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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 08:59 PM
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NOOSE ALLEGEDLY FOUND AT SECRET SERVICE TRAINING CENTER
Source: Cox Newspapers

The U.S. Secret Service has placed a white agent on leave after an African American employee reported finding a noose hanging at the services main training facility outside the nations capital.

The service has acknowledged an allegation of misconduct at its J.J. Rowley Training Center in Beltsville, Md., and that an employee last week was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. The employee is a veteran agent with the service, according to fellow agents.

The noose was found by an African American officer in the uniform division of the service during the week of April 14, according to those familiar with the alleged incident. That division protects the White House and surrounding grounds. He reported the incident to his supervisor and it was sent up the chain of command. He declined to comment for this story.

After learning about the alleged incident, Cox Newspapers asked the Secret Service whether a noose had been discovered at the training center.

In response to your question, there has been an allegation of misconduct at our training center, said Edwin M. Donovan, assistant special agent in charge of government and public affairs.



Read more: http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/washington/secrecy/entries/2008/04/28/noose_allegedly_found_at_secre.html
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 09:04 PM
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1. YOU DON'T HAVE TO YELL
Most DUers can understand lower case perfectly well.

And yes, the story is disturbing.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 09:06 PM
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4. Original Article was all in caps. n/t
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 09:06 PM
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5. While reading the article, you missed that the headline is CAPITALIZED
Or maybe you didn't read it.

:eyes:

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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 09:08 PM
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6. I didn't...
Just copied it the way it was presented...sorry if you're offended by that.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 09:10 PM
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8. Sorry about that
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 10:01 PM
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11. LOL, it's not *really* yelling when you see all caps. read it to yerself quietly...or in a French
accent. It is what you make of it.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 09:04 PM
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2. Cox newpapers? Really?
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 09:05 PM
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3. Isn't like something that size is hard to hide, anyway.
Long way from Alaska, though.
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mcollier Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 09:14 PM
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9. hasn't there been enough race baiting for the day
What ever happened to "We Are The World"?




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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 09:09 PM
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7. Good grief; I hope it wasn't an agent assigned to protect anyone of note.
:eyes:

If guilty, maybe the offender should be sent to Gitmo. Some things never change.
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 09:54 PM
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10. It's good to hear that racism is alive and well in the organization that will be protecting Pr Obama
:sarcasm:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-29-08 07:41 AM
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14. Already is protecting Obama.
Obama placed under Secret Service protection
'Not aware it was based on any threat,' agency spokesman says
updated 8:11 p.m. CT, Thurs., May. 3, 2007

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service said Thursday that Sen. Barack Obama was being placed under their protection, the earliest ever for a presidential candidate.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18474444/


Stay safe, Senator.

:scared:
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 10:10 PM
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12. I am not surprised by this at all, especially with * putting
racist, homophobic, women hateing managers in charge.

This is just the tip of the iceberg....people are making these allegations known because they know that the internal investigations will go nowhere. The harrasers will get promotions and the victims get demoted, fired and harrased.

This is * America haven't you heard?:sarcasm:
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 10:37 PM
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13. That's just down the road from me
Well, kinda. I used to pass there to get onto the BW Parkway when I lived in Greenbelt. :hide:
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