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(CBS Chicago)   Have you ever heard of the "Viper Team"? Well you shouldn't have. They are elite and top secret. Here is exclusive video of them in action though   (chicago.cbslocal.com) divider line 20
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2013-03-17 10:18:48 AM  
3 votes:
My CSB VIPR Story:
During the 2012 Detroit Auto Show the TSA showed up en masse to secure the People Mover, a raised tram system in Detroit.  As I was standing on the Greektown platform a wild VIPR Team appeared.  This team was two guys decked out like they went to the SOCOM gear store and said "two of everything please".  Of course the impact of all their visible tan body armor was somewhat lessened by the fact the body armor was sized to fit around beer guts.  Plus a somewhat clueless looking woman with a golden retriever.  As they walked out and down the platform one of the men growled at me "Please step back sir, the dog needs room to operate."  The dog however smelled the takeout pizza box I had in my hand lunged at the box.  I was pondering making a comment about the dog needing remedial training, but figured it wasn't worth pissing off the power tripping douchebags.  However by this time a pair of Detroit Police officers had arrived to see what was going on and they demanded the VIPR Team get off the platform and take that "damn dog" with them.

All three TSA clowns were so busy arguing with the Detroit Police they totally lost track of the dog.  They're yelling about being federal agents while ignoring the fact I'm now scratching their lab behind the ears and feeding him a breadstick (poor guy deserved it, he has to work with the TSA all day).  Just I got on the People Mover two more Detroit Police officers showed up and announced that the TSA agents had one minute to get off the platform or they'd be under arrest.

/the poor dog tried to get on the People Mover with me
//actually caused his handler to fall on her ass because he lunged to follow me (and the food) onto the train and pulled her down
/I hope sequestration gutted their budget
2013-03-17 09:50:59 AM  
3 votes:
Elite TSA eh?  So these are the ones that actually graduated high school then?

/still, having unobtrusive detectors for radiation and only get in the public's face when they want to know why one was tripped?  That's doing it right.
//unless this was one of those drill situation where they were pre-warned that guy was on the train and they had to find him, that's just sheer bullshiat then.
2013-03-17 12:39:54 PM  
2 votes:
This is a fluff piece about how sensitive ad far reaching our nuclear dection is.

It's like people who put the ADT sign in their front yard hoping that will scare criminals away
2013-03-17 10:30:08 AM  
2 votes:

doosh: Oooooh they had  Hand-Held NUCLEAR Detection Devices !!

[checks ebay for the price on a geiger counter]

Wow, the feds blew a whole c-note on each of these devices. Im-pressssed!!


Clearly you don't know much about the workings of our wonderful bureaucracy. I'm sure the government gets them wholesale. So they probably cost $13,000 +/+ (read plus or plus) $20,000 or so.
2013-03-17 10:09:55 AM  
2 votes:

Nefarious: Are they coming to vipe the vindows?


It's been around 25 years since I saw that episode and I immediately knew the reference.
2013-03-17 10:01:23 AM  
2 votes:
TSA?

VIPR - Violently Ignoring People's Rights?
2013-03-17 10:01:21 AM  
2 votes:
Well look at it this way.. If they were police officers in charge of the same security that poor guy would have been dragged off the train, tasered, tuned up and thrown in jail for a week.
2013-03-17 09:59:37 AM  
2 votes:
Elite my ass. They deal with trains, cars, ferries and trucks as opposed to airplanes. Another case of someone not doing research before going to press.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visible_Intermodal_Prevention_and_Respo ns e_team

And yes, I have heard of them, seen them, and dealt with them.
2013-03-17 06:37:44 PM  
1 votes:
rohar:
For the uninitiated, if an old salt starts a story with "true story", it's a lie.  If they start with "no shiat" it's probably true.  There are rules.

Army stories always start with 'This ain't no shiat'. It's the Army equivalent of 'once upon a time'.
2013-03-17 01:23:45 PM  
1 votes:
Have we reached the point where all commenters are indistinguishable nutters and trolls?
2013-03-17 11:31:05 AM  
1 votes:

MFAWG: RacySmurff: doosh: Oooooh they had  Hand-Held NUCLEAR Detection Devices !!

[checks ebay for the price on a geiger counter]

Wow, the feds blew a whole c-note on each of these devices. Im-pressssed!!

Clearly you don't know much about the workings of our wonderful bureaucracy. I'm sure the government gets them wholesale. So they probably cost $13,000 +/+ (read plus or plus) $20,000 or so.

Why would anybody charge 20k for 100 dollar geiger counter?


Because Uncle Sugar will pay it.
2013-03-17 10:50:15 AM  
1 votes:

rohar: Tobin_Lam: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The more hyperbolic the name of the government project (VIPR team, USA PATRIOT Act), the worse it is. FFS, our most badass special forces teams are named after this:
[ec.europa.eu image 450x297]

Seals are badass. I bet you would lose a fight with one in hand to hand combat.

Yeah, but if you turn the tables the difference in abilities is just as apparent.  Ask a SEAL to solve a polynomial equation sometime and see what happens.


I did, but when he ventured off into Kaluza-Klein manifolds he kind of lost me.
2013-03-17 10:49:03 AM  
1 votes:

MFAWG: RacySmurff: doosh: Oooooh they had  Hand-Held NUCLEAR Detection Devices !!

[checks ebay for the price on a geiger counter]

Wow, the feds blew a whole c-note on each of these devices. Im-pressssed!!

Clearly you don't know much about the workings of our wonderful bureaucracy. I'm sure the government gets them wholesale. So they probably cost $13,000 +/+ (read plus or plus) $20,000 or so.

Why would anybody charge 20k for 100 dollar geiger counter?


Exactly.
2013-03-17 10:40:32 AM  
1 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: edmo: First time I ever saw "elite" and TSA in the same sentence.

Composed exclusively of TSA employees who have graduated High School. Sort of reminds me of those Barry Sadler lyrics: "One hundred men will test today, but only three win the green beret...."


Keeping scissors from the sky
Pawing girls who want to die
Shoes will kill you all one day
The brave men of the TSA.
2013-03-17 10:12:18 AM  
1 votes:

DrBrownCow: Nefarious: Are they coming to vipe the vindows?

It's been around 25 years since I saw that episode and I immediately knew the reference.


Same here. I actually went to the comments to post that and it was already here.
2013-03-17 10:09:55 AM  
1 votes:

Nefarious: Are they coming to vipe the vindows?


i.imgur.com
2013-03-17 09:55:43 AM  
1 votes:
And now everyone in the world knows how to wear them out with false readings.
2013-03-17 09:55:12 AM  
1 votes:
The more hyperbolic the name of the government project (VIPR team, USA PATRIOT Act), the worse it is. FFS, our most badass special forces teams are named after this:
ec.europa.eu
2013-03-17 09:53:28 AM  
1 votes:
Ive had these tests done, twice.
I travelled 3 days later through Canada, US and China.

Carried the cards (I got one when I went for the morning the other when I went for the follow up that night)

Nobody detected SQUAT
2013-03-17 08:51:28 AM  
1 votes:
Are they coming to vipe the vindows?
 
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