Re-posted from Blacklistednews.com
Operation Shield: DHS Officers Armed With Semiautomatics Running Unannounced ID CheckpointsJanuary 6, 2012
It may have looked like they were ready for war or some deranged person looking for his late Social Security benefits.
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.
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.
"I thought someone was upset about not getting there check," said Laura Kelly, who took a friend to the office on Tuesday.
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."
SOPA-Supporting News Outlets Aren't Covering SOPAJanuary 6, 2012
I mean you can't blame them if they think SOPA is in their self interest.
Yet SOPA is so important it is still sickening that it gets no news coverage by the mainstream. This is why the alternative media must focus on the issue. Frankly SOPA in many ways is a a potential law aimed right at alternative media and social media. The gatekeepers want the key back. It is up to us, the everyday folks, the people who rely on the Net for our livellhood and for real information without mainstream censorship, who must fight this battle. And time is short.
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