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Secret Service Stops Man from Flying Drone Alongside President Obama’s Motorcade in Hawaii

DroneBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A recreational drone alarmed Secret Service agents after it was seen flying alongside President Obama’s motorcade in Hawaii, the International Business Times reports. 

Agents approached the operator and ordered him to land the drone.

The operator complied and was not arrested.

“The Secret Service is aware of this incident. The subject was completely unaware that the Presidential motorcade would be transiting the area of operation and immediately complied with law enforcement requests to cease and desist. No charges were filed. The motorcade proceeded without further incident,” the agency said in a statement late Monday, according toWABC, an ABC News affiliate for New York.

Obama is on vacation in Hawaii.

JFK’s Assassination Transformed Secret Service into Heavy-Weight Agency

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

When JFK was assassinated, the Secret Service was in store for major changes.

The Warren Commission, which was formed to investigate the Nov. 22 shooting, found what it called “certain shortcomings and lapses from high standards which the Commission believes should prevail in the field of Presidential protection.”

The ill-prepared Secret Service, which neglected to check buildings along the motorcade route, transformed the small agency into a $1.6 billion service that has counter-sniper units and assault teams, NPR reports.

“Not criticizing what happened in 1963, but I think it’s fair to say that protections changed quite a bit, and how we do things on a day-to-day basis,” says Special Agent Brian Leary, who serves as a spokesman for the agency.

Secret Service Subdue 2 Men Who Got in Way of Presidential Motorcade

white house photo

white house photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — In this town, there’s a few simple rules. One of them is very very simple: Don’t get in the way of Presidential motorcade. The Secret Service takes that pretty seriously.

On Thursday night, U.S. Secret Service police subdued two men who failed to get out of the way of the Presidential motorcade after President Obama was returning home to the White House from a visit to a school event for one of his daughters, the Associated Press reported.

AP, attributing information to Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan, said the men were charged with assaulting a police officer and failure to obey a lawful order. Their identities were not immediately released. He said the incident appeared to be random.