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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:45 PM

Anonymous Senator Blocks Bill Allowing FBI to Respond Quickly to Mass Killing Incidents

Anonymous Senator Blocks Bill Allowing FBI to Respond Quickly to Mass Killing Incidents

For reasons unknown, a U.S. senator has secretly blocked legislation that would authorize federal law enforcement agents to immediately respond to shootings, such as last week’s in Newtown, Connecticut.

The Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act was first introduced last year by supporters who contend federal law does not allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or other U.S. agencies to quickly provide help whenever a mass killing is taking place.

But the proposed legislation is currently bottled up in the Senate, after a senator used the upper chamber’s rules to place a “hold” on it. The same rules allow the senator to keep his or her identity from being revealed.

An organization of federal agents objected to the actions of the anonymous senator, especially in light of recent shootings in Connecticut and Oregon.

http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/anonymous-senator-blocks-bill-allowing-fbi-to-respond-quickly-to-mass-killing-incidents-121218?news=846514

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Reply Anonymous Senator Blocks Bill Allowing FBI to Respond Quickly to Mass Killing Incidents (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
Panasonic Dec 2012 #1
LineLineReply .
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #8
xxqqqzme Dec 2012 #2
heaven05 Dec 2012 #15
Walk away Dec 2012 #3
Arkana Dec 2012 #4
surrealAmerican Dec 2012 #9
blm Dec 2012 #16
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #5
99Forever Dec 2012 #6
glinda Dec 2012 #7
Berlum Dec 2012 #10
duhneece Dec 2012 #11
truebrit71 Dec 2012 #12
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #13
blm Dec 2012 #17
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #14
Dalai_1 Dec 2012 #18

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:49 PM

1. Next Senate terms, anonymous holds should be barred FOREVER.

 

Let the chickenshit Senator reveal thyself.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:04 PM

8. .

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:49 PM

2. scum

Cowardly scum. Too chicken to reveal yourself?

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:48 PM

15. yeah

that's what gets to me. Not man or woman enough to stand scrutiny for your beliefs. Cowardly dogs. I am so sick of these unknown blockers.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:51 PM

3. It has to be a Teabagger. They are terrified of the the Federal Government.

They would rather watch their children drown before throwing them a government life line. It must be awful living in a paranoid nightmare.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:52 PM

4. Dollars to donuts this anonymous Senator's name rhymes with "Strand Ball".

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Response to Arkana (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:06 PM

9. That's my first guess too, but ...

... there are a few other possibilities.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:50 PM

16. Or De-lint?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:53 PM

5. Freaking coward nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:54 PM

6. Are you paying attention Harry?

Are you going to do something about this shit or not?

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:02 PM

7. +1

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:07 PM

10. I'd bet a steaming crock of Bill O'Reilly's felafel that it's a RepubliWanker.

Republicans Vs. America. As usual. It it is a decent, worthwhile idea, Republicans are against it. If it's a crappy screw the Americans and the US Veterans, the Republicans are for it.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:30 PM

11. This is the first time I've heard of this

Never thought it possible or legal for a Senator's vote to not be revealed.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:31 PM

12. Why on earth would you do this?

This Senator needs to be named and shamed...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:41 PM

13. When they rewrite the filibuster they should

ban anonymous holds too.

D@mn but I'm tired of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body BS. These guys are pathetic.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:51 PM

17. Exactly!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:12 PM

14. Sombody must know who he is...I want him exposed and gotten rid of. Why would he do this?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:56 PM

18. Kick

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