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Barack Obama Is Not Assassinated By Dallas’s Friendly Crowd

by | 22nd, February 2008

ted-obama.bmpYOU can stop fantasising about Barack Obama’s assassination.

At the Barack Obama rally in Dallas, Texas, the secret service has stopped screening people for weapons at the front gates.

An hour before the presidential candidate takes to the stage at Reunion Arena, orders are being issued.

Metal detectors are turned off. Purses and laptop bags are unrifled.

Dallas Deputy Police Chief T.W. Lawrence, head of the Police Department’s homeland security and special operations divisions, says the order – apparently made by the U.S. Secret Service – was meant to speed up the long lines outside and fill the arena’s vacant seats before Obama came on.

Good idea. No problem. This is Dallas, no place for a popular Democratic leader to be shot. Lawrence can see the faces of the 17,000 people. It is, as she says, a “friendly crowd.”

No problem. This one’s by the book depository. Sorry, by the book…

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