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01/21/2011

Robots, guns, horses highlight Super Bowl security demonstration

Parking lot A at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was a bad guy's nightmare on Friday, as officers from 12 law enforcement agencies -- including the FBI, ATF and ICE -- showed off the equipment they will use to secure Cowboys Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday.

The event, billed as the Super Bowl XLV Joint Information Center Public Safety Media Day, drew everything from bomb dogs and robots to mounted patrol officers to haz-mat teams.

The coolest demonstration I saw was the Arlington Fire Department's bomb robot, which has a long official name but which I -- as a technology fan -- would like to call Awesome.

Arlington firefighters remotely helped the robot pick up a "suspicious backpack" and stuff it into a container that can withstand a pretty big bomb blast. (See short video below.)

The equipment will on site Super Bowl Sunday, just in case.

Special Agent Matthew Segedy, senior SWAT team leader for the Dallas field office of the FBI, had some high-powered weapons and sniper scopes on display. Segedy said FBI agents will be stationed inside Cowboys Stadium for the Super Bowl, in case of emergency.  Dallas-pd

He said agents from the Houston field office are helping out, just as Dallas agents helped out in 2004 when the Super Bowl was in Houston.

The Arlington Fire Department folks were also on site during the NBA All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium and the World Series at Rangers Ballpark. (It's been a rather big year for sports in Arlington, huh?)

But Segedy said the FBI was not involved in those events because they were not at the same security threat level as a Super Bowl -- which is a Level 1 national security event.

(Pictured are Officer Mark Young and Cpl. Kathleen Westfall of the Fort Worth Police Department)

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 -- Kathy Vetter, editor

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Sure... I'm all for giving as many toys to federal, state, and local peace officers as they want...

ON THE CONDITION THAT... any "gun control" laws apply equally to the employees of the leviathan state, as well as its subjects.

If a cop can have it at work, I can have it at home.

That is not up for negotiation.

Trying to make a tempting target?

The Rise of the Fourth Reich

Heil Obama!

You poor sheep. They are doing this to get you acclimated to being in a prison system. Don't you get it? You think its' for you protection? Wow you dense. Think about this...They just turned off for good that 4 billion dollar price tagged electric border fence and are tearing down the 700 mile fence and leaving the borders wide open. HELLOOO! It's not about keeping your safe from terrorist in turbines 6,000 miles away that live in caves. It's about you being a milk cow slave and prisoner in your own country. Meanwhile China was in the White House telling us our Dollar is Dead & they played a piano song about killing our troops. Wow. But your in danger at the freaking football game. Go ahead and keep watching your reality t.v. and memorizing football game players names & statistics. That's what you want to do, then you get what you get.
I almost admire the NWO bankers, ceo's & government people for what they have been able to do to all of you in such a short period of time. Amazing. Makes me wish I was one of them.

Im sick of this police state bullshit. Everyone needs to go buy a AR 15 and several thousand rounds of steelcore .556

Its coming and its going to hit hard. Government has free tickets to freedom town via the trainyard.

This will be a very good thing. The fans who need to see the game in person -- most through a set of binoculars (morons) -- will get to see what a police state looks like in person. Some are so dumb as to think, "Gee, they really care about our safety." Others will be absolutely appalled to see up-close and in-person the massive force that can be brought down upon them at any future point in time. The media will play the massive show of force one way while most Americans will see it for what it probably is, including the future implications for our nation.

Well, since we have ICE there are they going to cross the parking lot and arrest the illegals who are at E Rogers & Collins every day! I bet they don't!!!

Read the following paragraph in quotes below from the article and ask yourself if it's a "bad guy's nightmare" or any clear-thinking, freedom-loving American's nightmare. We did just fine without such an overwhelming show of force at major sporting events in the past. Now, all of a sudden, we're subjected to this in-your-face, massive show of force, not to mention a cheerleading reporter who thinks it's just "awesome". That's the real nightmare

"Parking lot A at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was a bad guy's nightmare on Friday, as officers from 12 law enforcement agencies -- including the FBI, ATF and ICE -- showed off the equipment they will use to secure Cowboys Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday."

So nice of them to "show off the equipment". Why not just do effective security in a more toned-down way, so as not to instill fear and anxiety in law-abiding people?

can we hit the restart button on our society yet. please?

There's nothing "cool" about a burgeoning police state, jackass.

I just wonder if this is becauseNapolitano left the border open, and the morons in DC don't know how many terror cells we have in and around Dallas now.

"Bad Guys Nightmare"?? Sounds like a taxpayers nightmare... Wonder how many hours of overtime we're going to have to pay for them to secure the same stadium the Dallas PD does 8 times a year without a hitch... Joke..

ITS HOW THE MASS OF PEOPLE ARE CONTROLLED THEY HAVE ROBBED OUR CHILDREN OF A FUTURE OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY . THOSE THAT FOUGHT THE SECOND WORLD WAR WERE THE LAST REAL FREE GENERATION , OUR GREATEST. THERE CANT BE ANY DOUBT OF THIS NOW.. THEY THING THEY DIDNT SEE COMING WAS WHAT THE POWERFUL REALLY HAD IN MIND. TO THEM WINNING OR LOSING THAT WAR DIDNT MATTER BECAUSE THEY WON EITHER WAY.
AS WE FOUGHT AND DIED THEY SILENTLY CHANGED THE WORLD PUTTING IDEAS AND PEOPLE INTO PLACE. A SMALL GROUP OF ELITE POWERFUL FAMILIES WILL ONE DAY CONTROL EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES AND THE WORLDS. YOU CAN DENY IT BUT THEN YOU WOULD JUST BE A FOOL.
IF THE PEOPLE HAD NOT BEEN LIED TO FOR SO LONG IF THEY HAD CONTINUED TO FIND FREEDOM SOMETHING WORTH DYING FOR WE MAY HAVE AWAKENED IN TIME , BUT WE DIDNT . SO THIS IS WHERE WE ARE SHEEP IN A STADIUM....

The American people's liberty is being stolen piece by piece. We will wake up and find ourselves in a police state soon. This is all by design.

V for victory.

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Look at that robot! I bet it was $250K. I also bet that as long as AFD has it. it will never pickup an actual bomb. What we have here...is... budget gone wild (uncensored)

If they didn't buy this thing, do you know how many more people Texas could put in prison. They may even have enough money leftover for the prison to kill a few more.

You'd think that they could muster this level of response for the Mexican border. But then "it's just too vast" for them to defend. And to think in 1969 we actually landed humans on the moon and now we can't even defend a strip of land. Oh how this country has deteriorated.

This is getting ridiculous! Rise of the police state!

Good point made, that we can muster all of this sophisticated super corporate fascist military / police state equipment and manpower for one Super Bowl game, which only the elitist can afford most of the seats, how much is the ads, 10 million 1 spot, but in fact little Pedro and his familia from Mayheeco or some other illegal alien, or chinese drug running op can just stroll across the US border, shoot off missles in Cali, no problemo.

And who is paying for all this ? You want to go to the Super Bowl, take your chances a$$holes ...

Lighten up you paranoid little whiney babies! Did you see what happened in Moscow today? A crazed muslim would gladly blow himself up at this game, security is necessary most importantly for the deterrence. Don't be a drunk obnoxious hooligan at the game and John Law won't bother you. Don't worry about a police state, the UFO's won't allow it, and bigfoot will rise up to defend us!

J Lay = "Useful Idiot"

I'M NOT LIVING ON PLANET JANET!

I'M NOT LIVING ON PLANET JANET!

I'M NOT LIVING ON PLANET JANET!

j lay= RFID chip candidate. Hope he wears lipstick to kiss the jackboots proper.

I'm so tired of the "their taking our freedoms" and "their taking our guns," and "we should go get AR-15s" nonsense. Ugh!

Just stop paying these people. It's that simple.

Stop subsidizing tyrants. If "taxpayers" are footing the bill for bailing out banks (sic) Then why are homeowners still losing their homes? If people are still losing their homes, then then the banks (sic) are getting paid twice (at least).

Why aren't people outraged? And if they are, why are you still paying these thieves, liars, and murders doing business as government.

Stop paying them, then see how much "freedom" was actually loss. Absolutely none.

If you're going to keep paying them, then shut up, take your lumps, and stop whining. You sound little children.

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