Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Freakshow at Carter County, TN commissioners meeting

The Kingsport paper has this incredible story ("Hostage drill, gunshot throw Carter meeting into chaos," 8/3/04), the gist of which is that the director of the emergency management agency for the county decided it would be a good idea "as a drill" to stage an armed invasion of the county commissioners' meeting, attended by 100+ unsuspecting people, shout a bunch of anti-tax stuff, and fire off a blank pistol.

The director said, "We live in a different world after 9-11." There's no question that he lives in a different world.

Maybe he was posturing for a job in one of the jurisdictions to be included in this Homeland Security exercise.

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