After a couple of recent episodes where individuals scaled the existing 7.5-foot wrought iron fence surrounding the White House, those tasked with protecting the facility and its inhabitants added a whole new layer of security — a four-foot barricade held together with white plastic cable ties.
The added measure was widely reported, but the crack security team was not finished. To further ramp up security, police have added yellow signs that say: “Police Line, Do Not Cross.”
In all caps! No deranged lunatic would dare think of disobeying that.
Huffington Post reported Ryan J. Reilly — yes, the same reporter who can’t tell the difference between ear plugs and rubber bullets — tweeted a photo of the additional security measure being implemented:
New signs going up on the extra fence in front of the White House pic.twitter.com/SxY7Bws12h
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) September 23, 2014
As expected, that’s all it took to unleash a torrent of snark at a very serious problem. Here is a sampling of responses to Reilly:
@ryanjreilly oh yes, signs and a 3ft fence will definitely stop the bad guys
— andyinsdca (@andyinsdca) September 23, 2014
@ryanjreilly why the extra fence? Secret Service conceding the battle?
— PaganChild (@PaganChild) September 23, 2014
@ryanjreilly Am I alone in thinking they should just build a moat, maybe a few towers with pots of boiling oil?
— Rooker (@JMRooker) September 23, 2014
— EducatédHillbilly (@RobProvince) September 23, 2014
@ryanjreilly “Line For iPhone 6 Starts Here”
— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) September 23, 2014
@ryanjreilly A KeepOffGrass sign would probably have work better
— Ron Oliver (@TH3R34LTRUTH) September 24, 2014
— Three Dog Fight (@yewkalaylee) September 24, 2014
@ryanjreilly Very disappointed the new White House signs don’t say “No Assassinations Allowed” and “This Area Off Limits to ALL Terrorists”.
— Greg Saunders (@waltisfrozen) September 23, 2014
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