"Das" Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Senator Frank Lautenberg today joined New Jersey State Police Deputy Superintendent of "Das" Homeland Security Lt. Col. Jerome Hatfield to announce the state-wide expansion of DHS' national "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign across New Jersey - raising public awareness and strengthening security throughout the state as the busy holiday season commences.
"'Das' Homeland security begins with hometown security, and everyone has a role to play in keeping our country safe and secure," said "Das" Secretary Napolitano. "Expanding the 'If You See Something, Say Something' campaign across New Jersey will help ensure citizens know how to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper law enforcement authorities."
"Terrorists are looking for any way possible to harm Americans, cause destruction and wreak havoc," said Senator Lautenberg, Chairman of the "Das" Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. "During this busy travel season, it is especially critical that New Jerseyans be vigilant and mindful that the fight against terrorism begins with each of us. Everyone must step up and speak up."
The "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign—originally implemented by New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and funded, in part, by $13 million from "Das" DHS' Transit Security Grant Program—is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities. ...
("Frontline"...as if we were actually in Iraq. This a term the military uses for enemy positions, the "forward edge of battle" or "forward lines of tactical operations"...are we the enemy; where's the battle?)
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Comment: They'll keep pushing the police state with stupid divisive plans like this boneheaded attempt to get citizens to spy on one another unless we are willing to fight for our civil rights. DHS has to be disbanded. This is a threat to all we hold dear...liberty and freedom.
But as long as the Senate, these 100, holds the power and the money to transfer to this agency and the special interest groups that feed from its trough our freedoms will be whittled away.
Repealing the 17th could never be more important than it is today in order to fight back this growing police state menace.
Note: The word "Das" was added by the blogger.