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Old 09-29-2014, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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White House Fence Jumper Got Farther Than Previously Thought, Sources Say - ABC News

Omar Gonzalez, 42, overpowered a female. Secret Service agent to get into the WH. According to one report I heard, he was finally tackled in the East Room, and was near a staircase that leads up to presidential living quarters.

This could have been monumental catastrophe with just a little bad luck added to the scenario. Why aren't all Secret Service agents directly guarding the President at least 6'4" 210 lbs? Do we want to have to put 'died of political correctness' on a president's tombstone?
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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Why wasn't he shot?
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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Well, there's one more downside to diversity over qualifications.
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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CBS has a little better and more detailed account:
Fence-jumper made it farther in White House than Secret Service let on - CBS News

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[Gonzalez] ran unobstructed for 70 yards across the front lawn of the White House before entering ...
Gonzalez then proceeded to run through the entrance hall to the cross hall of the White House, past the staircase that leads up to the first family's residence. He was confronted by a female Secret Service agent, who he overpowered, and made it all the way to the East Room
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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White House Fence Jumper Got Farther Than Previously Thought, Sources Say - ABC News

Omar Gonzalez, 42, overpowered a female. Secret Service agent to get into the WH. According to one report I heard, he was finally tackled in the East Room, and was near a staircase that leads up to presidential living quarters.

This could have been monumental catastrophe with just a little bad luck added to the scenario. Why aren't all Secret Service agents directly guarding the President at least 6'4" 210 lbs? Do we want to have to put 'died of political correctness' on a president's tombstone?
LOL... Gonzalez ran past (and outran) about 25 of those he-men before he ever made it to front door.

Maybe the guards should all be female?
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:08 PM
 
Location: The ends DO NOT justify the means!!!
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This was just some guy. The reality is someone who is willing to die to kill the president can do so with a little forethought.
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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LOL... Gonzalez ran past (and outran) about 25 of those he-men before he ever made it to front door.

Maybe the guards should all be female?
Stop it with your nonsense and facts, this is about how women shouldn't be allowed to do a "man's job," which is typical from the right wingers.
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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They (secret service) have trained attack dogs. Why didn't they set the dogs on him. He would have gotten chewed up a little but then taken into custody without getting shot. Someone was asleep at the switch.
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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LOL... Gonzalez ran past (and outran) about 25 of those he-men before he ever made it to front door.

Maybe the guards should all be female?
Link?
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Here
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Why is this guy in trouble? Isn't he simply an undocumented White House visitor? Since he made it inside, I think Obama ought to take the same approach he has with the border and let the guy live with them in the White House.
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