reply to post by jude11
At approx. 25:40, on "hour 4" of the podcast
you can hear the other caller who
claims to have been hired, at times, for FPS, who also enlightens the hosts that the Dallas area already experienced this exercise.
The hosts, Eric and Gary, hadn't a clue their area had also experienced exercises such as the one in the OP.
I'm in email contact with two reporters, one in Miami and the other in Atlanta. There's not much to add about that except that Operation Shield is
unknown to anyone I talk to.
I visited the Daily Commercial this past Monday. The receptionist was helpful in locating any
other article published on Operation Shield.
The following is from Voices
a letter to the editor (Daily Commercial).
I'm in the process of trying to locate this person.
Whoever authorized this kind of
conduct should be brought before
Congress to answer these questions,
and then fired. Arming a bunch of
goons and sending them unannounced
into public spaces saying you’re being
proactive against terrorism, is terrorism.
The reporter of the original article in the Daily Commercial must be on vacation because when I asked for a meeting (in person or via phone call)
with him, I was asked to leave my number and he will be back in the office this coming Monday.
I want to make it clear to him that I don't appreciate having to do his job for him. I don't mean that in a snobby way... I mean that as in... who's
the professional reporter here? I have to wonder if this reporter is ready to retire, I remember years ago seeing his name in the newspaper.
Nevertheless, I'm going to give him any information I've gathered such as quotes and emails from SSA, DHS and FPS and the link to the caller from the
radio station podcast, and what that caller said.
The same information (or more, depending on what comes in and who I am able to see in person) will be given to the inept reporters of the Lake County
I phoned the Social Security office in the OP. The recepionist who answered either played dumb or .... I dont know... anyway she wasn't familiar with
FPS and referred to them as our police. Her name was Ms. Bell.
After being on hold for at least 20 minutes, she gave me the number to The Atlanta Region Public Affairs: 404-562-5500.
I phoned A.R.P.A and spoke with a Mary Ann, who took my name and number and said someone will call back.
A Frank Viera called me within about 20 minutes.
I found it a wee bit frustrating that he couldn't answer some of my questions that pertained to the S.S.A. and not the F.P.S.
I say that because he kept saying ... paraphrasing... "That might be something F.P.S. could better answer".
The questions I asked him was...
If I were to apply to a service offered by the S.S.A., could you tell me where I'm informed as to these spot checks from these officers or any other
government drills, training, exercises that entail semi automatic weapons, trained dogs and strong suggestions that I produce proof of who I am?
I asked if it was in some fine print somewhere or on a separate form?
He suggested I email their department with the questions and they would do their best to answer them, if they couldn't answer them, they will give me
the information I needed to contact DHS or FPS and they could possibly answer my questions.
I'm almost finished with the email and intend on emailing it today (to ARPA)
Another person I'm waiting on to phone me back is the Mayor of Leesburg. Her office said she's retired and gave me her home phone number, lol... I'd
rather not share that
It could be found easily if anyone wanted it.
While talking to the receptionist at the City Managers Office, I asked her if she knew if the mayor was aware of this training. The receptionist said
she knew the Leesburg Police Dept. was aware of it but she didn't know if the Mayor was notified before hand.
The Leesburg Police Department, Sgt. Joe Iosey (sic), should be returning my call today (anytime now).
I first spoke with a non-emergency dispatcher who misunderstood my question when answering me. She said "no resident phoned the LPD on that day asking
questions about the incident". She added that there was a few other surprise training's in the area before and since Operation Shield. I asked her
which one's? She wasn't sure so that's when she connected me to the Sgt.'s voice mail. I'll ask the Sgt. but I suspect he'll say it was S.W.A.T. or
something like that.
My intentions are to educate myself/us as much as possible on who
knew of this exercise beforehand. Next, and maybe for me, most important...
Why isn't this in the main stream media?
Before I move further ahead in who I question... I think I need to wrap up a few of these things that are still open.
More to come...
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