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  •  Reports have ranged (7+ / 0-)

    from punched to shoved and from she was hailed to she wasn't. My entire point revolves around two things.

    1. It is quite possible that she acted instinctively when grabbed from behind.
    1. In a similar situation a winger Republican would most likely not be charged, only warned.

    There has not been any verification of exactly what happened so I am unwilling to blame her at this point, unlike Larry Elder and the rest of wingnut radio.

    "I was Rambo in the disco. I was shootin' to the beat. When they burned me in effigy. My vacation was complete." Neil Young. Mideast Vacation.

    by Mike S on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 04:07:18 PM PST

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    •  Is it even plausible she wasn't hailed? (0+ / 0-)
      You're staffing an entry security station. Someone you don't recognize enters and detours around the metal detectors ... as entrants do occasionally throughout the day by virtue of language/literacy difficulties or unfamiliarity with the setting.

      Your first response -- second-nature by the end of your first hour on the job -- is to call them on it, verbally, politely.

      Your escalations are a sharper verbal confrontation, followed by a ladder of physical confrontations in parallel with calls for backup (a crowd is still pressing through your station) and alertness to primary threats for which the first violator may be a coordinated diversion, then escalating through area lockdown, sublethal and lethal force.

      Alternatively, under what circumstances do you silently let a violator pass, and then tackle her from behind? A premeditated ambush of the Member, in the presence of multiple witnesses and security cameras? What else?

      Sorry, I find this construction unreasonably far-fetched.

      None Dare Call It Stupid!

      by RonK Seattle on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 07:28:59 PM PST

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