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With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building.
But it was only Federal Protective Service officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who were conducting a random training operation early Tuesday morning when they surprisingly showed up at the Social Security Administration office in downtown Leesburg.
According to one Homeland official in the Washington, D.C. office, Operation Shield. is an effort that uses routine, unannounced visits by FPS inspectors to test the effectiveness of contract guards, or protective security officers -- "detecting the presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities."
Or could it simply have been a show of force to prepare people for what is coming down the pike?My guess is that's a more accurate description of what it really was!Like I've said before,how many times have this group of thugs ever told you the truth about what they are doing.Welcome to ameriKa,papers please!
Wow! (by: Matt - 1/5/2012) Not even DHS agents. "Operation Shield. is an effort that uses routine, unannounced visits by FPS inspectors to test the effectiveness of contract guards ..." . So the govt. is hiring thugs with assault rifles to harass citizens getting their social security checks? Kind of Libya or Syria I would say. I guess they will need to enforce martial law when SS finally runs out and the people riot.
Why? (by: Todd Out Loud - 1/5/2012) Why is there a need for this kind of nonsense in this country? I guess when the financial structure collapses, the government will use any means necessary to keep the citizenry in line. Where is the Sheriff to remove these thugs from the county? Let me guess, our Congressmen must have traded our sovereignty for federal law enforcement money? Americans, quit allowing our government to play us as victims and fools. Turn off your damn televisions and start paying attention to what is going on in Congress. This is not a Republican vs Democrat issue, this is a matter of liberty vs tyranny.
Show me your papers or I'll machine gun you? (by: Jasonn - 1/5/2012) Most of those federal law enforcement weenies are WAY out of control and this story shows a real good example. Those guys are dressed up like a SWAT team with automatic weapons to check a few IDs. Pure intimidation and conditioning of the American people is what's going on. You'd expect to see something like that in the old Soviet Union or Nazi Germany, but not here in MY America. How long are we going to put up with that stuff before some agency heads get canned?
Originally posted by Pervius
3HO the islamic-hindu spinoff religious cult with a Compound in Arizona has the Federal Contracts for Security of Federal / Military buildings.
Who are these DHS Officers? Does that mean the religious Cult 3HO is losing their Federal Security contract?
Originally posted by Screwed
I love my government and everything it does and doesn't do.
The NDAA has shown me the error of my ways.
These checkpoints are for our own good otherwise why would the government be using them??
They are only trying to keep us safe from the terrorists!
We were at war with Eurasia.
We were never at war with Eurasia.
If I see something I will definately say something.
Long live Obama.