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Training excercise startles locals (papers please, mein herr)
Daily Commercial ^ | 1/5/12 | MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer

Posted on 01/05/2012 9:36:10 AM PST by Nachum

It may have looked like they were ready for war or some deranged person looking for his late Social Security benefits.

But it was only Federal Protective Service officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who were conducting a random training operation early Tuesday morning when they surprisingly showed up at the Social Security Administration office in downtown Leesburg.

With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building.

"I thought someone was upset about not getting there check," said Laura Kelly, who took a friend to the office on Tuesday.

According to one Homeland official in the Washington, D.C. office, Operation Shield. is an effort that uses routine, unannounced visits by FPS inspectors to test the effectiveness of contract guards, or protective security officers -- "detecting the presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dhs; excercise; federalprotectivesvc; florida; fps; id; idcheck; k9; leesburg; locals; operationshield; resist; security; socialsecurity; startles; suv; thissucks; training; whatacrock

1 posted on 01/05/2012 9:36:17 AM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 01/05/2012 9:40:23 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum

What other civilian police force does “training” exercises in the public arena? None! Their training (FBI, state police departments, county departments, or city departments) all conduct training at training facilities. What the hell is going on with this?


3 posted on 01/05/2012 9:53:14 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Nachum

‘With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications.’

By what authority is he asking for id? I think Id tell him its none of your business and continue w/ my day.


4 posted on 01/05/2012 9:54:43 AM PST by 556x45
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To: SoldierDad

It really reminds me of the ATFs MO. A huffing/puffing chest beater agency. When they need to show the world they’re effective people wind up dead. I think the TSA is headed down the ATF path.


5 posted on 01/05/2012 9:57:56 AM PST by 556x45
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To: mojitojoe; Travis McGee; Jack Black

WTF Ping!


6 posted on 01/05/2012 9:58:39 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Nachum

Seig Heil!


7 posted on 01/05/2012 10:09:38 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nachum

No No...I’m sure we are over reacting. Obama promised not to use his newly granted power to hold American Citizens. It couldn’t happen in the United States....Just because the president can throw you in jail forever,shut down the Internet on a whim move along now Citizen before you are reported!


8 posted on 01/05/2012 10:13:47 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Las Vegas Ron; archy; Jack Black; CodeToad

9 posted on 01/05/2012 10:19:17 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum

Super scary.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 10:20:12 AM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
They are just practicing. Now that obama has his law, look for a "Riechstagg Fire" incident. It is my opinion that he will have his people either blow up, set fire to, or place explovises at an abortion clinic to be "discovered". Then things will get interesting.

You will notice while all the "occupy" shit was going on DHS was quite as a church mouse.

There is a message in everything these people do and say. Each thing they do, every word they utter has an ulterior purpose. And they have this forum riddled with judas goats as obama's law evidenced.

11 posted on 01/05/2012 10:35:19 AM PST by sport
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To: sport; Travis McGee
Do a Google of operation shield, interesting stuff.

The one in Atlanta started in 2007 with the “purpose” of joining Government and private business....for security of course.

12 posted on 01/05/2012 10:42:56 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: 556x45

‘With their blue and white SUVs circled “”

Why does that remind me of the UN ???


13 posted on 01/05/2012 10:45:30 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

reminds me of a clown act....


14 posted on 01/05/2012 10:50:56 AM PST by 556x45
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To: Nachum

I’ve already had a couple of run ins with the usual rentacop at the local SS office. I make every effort to avoid the place.


15 posted on 01/05/2012 10:51:59 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 556x45
By what authority is he asking for id? I think Id tell him its none of your business and continue w/ my day.:

Good point. From the story in the MSM (which may well have left some things out), this was just a consensual encounter, and the folks accosted would be perfectly OK to do as you suggest.

OTOH, it was a federal building and the Feds could probably assert the right to demand ID before allowing entry. So, it would be a case of "you don't have to show me your ID, but if you don't you can't go inside".

16 posted on 01/05/2012 11:01:53 AM PST 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: lonevoice

ping!


17 posted on 01/05/2012 11:18:26 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Nachum

All these crazy Alex Jones stories are going mainstream. Maybe Mr. Jones wasn’t so crazy after all!


18 posted on 01/05/2012 11:25:26 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Pride in the USA

I wonder what kind of terroristic threat they would anticipate to occur at a Social Security office? Oh... nevermind.


19 posted on 01/05/2012 11:30:53 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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20 posted on 01/05/2012 12:50:58 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: sport
There is a message in everything these people do and say. Each thing they do, every word they utter has an ulterior purpose. And they have this forum riddled with judas goats as obama's law evidenced.

Back when Bush started pushing this DHS B.S. through in the wake of 9/11 and the Republicans in Congress were happy to write him a blank check, plenty of FReepers were warning folks and this wasn't a good idea in case a Democrat got in the White House.

Looks like the chickens have come home to roost.
21 posted on 01/05/2012 1:15:00 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
Back when Bush started pushing this DHS B.S. through in the wake of 9/11...

...I got sick to my stomach!

22 posted on 01/05/2012 1:22:07 PM PST by houeto
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To: SoldierDad
What the hell is going on with this?

Welcome back Michael Rivero, we've missed you......Any further info on the fleet of white unmarked vans stored in a previously undisclosed area or the hidden internment camps scattered across the country?

23 posted on 01/05/2012 1:43:01 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Naugahyde is no longer available due to the Naugas being hunted to extinction.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Elucidate please!


24 posted on 01/05/2012 2:22:13 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: af_vet_rr

You are correct. I got fooled into supporting that.But fool me onec, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I heard it said,”They can’t do ______[fill in blank]. The fact of the matter is that they can do as they damn well please. Power is power. I no longer trust any of them.


25 posted on 01/05/2012 2:23:43 PM PST by sport
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To: SoldierDad
Elucidate please!

Michael Rivero was/is a FReeper.......welcome back.

26 posted on 01/05/2012 3:08:52 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Naugahyde is no longer available due to the Naugas being hunted to extinction.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I have no idea of whom you speak. If you are suggesting this Michael Rivero individual and I are the same person, you are off your meds.


27 posted on 01/05/2012 3:23:43 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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Have you ever heard of a, “law” enforcement agency conducting “training exercise” in a public building, while that building is being used by the public? Wonder who is really getting the training? HS or the citizens? Why use an SS building? Maybe because disabled and senior citizens are more likely to comply?


28 posted on 01/05/2012 4:15:08 PM PST by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: 556x45

NDAA? Don’t show ID, we arrest you as suspected terrorist?


29 posted on 01/05/2012 4:26:03 PM PST by tbw2
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To: sport

“Power is power I no longer trust any of them” Good for you now you are learning .


30 posted on 01/05/2012 5:05:05 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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Rifle toting federal agent checks IDs at the local Social Security office in Leesburg, Florida, January 3, 2012.

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http://www.dailycommercial.com/News/LakeCounty/010412shield

31 posted on 01/05/2012 5:33:01 PM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: deks

Disgusting and what are these new SUV’s that say Federal Police? Anyone seen these around?


32 posted on 01/05/2012 5:46:06 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Travis McGee; Las Vegas Ron

What right do they have to check ID? I highly doubt that old man in that picture was terrorist suspect. Well, maybe he was, he was white and did have white hair.


33 posted on 01/05/2012 5:47:58 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; manc

WTF ping indeed.


34 posted on 01/05/2012 5:49:32 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

got this earlier off Joe and told him about an SUV I saw that was driving through my area of which I drove aside them.
It said federal police on the side now WTF is that crap?

Now this and what happened to the ATF turning up at Joes, .

There is something going on and this needs to get out as having armed feds at a SS checking peoples ID needs an investigation.

I’ve called my rep Mica and Proctor and Rubio plus the likes of Beck, talk radio and if Hannity could be a conservative for once then they need to mention this


35 posted on 01/05/2012 6:21:06 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

The local newspaper’s article that is linked at the top of this thread is now on Drudge Report (right column-scroll down).

That could definitely get Rush Limbaugh’s attention (you can see the Drudge Report on his computer monitor in his video broadcast).


36 posted on 01/05/2012 6:58:41 PM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: deks
"With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications." (I wonder how the reporter knows it's a semiautomatic and not an automatic rifle?)

This is what their vehicles look like...

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37 posted on 01/05/2012 7:36:46 PM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: deks

that’s like the SUV I saw in my town a couple of weeks ago.

Who the hell are they as we had never seen them before?


38 posted on 01/06/2012 6:46:40 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Federal_Protective_Service


39 posted on 01/06/2012 11:59:50 AM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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