Houston Says: Make the Call on Suspicious Activities, Or Just Things You Think Are Suspicious

Categories: Spaced City
The city of Houston has put up a new Web page called "Make the Call."
Our federal, state and local governments are working hard to keep us safe, but we all play a role in securing our public spaces. You are the first line of defense in protecting our fellow citizens, public spaces as well as our economy and the country.

We encourage you to be aware of suspicious behavior and improvised explosive devices. If you See Something, Say Something.

Oh, we've seen some things.

Not IEDs (yet), but suspicious behavior? Plenty. And we don't even mean the fact that there are actual Muslims living within the city limits, probably plotting.

3. The Texans
They're acting suspiciously like a competent football team. However, past intelligence clearly indicates a rigid pattern of inspiring optimism in their fanatical and unquestioning followers, only to crush them when reality and gravity set in. (Why these followers persist in such a cult is best left to the psy-ops experts.) Wade Phillips as a savior? We're damn suspicious.

2. This guy in the convenience-store line
Twice now, we've seen this dude take pennies from the "take a penny, leave a penny" tray, and the other day he got two pennies in change. Did he leave them? Hell no. He pocketed them. Suspicious.

1. HPD traffic cops
No revenue from red-light cameras? Surely the city wouldn't try to make that up by getting all hard-ass with speeding tickets and penny-ante shit, right? We're suspicious.


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bibulb
bibulb

Remember, Friend Citizen, only thoughtful vigilance can protect you from traitors!

Oy fucking vey.

(Also : I'll just leave this little bit of relevant shoppery here. http://su-talk.blogspot.com/20...

jjjames
jjjames

Taking photos even of random things is not suspicious

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

Would you alert the authorities concerning that lovely young woman taking random pictures at a Metro stop?  I think I would do my own investigating and try and get the digits.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

Oh god, I should have watched the freaking video before commenting.  I had no idea that we needed to be on the lookout for guys with faux-hawks and camo pants leaving backpacks behind, or incredibly hot chicks of undetermined ethnicity with captivating eyes taking pictures of Metro bus stops!   Not to mention, "really sketchy-looking" guys wearing army jackets in summer with what looked like a bobbing-lure in his coat pocket.  Hell, I take back my earlier comments, I don't know if I am ever going to feel safe in a city that is obviously fraught with peril and swarthy-looking guys sneaking into employees only doors.  Oh the humanity.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

Nanny state anyone?   I thought it was bad when I started seeing those "the eyes of Texas are watching you, cell phone users please report suspicious activity" signs on the feeder roads around town. 

As far as suspicious activity, how about Sheila Jackson Lee?  I find it a tad suspicious that a woman who barley has command of the english language keeps getting elected.

H_e_x
H_e_x

I find it suspicious that Rick Perry's hair hasn't moved sine 1978. It must be the work of nuclear terrorist.

Katy
Katy

I live in Montrose.I passed a homeless(?) guy on Fargo yesterday who was yelling at a chicken in a tree because "Chickens don't live in trees!"

In retrospect, that seems a little suspicious to me. If I reported all suspicious activity, I'd never get anything else done.

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