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Courageous Black Secret Service Woman Revealed Scandal
Afro ^ | 4/26/12 | Afro Staff

Posted on 04/27/2012 4:36:33 AM PDT by YourAdHere

A Black Secret Service agent is being hailed as the heroine in what is reportedly the worst scandal in the agency’s history.

Paula Reid is the 46-year-old special agent responsible for blowing the whistle on the sex scandal that turned the esteemed agency into so much fodder for the 24-hour news cycle and cable talk shows. Reid, the head of the service detail down in Latin America, discovered that at least 11 agents, including two supervisors, had brought prostitutes back to their hotel rooms in Cartanega, Colombia, just days before the president arrived for an international summit. Such action posed a significant security risk for the commander-in-chief. Officials are praising Reid for her swift action.

“She acted decisively, appropriately,” said Maine Sen. Susan Collins, the ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee, and one of Congress’ lead investigators into this incident, on ABC’s “This Week” on April 22.

The other, New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from the House Oversight Committee, added, “I talked to [Secret Service Director Mark] Sullivan last night, and he was commending her leadership, too. She really went in there and cleaned up the mess.”

In the wake of Reid’s probe, six agents have been fired, six others are being investigated and 11 military personnel are also under scrutiny. Officials are also examining whether this incident was part of a pattern.

“I recognize that the vast majority of Secret Service personnel are professional, disciplined, dedicated, courageous. But to me it defies belief that this is just an aberration,” Collins said. “There were too many people involved. If it had been one or two, then I would say it was an aberration. But it included two supervisors. That is particularly shocking and appalling.”

Reid’s leadership in this case is also shining a light on the paucity of women and minorities within the Secret Service.

“I can't help but wonder if there'd been more women as part of that detail if this ever would have happened,” Collins said Sunday on the weekly news talk show.

According to Maloney, the agency comprises only 11 percent women. “I can't help but keep asking this question, where are the women? We probably need to diversify the Secret Service and have more minorities and more women.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: paulareid; secretservice; usss; whistleblowers; women
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1 posted on 04/27/2012 4:36:35 AM PDT by YourAdHere
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To: YourAdHere

what on earth does her race have to do with it?

Everyone supposed to think blacks are more moral than the rest now?

Think Martin Luther King.........


2 posted on 04/27/2012 4:39:37 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: YourAdHere
In the hood, wouldn't she be called a snitch?
3 posted on 04/27/2012 4:41:03 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: YourAdHere
the worst scandal in the agency’s history.

Is this really the worst scandal in the agency’s history?

OK, I'll let you all in on a secret. Guys in the military (and most secret service are former military) have been known to bang hookers on occasion while overseas. I know it's hard to believe, but...

4 posted on 04/27/2012 4:41:57 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: YourAdHere
A black woman spurned? Just sayin'...

(If they can point out her ethnicity, so can I!)

5 posted on 04/27/2012 4:42:09 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: yldstrk
Reid’s leadership in this case is also shining a light on the paucity of women and minorities within the Secret Service.

I suspect this is the point. They want to use this as an impetus for "diversifying" the Secret Service.
6 posted on 04/27/2012 4:43:52 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: YourAdHere

I smell a rat.....


7 posted on 04/27/2012 4:44:41 AM PDT by Reagan's My Hero
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To: YourAdHere

I smell a rat.....


8 posted on 04/27/2012 4:44:43 AM PDT by Reagan's My Hero
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yes, and keep in mind that when you hire black women, your diversity points are doubled.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 4:46:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind

And tripled if she’s also a Lesbian.


10 posted on 04/27/2012 4:47:08 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind

Imagine the points if you hire a disabled, LGBT black woman.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 4:47:08 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obama can become like Ghaddafi with his contingent of women guards................


12 posted on 04/27/2012 4:47:08 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: YourAdHere
“I can't help but wonder if there'd been more women as part of that detail if this ever would have happened,” Collins said Sunday on the weekly news talk show.

Being surrounded by female bodyguards worked for Moammar (sp?) Qaddaffy (sp?) for years. No reason it shouldn't work for President Camacho.

13 posted on 04/27/2012 4:47:34 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: yldstrk
I am wondering if this the secret service agent that could not open the door on the presidents limo. The story I heard was that she could not open the door so they parked the car on an incline so the door would open almost on its own.

DD

14 posted on 04/27/2012 4:48:41 AM PDT by DirtyDoc (Viet Nam 1967.)
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To: DirtyDoc

yeah I read that somewhere too, maybe here.

Yeah, all we need is more communists in the SS


15 posted on 04/27/2012 4:49:32 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Reagan's My Hero

Me, too. Another choreographed distraction from the pit of hell and the inhabitant in the White House, for the sheeple.


16 posted on 04/27/2012 4:55:14 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: YourAdHere

17 posted on 04/27/2012 4:55:37 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

. . . add Muslim convert.


18 posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:21 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Slump Tester
A black woman spurned? Just sayin'...

Michelle's mole?

19 posted on 04/27/2012 4:57:48 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And if you hire a disabled, LGBT, Muslims black woman, you get 100 x 10 Googolplex points.

And a burger with Obama.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 5:01:44 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Drew68

Guys in the military (and most secret service are former military) have been known to bang hookers on occasion while overseas. I know it’s hard to believe, but...
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Think “TAILHOOK”.

At first they tried to make it into a ‘once in a career’ get together and the fact being that while not many may have known what was going on etc, the Tailhook convention had been going on for years and one of the ‘paid entertainment’ ladies had said something to the effect “I’ve been coming here for years and it gets a little worse each year” etc etc.
Duh...if so bad, why keep coming back?

One with a tad of common sense knows that as soon as the ‘officials’ started claiming and expressing shock that, virile young lads, in a foreign country, that were willing to ‘take a bullet’ would even think of relieving tension by carousing about, that the people that can’t find BO’s vital papers, would dig up every lady in the world that had ever received gratuities from US advance details would step forward.

I am by no means condoning anything - especially when it boils down to ‘cast the first stone’ etc but these agents/military are NOT in unfamiliar territory.

The biggest mistake was getting caught, though a few wags have said it is sure good to see someone tied into Washington willing to haggle over the cost of getting screwed.


21 posted on 04/27/2012 5:05:11 AM PDT by xrmusn (#6/98# Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: YourAdHere

She’s the one with the lice cut hair


22 posted on 04/27/2012 5:06:50 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: YourAdHere
They could have gotten the same performance by hiring some eunuchs.
23 posted on 04/27/2012 5:09:13 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: YourAdHere

I imagine she better get used to eating lunch all by herself while at the office.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 5:14:14 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Imagine the points if you hire a disabled, LGBT black woman.


That speaks Spanish.....


25 posted on 04/27/2012 5:21:12 AM PDT by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: YourAdHere

And as they say in her race’s predominant popular culture, “snitches get stitches, biatch.”

Her race and sex and what she eats for lunch doesn’t matter, if she blew the whistle on this I commend her for it. The fawning over her *because* she is a black woman is nauseating. She’s a Secret Service agent, and that’s what matters.

}:-)4


26 posted on 04/27/2012 5:22:39 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: yldstrk
what on earth does her race have to do with it? Everyone supposed to think blacks are more moral than the rest now? Think Martin Luther King.........

Race has everything to do with it, hence the story. If it had been a White woman, it would have been a racist act to discredit the Obama Admin.

27 posted on 04/27/2012 5:27:20 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: xrmusn
The biggest mistake was getting caught

Yep. It's called "picking your liberty buddies a little more carefully" and exercising some discretion. Nonetheless, it's laughable that so many are expressing shock over the fact that individuals trained to fight and kill aren't exactly choirboys when they let off some steam overseas. Tho pussyfication of American men continues...

28 posted on 04/27/2012 5:30:04 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: YourAdHere

“According to [New York Congresswoman Carolyn] Maloney, the agency comprises only 11 percent women. “I can’t help but keep asking this question, where are the women? We probably need to diversify the Secret Service and have more minorities and more women.””

Yes, more diversity will greatly enhance Obama’s personal safety. Full speed ahead!


29 posted on 04/27/2012 5:35:33 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Drew68

I really haven’t spent much time wondering about the dudes letting off steam.

I’ve been feeling sorry for their wives at home.
Who knows how long they’ve been exposed to diseases by their well respected husbands?

They probably have already received their first batch of tests that they will have to continue for a certain period of time.
Then there is the issue of explaining to the kids why daddy isn’t going into work anymore.

I am always amazed at how much men will risk just to blow off some steam.....but there it is.


30 posted on 04/27/2012 5:40:01 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Drew68
Is this really the worst scandal in the agency’s history?
I think the JFK assassination might top this.
31 posted on 04/27/2012 5:43:19 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Scotswife

What has been quite obvious is that NONE of those accused races has been offered in the scandal. So how many of these secret service folks were Holder’s people? We know damn near everything about them including their shoe sizes (sarc).

Inquiring minds want to know......


32 posted on 04/27/2012 5:47:33 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Scotswife

What has been quite obvious is that NONE of those accused races has been offered in the scandal. So how many of these secret service folks were Holder’s people? We know damn near everything about them including their shoe sizes (sarc).

Inquiring minds want to know......


33 posted on 04/27/2012 5:47:33 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: yldstrk

“what on earth does her race have to do with it?”

Everything


34 posted on 04/27/2012 5:49:56 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Progov

true...it’s reasonable to assume they are a mixed bunch.

The article is written by a liberal obviously.

She’s not just a woman in a man’s world...she’s a BLACK woman in a man’s world!

Drool, drool, pant pant.

It would have been nice if a male SS agent had been disgusted enough with this to have stopped it, but as we can see on this thread....men tend to think of it as letting off steam.


35 posted on 04/27/2012 5:53:05 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Progov

The White ones are the ones that got fired.


36 posted on 04/27/2012 5:53:27 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Yes, and keep in mind that when you hire black women, your diversity points are doubled.

And when she gets promoted into management, the points become astronomical.
37 posted on 04/27/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: Realman30

Yup!


38 posted on 04/27/2012 5:58:05 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Spike Lee's films are boring and unoriginal.)
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To: YourAdHere

I’d be VERY careful if I was her! And the fact that she’s black - who gives a crap about that? I’m getting sick and tired of being sick and tired about this race bullcrap!


39 posted on 04/27/2012 5:58:45 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: YourAdHere

I think it has much more to do with the fact that she is a woman.

JFK got away with every sort of debauchery under the sun back in the day when we had an all-male press corps. Everyone just shoveled and shut-up.

She is on target though, this is a major vulnerability prone to exploit by a foreign intelligence service.


40 posted on 04/27/2012 6:02:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Scotswife
Who knows how long they’ve been exposed to diseases by their well respected husbands?

Honestly, outside of sub-Saharan Africa, the working girls probably have a lesser chance of being infected with a disease than the drunken floozy hanging out at the local bar down the street. In such a profession these days, condoms tend to be mandated and the customers usually don't argue.

As far as married men fornicating with hookers overseas? Well, that's on their conscience, not mine. I'm certainly not going to consider it a major scandal though. I'm not advocating such behavior but as someone who has deployed overseas, there's an unspoken credo that "what happens in (whatever country) stays in (whatever country)" and it is considered a severe violation of the brotherly camaraderie to breech this credo.

I understand some folks may be shocked by what I just posted but it doesn't make it any less true. As was posted earlier, these guys' biggest mistake was in their failure to exercise a little better discretion.

41 posted on 04/27/2012 6:12:21 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: YourAdHere

This all has to do with the attitude of the POTUS. I could comment further but I wont.


42 posted on 04/27/2012 6:12:37 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Drew68

Their biggest mistake was to parake of the hookers’ services to begin with.

Some people don’t think this is a big deal....whatever.

There is a chain of events that occurs here that people don’t think about.

There will be children getting pulled out of their school They will leave old friends and have to make new friends in a new place.
Their home will be put up for sale.
Mom and Dad won’t live together anymore, and they will have the joy of dividing their time between two houses.

Whether or not this is on your conscience is irrelevant to the true victims here.

I’ve been using this story has an example to my sons....these men are not cool. They are not heroes.
They’ve brought disgrace and shame upon themselves, their country, their wives and children.


43 posted on 04/27/2012 6:18:44 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife
They’ve brought disgrace and shame upon themselves, their country, their wives and children.

I can't argue with this but I'll also add that there was a failure in their chain of command to squash this at the appropriate level. "Service members bang hookers overseas" should not be a national news story.

44 posted on 04/27/2012 6:29:51 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: YourAdHere

Guilty!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/04/22/article-2133335-12B50102000005DC-992_634x361.jpg


45 posted on 04/27/2012 6:31:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Drew68

well then...maybe if you’re dumb enough to enrage a hooker by offering her only $28, then you certainly aren’t smart enough to be SS.

Although Mark Steyn did make a compelling case for why that guy should be hired to run the GSA.


46 posted on 04/27/2012 6:33:19 AM PDT by Scotswife
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well then...maybe if you’re dumb enough to enrage a hooker by offering her only $28, then you certainly aren’t smart enough to be SS.

I read that it wasn't exactly $28. I recall that one of these hookers fashioned herself an "escort" and was demanding $800. I might have my stories mixed up though.

I'd like to add that policing these guys overseas and squashing these events at the appropriate level is an increasingly difficult task when we have Secret Service members who are so poorly disciplined that they post about ogling Sarah Palin on their freakin' Facebook accounts.

47 posted on 04/27/2012 6:39:08 AM PDT by Drew68
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True, but on the other hand, many of us (25 years of service so far) have never done that and have always kept our honor and ethics clean. This situation is bad, it puts our Secret Service and to a certain extent, our military in a horrible light. If DISCIPLINE is the hallmark of such service, why is their failure in this area such an ugly spectacle? Its a cultural thing, and it needs to be changed.
48 posted on 04/27/2012 6:43:29 AM PDT by TheGunny
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To: Drew68

I’m going on memory here...but I think at first her refused to pay her...anything. She gets shut out of the room.

She gets understandably pi$$ed and stands in the hallway causing a ruckus banging on the door.
He offers $28 (maybe it’s all he had in his pockets at the moment)

Since prostitution is legal, she feels free to call the police.

So...it isn’t just that he provokes a scene...he fails to foresee that the law is on her side.

That is when she says she is worth $800. He and the other guys dig around and come up with approx $250 - which she is still pi$$ed about.

What a completely embarrassing ridiculous scene it must have been.
Really....what a bunch of buffoons.


49 posted on 04/27/2012 6:45:05 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

AMEN. Dishonor brought to an otherwise honorable profession.


50 posted on 04/27/2012 6:48:05 AM PDT by TheGunny
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