Tuesday, September 07, 2004

firstamendmentcenter.org: Utah man's anti-Bush sticker prompts visit by Secret Service

firstamendmentcenter.org: news: "SALT LAKE CITY - A 19-year-old man was paid a visit by two Secret Service agents after neighbors complained about an anti-President Bush sticker on his car.
The black-and-white, postcard-sized paper printed off a Web site and taped on Derek Kjar's car had a cartoonish depiction of Bush's head wearing a crown, with the words 'King George - off with his head.'
Stickers of that image are widely available on the Internet.
Lon Garner, special agent in charge of the Secret Service's Denver field office, confirmed that Kjar was investigated, but said agents had ruled out a threat to the president.
He said it was the agency's job to investigate all reported threats to figures under Secret Service protection - including Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

In the meantime, Kjar said he was concerned about having a file with the Secret Service. He said the agents showed up with a stack of paperwork containing his personal information and the photograph from his state-issued driver's license.

"I feel like if I go to an airport, I'm going to be screened more," he said. "If anything ever happens in Utah, I'll be one of the first people they come to.""

The Associated Press


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