Hey guys. As many of you know (good or bad, depending how you feel about my profession..lol) I am a law enforcement officer in GA, VERY close to
Atlanta. Well today something occured that I had to share with the ATS community, because when it happened, the first thing I thought of was all
these folks on here who get SUPER WORRIED and paranoid, will love to hear this.
Anyway, I was out on the road today dealing with some stuff I was investigating when I noticed a car parked in an area that appeared suspicious to me
so I called it over the radio that I would be out with this car. As I got closer I ran the tag on my in car computer and it returned through NCIC as
not on file. Well i noticed a white male sitting in the drivers seat and saw him look in his rearview and when he saw me he simply waved and seemed
to not mind i was there. By the way, NEVER assume that gesture means he is non threatning! Well I approach and identify myself and ask for his
drivers license. He hands it to me and while doing so I notice a badge in his wallet and on the passangerside floor board I see a binder with the FBI
logo. Well I ask him if he is with the agency and he says yes and then hands me his FBI ID card...since badges are simple to copy.
I talk to him for a few minutes and come to find out he is in my area to speak to one of my counties biggest scumbags who has been arrested MANY times
for various stuff. At this time I go run his name and confirm his FBI employment (yes, been around to long to just take his word and even ID as 100%
proof in this new fangled computer age of fraud, ID theft, forgery, etc...)
When I return we talk about the person he is going to talk too. During our conversation he states..."Have you ever heard of a website called Above
Top Secret. Com?" I laugh and say yes I have, and admit that I am a member. YES IT IS OK TO BE A MEMBER HERE PEOPLE....NO I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT
BLACK SUITED NINJAS VISITING ME...NO I AM NOT AFRAID I WILL BE FIRED, TARGETED, OR SENT TO SWIM WITH THE FISHES!!! So, then we have ABOUT a 15
minute discussion about THIS WEBSITE. The agent told me that they DO frequent the site because believe it or not, there are many educated and
informed people on here who DO give some great insite into all sorts of topics. He then said that he enjoys reading some of the posts where people
feel they are being followed, stalked, etc...by the government, and in his words he says, "I just don't know where most of them dream up this stuff.
At times you would think everyone on that site is paranoid about something."
After a few more minutes of chat, I give him his stuff back and we exchange business cards.
Well, I know it's not too exciting or anything, but the fact is yes ATS IS visited by federal agencies for all sorts of reasons...I just thought you
all might like to hear about it first hand. As I said before, I am not afraid of being here, and I shared it with "the feds"...
Draw your on conclusions on why they visit, decide for yourself what they are after, but if you can help it, DON'T freak out to too much!!!
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[edit on 26/2/10 by masqua]
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[edit on February 26th 2010 by greeneyedleo]