Media Characterizes Military Invasion of South Florida as “Cool Tourist Story”

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Media Characterizes Military Invasion of South Florida as “Cool Tourist Story”
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A joint drill between military and police in South Florida involving troops storming a building in the middle of the night was characterized by local media coverage not as a frightening example of how Americans are being acclimatized to accept a state of martial law but as a ‘cool tourist story’.
Panic-stricken residents in Coconut Grove were awoken at 1am to the sound of simulated gunfire and explosions as military helicopters hovered over buildings and dispatched troops to the ground.
The Department of Defense drills prompted a deluge of 911 calls, but instead of asking why the military is terrifying American citizens on U.S. soil with drills designed to acclimate the public to accept martial law, local news station WSVN-TV framed the incident as a ‘cool tourist story’.

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Apr. 18, 2012 3:41 pm


More on the state of Florida.

Spy school teaches the basics of intelligence gathering to kids, teens

Tamp Bay Spy School — a Tampa Bay History Center program specially designed for teens — will instruct youngsters about surveillance, information gathering and disguise.

Agents and experts will teach children ages 12 to 18, offering tips on how to enter the espionage career field.

The two-part spy series is part of the history center's traveling exhibition, "Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America." Spy School begins Saturday and offers a guided tour with curator Rodney Kite-Powell.

The program costs $60 per student but history center members get a $5 discount.

The Tampa Bay area might not seem like an obvious spy hub. But many retired FBI, CIA and military members live in the area, and one of the nation's more high-profile spy court cases unfolded in 2001 in a U.S. District Court in Tampa. Also, United States Special Operations Command is based in Tampa.

For information on Spy School, call (813) 675-8960 or email Jennifer Tyson, the center's assistant curator of education, at jtyson @tampabayhistorycenter .org.

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Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

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Fletcher Christian
Feb. 15, 2012 12:49 pm

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