For 2012, TSA expands to train stations, ferry docks, subways
The Transportation Security Administration had quite a year of free publicity in 2011, including headline-grabbing news of agents groping grandmas, fondling supermodels, joking about passengers’ “junk” while virtually disrobing them and pilfering possessions from luggage.
In 2012, the agency is planning to expand its operations at train stations, subway stations, ferry docks and other transportation hubs.
Special TSA teams conducted 9,300 surprise inspections at non-airport facilities in 2011 alone. The Department of Homeland Security is pressing Congress to pay $24 million more for 12 additional roving units next year. >>>
Not everyone is convinced that the teams are necessary, with critics referring to the operations as “security theatre.”
“It’s a great way to make the public think you are doing something,” Fred H. Cate, a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, told the Times. “It’s a little like saying, ‘If we start throwing things up in the air, will they hit terrorists?’”
In 2011, a variety of libertarian, progressive and tea party advocates vented about the intrusive nature of TSA procedures, also referring to them as “political theatre.”
The TSA is requesting expansion of funding for more "roving squads" and "home visits" have already been discussed. Janet Incompitano has already released a list of those kinds of Americans (tea party activists and returning vets) who they have determined to be the greatest risk to the federal government.
Many people say, "Well I don't fly" or "I'd rather drive than be hassled". I'm guessing that if it did affect you, you would care. NOW it's going to affect people that don't fly so they too may come to comprehend this ridiculous malfeasance.
But at least 40% of Americans are "sheeple" or "drones", so who knows? Maybe its already too late for the rest of us who do care about liberty v. tyranny.