PhillyBurbs.com: Practice operation set at PATCO stations "dogs, federal air marshals and TSA screeners" -- sounds like a nightmare commute to work. This should not be happening in America. We need to do our part by communicating through the Philadelphia media -- not only by commenting on articles such as the above but by direct contact with editors and reporters. This preview of totalitarianism in operation should be shut down before it ever gets started. Unfortunately, I have to spend 10+ hours today driving back from St. Louis to Minneapolis. I will do as much as I can to research & post link & contact information here. +++++++++++++++++++++ Possible talking points: John W. Whitehead's VIPR essay (see immediately below) Recent history of VIPR abuses -- Savannah, Des Moines, San Diego (see below) Master lists of TSA crimes & abuses +++++++++++++++++++++ John W. Whitehead's essay on VIPR (VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: 'Dominate. Intimidate. Control.') is informative reading. Long version: http://www.rutherford.org/articles_db/commentary.asp?record_id=718 Short version: http://www.rutherford.org/commentary/2011/718_EDIT.html The short version will fit on an 8.5" x 11" page if you work with the font size & margins. This would be an excellent flyer if anyone is in a position to distribute literature on site. +++++++++++++++++++++ VIPR's recent noteworthy successes: 1. Savannah, GA: Searched passengers & luggage on an arriving train. As a result, they were banned by Amtrak police from conducting any further operations at Amtrak facilities. What? TSA Pats Down Little Boy AFTER His Train Trip TSA Harasses 9-yo Boy and Other Train Passengers After Their Trip TRAINS exclusive: Amtrak police chief bars Transportation Security Administration from some security operations Amtrak police chief bars TSA 2. Des Moines, IA: Harassed Hispanics at the local bus terminal Some Upset By Bus Station TSA Sweep The surreal world of U.S. Homeland Security 3. San Diego, CA: Deported children (including a 16-year-old girl on her way to school) to Tijuana from a trolley stop Teen on Way to School Is Deported Surprise! TSA Is Searching Your Car, Subway, Ferry, Bus, AND Plane Why did San Diego TSA authorities and border patrol conduct an immigration raid and deport three students on their way to school? No decent people should allow these thugs to operate in their communities.