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    Crowd control could cost $1M at Bush’s Dallas home

    DALLAS — The cost to provide police officers around the clock for one year at former President George W. Bush’s new home in an affluent Dallas neighborhood could reach $1 million, according to Police Chief David Kunkle.
    The figure is based on the cost of providing two officers in a squad car on a 24-hour basis for 12 months.
    “We have had officers out there frequently because of the crowds and traffic,” Kunkle said in an online story Wednesday for The Dallas Morning News.
    City Manager Mary Suhm said the city does not plan to ask the federal government to reimburse Dallas for police patrols of Bush’s neighborhood.
    “I don’t believe that it’ll be a massive expense,” she said. Dallas “is going to take care of the president like we would take care of any of our citizens.”
    Ed Donovan, a Secret Service spokesman, said there is no “mechanism for the Secret Service to reimburse police departments for salaries, overtime or any associated costs.”
    “I don’t know how long we will have to commit people,” said Kunkle. He said he expects the interest of onlookers to wane over time. Kunkle declined to discuss the department’s specific arrangements, citing security concerns.
    Kunkle also said he does not expect that the department will provide motorcades for the former president. On those rare occasions when Bush needs escorts, police will provide them, officials said.
    Last week, the Dallas City Council approved installation of a gate to block access to the former president’s new 8,500-square-foot home in the Preston Hollow area. The house carries a market value of $2.1 million.

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    I would be happy to stand a 12 hour shift free of charge. Well maybe for a photo with the 43rd President of the United States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    I would be happy to stand a 12 hour shift free of charge. Well maybe for a photo with the 43rd President of the United States.
    +1. I did get to guard his plane once, a fact that I am quite proud of.
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    I sat on the MFT for his plane, but that was as close as I got.

    I'd also work a shift for free, if the Chief would swear me in for the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    I would be happy to stand a 12 hour shift free of charge. Well maybe for a photo with the 43rd President of the United States.
    +2
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    And I'd think the man would actually thank you for your service, regardless of your politics. Unlike the current resident.

    But it's silly to hear that idiots like Code Pink still think they can crash his house and "arrest" him for war crimes. The guy is done, change and hope exists in DC but they are so bitter, they drive this need for security. Frankly, I'd have gone back to the ranch, posted Trespassers Get Shot signs and live happily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris View Post
    And I'd think the man would actually thank you for your service, regardless of your politics. Unlike the current resident.

    But it's silly to hear that idiots like Code Pink still think they can crash his house and "arrest" him for war crimes. The guy is done, change and hope exists in DC but they are so bitter, they drive this need for security. Frankly, I'd have gone back to the ranch, posted Trespassers Get Shot signs and live happily.
    If anyone tried to get at the president the secret service will quite quickly turn them into swiss cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtaylor View Post
    If anyone get at the president the secret service will quite quickly turn them into swiss cheese.

    That's somewhat naive.

    Be glad to explain in a non-public area of the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    That's somewhat naive.

    Be glad to explain in a non-public area of the site.
    Yes it was overly exagerated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    That's somewhat naive.

    Be glad to explain in a non-public area of the site.
    I started a thread elsewhere, and would like to know if you wouldn't mind
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    I'ld also agree to volunteer a shift guarding our former President.
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    I think the security issue is on its way to being solved. Sign me up for a shift.
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