DHS Asking Businesses to Turn Over Info on “Prepper” Customers

This week, yet another sign the police state is rapidly advancing popped up in New York.

All across the state people are being asked to snitch on their neighbors in exchange for a $500 reward.

New York State DHS officials have reportedly distributed flyers to local businesses that advise owners as well as private citizens to call a hotline to report any “suspicious” activity.

Take a look and see for yourself in the video below:

This new action is part of the new “See Something, Say Something” campaign, in which people are asked to call The New York State Terrorism Tips Line, 1-866 SAFE NYS, to report suspicious activity.

According to Safeguard New York, suspicious activity could be described as anyone buying:

  • MRES
  • High capacity magazines
  • Flashlights
  • Weatherproof ammunition
  • Gas masks
  • Even match containers

Since the hotline is remarkably similar to the SAFE ACT hotline (which corresponds with legislation that bans the ownership of high capacity magazines and a variety of semi-automatic weapons in the state of NY) some believe this latest effort might be a backdoor method for getting people to rat out gun owners.

This isn’t necessarily a new tactic for either the DHS or the FBI.

Reports going back all the way to 2012 reveal that people who are gathering long-term food supplies have been regularly labeled as “domestic terrorists.”

In fact, it’s been widely reported that the FBI is quick to label anyone who buys survival supplies, or even pays in cash, as potential domestic terrorists.

Though business owners have the right to take down the flyers, it isn’t a stretch to see how actions like this are consistently advancing the police state.

In fact, as reported by Infowars:

A National Guard whistleblower warned soldiers were being trained that in the event of civil unrest breaking out, “Doomsday preppers will be treated as terrorists.”

Government animosity toward normal people who are preparing for disaster is becoming more and more consistent. Unless something changes, I expect this trend will continue.

Don’t be scared. Be prepared.
-Survival Joe