This weekend, DHS, police and the U.S. Army will conduct a “full scale counterterrorism exercise” inside Fenway Park.
“This Sunday, the Boston Police Department, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, the US Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center and Fenway Park will practice and prepare for an active shooter situation.”
According to the Boston Police, “there will be a large number of role players, responders, and exercise staff in the area. During the exercise, there will also be a test of various security technologies, which may include the use of working dogs, metal detection, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones).”
This Sunday, will be a sad day for baseball fans everywhere, as America’s oldest ballpark actively facilitates police militarization.
What you’re not being told, is how DHS uses these ‘exercises’ to train EMS and firefighters for urban warfare.
EMS personnel are carrying concealed weapons, Kevlar helmets and ballistic vests.
“For about a year, the Bethel Township Fire and EMS Department has allowed first responders to carry concealed weapons on emergency calls as a way to protect themselves in an area where having law enforcement respond to calls in a timely manner when needed can be a challenge due to reduced staffing.”
“The idea to let first responders carry weapons was hatched after budget cuts reduced the number of available officers in the response area served by the department, says Bethel Township Fire and EMS Department Chief…