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Posted on 07/30/2013 12:00:36 PM PDT by chittlin
Went to the local Social Security Administration Office today with my wife who will be retiring in near future. The office is in a rural low crime area in Western Kentucky. We were greeted by two armed, courteous "Rent-a-Cops" upon entry. While waiting to be served we observed the Rent-a-Cops doing a thorough search of a an elderly lady's purse prior to her being allowed to see the Social Security worker. These guys were opening every thing in the purse, unzipping every zipper. Voicing our disapproval over the search, we departed. The entire scenario was ridiculous.
Does anyone know the rationale behind the searches?
Did all mine by computer. And some very polite and professional lady called me to confirm everything i did on line. The Cookeville, TN Social Security office is the best!
I have never gone there in person. saved me a 40 minute ride.
We’re suprised that you’re surpised at that.
Guess you thought there would be more than just two “rent-a-cops”?
Welcome to Obammie-land. Where they need federal agents to watch other federal agents.
Much like at U.S. Airports, she was probably a little old white lady. Now, had she been wearing a “burka” w/part of her face hidden, from a middle-eastern country, and looked suspicious, the so called Rent A Cop probably would not only have done no searching of her personal belongings, but neither would he have questioned her presence in any way. Racial profiling, you know.
Wow! I didn’t know they were searching people at the Social Security office. That’s pretty egregious if you ask me. Nevertheless, millions of Americans like these sort of (unconstitutional) searches. It makes them feel secure.
Can’t answer your question, but I was able this year to apply for and receive Medicare and Soc Sec completely via internet.
i cant say i know the reason other than hightened security, but i think we need to not let the marxists blur the lines of liberty. to me, there is a huge difference in unreasonable searches and siezures when we are going about our business, say just walking or driving, when we have an expectation of privacy.
however, when we go to a place like ss, that is an arm of government, i think we should have an expectation of loss of privacy.
to me, these two are different, and if we complain too much about the latter, we allow the marxists an inroad for both types.
Irrelevant: either the 4th, and 2nd Amendments are law or they are not.
Tell that to the security guard with the Glock on his hip.
All federal building require this. Nothing new.
The feds are afraid lately across the board.
Last fall, my mom died and I had to go to the SS office near downtown Minneapolis. I thought it might be easier to visit than call on the phone and wait forever to talk to someone.
By the way, this SS office is in a not-so-great part of Minneapolis just south of downtown.
I was greeted by a rent a cop too and told to dump EVERYTHING in my pockets, take off my belt and walk thru the metal detector. I complied because I had to get this stuff done.
I assume that these security rules were put into effect sometime after 9-11 and in true government wisdom, they issued a blanket edict for ALL govt offices to have security.
OTOH, given the neighborhood I was in, I can easily understand the reason for the added security.
I’ve been to Soc Sec offices in many towns over many years, never once saw an armed guard or a search.
You take a number, sit down, and go gray waiting for an agent who, invariably, detests people and lets you know it. Peon, you couldn’t pay him to touch your great-unwashed self and stuff!
besides regular SocSec there is SSI and Disability benefits clients, and unlike the straiht forward record of the working-life amount of SocSec contributions paid in and the regular eligibilty questions, SSI and Disability claims can be disputed and the applicants can be irate when they are
I saw one lady at our local soc sec office throwing a tantrum over some matter relating to her disability claim - it was ugly.
Decided not to go back and just use the computer and the Internet instead.
Yes. Government workers are afraid to do their jobs without protection. Animosity towards the Government and by connection its workers is at an all time high.
So while a young women working 7-11 in a high crime area in most cities may not be armed to protect herself, rest easy knowing that our highly paid, well benefited government employees, get paid armed protection..
Next time have your wife wear a burka. You just stand next to her and mumble, “tic, tic, tic, BOOM”. They will let you folks in right away.
I would not have enjoyed your experience.
The thing I don't understand is how it is constitutional to do stop and frisk searches in NYC. Sharpton was complaining about that yesterday, but I don't know how anyone just walking down the street can be forced to submit to a search and being frisked.
Welcome to Amerikka.
cause the local SS office in Owensboro, Kentucky ranks SO HIGH on all the potential AQ hit lists. /SARC sarcsarcsarcsarcsarc
At the Federal Court House here in Pittsburgh, there is a handsome bronze plaque on the wall containing the Bill of Rights.
This is right next to the door where you are lined up to empty your pockets and get patted down and wanded (and who knows what else) before entry.
I’d LOL if it didn’t want to make me CRY.