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The American police state has invaded our movie theaters! Movie theaters are doing their part keeping Americans in fear!
AMC Theaters has begun running a "safety" message that says: "If you happen to see any suspiciously strange characters or bad agendas, report them to our crew."
Click here to see the AMC "safety" message.
AMC's "safety" message is really DHS's "See Something Say Something" spying program that's turned our neighbors into spies!
Watch out, that kid stuffing his face with popcorn and candy is suspicious! That kid who keeps fidgeting and leaving their seat every 20 minutes might be a terrorist! This is the absurd reality of living in Police State America!
Leave it to the mass media to find a person that believes DHS's "safety" message that terrorists could
be watching movies, Lenore McHugh had this to say...
"I think it's good to make people aware because some people just go in the theater, sit down and they are not aware of what's going on around them because they're just looking forward," said McHugh.
Have we become so "terrorized" by the media that we believe it's forward-looking of DHS and movie theaters to post B.S. warnings that would make the Nazi's and the KGB jealous? By terrorized I mean the media sensationalizes the threat of terror to make a profit. Click here to read "Terrorism and the Media: A Dangerous Symbiosis."
At least one moviegoer voiced his disdain over increased security at movie theaters:
“What are you going to do? Put security guards with guns everywhere,” Steve Cooper threw out the idea but was not for it. He added, “I don’t want that.”
Back in 2014 I reported how "Movie Theaters & Doorman Are Spying On Americans. Don't forget the Motion Picture Association of America works closely with DHS, click here to read more.
AMC Theaters is not the only theater to jump on the everyone's a potential terrorist bandwagon. "Studio Movie Grill"(SMG) which is rapidly expanding across the country is doing its part to feed the flames.
Why should anyone care about SMG's expansion, after all isn't that democracy?
"With the help of our partner, Goldman Sachs, Studio Movie Grill is excited and grateful to have the opportunity to further establish our brand across the country," said Founder and CEO Brian Schultz.
"Studio Movie Grill announced it is expanding on both coasts once more with new locations announced in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Simi Valley, California as well as two new Texas theaters in North Dallas and Houston. Since its founding in 2000, Studio Movie Grill (SMG) has grown steadily from its Texas roots to what will soon be 24 locations in ten states by year's end. With the remodel and addition of 4 screens at its Plano, TX theater, 34 new screens will be in place by Q4 and 231 in total nationwide."
Goldman Sachs one of the most corrupt companies in America is helping SMG expand!
If you guessed Goldman Sachs has a close relationship with DHS give yourself a gold star. In fact former Goldman Sachs VP Chad Sweet was chief of staff at DHS and was Director of Operations for the CIA!
Steven A. Kerr, Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs is on DHS's Homeland Security Advisory Council and as if that wasn't enough proof, Goldman Sachs is also a charter member of DHS's Financial Services Sector.
Back to SMG...
Brian Schultz the founder/owner and CEO of SMG, used to work as an aide to former senator Arlen Specter.
FYI, Senators Joe Lieberman and Arlen Specter introduced legislation to create the Department of Homeland Security in 2001!
Shultz is also one of the founding members of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization now known as "Entrepreneurs Organization" which has close ties to the TSA and DHS.
Dr. Lance Larson, PH.D. helped coordinate DHS and the Entrepreneurs Organization!
What does all this mean to the average moviegoer? It means DHS wants TSA like security in EVERY movie theater in America!
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"Beefing up security at the nation's 5,000 theaters would be expensive, says the Los Angeles Times. Walk-through metal detectors cost about $5,000. In addition to the price of such devices, security systems require training personnel and paying their wages."
"Maintaining a strong security installation at a multiplex could cost between $250,000 and $1 million annually, says security consultant Michael Dorn. Such a system would include metal detectors, X-ray machines, workers to operate those devices and additional armed security."
"There's a difference between having a metal detector at the door and actually having effective screening," said Dorn, director of Safe Havens International. "My fear is that we may see theaters throw in metal detectors without proper utilization." Any changes that threaten to make the moviegoing experience less smooth would probably meet industry resistance.
If history is any indicator, it won't meet any "industry resistance" once DHS gives security grants that will put metal detectors in every movie theater across the country! How long before this becomes reality a year maybe two?
Senator Tony Avella has announced he's working on legislation for metal detectors at theaters, stadiums and malls!
"Avella is developing legislation that would require theater, indoor mall and stadium owners to provide enhanced security."
"Avella said he knows it will cost money, so he plans to include as part of the legislation a public/private partnership “where the state will pick up half the cost.”
'As for the potential inconvenience of metal detectors, Avella said it would be worth it if it saves just one life."
So, who are SMG security personnel? SMG has what the company calls “highly trained officers” at each theater! SMG also makes it a point to hire military vets and ex- cops:
"SMG is extremely proud to announce that all security officers assigned to any SMG present and future will be military veterans. The company specifically chose to work with G4S for its security services because of their initiative regarding the hiring of returning military veterans as part of the White House's Joining Forces campaign. G4S continues to be a destination employer for veterans and according to Civilian Jobs News is one of the best places for veterans to work." Click here to find out more about the Joining Forces campaign.
G4S is a British-Danish private security company that operates in over 120 countries; it is the largest security company in the world. G4S is notorious for operating private prisons and providing deportation services internationally. G4S has such a close relationship with DHS one wonders if they're not just a front company posing as security professionals.
In the United States, G4S operates privatized juvenile detention facilities. G4S works alongside Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection to detain and deport people across the U.S./Mexico border and transport ICE detainees to ICE detention facilities throughout the country.
Schultz went on to brag about his choice of using G4S: "Making a difference starts with being a good neighbor. We understand that our theater teams, vendor-partners, investors, community and guests are all inter-related. For SMG, conscious business not only benefits our guests and our communities, but also enriches the lives of our team members, vendor-partners, and investors. It's truly a win-win-win-win-win proposition for everyone and the type of purpose-work SMG takes very seriously."
What it all comes down to is DHS, sorry I mean SMG turning a profit for its vendors (G4S) while keeping the public in a CONSTANT state of fear!
It's gotten so out of control DHS is even promoting their B.S. spy program during Earth Day festivals and at our National Parks:
"If You See Something, Say Something" Campaign continues its partnership with the USPP on the National Mall this spring and summer supporting such events as Earth Day, July 4th, and the World Police & Fire Games."
Our Park Police even have an intelligence division that reports directly to DHS:
"The Intelligence/Counter-Terrorism Unit is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating all forms of domestic and foreign information and intelligence that may impact the mission of the United States Park Police. The Branch also monitors First Amendment activities to include demonstrations, protests, marches, and gatherings on National Park Service property."
"The Branch is also active in several intelligence working groups that provide networking capabilities with virtually every Federal, State, and local law enforcement agency in the region."
The next time you take a picture in a national park and a Park Ranger approaches you, its because they think taking pictures is suspicious! Last year the Park Service wanted to fine anyone taking pictures in their parks $1,000!
The future of moviegoing in America is frightening. Within the next few years we can expect to go to gov't. run movie theaters and watch only gov't. approved movies while gov't. officials (law enforcement) subject you and your family to TSA searches.