Monday, October 24, 2011

I See BOMBS EVERYWHERE...


PORTLAND, Tenn. – You’re probably used to seeing TSA's signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR).

“Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate,” said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.

Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state.

Agents are recruiting truck drivers, like Rudy Gonzales, into the First Observer Highway Security Program to say something if they see something.

Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state.

Agents are recruiting truck drivers, like Rudy Gonzales, into the First Observer Highway Security Program to say something if they see something.


"Not only truck drivers, but cars, everybody should be aware of what's going on, on the road," said Gonzales.

It's all meant to urge every driver to call authorities if they see something suspicious.



"Somebody sees something somewhere and we want them to be responsible citizens, report that and let us work it through our processes to abate the concern that they had when they saw something suspicious," said Paul Armes, TSA Federal Security Director for Nashville International Airport.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol checked trucks at the weigh station with drug and bomb sniffing dogs during random inspections.



"The bottom line is this: if you see something suspicious say something about it," Gibbons said Tuesday.

Hey...That bum over there cut me off! He smells like TNT to me!
Full story here.


"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.", Benjamin Franklin

2 comments:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Big Brother needs your eyes. Do they really need to ask us to be on the look out? If I see something suspicious I'm calling the FBI or local police, but NEVER the TSA!

Scott said...

Unles I want a quick grope, neither am I.