Big sis invades wal-mart: 'if you see something, say something'

     This story has been kicking around all day and I have been wondering just how far we have sunk as a nation to get us here, Orwellian you might ask, well it sure looks like it. I have seen this new stunt compared to forms of Nazism and in a way they might be right but I do not think this program will go very far, you are asking for intelligence work from a minimum wage worker who's only goal is to get you through the line as fast as possible. Now as for a fellow shopper turning you in I do not see much there either, I have said before most people have not a clue what is going on around them and could care less. All a program like this will do is create an Us vs. Them vs. Me vs. You and so on and so on, Grow up we quit playing tattle tale in grade school.

While reading some comments on other sites one stuck out a few times as a way to combat this or turn it back on them, the TSA. The plan was mentioned to turn the manager of the store in for " suspicious behavior". I like it.

Press Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Dec. 6, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

“Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.”

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 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.

More than 230 Walmart stores nationwide launched the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign today, with a total of 588 Walmart stores in 27 states joining in the coming weeks. A short video message, available here, will play at select checkout locations to remind shoppers to contact local law enforcement to report suspicious activity.

Over the past five months, DHS has worked with its federal, state, local and private sector partners, as well as the Department of Justice, to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign and Nationwide SAR Initiative to communities throughout the country—including the recent state-wide expansions of the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign across Minnesota and New Jersey. Partners include the Mall of America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Amtrak, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, sports and general aviation industries, and state and local fusion centers across the country.

In the coming months, the Department will continue to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign nationally with public education materials and outreach tools designed to help America’s businesses, communities and citizens remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the county safe.


dakotas5 said...

I think she's just throwing her undies against the wall to see if they stick. Hasn't worked real good yet, just brown streaks where they've slid down. I know, it's a gross analogy but very fitting.

Scott R said...

dakotas5 damn that's a very sick, twisted and horrible thought and the last pair of undies I ever want to think about but I gotta agree with ya it fits... I need to gag now, you are going to ruin my nights sleep......Thx for stopping by and have a good night.

Anonymous said...

Turn in your Mayors, Police Chiefs, and all manner of unelected officials. Include public school principals and school board members. Overload the system and see it crumble.

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