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Police concerned about order to stop screening
DALLAS -- 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.
"Sure," said Lawrence, when asked if he was concerned by the great number of people who had gotten into the building without being checked. But, he added, the turnout of more than 17,000 people seemed to be a "friendly crowd."
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Er...I guess Dallas did but the Secret Service didn't!? Seems sketchy...
Evidence destroyed in bias case against Secret Service
A senior U.S. Secret Service inspector admitted Wednesday that she destroyed original evidence sought in a long-standing lawsuit alleging that the service routinely discriminates against African American agents.
Obama Security Lax
Thursday Feb 7th, 2008 1:21 PM
O'bama's security is so horrible, that it looks to be intentional.
I saw footage last night that just blew me away. O'bama was walking across a concrete lot, in the near background were several multi-stored buildings as near as 100 yards away. There were no security agents within 10 feet of (the principle), most were 20 to 30 feet away, I don't believe any were as tall as he is, and I did not see an agent of color either.
There have been many threats already and he looks to be on a standard 'packet'. With threats already made, he should be on 'special packet' that should include at least 8 agents as tall or taller. 4 each for both a front and rear fan design. He should never have been taken across that parking lot in the complete open under any circumstances. Your average deer hunter can be deadly accurate at those distances.
Originally posted by JBA2848
I guess JFK was so long ago they have forgotten what happened when they let security lapse at a motorcade. Or maybe the rumor the elite want Obama gone are true. But either way if anything did happen to him I would say find a good bomb shelter and hide for a while because all hell will break loose.