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DHS Gestapo Now in Public Libraries

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posted on Feb, 19 2006 @ 10:05 PM

It's un-American to give up liberties in hope of security

The following happened in the United States of America on Feb. 9 of this year.

The scene is the Little Falls branch of the Montgomery County Public Library in Bethesda. Business is going on as usual when two men in uniform stride into the main reading room and call for attention. Then they make an announcement: It is forbidden to use the library's computers to view Internet pornography.

As people are absorbing this, one of the men challenges a patron about a Web site he is visiting and asks the man to step outside. At this point, a librarian intervenes and calls the uniformed men aside. A police officer is summoned. The men leave. It turns out they are employees of the county's Department of Homeland Security and were operating way outside their authority.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Originally protection service that guarded federal property under the General Services Association (GSA) now cops (with arrest powers we assume since they are packing heat and driving vehicles with red and blue strobes). They are now part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Don't you feel safer now? These pictures were taken in Fort Collins, Co. the weekend of July 31, 2004. source

I wonder what's next?

By official order of DHS: It is verboten for you to eat chips und drink beer fatso!

Looks like in some cases adults need supervision, but is the government a good parent?

In related news:
Chicago Mayor wants security cameras at bars
Houston eyes cameras at apartment complexes
Surveillance Cameras To Monitor Santa Monica Promenade, Pier

[edit on 19-2-2006 by Regenmacher]

posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 05:27 PM
Surveillance cameras are one thing. But what does porn in the library have to do with keeping the nation (or county, in this case) safe from Terrorism?

Is this the Religious Right's way to get a piece of the Patriot Act pie? Whatsa, they don't trust the net nanny?

posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 05:37 PM

Originally posted by psyopswatcher
Surveillance cameras are one thing.

Cameras are just another facet to data mine the citizens and get the goods on them. The slow squeeze, when the prison walls are up then it's too late.

Report: Homeland security data mining generates concern


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