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`Appalled' Pa. Gov. Shuts Down Reports On Protests
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 15 Sept 2010 | Mark Levy

Posted on 09/15/2010 11:41:23 AM PDT by edpc

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Information about an anti-BP candlelight vigil, a gay and lesbian festival and other peaceful gatherings became the subject of anti-terrorism bulletins being distributed by Pennsylvania's homeland security office, an apologetic Gov. Ed Rendell admitted.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: homelandsecurity; pennsylvania; rendell; terrorists
Aside from the drilling-related events, the bulletin mentioned other potential security concerns that it said could involve "anarchists and Black Power radicals."

It listed demonstrations by anti-war groups, deportation protesters in Philadelphia, mountaintop removal mining protesters in West Virginia and an animal rights protest at a Montgomery County rodeo.

It also included "Burn the Confederate Flag Day," the Jewish high holidays and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as potential sources of risk.

Probably let any bulletins warning about Tea Party members stay in circulation, however. Good ol' Fast Eddie.......

1 posted on 09/15/2010 11:41:25 AM PDT by edpc
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To: edpc

LOL! I had the same thought.


2 posted on 09/15/2010 11:42:47 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Christine O'Donnell WILL WIN in November. Rove can eat his own words then.)
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To: edpc

“Oh my.”: Lt. Sulu


3 posted on 09/15/2010 11:45:17 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: edpc
anti-BP candlelight vigil, a gay and lesbian festival

LOL. Man, what a circus. Did they sell tickets?

4 posted on 09/15/2010 11:49:37 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: edpc

Could this have been meant as events that might tempt “anarchists” and/or “Black Power radicals” to come and heckle or otherwise cause trouble?


5 posted on 09/15/2010 12:05:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: edpc

Did the gerbils survive?

Streets littered with rubber chickens... it must have been horrible.


6 posted on 09/15/2010 12:08:41 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: edpc

I suspect this type of thinking is pretty much the norm for Homeland sec. offices, state and federal. The mistake here was letting it become public, from their point of view.


7 posted on 09/15/2010 12:12:45 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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