Originally published June 22 2011
Planes, trains, and automobiles: TSA to grope travelers on all forms of transportation
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The enemy of freedom, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as its mother ship, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is on a mission to grope every single traveler in the US. Whether you travel by airplane, train, ship, bus, freight truck, or potentially in the future even your own private vehicle, the TSA wants to be there to treat you like a criminal and feel up your private parts.
According to a recent report in Mother Jones, the TSA has requested 12 more units for its growing fleet of Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams, which are nothing more than unconstitutional security checkpoints eerily similar to those implemented throughout Germany during Hitler's reign.
"Papers, please," is the historical mantra associated with the Nazi jackboots that treated innocent civilians like guilty criminals during World War II, and it represents the same tactic now being used by the TSA to target, intimidate, and ultimately violate the personal freedom of innocent Americans.
In the eyes of the TSA, you are guilty until proven innocent, and the agency feels as though it can scrap the US Constitution and invade your personal privacy in the name of fighting "terrorism." Based on its actions, however, the TSA is the true terrorist, and the true enemy of freedom and liberty that is rapidly establishing the United Police States of America.
Back in December, NaturalNews reported that the TSA had already implemented VIPR checkpoints at a Tampa, Fla., Greyhound bus station, which was just one of many installments put in place since the program was formed in 2007 (http://www.naturalnews.com/030596_TSA_securi...). And with its mobile fleet of surveillance and security forces, VIPR teams could one day show up at a baseball stadium, grocery store, or even neighborhood near you.
In Des Moines, Ia., VIPR teams recently decided to target random Latinos for security screenings. In Savannah, Ga., VIPR teams surprised train passengers with an invasive security check involving the lifting of shirts and fondling of women's breasts. And in San Diego, VIPR teams recently screened, handcuffed, arrested, and deported a group of children who were on their way to school.
"We believe this is a flagrant violation of human rights, when we have a situation in which children are being separated from their families without the proper due process rights being afforded them," said a spokesman for a family of one of the children abducted. Proper due process rights, of course, apply to all Americans, and these rights are now routinely being trampled by the TSA in its ruthless shredding and dismantling of the US Constitution.
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