DHS Extends Its Reach Beyond Airports
As a 9/11 anniversary gift to its fan base, the NFL announced today that they will begin patting down everyone from the ankles up.
Just when you thought you could avoid being patted down by not traveling at the air ports, sixteen million American’s who enjoy attending football games will now be unable to escape a full body examination. This began last January when fan goers were subject to entering through airport style metal detectors and the additional pat down procedures to enter the Dallas Cowboy stadium for the Superbowl. The Department of Homeland security had announced a partnership with the NFL as noted by the heavy push of the “See Something, Say Something” snitching campaigned pushed leading up to the Superbowl event.
USA Today confirms, both the Buffalo Bills and Indiana Colts plan to implement these measures this weekend at their games. This upgrade in security was said to come as a reaction to one man who used an illegal stun gun in fight with other fans at a game last Sunday night. This new policy will impact approximately 16 million fans who attend the games.
A related USA Today poll by its readers that disagree with the implementation of these procedures as well.
This is just the first announcement of many to follow of how the Department of Homeland Security will spread its tentacles to just about any place that will draw a crowd. Soon, you can expect to have this epidemic of abuse by security agents who put their hand down your pants, grope your children and squeeze your wife’s breasts on your way into the mall, public events, transportation hubs and major highways.
Back in 2009, the DHS released a video announcing their new FAST technology packed into a mobile trailer that can be dispatched throughout the country. What is scary is that this technology which is stated to only be about 70% accurate by DHS, attempts to decide if you are about to commit a crime. See below, I’ll just let the video speak for itself.
This is reminiscent of the “Precrime” division as depicted in the movie Minority Report. In Minority report, they had 3 super species that had the ability to see into the future and the Precrime division would go out and arrest people before they actually committed the crime. Combine this with president’s prolonged detention policy, then we can start to see science fiction become science reality.
DHS has also partnered up with Wal-mart last year to spread the “See Something, Say Something” message with the ominous presence of Janet Napolitano’s image repeating a warning through 600 stores with registers equipped with check-out screens.
This is a great cause for concern as most citizens of this country will now be reminded that we are being assimilated in a growing police state. This is government’s way to break our will to generally get us comfortable with the idea that our constitutional rights are a thing of the past. We are entering an age where everyone is guilty and the burden of proving that innocence to maximize the hunt for the terrorist boogie man.
Ask yourself, who benefits most from terrorism? The corporations that support the Department of Homeland Security’s quest with this elusive threat to garner the maximum security has undoubtedly benefitted the most. Think of it as the military industrial complex against the citizens of the United States. As long as we keep the citizens in fear then it is okay to use tax payer money on all sorts of technology to monopolize their lives with cameras, back-scatter x-ray machines and now predictive behavior scanners. People dying by terrorist attacks is nothing compared to the average of 43,000 people die in-car accidents and this is a real danger that most of us face everyday. Why do we stand in fear of a threat that kills fewer people than peanut allergies?