posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:53 PM
Its been a while since I posted here, but while helping a friend at event this past weekend I saw something that peaked my curiosity. We were working
an event in a smaller town (maybe 20k population), that drew maybe a thousand people at any one time. While siting at the booth two younger kids
caught my eye cause they were dressed like what I thought to be janitors. I thought this was odd because they were wearing blueish gray shirts and
pants in the middle of a hot summer day, especially because it was unlikely they were working given that they were so young. As I looked closer I saw
they both had the unmistakable DHS patch on their shoulders. I didn't notice this at first, but my friend pointed out to me that they were also carry
handcuffs and radios.
Now, DHS at an event isn't super weird these days, it seems like homeland security is everywhere. However, what struck me as odd was that these guys
didn't look to be older than 12 years old, certainly not anywhere near 18. But even at their young age they were "patrolling" down main street. I
remember there was some talk of the boy scouts being trained to respond to terrorism in like 2009 and I was able to pull up website for customs and
border patrol explorer program. The explorer program doesn't seem to fit because they were well under the age requirement and this was well inland in
the US and had nothing to do with anything border or customs would deal with
So, has anyone else on ATS ever seen these mini- airport screeners on patrol anywhere?