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Today at the Republican National Convention, as the Ron Paul Delegates were taking a picture in front of the model White House inside the Convention Center, they were surrounded by Secret Service which proceeded to search the bags of all the delegates. They took any and everything related to Ron Paul including signs, buttons, videos, slim jims, cards, even books.
Dennis, Ron and the other delegates report being openly followed by secret service. He says that they had been monitored from the beginning of the convention, but that now they are being shadowed constantly.
Originally posted by budski
reply to post by eNumbra
Broke in political news - I'm focussing more on the conspiracy angle, such as the secret service acting outside their jurisdiction.
the question is why?
Or on whose orders?
Originally posted by johnsky
I've got a question about your secret service...
If they're "secret" then they don't have to answer to the people they are searching, right?
Which means, they don't have to prove that they're secret service.
... which means anyone can pretend their secret service, just say secret service with a suit on, and it's practically a free card to rough them up and take what you like?
I'm just having difficulty understanding how the people are supposed to identify authority down there. Up here, they have to prove they have authority... seems down there, any Joe Blow can fake authority.
So, how do you know when you're being roughed up by secret service?
Originally posted by eNumbra
I'm pretty sure they have badges, and would be subject to the same search & seizure laws as any other law enforcement agency.
They may share the initials but they aren't the Schutzstaffel yet.