Not content doing its job assessing & improving existing security measures at federal facilities around the country, the Federal Protective Service recently decided to make its presence known to the general public in a very in-your-face sort of way.
Looking for a site high on any terrorist hit list, the FPS chose a Social Security Office in Leesburg, Florida to target for an unannounced 'training' session in early January 2012. The session involved, among other things, FPS officers standing around at the Social Security Office's front door in full battle gear demanding ID from those seeking to conduct legitimate business inside the office.
Such over-the-top aggressive & hostile tactics targeting the general public are quite similar to tactics frequently utilized by other DHS agencies, some of which include the TSA and its roving VIPR teams around the country:
Not to mention Customs & Border Protection at suspicionless highway checkpoints removed from the border or its functional equivalent:
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