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NEWS: Ridge Promises Security for Democratic National Convention

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posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 07:12 PM
Tom Ridge, the head of the Department of Homelnad Security, toured Boston today, promising hightened security for the Democratic National Convention. Patrol boats in the harbor, mobile command centers throughout the city, and even bomb squad robots will be on duty to protect the Convention, slated to begin July 26th.
"Our goal is to deter any potential attack with multiple layers of security and, based on what I have seen and heard, I can tell you that the security plans and arrangements and commitment of federal, state and local officials is very, very strong," Ridge told reporters at a joint news conference with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino overlooking Boston Harbor.

Ridge reiterated that "to date, there is no specific intelligence that tells us or indicates to us that the convention itself would be subject to an attack."

Key convention facilities will be subject to around-the-clock video surveillance. Portable X-ray equipment will be set up so that inspectors can examine packages and commercial vehicles seeking to enter the convention area.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The story goes on to say that one of the hardest threats to deter would be a suicide bomber. The fact that DoHS is making sure the event is this well protected seems to indicate that policitics is not a part of their agenda, and this is outlined in the story.

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[edit on 14-7-2004 by Banshee]


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