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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 10:41 AM
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AG (Holder) orders protection in wake of doctor slaying
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WASHINGTON (AP) Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered increased security for a host of unnamed individuals and facilities in the wake of the slaying of abortion Dr. George Tiller.

Jeff Carter, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service, confirmed Holder's move early Monday. Carter said the Judicial Security Division "is establishing protection details at this time."

There have been increasing incidents of attacks or threats against judges and other public figures in recent years. Carter's statement described agency personnel as "experts at providing personal protection and facility security, and we are committed to successfully executing this task." He said agency policy prohibits him from disclosing the subjects of the increased federal protection.

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