Port officials believe someone on Rucker Hill is whacking golf balls down the hill onto port property, endangering dozens of workers and millions of dollars worth of equipment and cargo.
“We’re trying to use any means possible to stop it, Pointing video surveillance cameras toward the likely source is an appropriate use of the equipment, port officials say.
The cameras were paid for, along with fencing and other security equipment, with $2.3 million in grants from the Department of Homeland Security following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Before the attacks, the Everett port had open terminals and only minimal security. People who live in the surrounding neighborhoods often would walk down and drop crab pots off piers that are now blocked by tall cyclone fences topped with razor wire. Golf balls have been raining on the port’s Pacific Terminal for several months. However, a police report wasn’t filed until this week when 18 golf balls over the span of two days were found near stacks of shipping containers.
“It’s been going on for a while, but it’s been getting a lot worse the last couple of days,” port spokeswoman Lisa Lefeber said.
Dock superintendent Bob Porter has been shagging balls from the Rucker Hill golfer for months. He keeps a box of them in his office near Pier 1.
“We have to put a stop to it,” Porter said.
John Nostrom lives near a grassy overlook on Warren Avenue. On two instances, in recent years, he has seen young men pull up to the spot, haul out their drivers, then tee off. The spot is a little more than 200 yards from the place where balls are being found.
LOL..Driver, 200 yards…. I did it with a 4 Iron!!
Is this not a local Authority problem? Don’t they have those huge net fences in Everett ? Golf balls a Clear and Present Danger!
Me and my extreme right wing terrorist friends at the 09′ Tea party!
Here we are come and get us!!
Looks like Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano won’t let go of this D.H.S report, Which by now I thought the Obama Administration would have distanced its self….as if by some way they could without lying or covering up the mistake of a off the path, mop closet for a office staff employee. Sort of like what is currently happening in state of Missouri , after a State police report (MIAC) with similar…Actually very similar language in it was shut down.
Napolitiano originally claimed the Intelligence and Analysis assessment report on right wing extremism was a Bush Administration era report, yet again passing the blame. However now it seems now we find the DHS issued the report despite concerns of the agency’s civil rights division. I wonder why? In the report, right-wing extremism was defined as hate-motivated groups and movements, such as hatred of certain religions, racial or ethnic groups. “It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” the report said.
The intelligence assessment issued to law enforcement last week said some military veterans could be susceptible to extremist recruiters or commit lone acts of violence. That prompted angry reactions from some lawmakers and veterans’ groups.
“If there’s one part of that report I would rewrite, in the word-smithing, Washington-ese that goes on after the fact, it would be that footnote,” Napolitano said on Fox News.
The same definition was included in the agency’s March 26 report on domestic extremism. Both reports were marked “For Official Use Only.”
The report on right-wing extremists cites the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by military veteran Timothy McVeigh as one instance of a veteran becoming a domestic terrorist.
My question is how would she have rewritten that little foot note of the report? “word smithing” nice, the libtards! This is nothing more than a broad based filter report,with no facts “declassified “, released at a peculiar time, For what reason? Gunnery Sergeant Napolitano ( we will just call her GySgt Gunny) has been given her marching orders from Das fuhrer Obama.
I have some comfort though, if the DHS runs their operation like any other part of the fat beuracratic slug of a government, I have a little time.