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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fired for Blowing Whistle on Threat to Obamas

A police officer in Richmond, Va. has been fired for going on local TV and talking about two police officers who talked about shooting the president or blowing up the stage where he'd speak.  The cop's face and voice was "scrambled" in the interview but apparently his department was able to "unscamble" it (others be warned). 
The whistleblower told CBS 6 last year that the inappropriate comments were made by a 20-year police veteran who was talking on the phone to an officer assigned to provide outside security for the president and first lady. The whistleblower reported that the veteran suggested the officer “take a couple of shots . . .” and that another voice in the background talked about planting a bomb under the stage.
The Secret Service investigated and found no criminal act, but the two officers were fired amidst the furor. The fired officers have been fighting to get their jobs back.

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