How can this happen with the U.S. Secret Service protecting the front-runner of the Democratic Party and why was it reported in the media? I’m sure goofs are made all the time, but I don’t recall hearing of any lapses in security with any other high-profile personalities. It would seem if you were PROTECTING someone this type of information would be kept confidential and the media would have the decency to censor themselves.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Police concerned about order to stop screening
By JACK DOUGLAS Jr.
Star-Telegram Staff Writer
Police were told to stop screening people for weapons before the rally began.
DALLAS — Security details at Barack Obama’s rally Wednesday stopped screening people for weapons at the front gates more than an hour before the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Reunion Arena.
The order to put down the metal detectors and stop checking purses and laptop bags came as a surprise to several Dallas police officers who said they believed it was a lapse in security…
Several Dallas police officers said it worried them that the arena was packed with people who got in without even a cursory inspection.
They spoke on condition of anonymity because, they said, the order was made by federal officials who were in charge of security at the event…