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Report On DNC Insecurity: Chaos and Confusion Reign
25 Jul 2004
A report on DNC insecurity: chaos and confusion reign.
This is really getting ridiculous. The double speak being used by the Secret Service clearly demonstrates that the security at the Fleet Center is completely screwed up and poorly thought out.

In a proper security environment there is not confusion and chaos of this magnitude, and while there may be a few MINOR delays in getting access into a secure area there is nothing as bad as this. The Secret Service/DHS is screwing up, and screwing up badly.

The journalist that said below, "There's a lot of confusion. It doesn't seem like anyone knows what's going on.", has said something very revealing and quite accurate. It is also something that I have been saying now for weeks prior to the convention

The FBI warnings about an unconfirmed threat targeting the media was bogus, and was just a way to get the media to shut-up about, to stop complaining about, and stop reporting on, the weak security at the convention. Essentially the government is trying to convince them that they could save their own butts by being silent. Sadly, by journalists being cowed into not reporting on the problems with bad security, they are allowing the government to get away with ridiculously poor security, which in turn is actually increasing the threat to the journalists' safety.

The "emergency call" in Hyde Park cited below was bogus, and is a well known tactic used by Law Enforcement when they want to search someone/something but lack a proper search warrant, or probable cause. Simply put, an "anonymous person" (usually another cops) calls in an emergency to 911, the police show up and under the guise of "the emergency" try to enter the premises. When and if the "victims" refuse to admit the police they forcibly enter (often with guns drawn) and search the premises in violation of the law.

The government is STILL only giving lip service to security, and is only taking palliative measures to create an illusion of security.

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