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Norton: Security At Federal Buildings May Be Just A Nuisance

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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says security at federal buildings may be nothing more than a nuisance for visitors.

Norton held a hearing on Capitol Hill to draw attention to D.C.’s security problems. Norton says all that I.D. checking and purse searching people have to endure every time they enter a federal building doesn’t necessarily keep anyone any safer. "The General Accounting Office was recently able to get bomb-making equipment past security in several buildings in this national region," says Norton. "At the same time, taxpaying citizens are unable to enter some buildings to use the restrooms or restaurant facilities."

Norton brought D.C. photographer Erin McCann to testify before a House panel about her experiences being harassed by security guards while taking pictures of federal buildings. "All around this city and the country have been deemed off-limits to people with cameras," said McCann.

Norton is calling on the President to establish a commission to examine how the government can better provide security and improve public access into federal buildings.

Tanya Snyder reports...


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