September 6, 2012
In yet another example of the expansion of the role of the TSA beyond
airport security, the now infamous agency is conducting “security”
screenings at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Of course, with the exception of a few alternative news sites,
the fact that the TSA mission creep has advanced several steps further
in recent weeks has scarcely been mentioned by major news sources.
Predictably, the mainstream media has been almost completely silent on
the issue save for a few passing mentions in the middle of articles
describing the “electric” atmosphere of the DNC.
One such mention was made by John Sweeney, a reporter who is attending the DNC. In his article entitled, “Hurricane Bloodhound hovers over DNC,” in the September 5, 2012 edition of the Florence Morning News, Sweeney confirmed that not only was the TSA in attendance, they were indeed screening DNC participants upon arrival at the convention hall.
Sweeney’s mention of the TSA was itself only cursory
when he stated, “But the real ruckus in Charlotte didn’t come from
handful of protesters I encountered on the way TWCA for the opening
gavel or even the TSA who screened me before I entered the hall – yes,
the airplane police were in charge of screening – it came from the
Unfortunately, there was no further mention by Sweeney as to just how
invasive the “screening” actually was. Nevertheless, it now appears that
earlier reports claiming that the TSA would be both present and active
during the DNC have now been confirmed.