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Rent-a-cops hired to ring Independence Hall - threaten arrests
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/13 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 10/10/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT by BigEdLB

Armed private security guards are on the job to keep the public away from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, and one even threatened to arrest a political activist if he stepped on the sidewalk beside the iconic building where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were debated and adopted.

“You will be arrested,” said one of the hired guards to activist Craig Bergman as a video team filmed his stop at the downtown historical center.

In the video, Bergman asks a National Park Service ranger who was paying for the rented cops, and was told, “You are.” The badge on the private guards read “SecTec,” a Virginia-based security company that operates around the nation. A source said that SecTec often is used for the Hall's security. Their webpage includes Independence Hall as a client.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: barrycades; bureaucrats; obama; openfire; operationwhipcracker; pennsylvania; philadelphia
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Some more Obamadrone police light types. Look at the guy in the middle. Probably very proud of himself, and looks like he enjoys being a bully...
1 posted on 10/10/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT by BigEdLB
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To: BigEdLB

When I was a boy, you know what Park Rangers were? They were amiable people with higher-than-average interest in camping who paid higher attention to your fire safety than you did, maybe.

And sometimes you paid them for your tent site.

TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED.

I WILL NEVER LOOK AT THEM THE SAME.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 1:21:26 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BigEdLB
Man bows up at me like that and puts his hand on his firearm, there are going to be problems. Serious problems. Problems that require notice to relatives.

/johnny

3 posted on 10/10/2013 1:21:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BigEdLB

Most rent-a-cops are bullies that always wanted to be cops and could not get hired, or got fired. A few exceptions, but darn few. I also wonder where the money is coming from to pay them, I am sure the taxpayers are paying more to have these areas closed than it would cost to keep them open.


4 posted on 10/10/2013 1:22:07 PM PDT by Tammy8 ( ~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: BigEdLB

Right now - we need to IMPEACH OBAMA — then throw out everything that corrupt dictator set in motion over the last 6 yrs....this is pathetic!


5 posted on 10/10/2013 1:22:25 PM PDT by BCW (Babylon's Covert War -- Amazon.com ---- Salva reipublicae)
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To: BigEdLB

Whoa. We’re not in Jellystone Park, anymore, Yogi :(


6 posted on 10/10/2013 1:23:31 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: BigEdLB
What a delicious irony, that this spiteful travesty of government would block the people from Independence Hall. The solution is to get a large crowd and exercise mass civil disobedience by pushing past the rent-a-cops. They are probably not authorized to arrest anyone and, if they did, it would make a great youtube video.

Mass civil disobedience is very powerful, and got tyrant Morsi out of office in Cairo and in India it got the Brits out of their country.

7 posted on 10/10/2013 1:24:59 PM PDT by expat2
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To: BigEdLB

He’s reaching to turn down (or up) the volume on his radio, if you watch the video.


8 posted on 10/10/2013 1:25:39 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: BigEdLB

I think these are Hessian mercenaries.


9 posted on 10/10/2013 1:25:41 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: BigEdLB

SecTek’s clients:

http://www.sectek.com/clients/

Satisfied Clients from Every Sector of the Economy

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
U.S. Census Bureau (USCB)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Park Service Independence Hall
U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)


10 posted on 10/10/2013 1:26:09 PM PDT by Claud
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To: BigEdLB

Turns out, “Independence” is a misnomer. If our Forefathers could see that the Liberty Bell is being held hostage by our Marxist occupied gov’t, they’d be firing cannon balls by now.


11 posted on 10/10/2013 1:26:52 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: BigEdLB

Company is SecTek, located in Reston, VA. Clients listed on website include:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
U.S. Census Bureau (USCB)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Park Service Independence Hall
U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)


12 posted on 10/10/2013 1:27:00 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: BigEdLB

The “Reporter” is a wuss.

He should have announced he was going to exercise his First Amendment Rights to speak about the shutdown from a site that was shut down, walk across the street, and start making a speech.

Come ON Folks. This is where they stomp on you a little bit, and we’re going to do nothing?


13 posted on 10/10/2013 1:28:25 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: 1rudeboy

Maybe so, but it looks to me like the dickhead has his other hand on his gun.


14 posted on 10/10/2013 1:29:04 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: BigEdLB

What’s this mean?

> SecTek was founded in 1992 as a SBA 8(a) small disadvantaged business.

http://www.sectek.com/history/


15 posted on 10/10/2013 1:29:33 PM PDT by Claud
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To: Claud

0’s brown shirts. Farmed out to the private sector.


16 posted on 10/10/2013 1:30:27 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: BigEdLB

Bergman asks a National Park Service ranger who was paying for the rented cops, and was told, “You are”.
Bergman then look at him and said good,”your fired”.


17 posted on 10/10/2013 1:30:57 PM PDT by triSranch ( Home of J.C. Calhoun and thte Birthplace and Deathbed of the Confederacy)
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To: Claud

Does it mean someone like ValJar owns it? Or, Fauxchahontas?


18 posted on 10/10/2013 1:31:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Claud

It was founded by a minority, who was probably a front for some corrupt money.


19 posted on 10/10/2013 1:32:44 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: JRandomFreeper

If I were there, I’d look at him politely, ask him if his company actually gave them any real training, and tell him that if he isn’t expecting to actually shoot someone, he should get his hand off his gun.


20 posted on 10/10/2013 1:33:55 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: BigEdLB

Start carrying protest signs and video cameras - if possible use protest signs they do not want in the news - when enforcing your rights at these tourist areas/parks.

42 USC § 1983 - Civil action for deprivation of rights
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/1983

Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

This Kind of civil disobedience is arguably protected protest speech.


21 posted on 10/10/2013 1:34:31 PM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: WashingtonSource

Bill Blood is the CEO according to BusinessWeek.

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=5963453&privcapId=4523908


22 posted on 10/10/2013 1:35:16 PM PDT by Claud
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To: Jane Long

They are spending more dough shutting things down they say they can’t pay for then if they ignored the funding bill altogether. next time someone threatens a shutdown someone else needs to ask if we can afford it. This just shows how much of a farce the whole thing is.


23 posted on 10/10/2013 1:35:40 PM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: inpajamas

Each day I wake up saying “:Clown Prince nobama and his commie loser minions can’t get any lower...and they do! I do hope nobama’s prison stay is a long one. He is raping Freedom.


24 posted on 10/10/2013 1:39:27 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BigEdLB
Interesting.

My understanding is, the furloughed employees are going to get paid anyway, once a CR is passed. Therefore, it would have been cheaper to un-furlough enough NPS guys to keep the citizens away.

Also, ZeroCare is underway despite the CR supposedly cutting off power for the servers.

So, the CR is just theater!

And the only meaningful remedy requires a majority of the House and two thirds of the Senate!

Link to private pig web site: http://www.sectek.com/

25 posted on 10/10/2013 1:40:36 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Claud
What's this mean?

SecTek was founded in 1992 as a SBA 8(a) small disadvantaged business.

Minority owner of record IIRC

26 posted on 10/10/2013 1:44:44 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: BigEdLB

http://www.smallbusinessstatus.org/resources-and-links/affiliation-illustrations-from-sba-cases

SecTek, Inc. (2003)

Key Facts: SecTek was the successful bidder on a General Services Administration contract that had been set aside for small businesses. The contract was for the provision of security guard services. SecTek had a teaming agreement with Wackenhut (a large company), and in the proposal, there was a logo on every page identifying the bidder as “SecTek-Wackenhut.” The offer also referred to the companies as if they were a single entity and did not divide contract responsibilities. Not surprisingly, the SBA found that there was a joint venture and that it was ineligible for the set-aside.

Importance: When a teaming agreement fails to set out discrete tasks for each company, it is likely to be labeled a joint venture. In its proposal, the prime contractor must demonstrate control over both the bidding process and the performance of the contract.


27 posted on 10/10/2013 1:46:18 PM PDT by Claud
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To: inpajamas

Congress needs to investigate the Park Service for actions they have taken under orders from above to “make life as difficult for people as we can”.

1. What is really going on in this administrations reaction to “the shutdown” - which is vastly different from any prior “government shutdown.” Comparisons should be made.

2. Who gave what orders to Park Service employees (and now contractors)?

3. What has been spent to implement this punitive shutdown, compared to maintaining operations of the facilities? This is just another example. WW2 memorial, Mt. Vernon, other DC Mall open air areas, outlooks for Mt. Rushmore... This is ridiculous.


28 posted on 10/10/2013 1:46:40 PM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: WashingtonSource; Covenantor

Thanks!


29 posted on 10/10/2013 1:54:28 PM PDT by Claud
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To: WashingtonSource
It was founded by a minority, who was probably a front for some corrupt money.

LinkedIn lists one Wilfred Blood as SekTek president.

He looks somewhat melanin-challenged.

30 posted on 10/10/2013 1:54:43 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: JRandomFreeper

The blowfish in the middle is just trying to emulate his boss, CEO Bill Blood.

Http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=4523908


31 posted on 10/10/2013 1:55:10 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: BigEdLB
Last year my fiance and I took a vacation trip to Philadelphia primarily to see the historical buildings, etc.
Hoteling in Center City we had first rented a car to see some other peripheral sites.
When we dropped the car off the attendant offered to drive us back to our hotel.
It was pouring rain.
We asked if we could be dropped off at Independence Hall, which she did.
There was little traffic on the street right in front of the Hall when she stopped and we started to exit.
As we were exiting the car in the rain a lardass Park Ranger came waddling toward us as fast as his stubby little legs would move screaming at the top of his little lungs.
Evidently it is against the law to exit a vehicle in front of the Hall.
Be warned.
32 posted on 10/10/2013 1:56:33 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Covenantor
SecTek was founded in 1992
as a SBA 8(a) = started thru Small Bussiness Administration
small disadvantaged business = minority (race/or/sex)owned at start-up, bussiness
33 posted on 10/10/2013 1:56:35 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: NTHockey

This makes me physically ill. Where will it end?


34 posted on 10/10/2013 1:58:06 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Uncle Miltie

I was thinking the same thing.

If I was still living there I’d just walk over and start looking through the windows for Nicholas Cage.

What about the Liberty Bell?


35 posted on 10/10/2013 2:00:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Every law has these hidden words tacked on the end:
“or we’ll shoot you”.

He also needs to be asked - “are you willing to shoot someone who goes to look at the Liberty Bell?”

In a way, this is good. People need to understand the inherent malignance of government.


36 posted on 10/10/2013 2:02:17 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BigEdLB

37 posted on 10/10/2013 2:02:50 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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38 posted on 10/10/2013 2:03:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: gaijin

Paybacks are a bitch.


39 posted on 10/10/2013 2:04:28 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: BigEdLB

These idiots have arrest authority?

The guy on the left and the gal on the right have a look on their faces as if to say, “Why did I ever take this crappy job?”

The guy in the middle thinks he’s a badass, but if an armed citizen came after him he’d probably run away screaming like a frightened little girl.

It’s time to turn over Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell to a private, patriotic foundation.


40 posted on 10/10/2013 2:15:56 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: expat2
Mass civil disobedience is very powerful, and got tyrant Morsi out of office in Cairo and in India it got the Brits out of their country.

Think of that , a large group of people , peacefully walking into Independence Hall past 0bama's rent-a-cops. The irony would be perfect, and the youtube would be priceless.

Use Alinski's tactics against the former professor of Alinski now squatting in the Spite House.

41 posted on 10/10/2013 2:23:26 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: BigEdLB

If rent a cops go to far - they’re going to be sued from here to kingdom come...


42 posted on 10/10/2013 2:24:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Thanks for the verification of the SBA 8(a).
Someone posted a photo of the purported to be the CEO Wilfred (Bill) Blood as melanin challenged. However older docs list Edward Rhoades as president with Blood as CEO. As a privately held company true ownership is not always easy to trace, especially with minority figureheads of that era. Owner ain’t always the pres.


43 posted on 10/10/2013 2:24:53 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Man bows up at me like that and puts his hand on his firearm, there are going to be problems.”

They look like they’re armed with flashlights to me. That boy sure does look froggy. He looks like he’s going to open a can of ‘Paul Blart Mall Cop’ whoop-ass on you.


44 posted on 10/10/2013 2:33:30 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: BigEdLB

Bully BROWN SHIRTS!! Obama’s PRIVATE THUG ARMY. Are they even CITIZENS??


45 posted on 10/10/2013 2:37:23 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Covenantor
SecTek was founded in 1992 as a SBA 8(a) small disadvantaged business.

Maybe it's one of those "short bus" disabilities.

46 posted on 10/10/2013 2:39:07 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: LibertyOh
Crap....Congress can't even bring HILLARY, and the IRS up on BLATANT CHARGES!!!

I think the Pubs are MUCH MORE MORL than the Dems, but the DEMS would have mopped up Hillary (IF SHE WAS ON THE RIGHT) AND ALL THE IRS LAWBREAKERS in RECORD TIME!! 45 PEOPLE WOULD BE IN PRISON!

Democrats are Law-Less because Republican leaders are BALL-LESS!!

47 posted on 10/10/2013 2:44:34 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Amen.


48 posted on 10/10/2013 2:49:18 PM PDT by expat2
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To: BigEdLB

May have to mosey on down for a laugh. They are some funny looking cretins.


49 posted on 10/10/2013 2:57:47 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

They’ve had arrest authority since at least the early 1980s (and probably before that, that’s as far back as I can remember).

Here is what happened to a dog walker in newly-seized fed/NPS land in the SF Bay Area:
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Tasered-Dog-Walker-Case-Gets-Federal-Attention-138565219.html


50 posted on 10/10/2013 2:58:35 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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