Not content with treating people like prisoners in the nation’s airports, the TSA is rapidly expanding its operations with random spot checks on Amtrak trains. This was in full evidence yesterday in Austin, Texas, as passengers at Lamar Boulevard station were treated to random bag checks at the hands of agents and drug sniffing dogs.
The TSA agents, as well as Austin police officers, and officials from the Department of Homeland Security all descended on the station yesterday morning at 9.30am.
“The security at airports has increased so the bad guys are now traveling on the trains and buses,” TSA official George Robinson told kxan news. “These facilities are not necessarily protected as well,” Robinson added, noting “We do impromptu visits at locations throughout the country.”