Police ordered to stop weapons screening at Obama rally in Texas

Categories: Barack Obama

In a befuddling move that has yet to be explained--or, for that matter, even admitted--the Secret Service last week ordered security detail at an Obama rally in Dallas to take down metal detectors and cease checking through purses at the front gates more than an hour before the Illinois senator walked on stage at Reunion Arena, reported The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Thursday.

The following day, the Secret Service denied the incident.

"There were no security lapses at that venue," Eric Zahren, a spokesman for the Secret Service, told the Star-Telegram, adding that "no deviation" from the "comprehensive and layered" security plan had occurred.

So either the Dallas police suffered a bizarrely realistic, collective hallucination or... the Secret Service is lying.


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