Apparently city police defer to Homeland Security to assure the safety (or something) of city streets for a holiday parade. The TSA, otherwise unaffectionately known as “tub-stackers,” were out in some unknown numbers on Portland, Maine streets on St. Paddy’s Day.
For years, the TSA has been slithering its way out from behind airport wait lines and on to the streets of America, using manufactured crisis and the threat of terrorism as pretexts to gradually invade the lives of innocent people and wither away any remaining vestiges of a free society.
The TSA has already rolled out on to highways, train stations, and public buses around the country, but they have also made the audacious jump out of transportation and on to things like conducting security for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaign speaking events, despite these events having nothing to do with “transportation” whatsoever.
In an equally puzzling move, the TSA also made its way out of the U.S. entirely, flying overseas to conduct security at London’s Heathrow airport in anticipation of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The TSA’s stated goal is to keep terrorists at bay, but with the push to police parades and even the Super Bowl, not to mention a fleet of agents still eager to stick their hands down people’s pants, the menacing agency pushes us ever-closer to a full-fledged military occupation and police state, and begins to resemble the very terrorists it purports to defend us from.
A constant TSA police presence serves not only to overwhelm citizens, but provides the muscle to maintain faux control over situations. It also indoctrinates us as a society to accept this form of overboard policing as normal and conditions citizens to expect guilty until proven innocent treatment wherever traveled. Source: InfoWars
We have believed, or rather been told, that TSA has no policing powers, no powers to arrest, and cannot carry weapons, while wearing their power-mongering uniforms complete with large police-like badges, but one “former” college student, Nicholas George, was arrested by TSA and lost his bid to sue:
Nicholas George alleged that the TSA agents violated his First and Fourth Amendment rights when they arrested him as he tried to board a flight from his Philadelphia home to Pomona College in 2009.
According to Chief Judge Theodore McKee’s ruling, despite the fact that George clearly had the right to carry the flashcards, the TSA agents were “at the outer boundary” of justifiability in detaining him. In addition to everyday words and phrases like “day before yesterday,” “fat,” “cheap,” and “pink,” the deck of flashcards also contained and phrases like “bomb,” “terrorist,” “explosion,” and “to target.” Source: Raw Story
Good reason to be detained, in my opinion, but NO REASON to break the law and assume powers legally not assumable. Surely there was a police or sheriff presence somewhere nearby, and if not, why not?
The Transportation Safety Union president wants his officers armed with the ability to arrest. Of course he does. Obama wants a civilian army, just as well funded, just as well armed as our military. Convenient to have an ‘army’ headed by a Union President.
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