Notes from the Police State
A fence protects the White House, but not the U.S. Border.
Editor - In the name of "security" the government may want to suspend the Constitution in the greater White House area. I am waiting to hear the details.
As part of the screening, the Secret Service would establish several checkpoints a few blocks from the White House, the officials said. The screening would likely be limited to bag checks and not include measures taken at airports by the Transportation Security Administration, which include metal detectors and body scans.
The officials said it remained unclear how soon such measures could be implemented. Changes to the security around the White House are often complicated because the United States Parks Police, the White House Historical Association, the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia and the Secret Service all have to coordinate the effort.
Although those agencies and groups are concerned about security, they do not want to restrict access to one of the most popular tourist attractions in Washington — or turn the area into a seeming militarized zone.
(New York Times)
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