2021 April

11 Apr: A church security Lesson From a Tractor Dealership

Our son is in the market for a farm tractor. Knowing of a local dealer, I dropped by. Pulling into the dealership, I drove through the rows of used tractors first to see if I might want to enquire about one of them inside. As I drove back around to the showroom, an employee came out a door walking towards me. The scowl on his face made it obvious I was in trouble. As he put up his hand for me to stop, it was obvious I was about to be scolded. As I stopped, he scowled, “what are you doing back here?” While tempted to say I was looking for keys so I could take off in a high speed getaway on an old tractor, I didn’t. I just answered, “looking at your used tractors.” Then he proceeded to irritably inform me it was private property, and I must…

04 Apr: Agitation Auditors – an evolving threat (2).

This week’s TAI is reproduced from one in February of 2019. A current hatch of hecklers makes it worth repeating. Truthers often show up after significant attacks claiming the attack never happened or other idiotic narratives. A recent variation of truthers is auditors. They show up at some targeted organization and agitate a representative(s) of that organization into a confrontation, trying for YouTube hits and followers (contributors); hoping for that Crem de la Crem of a recorded violation of their civil rights so they can get a lot of attention (maybe get rich). Fishing for infractions. On Thursday 2/14/19, an auditor showed up to antagonize a uniformed, contracted armed security guard posted outside a synagogue in Los Angeles. You can watch it (bad language) at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk1YBIYB9uM . It is educational on what to be prepared for. In addition to this cat pulling the guard into an irresponsible use of force (4:06…