New York DHS will pay you $500 to rat out ‘prepper’ neighbors buying legal goods

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Note from Editor: This article hit a nerve and subsequently went viral. The woman in the video, Joe’l, reached out to The Event Chronicle and wanted to share her thoughts on the video that originally made the rounds this past April. Many of you understandably had several questions regarding the video and began calling the Military Surplus store where Joe’l works. The phone has been ringing off the hook and has been disrupting their business. Joe’l has been kind enough to provide her personal email address at the end of her statement, so I ask that you respect the owners of the store and contact Joe’l at the provided email address instead of calling the business. 

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UPDATED ARTICLE: You can read Joe’l’s exclusive state to The Event Chronicle here:

IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT call the store in this video. You are disrupting their business, which in turn disrupts their livelihood.

I know many of you have important questions regarding this video. The woman in the video is working on providing us with a statement to help answer your questions. If you have a specific question, you can email me and I will try and have it answered in tomorrow’s update. Bookmark this page, and check back tomorrow for a full statement from Jo, and answers to your questions. — Editor

(Truth and Action) New York’s Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be ‘prepper’ in nature.

In this video a girl working at LZ Army Navy Surplus store in Auburn, NY tell us how a state trooper put up a flyer in their window which encourages customers to call the New York State Terrorism Tips Line to report this ‘suspicious activity’ under the as part of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign.

This is obviously nothing more than the beginning of the cultivation of ‘average citizen snitches’ who will rat out on their fellow citizens…

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Source: Truth and Action


Here’s a corroborating document from the Department of Homeland Security:




  1. joseph clemons on

    1984, get hundreds of thousands unemployed, then bribe them with money to rat their fellow citizens out.

      • I believe that a possible, I SAY POSSIBLE reasoning (however doubtful of the crooked leftys) IS this nonsense that it could be to enlighten the govt to more of the MUSLIM TRAINING camps that there are approx 28-9 known such camps through out the USA Today 3-4 of which are in the state of NY. ( TO WHICH when Obummer slummer bathhouse queen was asked why has he not done anything about it?? He STATED and I QUOTE the turd……
        ” They haven’t done anything” Really Potus mr muslim? Plotting and training what?? To hit our own Americans…but thats right….. HES NOT American …….JUSS SAYIN’

  2. Since there is only one example of this happening it’s most likely just a single officer or localized law enforcement group going this. The article and posts allude that this is some nationwide campaign, but it’s just one store in NY.

    Police are allowed to come up with their own creative ways to gather information. It’s within their rights, just like it would be within our rights to offer rewards for services or information. I don’t see any grand conspiracy here.

    • Who said it was single officer, it is most likely that this is the only person/location that has spoken up about this going on. Others could be afraid to do so or just think nothing of it and that it is a joke. I would not o it it past DHS OR this ADMINISTRATION. BEWARE AND ON GUARD, be ready for a civil war at any time.

      • Shawn Leslie on

        So let me get this straight. Through Government over spending and printing money that devalues the dollar eventually the economy and system could collapse but we are not supposed to be prepared? I guess the Government will provide everything……or not……

      • Ah,…

        ■ Establish cells and operations within the United States
        ■ Be diverse and encompass members of different cultures

        Engage in criminal entrepreneurship for funding purposes
        ■ Counterfeit money for funding purposes ($100 bills and $50 bills are the most common)
        ■ Smuggle and traffic drugs through various means including personal vehicles, tractor trailers, motorcycles, small private planes, small boats, snowmobiles and sleds
        ■ Engage in illegal liquor and cigarette trade
        ■ Illegally purchase and trade weapons
        ■ Utilize the internet to promote their mission, network with those people who believe in their cause, and gain new members ”

        Ah,…. like the one in Roods Creek ? …. and the other 38 – that the gubbmint has IGNORED for at least a decade or more?

        Like that?

        what about watching for ;

        ” 2) Suspicious Questioning: Attempts to gain information about operations, staffing, and security.”

        -you mean like DHS?

    • This doesn’t make sense for it just being an issue in prepping. They would just need to go to one of the churches that encourage prep or food storage, then go down the list. I hope there is more to this story.

    • Perhaps we should locate the closest Islamic training camp to us and report them?There is at least one in upstate NY.

  3. The attached letter from the FBI says you should require valid ID from all new customers. The DOJ needs to visit the FBI to let them know how racist it is to require ID.

    • Richard Cheese on

      Why would that be racist? I think it’s racist that certain races are forced to work hard or be on the brink of destruction before the are able to get any help, however other races don’t even have to prove citizenship in order to gain assistance. I think it’s racist that people work their asses off just so a subhuman drain on society can sign at home, raise all twelve of their brats to be just as useless as they are, and reap the benefits of other people’s hard work. Better yet I don’t think that is racist at all, it’s sickening really, especially when someone spends 300 + on junk food with food stamps and still have over 1000+ left on the damn card. So please, tell me how requiring an ID from anywhere is racist. And just note that I’m not for this shity government getting any more power than they have already, I just really think people should think before they speak.

  4. Or…
    Someone who is not a regular customer comes in and purchases huge quantities, perhaps acting suspicious (not speaking at all, looking for security cameras). There is a concern of what I call “end-of-worlders” who are gathering supplies before THEY detonate a dirty bomb. They can stay safe in their homes while others deal with possible nuclear particles floating in the air, or nothing open for several miles because of 1) devastation or 2) fear. Remember New York City basically shutdown after the 9/11 attack.
    On the other hand…
    I agree with concern that innocent people could be targeted, those who were preparing for a disaster they did NOT cause. Store keepers probably would know the difference.
    But creeps and cretins wouldn’t know the difference. And there’s the problem.
    Do not think that I agree with this policy. It is disturbing. It concerns me.
    The purpose may be legitimate (and I believe storekeepers should be alert to suspicious people making purchases including large amounts of ammo among other things) but this is information that could be misused or at least misinterpreted. And a member of the general public could misinterpret a person buying large amount of supplies for a Church preparing materials in case of a disaster as a person buying for himself supplies to last months because he’s a terrorist is going to blow up the town.
    Storekeepers should be on-guard, sort of a neighborhood watch type of thing. But the general public… no, I don’t think so.

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  7. What exactly would happen after some creep dropped a dime? Who’s going to prosecute someone for storing food?

    • The Event Chronicle on

      I don’t think they’re going to try and prosecute anyone. My theory is that they are keeping a list of those that have supplies in order to confiscate said supplies in a SHTF situation. Keeping tabs on preppers also gives a good indication of who might be stockpiling firearms, as well.

    • This administration would prosecute, Eric Holder. They will prosecute anyone who stands against what’s in office, just like a communist country does, you aren’t allowed to speak against you government. They are wanting to “weed” out the strong, the intelligent, the ones who can see their agenda and through their shenanigans.

  8. I have a question… and i really do mean this.. You show a blurry video of a letter to make your point, then you update with a link to a document form Ohio (despite this being a story about the NYS DHS) I am just curious why you didn’t scan that actual letter while it was right there in front of you? It is clear that even if you were reading from the letter (which for the most part it seems you were) it is clear you skipped alot of it. It would be helpful for all in this debate to be able to see the whole thing.

    • The new trend in breathless worrying stories online is for people to either browse a website or photograph documents in a hurried and blurry fashion, put in into a youtube video, and make commentary over the top of it.

      At the very least they should also provide links to the materials they cite in their presentation.

    • I agree. Not to mention that with the high history of terrorist events in NY it is good to keep an eye on those that may be buying large quantities of supplies that are used to make explosives that could destroy buildings and cause massive causalities and injuries. People seem to look for the negative reason things are done, instead of the pro-active. Its better to pay someone for possibly turning in a terrorist, rather than say they “saw someone buying” after a terrorist event. Never fails that after most events, people say that the govt or neighbors should have suspected the persons involved. Yet when they are pro-active, there is always some conspiracy reasoning behind it. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

  9. Scott Hanson on

    Ten orders we will NOT obey.

    Order #9
    We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies, under any emergency pretext whatsoever.
    One of the causes of the American Revolution was the seizure and forfeiture of American ships, goods, and supplies, along with the seizure of American timber for the Royal Navy, all in violation of the people’s natural right to their property and to the fruits of their labor. The final spark of the Revolution was the attempt by the government to seize powder and cannon stores at Concord.
    Deprivation of food has long been a weapon of war and oppression, with millions intentionally starved to death by fascist and communist governments in the 20th Century alone.
    Accordingly, we will not obey or facilitate orders to confiscate food and other essential supplies from the people, and we will consider all those who issue or carry out such orders to be the enemies of the people.

    Read all 10…

  10. I’m guessing since I buy most of my ammo and supplies online they already know. So ill have my wife rat me out for 500$ and use it to buy more stuff. 🙂

  11. Wuk-to-Rooke on

    Im new to the site. Im on the west coast and if they start this in the east, and it is successful, it wont be long before it comes out this way. Im buying huge amounts of food but that is because im prepping for my wedding lol. Either way buying in bulk and sustainables is the most savvy way to shop anyway. My family and I are prepped for the zombie apocalypse, which in all honesty is just a playful and easier coping way of saying all out war on our soil.

    Prep all you want. Pay cash and, by law, they can’t ask for ID.

  12. Simple… All of us should call in and overwhelm New York DHS. I just went to Costco, and my God, there must have been hundreds there over the weekend buying gigantic packages of ceral, etc. Since stocking up for more than one meal at a time is arguably “prepping”, i.e. preaparing for the future I plan to call i a bunch of people. If thousands upon thousands of us call this in, the New York DHS will need to work 20 hours a day to run this all down.

  13. I find this interesting because of the “New” program supported by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

    The program is designed to aid citizens in disaster planning. The following is taken directly from their about page. Interesting times we are living in.

    The Citizen Preparedness Corps give residents the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Citizen Preparedness Corps training began in February and will be held at armories and other locations, such as the State Fair. Trainings will be led by the New York National Guard, working with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control. All training sessions will be coordinated with local county emergency management personnel. The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. A key component of this training is distribution of free NYS Disaster Preparedness Kits to all participants (one per family) containing key items to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The state training and kits will help New Yorkers be the most-trained and best-prepared citizens in the country.

    While everyone should be prepared for a disaster, there are certain individuals who can help a community better respond after an emergency occurs. They possess specialized skills that are often needed in the aftermath of a disaster and by using those skills they can help homeowners, businesses and families recover more quickly. Governor Cuomo’s Skilled Volunteers registry is a way of making you, and your skills, available to New Yorkers who have been the victim of a disaster.

    • I’m getting so tired of the conspiracy stores, aren’t you? Sounds like the NY is trying to do nothing more than to encourage its citizens to keep an eye out and proactively turn in those they feel are buying things such as explosive making materials in mass quantities. Lord knows they have had their fair share of terrorist activities. I don’t believe this has anything to do with the average American citizen stockpiling for their own survival in a disaster. I believe it has everything to do with preventing events like the Boston Marathon Bombing, the Oklahoma bombing, the 1993 World Trade center bombing, among many others.

  14. Shame on that store for allowing the officer to post that… I would NEVER SHOP THERE AGAIN, and i would let the owner know why.

  15. Pretty amazing that the website of the same government agency which wants people to report purchasers of disaster preparation supplies ALSO publishes a PDF on its website that ENCOURAGES citizens to purchase these very items! Guess that’s an effective way to pad-out the watch lists.

    How many MREs and flashlights are enough? How many before they become “suspicious”?

    If someone has a big house, or a large family, they might want 100 MREs, which is only a week’s eating for a family of 4. They might want a flashlight for every room, plus one for each person’s “bug out bag” plus associated batteries.

    They might also, reasonably want a scoped remington 700 bolt-action .308 rifle (not an assault weapon by any stretch of imagination) and a handgun for each adult member of the family, plus conservatively 100 rounds each (many stockpile much more than that).

    And so now that family who have probably under-prepped, but who is rich enough to afford several thousand dollars’ worth of preparation is on NYC’s watch list?


  16. 1. Find cars with Hillary 2016 bumper stickers
    2. Write down make/model/license plate
    3. Call number, report
    4. LOL

  17. Obviously the filthy maggots with badges have nothing good to do with their time. Cops are the enemy. 1. Never talk to cops. 2. Never answer their questions or assist with any investigation. 3. Never cooperate with them. 4. Never consent to searches. Never snitch – they will find a way to pin something on you.

    Cops are the enemy. Cut their budgets in half. They don’t have anything good to do.

  18. We live in a country with tip lines in every city. You could at one time pick up the phone and “turn in a fag”. Neighbor growing something funny smelling? But now you care? Now that they are messing with your pathetic lives its a call to arms…

  19. The Event Chronicle on

    IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT call the store in this video. You are disrupting their business, which in turn disrupts their livelihood.

    I know many of you have important questions regarding this video. The woman in the video is working on providing us with a statement to help answer your questions. If you have a specific question, you can email me and I will try and have it answered in tomorrow’s update. Bookmark this page, and check back tomorrow for for a full statement from Jo, and answers to your questions. — Editor

  20. It’s now crystal clear that the NDAA, DHS, Patriot Act, TSA and especially the overwhelmingly Jewish effort of gun bans isn’t meant for “terrorists”, but for the average American.
    Never give them up, people…
    If we do, we may learn what the 20 million Russian Christians went through under Jewish Bolshevism.

  21. Infest in some tin foil. You need it. 🙂 after all, this city had a plane flown into it.

  22. My experience with reporting REAL suspicious behavior (through my business) has been that the police and DHS and FBI aren’t interested, nor will they follow up with your report. Carry on folks.