(9:30PM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)
Found this interesting blurb over at the Progressive, the article is a few weeks old so my apologies if somebody has done a diary on the topic.
It concerns the drafting/appointment of certain personnel to assist in the
detection of terrorists in our midst. It makes me wonder if we are all facing a future of being dragged in from of a special house committee to deny that we are terrorists and to give lists of names.
According to the article….
And the latest one to come to my attention is the dispatching of police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and utility workers as so-called “terrorism liaison officers,” according to a report by Bruce Finley in the Denver Post.
Their mission is as follows…..
They are entrusted with hunting for “suspicious activity,” and then they report their findings, which end up in secret government databases.
What constitutes “suspicious activity,” of course, is in the eye of the beholder. But a draft Justice Department memo on the subject says that such things as “taking photos of no apparent aesthetic value” or “making notes” could constitute suspicious activity, Finley wrote.
The states where this is going on include: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.
So. I am about to do y’all a favor. As it happens, I undercovercalico, live in Tennessee and one of my hobbies is taking pictures. I wouldn’t say that I am a photographer because that would imply a level of skill.
And you’re going to need evidence of my activities so I might as well just give it up now…
As you see I am clearly and purposefully cataloging the activities of regular Americans in a public park in hopes I can launch a take over of said park for nefarious activities. I am suspicious. I should be reported. Save yourself now and name me.
The author of the article indicates he did find a description for a liaison officer in East Bay. The over all intent is to include the private sector in these heroic and patriotic duties. I also found a way to save myself.
Terrorism Liaison Officers would be situated not only in agencies dealing with the harbor, the airports, and the railroads, but also “University/Campus.”
And the private sector would be involved, too. “The program would eventually be expanded to include Health Care personnel and representatives from private, critical infrastructure entities, with communication systems specifically tailored to their needs
As it happens I am a health care worker so in between giving bed assignments and checking chemo doses with the staff I supervise, I could become a super duper terrorist officer rating out my colleagues and patients. My colleagues who are RNs, make an awful lot of notes while they are working so obviously not only could health care workers sniff out terrorists, they could be terrorists. Wouldn’t that be fun?
So parents you might also want to reconsider sending the kiddies off to university where they might engage in note taking or even worse they might learn something and ask questions which clearly indicates terrorist leanings.
After all, we wouldn’t want the poor old much maligned private sector to be subject to the silly whims of mere citizens and democratic processes. Wouldn’t that be inconvenient. And unpatriotic. And vaguely pro terrorist, don’t you think?
Anybody recall the Hollywood Ten? Well, they were artists and actors and such so you know those people can’t be trusted.
Please read the entire article here and tell me what you think.
Do we get badges and fancy uniforms?