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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:24 AM
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Kerry Stroll May Test Convention Security
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Anyone else made a little nervous by this story?

May 28, 11:03 PM (ET)



BOSTON (AP) - The toughest security test for the Democratic National Convention could come if John Kerry decides to take a stroll - from his Beacon Hill home to the convention site.

Organizers are taking unprecedented security steps at the first national political convention since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks - closing nearly 40 miles of major roads, banning parking around the FleetCenter and providing training to Boston police from experts who have responded to suicide terrorism in Israel and large crowds in Northern Ireland.

The decisions were made before federal law enforcement authorities warned on Wednesday that terrorists might target high-profile events this summer, including the political conventions. The Democratic gathering is July 26-29.

But for all the planning, the one wild card for organizers is if Kerry decides to make the mile-long walk from his townhouse in the exclusive Beacon Hill neighborhood to the FleetCenter, near the city's working-class North End.

"Obviously, we will be prepared if he does decide to do that, and we will provide a safe and secure environment for him to do that in," said Secret Service spokeswoman Ann Roman.

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  -Kerry Stroll May Test Convention Security dusty64  May-29-04 08:24 AM   #0 
  - He'll be fine as long as they  Bronco69   May-29-04 08:29 AM   #1 
  - I'm worried about Kerry and the convention  ayeshahaqqiqa   May-29-04 08:30 AM   #2 
  - what would they gain?  progdonkey   May-29-04 09:08 AM   #4 
     - Here is their plan  Philosophy   May-29-04 09:10 AM   #5 
     - 1968  ayeshahaqqiqa   May-29-04 09:15 AM   #6 
        - RFK  progdonkey   May-29-04 11:42 AM   #11 
  - Will I be killed?  jayberner   May-29-04 09:04 AM   #3 
  - Good question.  bigendian   May-29-04 09:19 AM   #7 
  - I hope it takes a lot of bullets,  jayberner   May-29-04 09:38 AM   #8 
  - Are you saying you are going to be protesting against Kerry?  Democat   May-29-04 03:10 PM   #13 
  - I'll overlook the fact that he's a wealthy white man...  jayberner   May-30-04 06:12 AM   #15 
  - Police Slur  salonghorn70   May-29-04 03:46 PM   #14 
     - I've met a handful of good ones,  jayberner   May-30-04 06:38 AM   #16 
  - sounds like a great photo op  Cocoa   May-29-04 09:44 AM   #9 
  - The constant  dusty64   May-29-04 09:57 AM   #10 
  - From Their House To the WH  goclark   May-29-04 12:28 PM   #12 
  - Thanks for telling the whole world  PATRICK   May-30-04 08:28 AM   #17 
     - Thats kinda what I was  dusty64   May-30-04 10:15 AM   #18 

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