Guilty until proven innocent: Unconstitutional searches, pat-downs, sniffer dogs arrive at bus depots
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tampa police, TSA and Homeland Security agents are teaming up “to keep your family safe,” according to ABC News, by implementing random searches at bus depots, in yet another example of how airport tyranny is being rolled out onto the streets.
“Bomb sniffing dogs, pat-downs and metal detector wanding, gloved inspections of hand-held bags” are all now going to become a routine part of everyday life as the Fourth Amendment is completely trashed in the name of “security”.
ABC even found a regular Joe to assure us that feds making us turn out our pockets and frisking us like criminals was a good thing because it prevented us from being “blown up”.
Watch the clip.
Of course, bus bombings are non-existent in America, but that won’t stop federal authorities turning U.S. cities into downtown Beirut, with every shopping mall, transport hub and public building patrolled by TSA thugs who are caught abusing their power on an almost daily basis with nightmare stories of them harassing disabled children, old people and other regular Americans trying in vain to innocently go about their business.
“And so passengers ready to head toward Orlando, Jacksonville and points north had to go through a series of checks…a K-9 officer from the Tampa Airport Police department gave the bus his special “sniff test” in the baggage compartment. This is all a part of VIPR, which stands for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response,” according to the report.
As was announced way back in 2005, VIPR teams now patrol Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and Los Angeles rail lines; ferries in Washington state; bus stations in Houston; and mass transit systems in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore, “expanding their work beyond airplanes, launching counterterror surveillance at train stations and other mass transit facilities.”
(ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW)
We have been warning for years that everything you saw unfolding in the airports would soon be heading for the streets.
People who were perfectly happy with their naked body being ogled by TSA thugs scorned those who felt body scanners were a violation of privacy. “Don’t fly,” they said and you won’t have to go through it. Next it will be “don’t take a bus,” “don’t visit the shopping mall,” hey just “don’t leave your house”.
With authorities in Europe planning to unveil mobile body scanners and naked body scanners attached to lamp posts, soon we won’t be able to walk down the street without some federal enforcer gawking at our genitalia – all for our own safety of course.
Is that the kind of society you want to live in? A warped hybrid of Orwell’s 1984 and The Running Man?
Not content with the fact that one in every 31 U.S. adults is either on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole, the prison is now being built around us, with the population treated as guilty until proven innocent as the invisible bars descend around society and the implosion of private industry forces everyone to get government jobs acting as jackboots to police the rest of the inmates.
This article was posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 6:03 am