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Biden's brawlers: Veep's security team squared off in Nantucket melee

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posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 10:20 AM
Stumbled across this news article and found it interesting.

Getting into a barroom fight with the men who guard Vice President Joe Biden would likely get someone locked up -- unless the brawlers also happen to be on the very same security team.

That's just what happened in a bloody, booze-fueled brawl that spilled out of Nantucket’s Rose and Crown nightclub while Biden and his family were spending last Thanksgiving on the island, according to police logs, notes and reports obtained by It was one of at least two fights police in and around Martha’s Vineyard have investigated involving Secret Service agents and other members of President Obama's and Biden’s security details in the last year as the leaders and their families vacationed nearby.

The fight, which a police report said “caused visible damage to both parties,” pitted Jonathan Dawes, a hulking, 217-pound Secret Service agent, and Eric “Bomb Squad” Gahagan, a Massachusetts State Police bomb technician assigned to Biden, against three Air Force officers who had just been assigned to the same detail. The airmen, who suffered black eyes, head contusions and a chipped tooth, thought their assailants were local cops. Gahagan and Dawes knew the airmen were part of the Biden detail.

A bouncer told cops “the incident bothered him because Gahagan and Dawes were both considerably bigger than the men they attacked,” the eight-page police report stated. “He said he felt that Gahagan and Dawes were acting like bullies.”

I particularly like that last statement...they were acting like bullies. How appropriate.

posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 12:04 PM
I advised them against hiring any more guys from Blackwater but they wouldn't listen. Paul Bremmer was adamant about hiring them as he said they worked out so well in Iraq.

Their recruiting standards must have gone considerably lower - I remember a time when they woould have never been caught fighting or hiring prostitutes.
They're probably just getting their cues from those they protect.

posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 12:08 PM
Sounds more like Sons of Anarchy then a presidential security detail!

Your probably more accurate than people realize about them hiring mercs. Cheaper than training your own.

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