There goes Tennesseans 4th amendment rights.
Search without probable cause.
And you can believe that this cancer of the trappings of a police state will spread to your state as well. It is insanity fed to the population under the guise of "security".
Law abiding US Citizens need to start filing Civil Rights Law Suits as a result of these Illegal searches. I hope thousands of cars pile up at these stops with refusal to show ID to slow all traffic and commerce to a crawl. We should not have to be treated as criminals on the very roadways that we are taxed to maintain.
And Honestly - this is hilarious! :
"The VIPR operation ran from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. local time at each location."
So I guess since terrorists do not read the Tennessee Government's website - we are all safe because they will not travel on these roadways outside of those times (eyeroll)
The whole thing is absolute garbage designed to de-sensitize and the population to this type of unconstitutional action while using the force of authority to create compliant sheep.
TSA groping old ladies and children at airports was not enough - now we must submit to roadway and train station searches.
Please read Ron Paul's statement (H/T Eric H.)
America - what the hell has happened to you?
You are looking more like Nazi Germany every day!
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent…The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.” - Justice L. Brandeis
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry, speech of June 5 1788