Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

In Police States, the Common Phrase You'll Hear: "Show Me Your ID"
"Ваши Документы, Пожалуйста."
"Ihre Papiere, Bitte."

Doesn't matter that you are quietly going about your business in what you may have thought was a free country. Get used to this: It's not, not anymore:
A new program in Houston will place undercover TSA agents and police officers on buses whose job it will be to perform bag searches, watch for “suspicious activity” and interrogate passengers in order to ‘curb crime and terrorism’.
The Houston badged-up goons claim to be detecting "latent crime". How that differs from "pre-crime" is not clear.

I see no appetite by our lawmakers to do anything to stop or even slow down this tide of creeping fascism.


Nangleator said...

Also, a new program of active de-involvement in white collar and corporate crime has sprung into action. The new non-division will aggressively ignore the crimes of the 1% and seek to prosecute anyone trying to draw attention to same.

Bridget Magnus said...

The thing that struck me about this -- yes, over and above "we will randomly not just ask questions of passengers but actually INTERROGATE them -- was that in an age where every municipal body is complaining that they don't have money for things like cops, they plan to pay people to *ride the freaking bus all day!*

montag said...

And the price for refusal will probably be several "non-lethal" Taser darts.

OldRetiredDude said...

Like the man said, if you give up liberty in the name of security, you will have neither. I know, we can call it a WAR ON FREEDOM! Maybe then the media will give it 5 seconds of attention.