DHS is more concerned with busting flea market vendors than terrorists

May 13, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security is currently busting flea market vendors while turning a blind eye to suspected terrorists entering the U.S., highlighting the department’s predisposition to target average Americans rather than terrorists.

Background image: Patricia D. Duncan / Wiki
Background image: Patricia D. Duncan / Wiki

The most recent raids occurred at two flea markets near Lawrence, Mass. earlier this week, which netted the arrest of 40 merchants accused of selling “bogus merchandise.”

“The Department of Homeland Security was the lead [in the raid] with Lawrence Police Department,” said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokesperson for the Essex Co. District Attorney.

And the police chief referred all questions concerning the raid to DHS, which previously targeted flea markets in Maryland, New Hampshire, and Texas.

But considering the recent exposé of DHS’s “hands off” list of terror suspects who are allowed unrestricted entry into the U.S., it’s getting pretty obvious that Homeland Security is more concerned with targeting ordinary Americans despite the fact that the agency was ostensibly created to stop terrorism.

“Perhaps the most egregious example emerged in 2012 when a leaked study produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland, and funded by the DHS to the tune of $12 million, largely ignored Islamic terrorism while concentrating on the threat posed by Americans who are ‘reverent of individual liberty,'” Paul Joseph Watson wrote on the subject.

And let’s not forget how Homeland Security bought up shooting targets of American gun owners, such as pregnant women and elderly men, in addition to billions of rounds of ammunition including 25 million shotgun shells and over 141,000 rounds of .308 Winchester sniper ammo.

DHS has also used the color of law to regulate live music at restaurants.

But all of this is a stark contrast to DHS’s recent treatment of terror suspects, such as our revelation last January that Homeland Security had no problem granting members of the Muslim Brotherhood special treatment to bypass airport security at the behest of the State Department and the aforementioned “hands off” list.

Documents pertaining to the list, which were released by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Ia.), reveal that an Islamic leader with reported ties to several terrorist groups was removed from a watch list and given a visa despite officials suggesting that he endorsed and incited terrorist attacks.

Simply put, if you’re a member of a protected terrorist group, you’re likely to get better treatment from DHS than ordinary Americans, especially flea market vendors.

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