|To the editor:
An 'arm' of the TSA, a Tennessee news station recently broadcast a story about the checkpoints set up by the Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) in that state on the interstates to perform [illegal] inspections. The reason was to get public response on the 'units.' These are the same units that will be performing searches at NFL games and with plans to extend searches to bus stations, train stations and truck stops.
Public opinion? How many people are even aware of such until they 'come upon' such checkpoints in their travels? Perhaps the public opinion should have been taken with the publication of plans to deploy such units before the money was spent to amass and organize such units.
How is the public going to take such continued invasion of privacy?