Thursday, December 15, 2005

Terror on the Bus?

From the Washington Post:

"Teams of undercover air marshals and uniformed law enforcement officers will fan out to bus and train stations, ferries, and mass transit facilities across the country this week in a new test program to conduct surveillance and "counter potential criminal terrorist activity in all modes of transportation," according to internal federal documents.

According to internal Transportation Security Administration documents, the program calls for newly created "Visible Intermodal Protection and Response" teams -- called "Viper" teams -- to take positions in public areas along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and Los Angeles rail lines; ferries in Washington state; and mass transit systems in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Viper teams will also patrol the Washington Metro system."

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Air marshals and officers are going to be patroling the mass transit system in Baltimore??!! Give me a break! I'm from Baltimore and I've tried riding the bus. Believe me, it's the slowest, most horrible mode of transport. And it's really not that safe. I doubt terrorists would be riding the bus in Baltimore. Or if they did, they would get mugged by crack dealers and pimps.

-Jean Chen


At 6:33 AM, Blogger Erik Mann said...

another great blog...erik


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