DHS lifts Martial Law order -‘Shelter in place’ in NE PA over cop killer Frein- UPDATE:

Friday, 10/3/14 Pics of his stash over at link.

Police seize ambush suspect Eric Frein’s food supplies, ammo Pennsylvania State Police said they have seized supplies of food belonging to the survivalist charged with ambushing a rural police barracks in Pike County last month.

Read more from WFMZ.com at: http://www.wfmz.com/

Wednesday, 10/01/14 Game commission closes hunting on private and public lands in seven townships. 

Release #085-14The Pennsylvania Game Commission issued the ban on Wednesday, one day after state police revealed that two pipe bombs were found in the woods where 31-year-old Eric Frein is believed to be hiding. Hunting and trapping is prohibited until further notice on all public and private lands in Blooming Grove, Porter, Lehman and Greene townships in Pike County and Barrett, Price and Paradise townships in Monroe County.

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Eric Frein search moves to Mountainhome, Canadensis area

On Monday, Evergreen Charter and Monsignor McHugh schools, both in Barrett Township, reopened after each had been closed for eight days. – My daughter had all her books at home and was able to keep up and even get ahead on her school work. What worries me is all this increased police activity with school back open today. We live five minutes from where the activity is.
At least I have my dog with me in case they close the road and we can’t get back into our house.” 

Monday 9/29/14 1:30 Heavy state police presence north of the search perimeter. More than one helicopter over Canadensis PA

UPDATE: 9/24/8:30 pm

The search for Eric Frein seemed to intensify Monday as state troopers and specialized agents continued to comb central Monroe County.

Police presence along Route 447 north of Eric Matthew Frein’s home and 390 south remained heavy, as armed state troopers stood watch on a perimeter northwest of where they have been about a week. Camouflaged men pushed through a section of Barrett Township covered in trees and tall grass.

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PA Police shooter portrayed as right-wing nut job, he was anything but. UPDATES

Sunday, 9/28/14 Police report nothing new. . Still issues with intermittent permission denied by Police to enter or leave one’s home has been reported. People afraid to leave for fear they cannot return.

Power in the area has been restored following last night’s outage caused when a tree fell on a power line in Price Township. The tree fell as a police helicopter was hovering low over the forest, though officials haven’t said whether that was the cause.

Latest over at Search for Eric Frein hits third week  at 4:21 PM 9/27/14

 Live Police Scanner for Monroe County. http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/7527/web

News from the gulag.

Adam Christmann, a 43-year-old security and counter-terrorism consultant whose clients include the U.S. Air Force, has lived in the Hamlet, as it is called, for 14 years and raised his family here. He’s had his share of nervous moments. His two daughters, age 9 and 12, both go to the East Stroudsburg schools and count on the school bus to fetch them each day. Early on, however, school officials decided it was too dangerous to send buses into the hot zone. So Christmann drove them.

One evening, though, his family was broken apart. Fetching his older daughter, he returned, only to find the entire area in “lockdown” — no one goes in or out — his wife and younger daughter inside. By 11:30 they found their way home. But at least 20 of his neighbors had not. They made their way to the local firehouse, only to find no cots, no where to sleep.

“Someone dropped the ball,” Christmann sighed. For what had become effectively state of emergency, there was no federal or state emergency workers in sight.

For folks like Christmann, “the current issue facing residents up here is ‘how/when do we return to normal life?’ Or is a heavy police presence, helicopters and uncertainty the ‘new normal’? I think that uncertainty is what is causing the most stress—not an actual feel of being in danger.”

Still, these tight-knight communities have suffered over the past two weeks in a host of ways, large and small—often less than apparent to many on the outside looking in. At least 13 homes were on the block for sale in the Hamlet alone before Eric Frein fired his fatal shots two weeks ago.

Al Hall, an historian who’s lived here with his wife Mary, put their house up for sale as they no longer feel competent to care for themselves and their house. They are looking to move to an assisted living community in upstate New York. “But the real estate broker can’t show the house til the emergency is over,” Hall said, shaking his head. No sense of when the next lock-down might be called.

More info over at USA Today

Latest Update 9/24/14: Unfortunately not the truth. Why would the Red Cross set up a shelter? Just asking.

A message from PA State Police #Frein 09.23.2014/6:23 p.m.:
‘It has come to our attention that media reports exist that indicate the Pennsylvania State Police were not allowing residents to access their homes during our search efforts for Eric Frein. To clear up any misconceptions regarding the search, we have been diligent in respecting the rights of the public while working hard to keep both residents and law enforcement personnel safe. We need to be deliberate and methodical in our operations, as we still believe that Eric Frein is armed and very dangerous. At no time did we completely restrict access to homes in the area. If a resident required access to their home for a vital reason such as retrieving medication, we provided an escort to their home to ensure their safety. There is currently no shelter in place advisory and access to homes is not affected. The Pennsylvania State Police appreciate the assistance and patience we have received from the public as our search efforts continue.

Back to the post.

They say they are closing in. Let us hope. So much for Emergency Planning. The Red Cross is setting up shop. After 11 days?? I guess this is for those still sleeping in cars.

So much for the end of “Shelter in Place.”

From:

New shelter opens in East Stroudsburg for residents displaced by manhunt  8:00pm, September 22, 2014.

The American Red Cross will open a shelter for displaced residents from Barrett and Price townships at East Stroudsburg High School South at 9 p.m. today. Some people are unable to return to their homes because of the ongoing search for suspected police killer Eric Frein.

East Stroudsburg High School South is at 279 N. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg. The shelter is pet-friendly.

From:

As search for Eric Frein continues, police block Clarks Road near Cresco

State police told stranded residents Monday afternoon that they will try to allow those who need to get to their homes to check on their children and/or pets, or retrieve any needed medications.

Police did say, however, that stranded residents may need to work out contingency plans.

“Whenever whatever’s happening now is done happening, we’ll start taking you to your homes. We don’t know when that’s going to be,” police told the stranded residents Monday afternoon.

UPDATE: Price Twp. newcomers separated from their 4 daughters for 2 straight nights – 11:27 am  Monday, September 22, 2014

Stranded at the blockade near Snow Hill Road as the manhunt continues, Steve Heller and Tara Knichel of Rock Ledge Estates, Price Township, spent the second night in a row, Sunday night into Monday, separated from their four daughters ages 7 to 17.

Heller: “It’s frustrating being separated from our girls. They don’t know what’s going on with us. We have a cell phone and charger in our car so we try to stay in touch

Rick Szlachta from South Carolina is visiting his mother in Price Township: “I came up Thursday and got separated from my mom (Sunday night) with the blockade. I’ve been in touch with her by cellphone. 

Back to the post:

“The parsing of the words defining what took place in Northeastern Pennsylvania has come to an end. No longer is the phrase “Residents are being asked to Shelter in place” to “Order lifted.” And just who lifted the order? All week-long I have been asking who is doing the so called “asking “when people are threatened at being arrested. A virtual media blackout has been implemented. Just who was it that got out their phone and pen? Turns out it was the Department of Homeland Security. There is a surprise ending regarding the DHS involvement and their spokesperson at the end of the post. Ride with me as we go down the rabbit hole.What has life been like for the residents? More tomorrow on life in the gulag.

A friend of mine  just called me whose residence is within “The Hot Zone”. Both she and her son are forced for the second night to stay in a hotel. Second night of not being permitted to go home. She and her son are without their medications. She with an expensive Glaucoma medicine that cannot at this point is able to get a replacement.  The hotels are packed and she got the last room at the lucky price of $175.00 a night. The only clothes they had were the clothes on their back, forcing them to go to Walmarts to pick up the basics. No provisions for taking care of anyone regarding sleeping arrangements. The so-called Volunteer Barrett Fire House called an “Evacuation Site” is anything but that. They were sent to this a location that has no beds and only had potato chips and water to offer. Later it was learned that locals had brought in additional food. So people are forced to sleep in cars if they cannot afford or get a room. This is crazy. They were threatened at being arrested if not willing to comply.

The Pennsylvania State Police are asking all residents of Barrett and Price Townships to shelter in place immediately.

Please do not go outdoors and remain away from windows or openings to the outside.

Police are in the process of searching the area.

Please stay tuned to media outlets for further information.

Shelter-in-place order lifted for Barrett, Price townships

State police are lifting a shelter in place order for the area of northeastern Pennsylvania where a manhunt for the suspect in a trooper ambush is underway.

CANADENSIS, Pa. — State police are lifting a shelter-in-place order for the area of northeastern Pennsylvania where a manhunt for the suspect in a trooper ambush is underway. Homeland Security spokeswoman Maria Finn said in an emailed statement late Saturday that residents should use extreme caution as they move back into their homes in Barrett and Price Townships. She says police strongly recommend that residents stay inside and not enter the dense woods were officers are searching for Eric Frein.

Police taking ‘extreme’ precautions in ambush suspect search

Earlier September 20, 2014

At 7:45 a.m. this morning, state police are still asking all residents of Barrett and Price townships to state in indoors and away from windows. (Meanwhile, citizens are being threatened with arrest).

An evacuation center is in place and there are reports that residents who could not get to their homes either stayed at the center or slept in their cars last night as the search for Eric Frein continues in the Bear Town Road area off Route 447. Ed. How about our pets and medications? How did they “stay” when there were no beds?

Late Saturday, authorities lifted a “shelter in place” order but urged residents returning home to use caution and to stay out of the dense, boggy woodlands where the search was underway.

Investigators have been using a community center at the Hamlet, a private community very close to Frein’s home, since Thursday, according to an e-mail from the property owners’ association. Two state troopers holding rifles ordered The Times-Tribune to leave the area when reporters approached the clubhouse.

Now for the surprise ending. Just who is Maria Finn??

While trying to find any information on who Homeland Security spokeswoman Maria Finn is, and who had that pen, I find she knows all about crashing computers and missing documents. A perfect fit for her position, and we know how she got it. Her earlier position gave her some great experience.

November 8, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A newspaper says the former director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency destroyed homeland-security reports from a contractor, but copies survived on another employee’s computer.

The Patriot-News reported Saturday that James Powers acknowledged in e-mails he shredded reports from the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response, which was supposed to monitor threats to the state’s infrastructure.

The newspaper says that may violate state rules requiring retention of certain records.

Gov. Ed Rendell refused to renew the institute’s contract after disclosure that its reports included information about peaceful protests by citizen groups including gay-rights advocates and critics of natural-gas drilling. Powers resigned shortly afterward.

PEMA spokeswoman Maria Finn says copies of the records were found an another employee’s computer and were being provided to people who filed Right-to-Know Law requests.

H/T: Patriot News

ABC “Exclusive” – DHS dumped bus loads of Terrorists in U.S.

The headline reads “Exclusive: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees” this by no less than ABC news. How about doing a program on the Visa nonsense going on, allowing thousands of potential terrorists to come our way? Yes indeed, an exclusive. Of course, many of us bloggers have been warning of this for years. But hey, the MSM is starting to catch on. Good interview video link at the bottom of post.

Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees, according to FBI agents investigating the remnants of roadside bombs recovered from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Recall this earlier post?

Iran links in Homeland Security’s troubled immigration program

December 15, 2013 — bunkerville

A program that gives coveted immigrant green cards to wealthy foreign  investors was so susceptible to fraud and abuse that it was used by an Iranian  network that sought to send banned high technology home and spread terrorism  abroad, federal investigators said.

The memo called the EB-5 program a weak point in the nation’s immigration  security because visa holders can become green card holders and eventually  citizens — without going through the background checks that most prospective  immigrants face. The program is designed to attract foreigners who pledge to  invest in the U.S. economy.

But let me not digress!

The discovery in 2009 of two al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky — who later admitted in court that they’d attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq — prompted the bureau to assign hundreds of specialists to an around-the-clock effort aimed at checking its archive of 100,000 improvised explosive devices collected in the war zones, known as IEDs, for other suspected terrorists’ fingerprints.

“We are currently supporting dozens of current counter-terrorism investigations like that,” FBI Agent Gregory Carl, director of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC), said in an ABC News interview to be broadcast tonight on ABC News’ “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline”.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if there were many more than that,” said House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul. “And these are trained terrorists in the art of bombmaking that are inside the United States; and quite frankly, from a homeland security perspective, that really concerns me.”

As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets. One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.

More and video over at ABC News

Need a refresher?

Homeland Security Dept. Cannot ‘Precisely’ Track the Number of Foreigners Working in U.S. on H-1B Visas January 20, 2011

No Jobs for Americans, But Plenty of Foreign Worker Visas

November 8, 2010

State Department Using ‘Diversity Visas’ to Encourage Immigration to U.S. from Terror-Ridden Yemen January 5, 2010

Here is a link to see all of the 50,000 other winners of the lottery this year:  http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_4574.html

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DHS: Fend Off Shooter With Scissors

 Just in case you haven’t caught this, I will pass this alone. No need for guns, its back to Duck and Cover from the 1950’s including a scissor. Oh the scissor. Most of them these days they are made of plastic, but what the heck, it sure beats a gun. How much did DHS pay for this? They really think we are this stupid don’t they. Here we go.

Options for Consideration demonstrates possible actions to take if confronted with a active shooter scenario. The instructive video reviews the choices of evacuating, hiding, or, as an option of last resort, challenging the shooter. The video also shows how to assist authorities once law enforcement enters the scene.

New Fema Corp advertising for new ‘Brown Shirts’?

While we were sleeping, are they getting ready for the Gulag?   Just asking. Volunteers who will be paid, no conscription yet.

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” Barack Obama, 2008

Homeland Security has announced the creation of a new FEMA corps to tap volunteers (who will be paid for up to 18 months) for disaster/emergency responses. The program is a partnership between FEMA and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), itself managed under the Homeland Security umbrella.

The Department of Homeland Security plans to start with 1,600 volunteers dispatched across the country and specially trained to provide “critical disaster services” during an emergency response. Volunteers are not FEMA employees, but will wear branded uniform clothing and will be directed by FEMA.

Q: Will FEMA Corps Members have identifying clothing?
A: Yes, but joint branding methods have not yet been determined.

Q: Are FEMA Corps Members able to drive owned/leased FEMA vehicles?
A: Yes, as determined by mission requirements.

Q: What type of Identification will FEMA Corps Members have?
A: They will be issued the Legacy Badge. Specific badges are still being designed

DHS boasts that the entry level positions will prepare these trainees for careers in the ever-bloating disaster response bureaucracy.H/T: Prison Planet

 

 

DHS Giving $2.1B in ‘Preparedness Grants’ to Cities, Indian Tribes, Non-Profits

Don’t you just love these grants? Yet funds are being slashed for the Coast Guard to patrol our Borders. Better yet, have them tasked with working on “Global Warming”. I went through a couple of posts last year to point out the deft skill Janet has displayed in making security decisions. Better to give out money. Actually, it is the only skill set this Administration really has.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday announced that her department has allocated more than $2.1 billion to 12 “federal preparedness” grant programs for Fiscal Year 2011.

From 2002 through 2011, more than $32.1 billion has been awarded in preparedness grants to help strengthen and protect the homeland. CNS News

Here we go in our “Way Back” machine:

The Obama administration will announce today it has slashed anti-terror funds for New York City, despite the attempted Times Square bombing less than two weeks ago that underscored the enormous threat to the city.Read more: More at New York Post

Meanwhile: Obama guts Homeland Security- mainly NYC

Big Sis- Cutting the Coast Guards elite team that patrols our ports.

At a recent hearing, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), ranking member on the committee, said she was shocked that the Obama administration’s budget for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2011 cuts funding for the U.S. Coast Guard while asking for $200 million for security for the Sheikh Mohammed trial.

 When asked by ranking minority leader Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) why the DHS budget spends money on securing the trials of terrorists in the U.S. while cutting funding for U.S. Coast Guard, Napolitano defended the Obama administration’s stance on the matter.

Collins said “Decommissioning part of the Coast Guard’s 13th elite maritime security safety teams that protect waterfront cities makes absolutely no sense given the threats to our ports,” Check Out: Coast Guard wants to slash homland Security

In the memo, Papp said he wants to eliminate teams that are trained to respond to and prevent terror attacks. These teams also train other Coast Guard forces on counterterrorism operations.

“In view of the fiscal horizon, we must make bold and systematic strategic decisions,” Papp wrote in the memo, dated Nov. 10, 2009. Obama.

The memo, marked “sensitive — for internal Coast Guard use only,” was obtained by The Associated Press.

He also calls for cuts to the Coast Guard’s largest homeland security operation, which patrols critical infrastructure and other sensitive security structures on or near waterways. And he would decrease the number of specialized units stationed in key coastal areas where an attack could be devastating.

Obama has already proposed closing five of the 12 specialized units in 2011.

Papp’s outline is significant because it could mean major changes for the more than 200-year-old agency that took on substantial homeland security duties after Sept. 11, 2001. Obama’s 2011 proposed budget cuts for the Coast Guard have already caused outrage from some lawmakers. News Max

DHS strips Coast Guard of Border Security, but will now do Global Warming

“She is creating a new department under Homeland Security called the Climate Change and Adaptation Task Force, which will be tasked with “identifying and assessing the impact that climate change could have on the missions and operations of the Department of Homeland Security.”

Janet Napalitano: “Many USCG [Coast Guard] and Customs and Border Protection facilities, by their mission, are located in the coastal zone which will be adversely impacted by sea level rise.  Costs will increase for protecting existing facilities from the impacts of sea level rise and some facilities might have to be abandoned in the longer term.” What assistance can the Coast Guard bring to bear to assist remote villages in, for example, Alaska which already have been negatively affected by changes up in the Arctic?” CNS News

Obama decrees: DOD, DHS Agencies fulfill Environmental Justice

You wonder why we are broke? Why we have lost our Credit Rating? The redistribution of wealth has taken a new turn this week. This Marxist empty suit is determined to bankrupt us. What do all of these agencies have to do with “Green”? Defense? Homeland Security? Who is this man to take our Nation off the cliff?

Though it is unrelated to their mission, the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce and Housing are among the federal agencies that will focus on helping minorities get green under an Obama Administration plan that aims to bring “environmental justice” to poor and underserved communities nationwide.

 Earlier this week we reported U.S. Navy going Green.

By 2020, the Navy must learn to get at least 50 percent of energy from alternative sources, and 50 percent of the military vessels will have to try hard to zero out- that is to spend no more energy than they can produce

This week the agencies signed an official Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Justice outlining some of their new duties. Under the agreement the agencies will make environmental justice part of their mission and they will provide the public with annual progress reports on their efforts. In a written statement, the Obama Administration proclaims that it’s the latest effort to address the inequities that may be present in some communities.

 The organizations that receive U.S. tax dollars reportedly teach black, Latino and indigenous folks how to recycle, reduce carbon emissions through “weatherization” and participate in “green jobs” training.

The effort was launched by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last fall and the agency has doled out millions of dollars in “environmental justice grants” to dozens of leftwing groups, including some dedicated to helping illegal immigrants. Earlier this year the administration dedicated an additional $7 million to study how pollution, stress and social factors affect “poor and underserved communities.”  

Full Story here at Judicial Watch

TSA Research Proposal To Body-Scan Pedestrians, Train Passengers discovered

Those Aussies are even doing us one better. I am sure when Janet catches this, the next step for us.

Australia will be trialling x-ray scanners at airports that can provide a crisp image of a persons insides.  Aussie scanners can see those heroin-filled condoms you swallowed.

Australian customs found 60 pounds of drugs inside the bodies of travelers last year, now legislation is before the Federal Parliament that would allow customs officers to use these new body scanners to view all objects beyond folds of skin instead of sending drug-smuggling suspects to hospitals for internal X-rays ordered by a doctor. More here  No World System/

 

One project allocated to Northeastern University and Siemens would mount backscatter x-ray scanners and video cameras on roving vans, along with other cameras on buildings and utility poles, to monitor groups of pedestrians, assess what they carried, and even track their eye movements. In another program, the researchers were asked to develop a system of long range x-ray scanning to determine what metal objects an individual might have on his or her body at distances up to thirty feet.

Giving Transportation Security Administration agents a peek under your clothes may soon be a practice that goes well beyond airport checkpoints. Newly uncovered documents show that as early as 2006, the Department of Homeland Security has been planning pilot programs to deploy mobile scanning units that can be set up at public events and in train stations, along with mobile x-ray vans capable of scanning pedestrians on city streets.

The projects range from what the DHS describes as “a walk through x-ray screening system that could be deployed at entrances to special events or other points of interest” to “covert inspection of moving subjects” employing the same backscatter imaging technology currently used in American airports.

The 173-page collection of contracts and reports, acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request, includes contracts with Siemens Corporations, Northeastern University, and Rapiscan Systems. The study was expected to cost more than $3.5 million.

More here at Forbes

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