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TSA Expands Searches Of Parked Cars At Airports

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Sign says vehicles “will be searched by uniformed security”

Paul Joseph Watson
December 3, 2013

TSA-approved warrantless searches of vehicles parked outside airports are being expanded, with a photograph taken at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport informing Thanksgiving travelers that all vehicles belonging to AmeriPark customers “will be searched by uniformed security.”

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The policy, which first came to light earlier this summer after complaints from people who found notes inside their car which read, “your vehicle has been inspected under TSA regulations,” continues to cause confusion and stoke concern amongst privacy advocates.

When the story first broke, the TSA was keen to deflect responsibility by explaining that although, “the plan is approved by the TSA, it is up to each airport authority and its state and local law enforcement partners to follow the plan that has been implemented.”

The sign above, originally posted by Young Americans For Liberty, suggests that airport uniformed security guards are responsible for carrying out the searches at Birmingham International, not valet parking staff. The image was taken on November 27, the day after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest travel days of the year.

At some airports the searches are also being conducted with customers receiving no notification whatsoever.

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    • Evolution of Crusty Crayfish

      I think i saw one of those signs and it said at the bottom, “we are not responsible for items lost or stolen by our uniformed staff.”

      • Evolution of Crusty Crayfish

        sarcasm, but essentially true.




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