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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
Source: AP

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.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ggSQO...
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 10:44 AM
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1. Where is the prosecution of those making threats?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 10:46 AM
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3. Under the First Amendment? We don't know the exact wording or circumstances.
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 11:01 AM
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5. True we have the right to advocate even the violent overthrow of the governmenr.
As long as that violence never manifests. I guess now it's time to find out what we do when it does.
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 10:44 AM
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2. Nothing like
being proactive. After all, it ain't like these loonies haven't been killing folks for decades.......
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 10:49 AM
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4. I think you got it wrong, they're going to protect pro-lifers from retaliation n/t
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 11:02 AM
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6. he got it right
Find a website or a shockjock that threatens anti-abortionists. Good luck with the search. There probably aren't any.

Find an example of an anti-abortionist being assassinated by a pro-choicer in the last 3 or 4 decades. Good luck. There probably aren't any.

If you read the article, it references threats against judges, court officials, etc.

Judges have been killed. Attorneys have been killed. Doctors have been killed. Family planning clinics have been bombed and attacked, and workers and patients injured and killed.

On the other hand, we know that OR's site was shut down yesterday. Most people on DU seemed to think they were trying to scrub it. I doubt it. I would guess it was shut down and under investigation by the FBI, looking for evidence in yesterday's murder, and looking at threats...and identifying future targets to be protected.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 12:14 PM
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9. Army of God web site is still up and updated
Edited on Mon Jun-01-09 12:15 PM by Downwinder
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Blandocyte Donating Member (830 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 01:19 PM
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13. That site is creepy
Scary stuff there. Twisted and dangerous people.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 06:03 PM
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14. I really should start using the sarcastathingie
and not expect people to get it right away.
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 11:03 AM
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7. Good move Mr. Holder.
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SalviaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 11:31 AM
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8. Good on Holder. He should use the full power of Homeland Security
or any other agency needed to protect against these homegrown terrorists.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 12:18 PM
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10. Good move by Holder/DOJ -- next, investigate domestic "pro-life" terrorism . . .
"Pro-Life" murder isn't anything new -- !!!

Dr. Tiller was just recently asking for increased protection . . .

a little late in coming, I'd say!

These attacks on women's clinics have to come under RICO laws -- !!!!

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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 12:22 PM
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11. plus it is an economic stimulus - more security guards & investigators to hire - go Holder!

hopefully he will keep an eye on things legally as well at the local level of that incident
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 12:23 PM
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12. Which terror alert color code would apply?
I'd say Orange.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-02-09 04:02 AM
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15. Are doctors and nurses terrified? Prosecute for terrorism.
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