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Monday, August 27, 2012

Officers at Y-12 responded correctly

Anonymously contributed: -------------------------------------------------------------------- Seems like the ProForce officers at Y-12 in fact responded correctly. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Fired Y-12 guard claims he's a scapegoat for embarrassing security breach; says there was no need to rough up peace protesters -- A security police officer said he was fired because he apparently wasn't rough enough with protesters during the July 28 predawn break-in at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge. Fifty-two-year-old Kirk Garland, who has decades of experience at high-security U.S. Department of Energy installations, said he's being used as a scapegoat for an embarrassing breach that was not of his doing...He said he did not pull his gun or take other physical actions immediately because that wasn't necessary. He said he quickly established they were pacifist protesters, in part because of the messages spray-painted on the walls, and they obeyed everything he said. http://blogs.knoxnews.com/munger/2012/08/fired-y-12-guard-claims-hes-a.html

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea, sure.

mohsin said...

it is nice blogger

Anonymous said...

The officer waited 4 or 5 minutes after reaching the scene to allow the protesters time to pray etc. He stated that he dealt with the protestors according to the "rules of engagement" that were established with previous protesters. All well and good while the protesters are outside of the fence. In this case, having punched through several fences to enter a zone where deadly force was allowed, the protesters had altered those rules of engagement. His gentle attitude was appropriate for an encounter outside, but not at the walls of a building holding SNM. Is he a scapegoat, possibly, but he is not fully innocent either. I am surprised that those in charge of the video camera failures haven't been drawn and quartered. Having a camera to sweep the area that produced the alarms would have gotten the response out before multiple fences were breached.

Anonymous said...

You can tell you've never been anywhere close to being in that situation. You can't just in load on unarmed civilians. That's why no ones ever been killed at y12. For wandering on site or what ever. Bunch of rents cops.

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