Skip to comments.Training excercise startles locals (papers please, mein herr)
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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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?
‘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.
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.
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!
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.
The one in Atlanta started in 2007 with the “purpose” of joining Government and private business....for security of course.
With their blue and white SUVs circled “”
Why does that remind me of the UN ???
reminds me of a clown act....
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.
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".
All these crazy Alex Jones stories are going mainstream. Maybe Mr. Jones wasn’t so crazy after all!
I wonder what kind of terroristic threat they would anticipate to occur at a Social Security office? Oh... nevermind.