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  • Too Many Federal Agencies Have Created Their Own Private Armies

    04/21/2014 5:02:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    TRNS ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Ernest Istook
    Does the Environmental Protection Agency really need armed agents? Outside of law enforcement, federal agencies now employ over 25,000 people as armed agents. They are more than guards. They’ve become like private armies that can push around private citizens. Over 70 non-military federal agencies now have their own armed agents. You expect armed agents with the FBI, the U.S. Marshal Service and the Border Patrol. But the EPA? The Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, even the Social Security Administration and the National Institutes of Health? Even the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban...
  • 'All about power and leverage' -- feds shut down major roadway, block access to graveyard

    10/10/2013 7:33:59 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-7-2013 | Todd Starnes
    Folks who live in the Great Smoky Mountains have just about reached their breaking point with the federal government. “It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn. “We were founded on a declaration of independence. And they are about to push the people to the line again.” Nearly a third of Blount County is inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. So when the federal government shut down the park, it also shut down one of the area’s...
  • 'Gestapo' tactics meet senior citizens at Yellowstone

    10/08/2013 5:54:10 AM PDT · by freeandfreezing · 227 replies
    Eagle-Tribune ^ | October 8, 2013 | Staff
    NEWBURYPORT — Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures. Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country.... For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.
  • Social Security Office

    07/30/2013 12:00:36 PM PDT · by chittlin · 50 replies
    Went to the local Social Security Administration Office today with my wife who will be retiring in near future. The office is in a rural low crime area in Western Kentucky. We were greeted by two armed, courteous "Rent-a-Cops" upon entry. While waiting to be served we observed the Rent-a-Cops doing a thorough search of a an elderly lady's purse prior to her being allowed to see the Social Security worker. These guys were opening every thing in the purse, unzipping every zipper. Voicing our disapproval over the search, we departed. The entire scenario was ridiculous. Does anyone know the...
  • Freep A Poll!(Do you think armed guards should be on school grounds?)

    04/03/2013 3:05:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 4-3-13 | LA Daily News
    Wednesday's Poll Do you think armed guards should be on school grounds? Yes No
  • Teachers as Armed Guards in Michigan: Small-town police chief trains teachers as reserve officers.

    02/28/2013 7:04:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/28/2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Putting guns in schools has struck many as a radical suggestion since the Sandy Hook massacre. But in one rural Michigan township, the police chief has come up with a thoughtful, serious plan to do just that.During his 33-year-career in law enforcement, Victor Pierce has seen the bodies of murdered children, and he’s struggled to reckon with it. After Sandy Hook, he felt compelled to do something, he says. So he decided to invite teachers and school administrators to participate in the reserve-officer-training program. After they’d completed the class, Pierce would swear them in as volunteer reserve officers, and...
  • Armed guard disarms shooter at Georgia middle school

    02/01/2013 6:59:59 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | Rick Moran
    An armed guard at a Georgia middle school disarmed a student who had opened fire, wounding one person. A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said. Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown about 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said. The wounded boy was taken "alert, conscious and breathing"...
  • Armed Guards for Returning Sandy Hook Students

    01/03/2013 6:21:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2013 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - When children from Sandy Hook Elementary school return to class in neighboring Monroe, Conn. today, they'll be entering "the safest school in America," according to the Associated Press. "Law enforcement officers have been guarding the new school, and by the reckoning of police, it is 'the safest school in America,'" the AP reported Thursday. "I think right now it has to be the safest school in America," Monroe police Lt. Keith White was quoted as saying. Having armed guards in schools is the National Rifle Association's suggestion for keeping children safe from the kind of terror that happened...
  • NRA Chief Under Fire After Pointing to Israel as Model on Guns

    12/26/2012 1:20:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Wayne LaPierre has come under fire for using the state of Israel as an example of how to avert school shootings, saying the country should be emulated in its policies of having armed guards in every school. LaPierre has been speaking publicly in an attempt to deflect blame away from gun control following the Newtown school massacre, which resulted in the death of 20 young children and seven adults. “Israel had a whole lot of school shootings, until they did one thing. They said we’re going to stop it and they...
  • Unemployment Offices To Add Armed Guards

    10/29/2010 5:27:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    Armed security guards will be on hand at 36 unemployment offices around Indiana in what state officials said is a step to improve safety and make branch security more consistent. No specific incidents prompted the action, Department of Workforce Development spokesman Marc Lotter told 6News' Norman Cox. Lotter said the agency is merely being cautious with the approach of an early-December deadline when thousands of Indiana residents could see their unemployment benefits end after exhausting the maximum 99 weeks provided through multiple federal extension periods.
  • Watchmen stand vigil in city’s wealthiest homes

    09/10/2005 7:54:06 AM PDT · by mtrott · 28 replies · 1,115+ views
    MSNBC/Wash Post ^ | Ariana Eunjung Cha
    NEW ORLEANS - Just blocks from a smoldering fire and walking distance from bodies floating in the floodwaters, John Crouch and Andy Guzman debated what to make for dinner. As the sun set, the men had hurriedly chained up the cast-iron fence and locked themselves into the 10,000-square-foot, gray-green Greek Revival mansion for the night. Three dogs, three handguns and five shotguns kept them company.
  • Internment: A Tool in the War on Terror?

    02/15/2005 2:27:48 PM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies · 869+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | February 15, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin is a syndicated columnist and author of two books, of which her latest is In Defense of Internment (New York: Regnery Publishing, 2004). In it, she provides a defense of "threat profiling" already taken or contemplated since September 11. Ms. Malkin's earlier book was Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores (New York: Regnery Publishing, 2002). Her syndicated column appears in nearly 200 papers nationwide. Ms. Malkin addressed the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia, on December 2, 2004. Millions of American schoolchildren have been taught that there was no evidence...