the people who have the authority to give permission do so.
Who would that be Wayne? The Social Security office wasn't aware of the exercise.
The superiors to those at the office were aware fo the exercise and had approved.
I have no problem showing my ID to any person inside if I am there to conduct a transaction but I sure in the hell have a big problem with a uniformed thug carrying an automatic rifle demanding to see my ID before I enter the building. Apparently you don't.
What exactly is the difference between showing your ID before entering and after entering, other than you cna see one side of the door or the other. The article indicates there was an officer stationed at the door, not whether the officer was inside or outside fo the door. The only rational conclusion is the ID was checked for those entering the building, which would not be a concern to me. Depending on the layout it may not be convenient to check ID in one location over the other.
I believe the "uniformed thug" description tells more about your opposition than anything. What was the "thug"s" name? Did he ask to see ID or demand to see ID? The article just stated the ID was checked, not the demeanor of the officer involved. With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications.
What is your level of outrage over the new immigration laws and those random drug tests imaking us less free?