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Report on Navy Yard shooting criticizes police departments

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Report on Navy Yard shooting notes problems in Seattle

    A report on the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting in September, released this morning by the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, identifies several municipal police departments, including Seattle’s, as being on a list of “non-cooperating” agencies when it comes to providing information to federal authorities conducting background checks for security clearance.

    Report on Navy Yard shooting notes problems in Seattle - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
     
  2. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah yeah, it's always someone else's mistake.
     
  3. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they don't want to blow their cover because there is nobody
    in their department that can PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK . . .

    Sheldon
     
  4. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Nobody in the government you mean?
     
  5. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Seattle PD arrested and documented.
    Court declined to persue.
    Background Investigator asked SPD for info.
    SPD referred BI to Court.
    Appears BI dropped the ball.
    Not surprising, Secret clearance is required for about everyone.
    BI workload must be incredible.
    Absent any "stop signs" clearance was approved as a matter of course.
     
  6. NavyBob

    NavyBob michigan Active Member

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    The number one problem is that DoD has designated areas such as this as "gun free zones" - Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5210.56.

    It's incredible to believe the restrictions on naval personnel from carrying firearms. It's not hard to understand why this went on for so long.

    And background investigations are subordinate to DHS.