Jack booted thugs scaring senior citizens at a social security office in Leesburg, Florida...How would you feel, if you or your family member were there?...protected and safe? or scared to death seeing "officers" with semi-automatic rifles who refuse to answer questions as to WHY they are there?
Read the article and then watch the video. Be sure to click the links within the article, particulary the LA Times piece which illustrates just how dumbed down Americans are that accept these actions by their government. People like that scare me more than those semi automatics.
The Patriot Act, NDAA, presidential signing statements....our Bill of Rights shredded. This is not America. This is a police state. There is no more "innocent until proven guilty". We are now all considered guilty by the state. And we all wondered how it happened in Nazi Germany? The answer is becoming clearer with every news story reported as the one below. There are hundreds of these "security searches", drills and checkpoints going on all across the U.S. every single day. Is this what you call a free country? It hasn't been since our Reichstag Fire.... 9/11. ~jg
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Residents of Leesburg, Florida were shocked to see their local Social Security office turned into a random Homeland Security checkpoint Tuesday morning, as DHS officers armed with semiautomatic rifles and accompanied by sniffer dogs checked identifications of locals.
“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,” reports the Daily Commercial.
The activity was part of Operation Shield, an unannounced drill conducted by the DHS’ Federal Protective Service centered around “detecting the presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities.”
Thomas Milligan, district manager for the Social Security Administration office, said staff were not informed their offices were about to be stormed by armed FPS officers. DHS officials refused to answer questions asked by local media and left with no explanation at noon.
“Part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FPS is the federal law enforcement agency that provides integrated security and law enforcement services to over 9,000 federally-owned and leased buildings, facilities, properties and other assets,” states the report.
Indeed, the FPS is used for a variety of roles, not just limited to setting up unannounced ID checkpoints.
As part of the reinvention of the Department of Homeland Security to serve as a tool of political repression, the Federal Protective Service is used by the DHS to track the political activities of peaceful advocacy groups. The FPS was seen arresting photographers in Portland last November during an OWS rally.
In 2004, the FPS arrested a veteran for the crime of complaining to his local VA office in Des Moines.
A separate component of Homeland Security, VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response), recently received an expansion in funding from Congress that will see 2011′s figure of around 9,300 checkpoints increased with the addition of 12 new VIPR teams, who will be used to carry out security checks at bus depots, train stations, ferry ports and highways.
The extra money is being demanded despite the fact that there is “no proof that the roving viper teams have foiled any terrorist plots or thwarted any major threat to public safety,” according to an L.A. Times report.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.