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"I am a victim of terrorism", Screams Patterson on White House Lawn

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posted on Apr, 9 2006 @ 10:16 PM
Secret Service members had their hands full Sunday arresting Brian Lee Patterson after penetrating the perimeter of the White House. Dressed in a "God Bless America" T-shirt, Mr. Patterson shouted his support after scaling the fence of the property. Promptly chased and caught by Secret Service men, he was immediately charged with unlawful entry.

WASHINGTON - A screaming intruder made it onto the front lawn of the White House Sunday while President Bush was at home before being apprehended by
Secret Service officers.

Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren identified the man as 40-year-old Brian Lee Patterson, whose last known address was in Albuquerque, N.M. Patterson has been caught trying to get onto the White House grounds at least three times before, Zahren said.

The bearded man, wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt that said "God Bless America," jumped the fence outside the White House and ran across the north lawn while repeatedly yelling, "I am a victim of terrorism!"

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With all the talk about violations of federal property, this story presents a different take on the Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney story. Several questions have been asked whether there are double standards between politicians and regular people. This article presents such a case where these inquiries can be tested out. Furthermore, it also contributes to the notion of dissent. It shows that even if a person agrees with the President's positions, they still will be apprehended by the Secret Service. But is there a matter free speech in this story?

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