SS "tawdry and sometimes illegal." GET OUT!
profrv at nex.net.au
Mon May 3 20:31:15 PDT 1999
Since July 1998, the number of special agents has grown by 705, for a total
of 2,939 -- a 32 percent increase. The service's budget has exploded since
1999, growing 75 percent to a proposed $1.05 billion next year.
Jacksons games? "In June, U.S. News & World Report catalogued tawdry and
sometimes illegal activities by Secret Service agents over 25 years,
involving sex, drugs, theft, brawling, inebriation and corruption. Four
agents assigned to Vice President Cheney fought in a San Diego bar, and
agents on assignment at the Salt Lake City Olympics came under
investigation about a possible sexual assault on a minor in February. Last
month, an agent was suspended after he scrawled "Islam is evil, Christ is
king" on a Muslim prayer calendar during a search of a Michigan suspect's
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