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If you See Something, Say Something

By Tami Stevenson

In a press release from Attorney General Ashley Moody last week about the threat of Hamas terrorist attacks in the U.S., due to the ongoing war in Israel, officials are asking citizens to say something if they see something unusual.

     Floridians are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. Some things to look out for include:

•Unusual situations, such as a vehicle parked in an odd or prohibited location, or someone acquiring large quantities of items like cell phones, timers or toxic materials;

•Items like packages, backpacks or luggage left unattended;

•Damage to security devices, for example cameras, perimeter fencing or lighting; and

•Prolonged observation and unusual photography of a building, bridge or structure by a suspicious person.

     To report unusual activity in Florida, call 855-FLA-SAFE. In case of an emergency, call 911.

     Moody and FDLE sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security demanding information about foreign nationals who entered Florida after being released by federal authorities at the Southwest border. The state has attempted to obtain accurate data from DHS about foreign nationals’ whereabouts after uncovering an internal DHS memo warning of “foreign fighters” attempting to cross the border.

     Attorney General Moody said, “For nearly three years now, Biden has intentionally and systematically demolished our nation’s border security. This has allowed known and unknown numbers of illegal aliens with unknown intentions to walk across our border with Mexico—and we have no idea where in our country they are living or what they might be planning. We demand that DHS immediately provide information about who is in our state, when they were last contacted by the federal government, and how many of them are ‘special interest aliens’ raising significant public safety concerns. As this threat persists, we are asking Floridians to help be our eyes and ears. If you see something, say something. Call 855-FLA-SAFE.”