In Leesburg, Florida, federal agents with AK-47s and accompanied by K-9 dogs invaded a Social Security office. These were members of the Federal Protective Service, a subsidiary of the Department of Homeland Security.
This was said to be a training operation, with the Social Security office selected randomly.
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.
People inside the facility had no idea what was going on.
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.”
Right. Dangerous people. Like some 80-year-old who is trying to find out why her check is late. You never know when someone like this will pull out a shotgun and “go postal.”
Why don’t they train at the Post Office?
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.
The DHS must have instructed the officers to remain mute.
Officers on the scene would not speak to the press and by noon they were gone. But Thomas Milligan, district manager for the Social Security Administration office, said while the visit came as a surprise, the office was ready. He added the officers checked videos, security measures, alarm system and more.
“It was to make sure security measures are in place and properly followed,” Milligan said.
Remember when the Department of Homeland Security was passed? It was supposed to find terrorists, presumably members of radical Islamic sleeper cells. Well, these cells are well named. For 11 years, they have been asleep. None has been found. All that money; so few results! So, the DHS has adopted a new policy. It wants Americans to become used to seeing men in uniforms carrying AK-47’s in places like a Social Security center. This is a “new normal.”