US Park Police Admits ‘Rookie’ Error

The US Park Police stationed outside the White House are in hot water after they blocked reporters (see YouTube video) and closed Lafayette Park amidst a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” gay rights protest on Tuesday.

A Park Police spokesman put the blame squarely on his department, not the White House or Administration, and told Politico it was  a “rookie, amateur error” and “embarrassing.”

I can tell you from personal experience that the police outside the White House seem to commonly make rookie errors, as I was walking by there a few weeks ago and hundreds of tourists and pedestrians were moved back from the White House gates for over 30 minutes, supposedly due to the presidential dog being let outside (and he was not in any way visible from the street). Just imagine — these whole classes of kids traveled from the heartland to see the most famous house in America, and they’re forced instead to just look at some policeman (above). 

If that was indeed the reason to disrupt almost the entire block of Pennsylvania Avenue, I would say there is some ridiculous overreaction going on there.

Article from Politico

Advertisements

1 Response to “US Park Police Admits ‘Rookie’ Error”


  1. 1 extra wide dog gates July 3, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Hi I am so grateful I found your site, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Bing for something else, Nonetheless
    I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a
    marvelous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the minute
    but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do
    keep up the awesome b.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s





%d bloggers like this: