Tuesday, April 17, 2012

And the Sheeple went "Baa, baa, baa....."

Help me, I'm lost and can't find my way

Saw this link over at III Percent Patriots just now.

Big Sis Launches Undercover TSA Spies To Ride Houston Buses

A new program in Houston will place undercover TSA agents and police officers on buses whose job it will be to perform bag searches, watch for “suspicious activity” and interrogate passengers in order to ‘curb crime and terrorism’.

Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee unveiled the program, labeled Bus Safe, during a press conference on Friday. According to a Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston (METRO) press release, agencies involved in the scheme will, “ride buses, perform random bag checks, and conduct K-9 sweeps, as well as place uniformed and plainclothes officers at Transit Centers and rail platforms to detect, prevent and address latent criminal activity or behavior.”
“While local law enforcement agencies focus on overall safety measures noted above, representatives with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will also be on hand, lending their counter-terrorism expertise and support during the exercise,” states the press release.
“If you think you’re going to be a bad actor on buses, get ready. You are going to have a short-lived time frame,” Jackson Lee said during the press conference. The Congresswoman is a staunch advocate of the TSA, having recently chastised the passage of a new law that allows airports to evict TSA agents and replace them with private screeners by claiming it would lead to a new 9/11-style attack.
According to KPRC 2 News, METRO refused to disclose on what dates or bus routes the program would be operational. As well as TSA agents, police officers from the Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 7 will be involved.
According to Phillip Levine of the Houston Free Thinkers blog, shortly after Lee gave her press conference the operation went straight into effect, with DHS and Metro Police officers questioning passengers who were exiting buses about their destinations and their reasons for riding the bus.
“When I arrived at Wheeler I got off the stage and instantly noticed the massive police presence. The police presence consisted of DHS, metro police, HPD, TSA, and Harris county police officers. They were going on to buses searching and stopping people for questions. Apparently Sheila Jackson Lee was there pushing for more security like what I was viewing. I asked the TSA agent if there was gonna be a bigger presence of metro or TSA. He said both,” Levine said in an email.

This is a wake-up call for Americans who had hoped to avoid being harassed by TSA agents by not using airports.
TSA agents are now being used to literally occupy America with an expansion of the 9,000 plus checkpoints that were already operational last year. 12 more TSA VIPR teams (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) will be added to the 25 who are already present at transportation hubs throughout the country.
Back in October we reported on how Tennessee’s Homeland Security Commissioner announced that a raft of new “security checkpoints” would be in place over the Halloween period to “keep roadways safe for trick-or-treaters”. Earlier that same month it was announced that Transportation Security Administration officials would be manning highway checkpoints in Tennessee targeting truck drivers.
TSA agents have been deployed to shake down Americans at everywhere from bus depots, to ferry terminals, to train stations, in one instance conducting pat downs of passengers, including children, who had already completed their journey when arriving in Savannah.
If the mass rollout of the TSA’s occupying army of minimum wage morons is not abated, Americans will have to get used to being interrogated, frisked and treated like criminals by TSA goons on a regular basis, meaning the United States’ transformation into a Soviet-style police state festooned with internal checkpoints will be complete.


Bartender Cabbie said...

I have observed Dumbass Sheila Jackson Lee for years. Usually she is a source of comedy but this is not funny here. If they are just talking about having local undercover cops riding buses to watch for and prevent petty crime, then I have no problem.
What scares me a bit is the "conducting bag searches, and K-9 sweeps. Where does that eventually takes us?

Paul, Dammit! said...

Question: since TSA agents don't need either the training or education standards of a police officer, is it worth refusing to engage with them if questioned? Can you refuse to give them access to your bags, since you don't sign a contract waiving the right to privacy to ride a bus the way you do when flying?

Anonymous said...

Don't people who look like this bitch on the bus - problem solved. What else you got

drjim said...

If they're not Sworn Peace Officers, then they're just flunky dumbfucks, and you can treat them as such.
I wouldn't expect them to take too kindly to being treated like flunky dumbfucks, but that's what they are.
0bama's Brownshirts, but dressed in Mall Ninja Black, with nice shiny boots!

Aaron Burr said...

So you're recommending I do all my mugging on light rail systems?


Fine. But metrosexuals don't usually carry enough to cover a Chai latte and a scone.

ddiddly said...

Nein! Your papers are not in order!

Toaster 802 said...

Your papers. Are not in order...

If this does not wake you up to the fact we live in a police state on the brink of civil war, I cannot help you.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

And the Governor is doing what while this is going on?

Hello Birdy said...

Hey ... You Americans have to find a way to muster the balls to revolt against this police state take-over ....

They are still in the growth stage of repression ... now is the time to stop them.

Anonymous said...


It's people like her that cause most of the problems...

Stinkwilly said...

TSA fuckstick wants to search my bag, the motherfucker is going to have to take it first. When he does he ain't going to like what is about to happen.