This is an absolutely incredulous story. The TSA is now herding people into waiting areas after they have completed their train journey. Where does this even make sense to anyone? If you refuse, do they put you back on the train and send you back from whence you came?
The only bad thing on our trip was TSA was at the Savannah train station. There were about 14 agents pulling people inside the building and coralling everyone in a roped area AFTER you got OFF THE TRAIN! This made no sense!!! Poor family in front of us! 9 year old getting patted down and wanded. They groped our people too and were very unprofessional. I am all about security, but when have you ever been harassed and felt up getting OFF a plane? Shouldnt they be doing that getting ON??? And they wonder why so many people are mad at them.
Everyday citizens need to fight back against this sort of behavior. Every single person should refuse these pat downs and notify the media immediately. There is no point to these searches other than to harass everyday citizens and continue to push their agenda of fear. By patting down children, they are merely grooming them to accept this behavior as normal so that they will never question it when they get older. I cannot repeat this enough, do not consent to a search. They have no legal right to search you or detain you after getting off a train.
The TSA has responded to this incident on their blog. Apparently, their VIPR operation was supposed to be over by the time this train arrived and none of the screenings should have ever happened.