The Regal Entertainment Group – the nation’s largest movie theater chain just added a bag and purse check policy as a so-called security measure in some of its theaters, which undoubtedly will include every theater soon!
Regal Entertainment’s website uses public safety as a reason to ILLEGALLY search everyone’s handbag, backpacks etc.
“Security issues have become a daily part of our lives in America. Regal Entertainment Group wants our customers and staff to feel comfortable and safe when visiting or working in our theatres. To ensure the safety of our guests and employees, backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection prior to admission. We acknowledge that this procedure can cause some inconvenience and that it is not without flaws, but hope these are minor in comparison to increased safety.”
On July 29th., I reported how AMC and SMG movie theaters are working with DHS to establish TSA checkpoint searches at movie theaters across the country!
Don’t think TSA security searches are coming to a theater near you? Senator Tony Avella is working on legislation to introduce metal detectors at theaters, malls and sports stadiums.
AMC Theaters have been running a “safety” message which says: “If you happen to see any suspiciously strange characters or bad agendas, report them to our crew.”
Click here to see the AMC “safety” message.
SMG has what the company calls “highly trained officers” at each theater! SMG also makes it a point to hire military vets and ex- cops.
In what’s become ‘standard operating procedure’ for the mass-media they found TWO movie-goers who applaud being searched at movie theaters:
“I’m all for checking bags if it makes it safe for everybody else in the cinema, and with all the previous incidents we’ve had with the cinema, it would make it a much safer place for everybody,” said movie-goer Barry Cathcart
“I think for the safety, I don’t think it’s a big deal. Shouldn’t be bringing in anything that they don’t want people to bring anyway, so, I think as long as it keeps us safe, it’s a great thing,” movie-goer Rob Tuma said.
What you’re not being told is American movie producers have CLOSE ties to DHS:
“It is Department of Homeland Security policy to use the broad authority granted in the Homeland Security Act of 2002, to further the Department’s missions, particularly with respect to disseminating the Department’s homeland security message. This directive sets Departmental policy for interaction between the Department and non-government, entertainment-oriented motion picture, television, advertising, video and multimedia productions/enterprises.”
As if on cue a company with close ties to DHS claims American moviegoers want to be searched before entering a movie! According to the C4 consumer research firm:
“Moviegoers are telling us that they’re starting to see the value of security,” said Ben Spergel, executive vice president of consumer insights at C4. “Hopefully they’re beginning to value it the same amount that they value Imax or 3D, where they recognize that you have to pay more for a better experience. You may also have to pay more for a safer experience.”
C4’s Board of Directors has close ties to DHS:
C4’s Reed Hunt is a former chairman of the FCC which works for DHS.
C4’s Vice Chairman Gerry Byrne has been seen at the “Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation 2012 Tom Ridge Homeland Security Awards“.
Wells Fargo until 2012 was making money on America’s private prison system and immigrant detentions!
After initially selling off around 33% of its holdings in GEO Group stock in 2012, Wells Fargo continued to divest from GEO in the mutual funds it controlled. As of June 30, 2014, the bank owned 7,425 shares of GEO valued at over $272,000; previously, it had owned 4 million shares. However, Wells Fargo has steadily increased its stake in CCA and owned 1.08 million shares in the company valued at $36.6 million as of June 30, 2014.
Peter Cervantes-Gautschi, executive director of Enlace, a non-profit organization that has convened a National Private Prison Divestment Campaign, congratulated the bank on “its well-advised decision to dump the private prison stock” in GEO Group. He called on the financial industry giant to “rid itself of the rest of its private prison holdings and to cease financing private prison companies.”
If we don’t stand up and stop this blatant abuse of our civil rights soon EVERYONE will be searched at supermarkets, departments stores, restaurants and movie theaters.