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    TSA Searched Vehicles Without Consent

    Tapping the News--Civil Libertieis--July 18

     The TSA searched car and only left any FYI note

    "Laurie Iacuzza walked to her waiting car at the Greater Rochester International Airport after returning from a trip and that's when she found it -- a notice saying her car was inspected after she left for her flight. She said, “I was furious. They never mentioned it to me when I booked the valet or when I picked up the car or when I dropped it off.”

    Iacuzza's car was inspected by valet attendants on orders from the TSA. But why only valet parked cars? That's what News10NBC wanted to ask the TSA director about.  We reached him by phone.

    Berkeley Brean asked, “Are the cars in the short term lots and long term lots getting searched as well?”

    John McCaffery, TSA, said, “No, those vehicles that are in the garage, short term long term parking, even if they carry pretty large amounts of explosives, they would not cause damage to the front of the airport. But for those who use the valet, the car could be there for a half hour or an hour so there is a vulnerability.”

    NoteNote

    http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S3101080.shtml?cat=566