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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Terrance W. Gainer
Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier seems to think that gun-control laws don’t apply to the liberal elite. She helped Sen. Dianne Feinstein acquire “assault weapons,” which are illegal to possess in the District, for a news conference early this year to promote a ban on these firearms, then tried to cover up the police involvement.
Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier seems to think that gun-control laws don’t apply to the liberal elite. The police chief helped Sen. Dianne Feinstein acquire “assault weapons,” which are illegal to possess in the District, for a news conference early this year to promote a ban on these firearms, then tried to cover up the police involvement. However, a recent response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals Chief Lanier’s shocking willingness to bend the rules for partisan and ideological purposes.
The Senate lifted its lockdown Monday afternoon after a little more than an hour, though Sergeant at Arms Terrance W. Gainer defended the initial decision, which came more than seven hours after the Navy Yard shooting, saying he believes it kept staffers safe.
A defensive Senate was left to explain Monday why it shut its doors to the public seven hours after the Navy Yard mass shooting — even as the rest of official Washington remained open.
An envelope addressed to a U.S. Senate office tested positive for the deadly poison ricin Tuesday, launching a criminal investigation and prompting warnings to other offices to take precautions with their mail.
Abortion, drone strikes, guns, military spending, unemployment — demonstrators highlighting these issues and more are expected for President Obama's inaugural parade, though perhaps the most visible of the planned protests will be made by D.C. government officials outside city hall.
Some congressional offices outside Washington and media organizations have received threatening letters containing a suspicious powdery substance that was tested and proved to be harmless, the FBI and the Senate's top law enforcement officer said Wednesday.
SEALs return to Virginia Beach sans fanfare; Metro, Capitol Police increase security; Richmond wants tighter gun laws; Escaped D.C. teen returned; D.C.'s Graham wants to change laws on escaped youths; Va. offers too few mental health services for children; Prince Charles arrives today; Howard Co. gets speed cameras; Levy docudrama premieres Sunday.
Some Capitol Hill lawmakers are speaking out about what they say is the need to beef up security measures for congressmen, bucking a general trend from members of both parties to remain silent on the matter so soon after the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona.
Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance W. Gainer told The Associated Press he was confident the officers "did the best they could under the situation."
"This is not a routine highway or city traffic stop. It is simply not that," Mr. Gainer said. "The milieu under which we're operating at the United States Capitol and I suspect at the White House and at icons up in New York is an antiterrorism approach, and that is a difference with a huge, huge distinction."