Washington State Prepares To Take on TSASubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 12:57
Washington State Prepares To Take on TSA
TSA FEBRUARY 6, 2013
BY MIKAEL THALEN
Whether it’s for stealing passengers’ property or tearing open a leukemia patient’s saline bags, the TSA always seems to be making the news. Now, one Washington state representative is preparing to fight back against the growing federal encroachment.
The Transportation Security Agency, best known for its intrusive pat downs in airports, has now been seen at highway checkpoints, bus stations, train stations and even football games. In fact, in 2011 over 9,300 unannounced highway checkpoints were set up by the TSA. Despite these searches being unconstitutional, they continue to grow.
"The conversation concerning the unconscionable and unconstitutional 'grope and feel' policies of the federal government in airport, bus, and train station security checkpoints around the country is long overdue," said Rep. Jason Overstreet, the primary sponsor of the bill.