Friday, July 31, 2009

NOPE Informational Session: Monday, Aug. 3 @ 730 p.m. in Tinton Falls

NOPE will conduct the second of two "informational sessions" for the community this coming Monday night, August 3, at the Tinton Falls Borough Hall, beginning at 73o p.m. Much like our successful first session in Colts Neck two weeks ago, we plan to address our organization's recent and upcoming efforts to prevent civilian housing at Earle. Please spread the word to your friends within and outside our core Tinton Falls-Colts Neck communities. All are welcome to attend.

On that note, we head into the weekend with key thoughts from Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano, who along with leading counterterrorism officials in this piece from HS Today, a leading publication on homeland security, stresses the importance for regular U.S. citizens such as ourselves to be more vigilant in guarding against domestic terror threats.

Surely, NOPE's recognition of the threat of unimpeded civilian access to a critical military weapons facility is a good start, and above the call of pointing out suspicious packages and the like that, some may argue, are more-obvious and perhaps less "far fetched" than the potential for a terror attack on a guarded Naval facility such as Earle. To the contrary, Ms. Napolitano commended the efforts of a mere store clerk in preventing plans of an attack on New Jersey's own Fort Dix.

People such as ourselves need to speak up and be part of a constructive process. Be a part of our process this Monday night!

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