public venues near you.
This is unconstitutional. I'm sure our spineless supreme court can find some sort of justification for it, but the plain language of the bill of rights says, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures"This is sort of like, "Thou shalt not kill"--What part of that commandment is so hard to understand? These kinds of searches are EXACTLY what the framers were talking about when they added the 4th amendment. No, they are worse: the framers could not have imagined something so systematic at the time. That these searches are routine means we have failed to keep the constitution and are really no longer protected by it. The searches keep getting more routine and are spreading everywhere now, and we just seem powerless to stop them.
Obviously, the Nazi TSA wasn't created to protect our safety. They should be called, TDA or Transportation Drug Authority. They exist just to search people for drugs and money and keep the failed drug war on the people churning. They show their true colors when they search people AFTER they take a trip. These people are the enemy.
Ready to repress riots in US?
The Funny this is that Americans still think that they are FREE...
Actually, I wonder if this video is authentic, and I wonder if the tall TSA agent is John Cleese.
Too bad the sheeple have no idea... It is sad to see so many "educated" people allow the government to do so many terrible things but to continue to trust the decisions made to be authentic and correct.
This is simply appalling; a classic example of how a bureaucracy, once it is created and given power, metastasizes into something far beyond its original intent. I wonder if the lawyers in the audience could give us some idea of how a citizen-victim could create an objection to this as a (patently and blindingly obvious) breach of the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches that would (1) not result in said citizen-victim getting the crap beaten out of him with a free trip to Gitmo; and (2) get a hearing in court. There is simply no even faintly colorable reason for these searches. The TSA has long since proven itself to be an abject failure and should be abolished at once.
GL. What happened to 'the trooper' series?
Soon they will start removing cash they find, after interrogating as to WHY anyone would carry the stuff.
So what does the TSA do in this situation if they find a knife or something? Take it away after the fact?
They are in process to "desensetise" the public. Notice the "shakedown" is being done to a woman and two children. It's disgusting. The Israelis don't even do that to the Foreign incoming passengers. We don't use any public transportations because of this. Bought a Motorhome, travel in it with our stuff and safety and privacy.
Blue Stater, I'm not a civil rights or constitutional lawyer but I'm pretty certain you're not lawfully allowed to resist lawful fofrce. In other words, if they push you, don't push back. That's what the courts say, anyway. If the courts are just so many ore jailers, though, then perhaps the law isn't a solution
What struck me about this, it's a GAME for them! The boy in the green t-shirt was really PROUD to be admitted for a search.
Retards ... most people are too frightened to protest - and can you honestly blame them if those TSA savages have the right to inflict strip and cavity searches on a whim?
Nikki is correct - it desensitizes the public to being stopped and searched. Likewise the taking of fingerprints and an iris scan at customs for international travel is no more than getting the public used to being searched. The officers in this video would have been given orders to do this random search by someone higher up, and who gave them their orders? The increasing intrusion of the US state into the lives of the US citizen is reminiscent of Germany in the late 1930's.
You might think you are free from search in your vehicle but you're not. Two examples:1) While crossing the desert (Arizona or New Mexico) in my RV we were stopped and searched because the nearby prison had a bandit loose. It was for "our safety" and there was no cavity search but I'm sure if a shot gun had been in the closet there would have been a lot more attention.2) While a friend was traveling in California an officer asked him to exit his vehicle. If you don't you're being uncooperative and will be arrested. If you do your vehicle will be deemed "abandoned" (damn the facts madam, yeah, I know you're standing right there but you're not INSIDE so it's abandoned by definition). His abandoned vehicle was searched and all contraband items were used against him in a court of law (I don't want to get into a 2nd amendment battle here, thanks -- just talking about privacy from search).So if you travel (i.e. drive or walk) expect to encounter police who know their local laws better than you do and WILL SEARCH YOU if they want to -- on your way to jail if you don't submit to it cooperatively. Yes, Dorothy, this isn't the Kansas you grew up in.
What a nation of total pussies. I bet the mujahideen don't wand little kids. LOSERS!
great blog and it's good to see people talking about this subject. I can't stand to look at the pictures of the little kids there with evidently their mom being humiliated like that. It literally makes me sick.a previous comment said that it's about getting people used to being searched, I totally agree with that. We are in deep doodoo in the good ole USofA.
The Government is in the process of brainwashing our kids in elementary school and beyond. It's insidious and many parents are so busy with their jobs and finances that they aren't paying attention to what these schools are teaching our kids. By the time these kids are 10 - 12, they are completely unaffected by these intrusive "pat-downs" and it's not out of the norm to them. I'm in Oregon, and honestly it is becoming much like a Police State. We have cameras at most intersections, electronic Speed signs (probably taking pictures as you drive by) and a Court House that has more security than the WhiteHouse. The Government is closing in on many levels, most people aren't even aware of it.
There is an interesting eyewitness account from Brian Gamble, a firefighter whose family was searched, at http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/2011/03/tsa-pat-down-savannah-train-video-full.htmlMr. Gamble mentions a few things that are pretty shocking.1. The 20 passengers were herded off the train after being lied to about their luggage being inside.2. Intimidation of the passengers.3. Boys and women forced to pull up their shirts, women and girls up to their bras.4. Male agents pawing through women's luggage, sniffing their perfume and commenting on it.This clearly goes beyond any legitimate security concerns. It is reflective of a desire of US authorities to establish control NOW over the people. Clearly an "aclimitization" is being forced on us.Clearly, this is more evidence that our civilization is unraveling right in front of us, unraveling from its Constitutional roots, unraveling in its monetary system and its economy, unraveling politically.Hopeful reactions are seen in several states' efforts to render TSA actions like this illegal in their states, with New Hampshire and Texas making the TSA nude scanners and groping a felony. Hope they succeed.
To Anonymous re: Brian Gamble. Encourage him to tell this story to Conservative Talk shows and Fox. This information needs to be brought out into the light.
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