You’ve probably heard about the man who jumped the fence around the White House, ran up to the building, and actually opened the unlocked, unguarded door and went inside. Well, now it turns out that it was worse than that. He ran all through the first floor, overpowering a guard, running through the 80-foot-long East Room and making it all the way to the Green Room before someone stopped him. He was carrying a knife.
Nobody released the guard dog that was trained to tackle runners on the lawn. Nobody set off the alarms. All of the guards were not at their posts. And, crucially, the snipers on the roof never fired their weapons. [Read more...]