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Random Pat-Downs Turn PATCO Into Police State

Posted By admin On September 9, 2010 @ 3:51 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

NBC Philadelphia [1]
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Twelve Transportation Security Administration [2] screeners, armed with an explosive-sniffing K-9, checked 663 commuter bags randomly selected from the morning rush at the Lindenwold station Tuesday.

“It was chaotic,” Kevin Greczyn [3], an accountant from Magnolia who commutes to Philadelphia daily, told the Courier Post [4]. “Nobody was sure what was happening, whether it was safe to get on the train, or whether we were carrying something we shouldn’t be.”


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The chief says that out of the 6663 bags searched between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., a crack pipe was the only item confiscated.

“We can conduct any kind of search we want,” said McClintock. “We could ask TSA to bring wands or X-ray machines like they have in airports, though we don’t think that’s appropriate for PATCO riders at this time.”

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[1] NBC Philadelphia: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/Random-Pat-Downs-Turn-PATCO-Into-Police-State-102443699.html

[2] Transportation Security Administration: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/topics?topic=Transportation+Security+Administration

[3] Kevin Greczyn: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/topics?topic=Kevin+Greczyn

[4] told the Courier Post: http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20100908/NEWS01/9080330/PATCO-riders-undergo-search

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