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TSA Conducts Car Search at SRQ

Department of Homeland Security pulled over random vehicles entering Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport Wednesday as part of an exercise.

People entering the t Wednesday may have seen Transportation Security Administration agents at the entrance inspecting cars.

The Department of Homeland Security launched what is known as a Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response Team as a way to visibly show security as a deterrent at the airport and conduct random vehicle checks for explosives.

"There is no credible information to suggest a specific threat at this time," according to a press release by the TSA.

The team is made up of TSA security officers, inpectors, Coast Guard, U.S. Marshals, canine teams, Customs and Border Protection agents and more.

Chuck P April 16, 2012 at 01:49 AM
You would make Mike Church of Sirius Patriot 125 quite proud indeed.
John Nyberg April 16, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Yes sir! Whatever happened to “I do not consent to be searched”. This all with no Reasonable Suspicion; no Probable Cause and no warrant. Hmmm; looks like we have already lost the battle. Now BO says he can “indefinitely detain” you with no Warrant, no incitement, no legal representation, no access to visitation or communication. I wonder if they will bother to x-ray or pat us down on the way to the camps. Will Willard Romney have the courage to dismantle this evil behemoth or will the establishment elitists just deal with him.
John H Cisler June 29, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I used to say "god Bless America" I now say "God save and bless America" John H. Cisler
Stuntman Mike July 12, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Beware when someone wants to "save lives" or "make something safer."
Elatia Grimshaw June 25, 2013 at 10:56 AM
In theory, the TSA could indeed start doing random vehicle inspections on public roads. After all, "driving is a privilege, not a right".

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