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Feds involved in major checkpoint in Douglas County
ajc ^ | 9-28-10 | Alexis Stevens

Posted on 09/28/2010 3:35:09 PM PDT by Dacula

Local law enforcement and federal agents conducted a checkpoint operation Tuesday afternoon in Douglas County, the Federal Air Marshal Service told the AJC.

"This is a live operation intent on deterring would-be terrorists or criminal activity," Nelson Minerly, spokesman for the federal agency, told the AJC.

The operation created a big distraction to motorists heading eastbound on I-20 in rush hour, and many motorists let the AJC and the WSB traffic center hear about it.

But the operation, which also involves the Transportation Security Administration, is top-secret before it happens, Minerly said.

“We don’t advertise when they’re going to happen or when they’re going to be," Minerly said.

Mostly trucks were being checked, Minerly said. Shortly before 6 p.m., nothing had been recovered in the operation, he said.

"There's no specific threat," Jon Allen, regional spokesman for the TSA, told the AJC.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: atlanta; georgia; terrorism; traffic
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"There's no specific threat," Jon Allen, regional spokesman for the TSA....

No rear end. Something IS up. Too many terror related issues going on this weekend and now.

1 posted on 09/28/2010 3:35:14 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: Dacula

Air Marshalls and road blocks?


2 posted on 09/28/2010 3:36:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Dacula

Bummer trying to look vigilant?


3 posted on 09/28/2010 3:37:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Every 18 wheeler going into Atlanta on Interstate 20 must pull over and be inspected.


4 posted on 09/28/2010 3:40:25 PM PDT by Dacula (Life is good!)
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To: Dacula

Move on, nothing to see here. My keaster!


5 posted on 09/28/2010 3:41:03 PM PDT by Dacula (Life is good!)
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To: Dacula

Is this Atlanta?


6 posted on 09/28/2010 3:41:38 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Dacula

Yep. Something has to be up. And I believe it is international. There are similar things going on in Europe.


7 posted on 09/28/2010 3:42:08 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Dacula; nw_arizona_granny; Cindy; Rushmore Rocks; WestCoastGal

I agree. “something is up”


8 posted on 09/28/2010 3:43:20 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.tsa.gov/lawenforcement/programs/fams.shtm

Federal Air Marshals
Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service

The Federal Air Marshal Service promotes confidence in the nation’s civil aviation system through the effective deployment of Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) to detect, deter, and defeat hostile acts targeting U.S. air carriers, airports, passengers, and crews.

Federal Air Marshals must operate independently without backup, and rank among those Federal law enforcement officers that hold the highest standard for handgun accuracy. They blend in with passengers and rely on their training, including investigative techniques, criminal terrorist behavior recognition, firearms proficiency, aircraft specific tactics, and close quarters self-defense measures to protect the flying public.

Federal Air Marshals have an ever expanding role in homeland security and work closely with other law enforcement agencies to accomplish their mission. Currently, air marshals staff several positions at different organizations such as the National Counterterrorism Center, the National Targeting Center, and on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces. In addition, they are also distributed among other law enforcement and homeland security liaison assignments during times of heightened alert or special national events.

Successful accomplishment of the Federal Air Marshal’s mission is critical to civil aviation and homeland security.


9 posted on 09/28/2010 3:44:33 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Dacula

What state are we in here? Georgia? What city?


10 posted on 09/28/2010 3:46:49 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Cindy

Getting from point A to point B on an airplane that you’re not flying is a cross between blind luck and statistics (after all, most planes make it).


11 posted on 09/28/2010 3:51:07 PM PDT by benewton
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To: Dacula
“Checkpoints”? In the United States.

You see, when the idiots judges first okay-ed “sobriety checkpoints” by their rulings, somebody should have dragged them off the bench and slapped them around the courthouse.

12 posted on 09/28/2010 3:51:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: RobRoy

I don’t think the feds should be doing roadblocks and stuff, thats not a big step from troops on the streets


13 posted on 09/28/2010 3:51:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Dacula
Last week's Border Patrol Weekly Blotter report showed a Somali apprehended. There were others from other countries the week before I believe. I never saw anything indicating the 200 Somalis already here illegally have been located:

Feds issue terror watch for the Texas/Mexico border

Snip: In a separate case, Anthony Joseph Tracy, of Virginia, who admitted to having ties to Al Shabaab, is currently being prosecuted for his alleged role in an international ring that illegally brought more than 200 Somalis across the Mexican border. Prosecutors say Tracy used his Kenya-based travel business as a cover to fraudulently obtain Cuban travel documents for the Somalis. The smuggled Somalis are believed to have spread out across the United States and remain mostly at large, court records show.

14 posted on 09/28/2010 3:51:26 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Dacula
“Checkpoints”? In the United States.

You see, when the idiot judges first okayed “sobriety checkpoints” by their rulings, somebody should have dragged them off the bench and slapped them around the courthouse.

15 posted on 09/28/2010 3:51:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: La Lydia
What state are we in here? Georgia? What city?

Basically, it's the Western Atlanta suburbs. The operation is on I-20 between the Alabama border and the city of Atlanta.

16 posted on 09/28/2010 3:51:47 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: BenLurkin; writer33

These are FEDERAL checkpoints... roadblocks... this is eerie indeed. One step from troops on the ground.


17 posted on 09/28/2010 3:52:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: GeronL
Air Marshalls and road blocks?

And TSA? Their not even law enforcement officers.

Neither of these two agencies has any experience conducting checkpoints, I’m not sure they even have the authority. The only feds that have checkpoint experience and authority are Customs and Border Protection and the Border Patrol.

I don’t get it.

18 posted on 09/28/2010 3:56:44 PM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: GeronL

There are Mumbai-style terror attacks planned for major cities in Europe and the U.S. that the feds are trying to disrupt. I expect the terrorists for the U.S. plot are already here and on the move.


19 posted on 09/28/2010 3:56:44 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: GeronL

Muslims terrorists are on the move inside the U.S. on their way for a Mumbai-style attack on several of our cities cities. Hopefully they can be stopped.


20 posted on 09/28/2010 3:58:47 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Dacula

It might be related to the spate of shootings and other threats going on right now.

The way this administration is going,it wouldn’t be beyond the norm to have someone finally go McVeigh.It is not Waco redux but it is getting kind of close.

But it is good that they are doing something with their resources that could give pause to someone out to do harm to American civilians.


21 posted on 09/28/2010 4:00:37 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: jimbo123
Muslims terrorists are on the move inside the U.S. on their way for a Mumbai-style attack on several of our cities cities. Hopefully they can be stopped.

Either that or a dosimeter/geiger counter got set off on the highway :(

22 posted on 09/28/2010 4:03:17 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Dacula

Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


23 posted on 09/28/2010 4:05:43 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: DCBryan1

Obama appeased the muslims and invited them to our country for the past year and a half and now they’re in position here and in Europe. The plan might be a Mumbai as well as some sort of a nuke via Mexico.


24 posted on 09/28/2010 4:06:23 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Stopped by the TSA? Not very likely IMO


25 posted on 09/28/2010 4:10:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Dacula
Every 18 wheeler going into Atlanta on Interstate 20 must pull over and be inspected.

That could be big...

26 posted on 09/28/2010 4:12:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2589165/posts)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
Is this Atlanta?

Sounds like the Peoples Republic Of Atlanta. The "security" organizations want to make the USA into the old USSR.

27 posted on 09/28/2010 4:17:48 PM PDT by Aglooka (Posting from New Hampshachusetts (Formerly New Hampshire))
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To: jimbo123
Muslims terrorists ...

Impossible. islam is a 'ligion of peace. Why do they waste time stopping trucks to find terrorists when they could simply look at a list of all obama's close muzziemarxist friends he's called recently?

28 posted on 09/28/2010 4:19:58 PM PDT by InternetTuffGuy
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To: GeronL

These are FEDERAL checkpoints... roadblocks... this is eerie indeed. One step from troops on the ground.

Unfortunately many Americans probably would go along with martial law without asking many questions. "It can't happen here."

29 posted on 09/28/2010 4:22:47 PM PDT by Aglooka (Posting from New Hampshachusetts (Formerly New Hampshire))
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To: Aglooka

yup


30 posted on 09/28/2010 4:28:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Dacula

Is this Douglas County, Colorado?

One of my pet peeves is people posting local news without bothering to mention just where “Local” is.


31 posted on 09/28/2010 4:29:25 PM PDT by cookcounty (Dec 31st is coming: .....Stop Obama's Midnight Jack-Up!)
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To: broken_arrow1

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

LOL! You’re so silly. Is that from the Onion? :)


32 posted on 09/28/2010 4:32:18 PM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: cookcounty

Sorry. This is taking place outside of Atlanta, GA. All 18 wheeler trucks are being pulled over and inspected.


33 posted on 09/28/2010 4:37:21 PM PDT by Dacula (Life is good!)
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To: Dacula

This is from the CBS affiliate in Atlanta

Homeland Security Exercise On I-20 and Thornton Road

POSTED: 5:53 pm EDT September 28, 2010

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — The Department Of Homeland Security is conducting a federal exercise on I-20 and Thornton Road.

The checks only apply for trucks that are passing through the weigh station.

The security checkpoint will continue in to the evening hours.


34 posted on 09/28/2010 4:43:07 PM PDT by Dacula (Life is good!)
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To: cookcounty

“Is this Douglas County, Colorado?”

At first, I thought it was Arizona. Then I thought it was rural Nevada. When I saw “ajc,” Atlanta Journal Contitution, I realized it was the Atlanta area.

I share your pet peeve, though. Posters should make the location clear in the title.


35 posted on 09/28/2010 4:54:52 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: Dacula

Future Attribute Screening Technology: The Machine That Reads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wqooBmYfQ4&feature=player_embedded#!


36 posted on 09/28/2010 5:01:46 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: GeronL

Can anyone say BROWNSHIRTS!!


37 posted on 09/28/2010 5:05:01 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Dacula

NEW MOBILE VAN SECURITY X-RAY TECHNOLOGY RAISES PRIVACY QUESTIONS

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/new-x-ray-technology-raises-privacy-questions/


38 posted on 09/28/2010 5:05:29 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: Mr. Wright

BROWNSHIRTs are now EPA POLICE in very STATE


39 posted on 09/28/2010 5:07:26 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I am sorry that you were inconvenienced by my not indicating what city or state this story took place in.

I thought that was what links were for. I had to step away from the computer for a while because my wife was undergoing her daily radiation treatment and I was posting from the doctor’s office and needed to take her home.


40 posted on 09/28/2010 5:07:36 PM PDT by Dacula (Life is good!)
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To: broken_arrow1

against unreasonable searches

It’s that word ‘unreasonable’ that gets in the way.


41 posted on 09/28/2010 5:08:52 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: Dacula

Thanks for posting this Dacula (prayers for your wife)


42 posted on 09/28/2010 5:42:27 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Please help us put Herman over 30K fans - www.facebook.com/THEHermanCain)
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To: GeronL

I posted this:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2580657/posts

Two months ago or so, about a joint federal and local checkpoint operation here in the Florida Keys. Check it out.


43 posted on 09/28/2010 5:52:43 PM PDT by jsh3180
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To: justsaynomore

Thank you. She needs them. We go to the doctor tomorrow to see if her cancer has spread and it looks like it has.


44 posted on 09/28/2010 5:56:07 PM PDT by Dacula (Life is good!)
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To: Dacula

>> Every 18 wheeler going into Atlanta on Interstate 20 must pull over and be inspected.<<

I owned a trucking company and drove for 4 years myself and that NEVER happens. There is something else going on here that doesn’t pass the smell test.


45 posted on 09/28/2010 6:13:12 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Dacula

Prayers up for your wife.


46 posted on 09/28/2010 6:30:21 PM PDT by kitkat (OBAMA hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: CynicalBear

Today (near Atlanta)the Feds had mobile X-ray (for full sized truck and trailer), bomb dogs and radiation detection equipment at this truck roadblock.

They have been spotted with regularity on the weigh stations outside Savannah (and probably other port cities).

I saw them more than 2 months ago, but this is the first time they have been “inland”.


47 posted on 09/28/2010 6:31:17 PM PDT by wrench
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To: jimbo123

Hard to imagine that they don’t have at least some assets in place. Might be a good time for all CCW holders to remember to tote along a few extra magazines.


48 posted on 09/28/2010 6:37:41 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thank you for your post. I agree whole-heartedly.


49 posted on 09/28/2010 6:42:05 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: PghBaldy

I am reminded of Al Gore screaming about them playing on our fears...


50 posted on 09/28/2010 6:44:41 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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