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Secret Service apprehends White House fence jumper
AP/WorldMag ^ | Aug 2, 9:43 PM EDT

Posted on 08/02/2011 8:39:32 PM PDT by quantim

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A homeless man was in custody Tuesday night after climbing over the White House fence, the Secret Service said.

The man was immediately captured by uniformed Secret Service agents, who guard the complex around the clock, said agency spokesman Ed Donovan. He had a backpack that Donovan said was being examined for possible explosive material.

The suspect, identified as James Dirk Crudup, 41, was being transferred to District of Columbia police for processing. He faces charges of unlawful entry and contempt of court for violating an order to stay away from the White House, Donovan said.

A CNN news crew caught some of the drama on tape as it unfolded. Video showed agents leading the man, as they held his hands behind his back, across the North Lawn on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House, where tourists gather to take photographs.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhowhitehouse; homeless; securitybreach; usss
Check out the macho WH guy with the WH macho dog:
1 posted on 08/02/2011 8:39:34 PM PDT by quantim
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To: quantim
Bo Faery
2 posted on 08/02/2011 8:43:20 PM PDT by null and void (Day 922. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: quantim

Mr. President, come back inside.


3 posted on 08/02/2011 8:44:53 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: quantim

My goodness, even homeless people hate the dictator-n-chief.


4 posted on 08/02/2011 8:45:16 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: quantim

Good to see the Secret Service on the job. An attack on our president is an attack on all of us. We may not like his policies, but until January, 2013, he’s our president.


5 posted on 08/02/2011 8:45:43 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: quantim

And then, the last remaining Federal Judge who actually follows U.S. law ruled that the homeless man had more of a right to be there than the current occupant, and awarded him a free stay in the White House until January 2013.


6 posted on 08/02/2011 8:46:29 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen

How come the fence jumper did his deed today?
Garner sympathy for barry?

Sorry, but with this gang, anything is suspect and is probably staged.


7 posted on 08/02/2011 8:46:51 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: mardi59

Homeless and jobless Americans - Barry’s legacy.


8 posted on 08/02/2011 8:47:01 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: quantim

The homeless man told the police he had heard that obama had a “stash” of money, which was where he was getting all the money to bail out the poor folk. The man said he simply wanted to ask obama if he could have some money from the “secret stash”. /sarc, just in case.


9 posted on 08/02/2011 8:48:17 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
An attack on our president is an attack on all of us.

Maybe it is down under, where things are upside down. So speak for yourself, please.

10 posted on 08/02/2011 8:48:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I didn’t read where he attacked the president - keep it real if you expect credibility.


11 posted on 08/02/2011 8:49:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: null and void; Roscoe Karns




12 posted on 08/02/2011 8:49:32 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Texas resident
Sorry, but with this gang, anything is suspect and is probably staged.

I think that applies to just about everything since January of '08.
13 posted on 08/02/2011 8:49:48 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: presently no screen name

The majority of such cases mean no attack, but the White House security is wise to treat it as an attack until proven otherwise.


14 posted on 08/02/2011 8:55:45 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: quantim

James Dirk Crudup.

If nothing else, that’s a great name!


15 posted on 08/02/2011 8:55:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: quantim

The dude was just trying to share some sacrifice (and arugula).


16 posted on 08/02/2011 8:58:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: quantim
Where is Bo anyway?

Does Zer0 let him play in the street?

17 posted on 08/02/2011 8:59:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: quantim

Zero’s first military victory?


18 posted on 08/02/2011 9:02:57 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: quantim
I was going to craft a sarcastic post paralleling this incident with the one leading to the “Beer Summit” in which BHO said he was not informed of the details but the police “behaved stupidly.”

I changed my mind.

I don't want a visit from the Secret Service.

This should disappoint everyone.

My post would have been devilishly witty.

19 posted on 08/02/2011 9:03:41 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: quantim

The homeless man now has an air conditioned cot with 3 squares a day. Some hope and change magic from the White House?


20 posted on 08/02/2011 9:07:05 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Even the Keystone Kops could have caught this.


21 posted on 08/02/2011 9:11:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page))
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To: Newtoidaho

LOL... Good one.


22 posted on 08/02/2011 9:19:27 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Keystone Kop competence shouldn't always be taken for granted. The incompetents who guarded Franz Ferdinand in Sarajavo produced a tragic comedy of errors with catastrophic results.
23 posted on 08/02/2011 9:20:05 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: null and void

Fairy.


24 posted on 08/02/2011 9:21:27 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: quantim
"jumper" ?

First I thought DB Cooper was found--skydiver/jumper--then realized some guy climbed over a fence. If he actually jumped over the fence must have super human skills or a low fence.

25 posted on 08/02/2011 9:27:20 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: quantim

Michelle looks like a cartoon character in this photo.

she looks like she is about to throw a brick . . . “Ignatz!”


26 posted on 08/02/2011 9:56:21 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"We may not like his policies, but until January, 2013, he’s our president."

ALLEGED President.

27 posted on 08/02/2011 10:18:17 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Forget impeachment- Extradite obama, biden, napolitano, muller, clinton and holder. Country saved!)
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To: quantim

HeyTammyBruce Tammy Bruce
Obama’s legacy jumps the White House fence
bit.ly/puWJdT
2 hours ago


28 posted on 08/02/2011 10:35:39 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Good to see the Secret Service on the job. An attack on our president is an attack on all of us. We may not like his policies, but until January, 2013, he’s our president.

He may be yours but he sure as hell ain't mine.

29 posted on 08/02/2011 10:46:36 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (New Alias for Obama - Harrison J. Bounel - Surprise!)
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To: quantim

All the homeless should be jumping the fence.


30 posted on 08/02/2011 11:25:16 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Next: coalescing behind ONE "Balanced Budget Amendment" (BBA))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Good to see the Secret Service on the job. An attack on our president is an attack on all of us.

Actually an attack on Obama will be an attack on conservatives.

It may not be too long before the Left concludes that he is more valuable to them as a dead martyr than a live albatross. Ever since the Garfield assassination (by a nut who was an adherent of the utopian socialist John Humphrey Noye), our political assassins have come predominantly from the Left.

Guys like Ayers and Alinsky always believed the Movement was more important than any individual. Obama's pals play for keeps.

Prayers for the members of the Secret Service.

31 posted on 08/03/2011 6:12:20 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
it as an attack until proven otherwise.

So you think it could be proven what it wasn't?
32 posted on 08/03/2011 6:30:12 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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