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FREEPER VICTORY! Secret Service Ejects Press Pass Bearing Code Pink Protester from McCain Speech
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | Kristinn

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.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: brownshirts; codepink; dncbrownshirts; elections; electionviolence; lulac; nationalsecurity; pajamapeoplerule; rudedems; secretservice; stalinisttactics; usss; waronerror
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To: tgslTakoma
"Kristinn posted the story, but it was many Freepers who used the info and won this battle.

Funny, I don't remember Kristinn mentioning that part in his post...

181 posted on 07/12/2008 6:28:57 PM PDT by Bob J ("For every 1000 men hacking at the branches of evil, one is striking at it's root.")
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To: tgslTakoma

In your own words (muchlater) you credit the work of other FReepers in this yet this is all I see..

I even posted your own response as well as mention of the other FReepers who worked at this NOR any mention, congrats or thanks to the Secret Service who did the heavy lifting.

Well done!
Congratulations to you, Kristinn!
Ha! Great job, Kristinn!
Great job exposing their fraud! Keep up the good work!
WHOO HOO!!! Excellent!
Very nicely done, Kristinn!
Great job!
Great job, K!!!
Yeah, Kristen!!!!
Bravo Kristinn, job well done! Three cheers for Kristinn and the Secret Service!
Good job Kristinn!
God Bless You, sir, and the DC Chapter.
Thanks to you, Kristinn and to the Secret Service!
Thanks kristinn.
Kristinn, you are a treasure. Thank you for your work.
Kristinn, Da Man !
Good job, Kristinn.
Good work to you.
Kristinn, you ROCK!
BUMP! Well Done.
Good show!!
Oh, and bravo for what you did and continue to do!!
Well done!
Nice work, kristinn. I think the Secret Service knows you’re a real patriot.
Outstanding work!!
Well done, Kristinn.
Well done sir!
Kristinn, Great Post!
Nice job!
Good to read! Thank you for your excellent work.
GOOD WORK to you too sir.
Good job.
Awesome job!

TgslTakoma response – “Good work tipping off the Secret Service to their fake ID scheme.”

Kristinn response – “You’re very kind. Thank you.”

182 posted on 07/12/2008 6:45:24 PM PDT by Bob J ("For every 1000 men hacking at the branches of evil, one is striking at it's root.")
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To: tgslTakoma

BTW - It ain’t over till the skinny lady sings...

183 posted on 07/12/2008 6:46:55 PM PDT by Bob J ("For every 1000 men hacking at the branches of evil, one is striking at it's root.")
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To: Bob J
It amazes me what Kristinn will take credit for.

FR is full of lonely people wanting to be the next Buckhead

184 posted on 07/13/2008 12:59:15 AM PDT by Soliton (Investigate, study, learn, then express an opinion)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Well, McCain voted to go into Iraq and do harm to the poor, innocent terrorists, and Barack Obama decided that going after regimes that harbor, train and fund terrorists was a bad idea.

185 posted on 07/13/2008 1:08:57 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: kristinn; PhilDragoo; devolve; potlatch; Fiddlstix; Conspiracy Guy; y'all

Code PINKOS lose another round!!!

186 posted on 07/13/2008 10:22:25 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz!)
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To: kristinn

Nice work. Congratulations!

187 posted on 07/14/2008 8:25:46 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: notaliberal
Sadly, I understand all too well that senators and congress members are living in a bubble and are more concerned with protecting themselves and their positions than doing what is right and just.

Stopped clock, twice a day. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!

188 posted on 07/14/2008 2:28:36 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Bob J; tgslTakoma

You have no idea what people and organizations have been contacted in getting the word out. Or what their response has been.

If they and I don’t have a problem with Kristinn’s post, who cares about your clueless on the sidelines rants.

Come back when you’ve got something worthwhile.

189 posted on 07/18/2008 2:46:07 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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