Terrorist in training video depicted as young white woman
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Garbage collectors are being trained by police to be on the lookout for terrorists in the run-up to this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The terrorist depicted in the role playing scenario used to train garbage workers is a young white woman while her victim is a Middle Eastern man.
“Anarchists, terrorists and plain old thieves and creeps, your new foe wears work boots and fluorescent vests. Meet the garbage men,” reports the Tampa Bay Times, noting that police are involved in training garbage collectors to “spot suspicious activity on their routes” in preparation for this August’s RNC in Tampa.
Told that the Waste Management company itself could be a target, workers were shown examples of “suspicious” activity which included a man taking pictures of a garbage truck and were ordered to be on the lookout for anyone “taking an undue interest in our bins.”
Workers were told not to get involved in any potential incident, merely to report the suspicious activity to police.
The fact that the training video showed to the workers also outlined a scenario, “showing an image of a young white woman who was a suicide bomber, a young Middle Eastern man who was a victim,” is becoming par for the course.
The threat posed by Islamic extremists has now been largely marginalized in the effort to portray average American citizens as potential terrorists. As we reported last week, a DHS-funded study characterized conservative Americans as terrorists while glossing over Muslim extremists. Numerous Homeland Security PSA videos have also depicted white Americans as the most likely terrorists.
On completion of training, garbage workers get a certificate confirming their status as a ‘Waste Watch’ snoop and also receive a special baseball cap.
Garbage workers are already being used by large companies and the state to spy on American citizens across the country. Local authorities across the U.S. are using cutting edge technology to spy on the contents of people’s trash cans and issue them with fines for non-compliance.
Such programs are already in place in major cities such as Miami Beach Charlotte, N.C., Cleveland, Ohio, Boise, Idaho, and Flint, Michigan, where ‘trash supervisors’ are dispatched to intimidate homeowners and issue them with fines for failing to recycle properly.
Back in 2010, we reported on how the FBI was involved in training garbage collectors to watch for suspicious activity under the Waste Watch program.
However, Waste Watch is not the only program of its type which trains blue-collar workers to look out for terrorists and report suspicious behavior.