More States Accept TSA VIPR Teams at Transportation HubsSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:11
The effort by the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA to expand their operations from airports to state roads and beyond is being accepted by state and local governments around the country, according to AllGov.com, a website covering government activity.
AllGov.com reports today that other “states are expected to follow and accept VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) at their transportation hubs” following recent operations in Tennessee.
The unconstitutional operations were not in response “to any particular threat,” but rather designed to act as “a visible deterrence and detection security presence across Tennessee.”
In other words, the operation was an effort to acclimate Tennesseans to militarized TSA units at checkpoints around the state.