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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:09 PM
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Secret Service Tells Bedford Cops to Protect Gadhafi
Source: ABC News

Moammar Gadhafi finally found a friend today when the Secret Service told suburban officials that the shunned Libyan leader would be heading for his tent in Bedford and they must protect him.

The Secret Service directive came 24 hours after officials in the posh town of Bedford issued a stop work order on Gadhafi's palatial tent that was being erected on 113-acre estate owned by Donald Trump. Bedford officials even threatened criminal action if the Libyans didn't obey the order and vacate the tent.

The Secret Service overrode that order today. Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano issued a statement today saying, "We have been told by the Secret Service that at some point Gadhafi will be in Bedford. The Secret Service has asked the county police along with the state police and the town police to help protect him."

Spano said the Secret Service order was distasteful. "We have no choice but to help with law enforcement, but I remain outraged that our taxpayers have to help protect someone that we don't want in this county," he said.

Trump's spokeswoman Rhonna Graff said only, "We have no comment."



Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/Politics/gaddafis-t...



Bet the f'ing RW'ers will blame Obama for this. I'm no fan of Gadhafi, but he is a world leader and he's not in the U.S. that long - Bedford needs to just f'ing deal with it.
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Lagomorph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:15 PM
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1. Maybe they should have...
...let him set up the tent in Central park, like he wanted to.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:18 PM
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2. He stayed at the embassy the other night...What's the problem?...n/t
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:22 PM
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3. Cancel that - they took the tent down
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Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:29 PM
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4. The Secret Service can actually force local police to help them?
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 06:30 PM by Massacure
I find this kind of interesting. Police departments cannot recoup protection costs from presidential candidates, nor can they tell the Secret Service to go "protect Mr. Smith yourself", they seem to get the shaft having to provide a free service.
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 09:25 PM
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5. So do people think cops should be able to decide who to protect?
So you visit some town, get robbed, and the cops can say "We don't know you! get out of here, you fuckin' hippie!"
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:44 AM
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6. Bedford police to Secret Service "Kiss my ass"
I wish
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:47 AM
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7. my dad works for the town of bedford
he said the Secret Service has been dictating everything. He's never seen so much detail given out on anyone's whereabouts.

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