VIPR team created by Federal Agency TSA has conducted yet another “Security Theater” in how to get you, Joe Public, to surrender your 4th Amendment Right. Most likely Joe Public has no idea what that right is and thus is equally susceptible to having that right infringed upon. The way the current Administration conducts itself in a covertly fashion it appears its new goal is to have our 4th Amendment entirely removed from our knowledge and vocabulary. Whereas we are outraged over the threat against our 2nd Amendment right, we are also dually under attack by our own government of our 4th Amendment right. N4TM provides you, Joe Public, with information, it’s up to you what you do with it.
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Source here Plz read full
VIPR, aka TSA, aka White House Administration is doing everything in its power to get you to surrender your own civil liberties. Please note that this video “happened” to be captured by a photo journalist on board and no one appears to be scared or perplexed to a TSA agent in black with body armor searching cars with a Geiger counter.
This video and story was originally posted by CBS Chicago and can be found here. I checked into this a little more and it was of high interest to me. VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) has been around since 2004. It shows up and conducts unlawful searches of people and is just an overall threat to our Civil Liberties. It’s no miracle or coincidence that the above video was “captured” by a photo journalist who happened to be riding the train.
“CBS 2′s photojournalist Lana Hinshaw-Klann happened to be at the scene and used a cell-phone camera to record agents in action.” Source CBS2 Chicago hyper-linked above.
DHS describes VIPR as follows:
“Following the Madrid train bombing in 2005, TSA developed the VIPR program to allow TSA security and law enforcement assets to augment federal, state, and local law enforcement and security agencies in the transportation domain.
TSA’s VIPR teams provide a full range of law enforcement and security capability; the exact makeup of VIPR teams is determined jointly with local authorities and can include Federal Air Marshals(FAMs), Transportation Security Officers (TSOs), Behavior Detection Officers (BDOs), TSA certified explosive detection canine teams, Transportation Security Inspectors (TSIs), Transportation Security Specialists – Explosives (TSSEs), explosives operational support, security and explosive screening technology, radiological/nuclear detection, and local law enforcement officers.
TSA VIPR teams can be deployed at random locations and times in cooperation with local authorities to deter and defeat terrorist activity; or teams may be deployed to provide additional law enforcement or security presence at transportation venues during specific alert periods or in support of special events. TSA routinely conducts thousands of VIPR operations each year in transportation systems nationwide.” Source DHS official Government Website
Back to the Story from CBS2 Chicago
The TSA agents, VIPR, were able to detect Nuclear Isotopes in this area and “follow” the reading throughout the train station. They are able to do this elsewhere at other stations and have the means to “watch.” For instance take this example from another article I read trying to find out more about “VIPR:”
New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo, who works regularly with VIPR teams, acknowledged that the search system isn’t perfect.
Potential attackers carrying explosives who refuse searches are free to simply drive to the next station on the line and board there.
“Because of the sheer number of passengers, there’s nothing that would prevent you from doing that,” Trucillo said. But there also are “things behind the scenes that are not visible to the traveling public that we employ to keep our system safe.” Source: CNN: TSA rail, subway spot checks raise privacy Issues.
This should be a huge concern of Americans that they are being watched by the government at all times. They are not just looking for terrorists, they are watching “Us!” Case in point, take a read of this from Huffington Post:
“Turns out the TSA goes to NFL games and political conventions and all kinds of places that have little or nothing to do with air travel. It even has a special division called VIPR — an unfortunate acronym for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response team — that conducts these searches.
Few people know that $105 million of their taxpayer dollars are going to fund 37 VIPR teams in 2012, whose purpose is to “augment” the security of any mode of transportation. They don’t realize that these VIPR teams can show up virtually anytime, anywhere and without warning, subjecting you to a search of your vehicle or person.” Source: The TSA Wants To Be Everywhere In 2013 — Here’s Why We Shouldn’t Let It (Huffington Post.com)
In light of discovering an agency that has existed since 2004 which I had not yet heard of until today it is nice to know that others have paid attention and have raised the same concerns over our civil liberties that are threatened by this government. I found this interesting post speaking of the legality of TSA’s VIPR team, read here: DHS Lawyer : Travelers Need Not Submit To TSA VIPR Teams, of course this is not an endorsement of the blog/site it’s used here for informational purposes.
I know that all eyes are on Sarah Palin drinking a Big Gulp at CPAC, and with Rand Paul for standing against the use of Drones in America, and with the newly “elected” Jesuit Pope; but while Americans in the US struggle to find ammo for their 9mm and wait patiently to obtain clearance to buy up what guns remain on the shelves at our local gun shops, we are also being eroded of our 4th Amendment Right. It appears that Barack Obama’s team is and has been at war with and against its own citizens for a long time. Google Glasses are a threat to our privacy sure and so is VIPR (aka TSA, ergo Obama’s White House Administration). America is disappearing into a police state parallel to Stalin’s Russia. We fail to understand the past and we are conversely repeating it.
Another story caught N4TM’s attention: http://fox2now.com/2013/03/16/walmart-stores-evacuated-due-to-bomb-threats/