Monday, October 24, 2011

VIPR: Coming Soon To a Highway Near You

The TSA decided they didn't have enough to do at airports, so now they are going to make our highways safe from the terrists!

Conor Friedersdorf
James Fallows

It's hard to believe how much autonomy this agency was given in its enabling legislation. Or is it just grabbing for power?

And who thought that VIPR was a good name to sell the public on random searches of their cars at highway stops?

Should I ask about how the Fourth Amendment, the one on the United States Constitution, fits into this? Probably not.

Update: You may have suspected that the TSA screeners get off on searching through your smelly underwear. Here's confirmation.

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