Organization Follows Several Prominent Gov’t Agencies
H/t to Wray
The professional acting troupe contracting with the Department of Homeland Security known as “Crisis Actors” disabled their website in August 2014. However, the Crisis Actors Twitter account is still operational on the popular social media platform, even though no one from the organization has “Tweeted” on the account since mid-2013.
Crisis Actors describes itself on Twitter as a group of “specially trained actors helping first responders create realistic drills, full-scale exercises, high-fidelity simulations, and interactive 3D films.” The organization also claims to have branches in Los Angeles, Denver, and New York.
It is perhaps telling that the Crisis Actors Twitter was opened in August 2012, yet there is a gaping ellipsis in “Tweet” history between August 19, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Was the organization posting or otherwise communicating on the platform during this time, perhaps about the most significant mass shooting event in US history–the Sandy Hook School massacre? If so, why did it choose to delete the posts?
In late January 2013 Crisis Actors sent several “Tweets” seeking to highlight and temper James Tracy’s remarks suggesting the possibility that such professional actors might have been employed in Newtown to embellish the event.
And who exactly does the shadowy Crisis Actors entity follow on Twitter? For a seemingly avant grade group of actors headed up in part by Yale acting graduate Jennifer McCray Rincon, this is an unusual yet powerful assemblage that eschews Broadway or Hollywood figures in favor of The White House, US Department of State, US Department of Justice, FEMA, “CDC Emergency,” United Nations, even the Prime Minister of Japan. And last but not least, the Department of Homeland Security.
The Crisis Actors YouTube channel also remains active and features three brief videos, including the ominously titled, “RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event” (below).