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Old Jun 6, 12, 10:23 am   #1
 
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LA Union Station - Subway & TSA Baggage Check

On Monday, at about 7am, TSA was doing a baggage screening for the subway station at Los Angeles Union Station. Been through this before (happens about once a month). This time, I had to show ID. What for? My monthly pass does not indicate my name. They did not do a "records" check.
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On Monday, at about 7am, TSA was doing a baggage screening for the subway station at Los Angeles Union Station. Been through this before (happens about once a month). This time, I had to show ID. What for? My monthly pass does not indicate my name. They did not do a "records" check.
You should start writing and posting your grievances to The Source http://thesource.metro.net/.

Lots of frustrated Angelinos there these days with Metro becoming yet another overblown tax-sucking bureaucratic government agency.
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Old Jun 6, 12, 7:09 pm   #3
 
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On Monday, at about 7am, TSA was doing a baggage screening for the subway station at Los Angeles Union Station. Been through this before (happens about once a month). This time, I had to show ID. What for? My monthly pass does not indicate my name. They did not do a "records" check.
Why did you comply and show ID? You are not required to carry identification for riding the LA Metro, and you are under no obligation whatsoever to produce an ID when demanded on a whim by a cop or other officer.
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Why did you comply and show ID? You are not required to carry identification for riding the LA Metro, and you are under no obligation whatsoever to produce an ID when demanded on a whim by a cop or other officer.
I asked why and said I had to or I could not enter the subway. I could have just went out and try again a couple minutes later... did not think about it until now.
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I asked why and said I had to or I could not enter the subway. I could have just went out and try again a couple minutes later... did not think about it until now.
Was it the TSA agent or a LA cop who was demanding ID? Was the ID demanded as soon as the bag check began, or not until after it was finished?

You should have said that in the United States one does not need to carry identification to walk the street, or ride the subway, and that you will be proceeding through the fare gate without showing anyone any identification.

Every passenger who doesn't stand up for their rights is just more ammunition for these thugs (and that's what they are) to continue to harass other passengers.
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Old Jan 14, 13, 12:01 pm   #7
 
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You now have to comply or they will bar you from any travel via any TSA-screened station. Plus you'd get hit with a fee for wasting their time.

I am taking a couple of bags with me to San Jose FurCon for Megabus. I even bought an extra seat for the cargo space. Is there a TSA screening station there At Union Station Los Angeles for the rank Megabus?? I'm not bringing or buying dildoes or looking to party down, even though my packed attire and giveaway things say otherwise. I'm going there to have serious fun, that's all.

If there is TSA, how much time do I need in advance?

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