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Friday, February 22, 2008

Secret Service endangers Obama

Our good friend Human broke this last night:

Dallas police officers are complaining about the decision to stop weapons screening at an Obama rally of 17,000 people:
Security details at Barack Obama's rally Wednesday stopped screening people for weapons at the front gates more than an hour before the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Reunion Arena. The order to put down the metal detectors and stop checking purses and laptop bags came as a surprise to several Dallas police officers who said they believed it was a lapse in security.


Dallas Deputy Police Chief T.W. Lawrence, head of the Police Department's homeland security and special operations divisions, said the order -- apparently made by the U.S. Secret Service -- was meant to speed up the long lines outside and fill the arena's vacant seats before Obama came on.

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2 Comments:

Blogger betmo said...

hmmm.... has the kennedy 'curse' come to obama via real values and winning primaries? sounds a bit fishy to me.

title="comment permalink">February 22, 2008 2:48 PM  
Blogger Stan Matuska said...

I think somebody screwed up! Heads would roll if something did happen.

title="comment permalink">February 23, 2008 12:55 AM  

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