Skip to comments.FREEPER VICTORY! Secret Service Ejects Press Pass Bearing Code Pink Protester from McCain Speech
Posted on 07/08/2008 9:38:37 PM PDT by kristinn
Who read Free Republic? Apparently the U.S. Secret Service does!
This past weekend, I posted an article alerting the Secret Service that members of the terrorist supporting group Code Pink were using fake presses to gain access to events headlined by Secret Service protectees like presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (AZ).
This morning, McCain spoke at the LULAC convention in Washington, D.C. Usually when he speaks at an event in D.C., McCain can expect to have his speech disrupted by Code Pink activists who rush the stage and heckle him from the audience and the press section.
That didn't happen today. I followed press coverage of the speech and no disturbances were reported. Now I know why.
A Code Pink protester going by the name Jennifer Tequia posted about her experience today at the McCain speech. I'll let her tell her story:
This morning I attempted to watch McCain give a speech at the LULAC convention at the Hilton.
I had a press pass to get in but not 5 minutes later was removed by Secret Service agents. The LULAC representative told me that even if I was registered he would not let me in and would not give me any reason. I got the impression that he really wanted me to be able to stay but that the Secret Service told him to have me leave.
I exited the property with no fuss and was followed out by 2-4 Secret Service agents. I was not raising a ruckus or resisting at ALL. I simply walked myself off.
A block and a half later on public sidewalk one of the agents walked up to me unannounced and totally spooked me by being so close to me and put a camera in my face and without permission took my photo.
I then later went back to the area of the Hilton and (staying across the street on public sidewalk) spoke to the press and private people. I told them that I am a teacher and came all the way across the country at my own expense for a month to try to get our nation's financial and moral priorities back on track.
I spoke about not having money for books but trillions for war. Most I spoke to very moved by my story and shared my deep worry about a new war with Iran.
The Secret Service agent showed up again and followed me around a bit. I asked him for his badge number. He refused to give it to me.
I repeatedly asked him, "Sir, what is your badge number?" and he either said, "I am doing a job" or refused to answer.
I asked him his last name and he refused.
I have posted the photo of this man so you can see the image of a man who is in violation of his duties - he removed me without cause, followed me on public property on two seperate occassions and refused to identify himself (which makes me strongly suspect he was not doing what he was supposed to do and feared me reporting him).
McCain was whisked inside so I didn't even get to take his photo or see him at all.
That war criminal knows how to be seen when it works to his benefit and not seen when it doesn't, let me tell you.
Poor Jennifer, busted with a phoney press pass. I wonder if she teaches her students how to cheat on their exams.
Looks like Medea Benjamin will have to come up with a new scheme to infiltrate Secret Service protected events.
GOOD WORK, SECRET SERVICE!
Sorry for all the typos.. even the ones spellchecker didn’t catch... 1:30 AM here and anticipating going to sleep soon... have to wake up in another 4 hours... :/
BTW, if I remember correctly, BBS meant Bulletin Board System...
She was probably in town for the NEA convention last week...
Three cheers for the Secret Service, and godspeed with their mission accomplishment.
Especially this election, the importance of that mission is critical not just for its own sake, but to prevent an incident that could cause a national crisis.
I'm sure she was planning to write an article for the school newspaper.
< /sarc >
I have trouble believing she is a college graduate and a teacher. Her grammar, spelling and writing are horrific.
Well, maybe I dont.
How'd you find that?
No wonder California is such a mess.
PS: You misread her last name. It isn't Tequia, it's Teguia. Easily done with the font used on Code Pink's blog.
Now with the correct spelling, Freepers should be able to find much more information on this fruitcake.
You are correct. FWIW, here is her webpage , with phone and email address. ;)
Now the typos are on my post, too. "Her last lame" should be "last name".
Although last lame sort of fits, too.
Kristinn, Great Post!
“Google Knows All”
I’m saying if what they are doing isn’t against the law now, a law should be passed making it against the law.
So she believes she has a right to be at a private event with phoney documents with a presidential contender.
“He took my picture without my permission”.
In public where you can be seen by anyone, your picture can be taken by anyone.
Perhaps they should where hoods like the rest of the enemy.
Don't worry kids, I am pleased to announce that she will have some answering to do when she gets back to California. Her school board dept. of human resources is aware of the situation and a discipline complaint has been made. She is not aware of it, but they are now investigating. She deserves to lose her job and should not be able to teach again. She certainly is not a positive role model.
And humiliate the pig?
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