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SWAT Team to Escort Jackson Body

7/7/2009 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonWe've just learned law enforcement has launched a plan to escort Michael Jackson's body from Forest Lawn to the Staples Center.

The plan calls for a "heavy motorcade" with the LAPD's SWAT team as part of the escort.

There is also a contingency plan to helicopter the body to Staples if there's an issue of safety.

We're also told approximately 100 people will attend the private memorial at Forest Lawn -- mostly family members. After the service the plan is to follow the body to Staples.


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61.

Yelrihs    

Am I the only one that is OUTRAGED about the coverage and the expenditure of time and money spent on MJ passing??? Now I just read that a SWAT team will accompany the body to the Staples Center!!!! PLEASE, give me a break. He was a very talented musician. But to put him on a pedestal????? No way

1832 days ago
62.

Helen    

Lets get a few things straight right now. Michael Jackson was never convicted of Child Molesting. Why is that? BECAUSE THERE WAS NOT 1 SHRED OF PROOF? AND WHY WAS THERE NOT 1 SHRED OF EVIDENCE? BECAUSE IT NEVER HAPPENED, THATS WHY. GET OVER IT, AND MOVE ON WITH YOUR PATHETIC LIVES. STOP REPEATING THE LIES AND RUMORS AND INNUENDO. NOW THE NEXT THING THAT NEEDS TO BE DEALT WITH. RACISMM HAS NO PLACE IN THIS WORLD AND ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT IT DOES HAVE A PLACE IN THIS WORLD CAN LEAVE THIS PLANET ALSO. WE ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL NO ONE IS BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE EVEN THOUGH SOME THINK THAT GOD ANSWERS TO THEM. TO ALL OF THE HATERS AND RACISTS OUT THERE, I HAVE THIS TO SAY, YOU ARE A WASTE OF SPACE AND OXYGEN. YOU ARE TAKING UP VALUABLE SPACE THAT A VERY IMPORTANT LIFE FORM COULD USE, LIKE MAYBE FUNGUS. SO INSTEAD OF SPOUTING YOUR HATRED AND RACISM ON THIS PLANET, WHY DON'T YOU SPOUT IT UNDER THIS PLANET.

1832 days ago
63.

Helen    

To NEEK, And I hear that there is an idiot called NEEK posting on AOL. PLEASE, Go back to your village, they miss their RESIDENT IDIOT.

1832 days ago
64.

Bobbi    

FREAKS, freaks, freaks, freaks..all of them!!

1832 days ago
65.

Acquitted in Judicial Court System    

I am so tired of negative comments and name calling by so called adults, politicians, etc calling Michael Jackson the King of Pop, a child molester etc. He was found NOT GUILTY of all of the charges brought against him. That man has done more good for this world than any other person. He was not a slave master, he did not sell a race of people, he showed love to even his enemies. Most of the world as is evident by the turnout today at his memorial knows he is innocent. Naive maybe but did not harm to any children. And the idiots who allowed their children to spend the night at a grown man's home without parental supervision -- they should be brought up on charges. It shows a lack of good parenting skills. So keep your negative ill advised comments to yourself and take a look at yourself -- the man or woman in the mirror. You could learn something from the Greatest Entertainer that ever lived if you come outside of yourself. My prayers go out to the family, friends, fans and enemies of Michael Jackson. We love you MJ!

1832 days ago
66.

wren    

A SWAT team?????? I hope no live, regular, non-celebrity people in LA need that SWAT team or the helicopter.

What a fiasco.

1832 days ago
67.

Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

Act of good faith, the executors of the estate should pay out 1 million to City of L.A. Treasury.

that would be cool.

Child molester,I saw Brashir's interview...his people...should not have let him do that interview....also,he was found innocent,none of it sat well with me,like parents and yes,,JordanChandlar had parents and the other boy too who loved and enjoyed themsevles at Neverland. SETup!!!!! Well,thinkabouthowthelastfamily went after ChrisTucker andJay Leno,but the plans failed to blackmail or get get a loan from these people.

1832 days ago
68.

Michael Jackson    

I could learn something from the greatest entertainer that ever lived? What does Dean Martin have to do with this???

1832 days ago
69.

FloridaLady39    

Whatever he was or wasn't - whatever he did or didn't do - this is all between him and God now. Is best not to judge, as every man will be judged using the same stick he used to measure others.

1832 days ago
70.

tom terrific    

Why a swat team? The guy is dead.

1832 days ago
71.

kate    

The bigger question here is WHY? Why would all of this expense be brought out for THIS person now?
The answers are quite obvious, but most people won't see it because they believe all the lies they are carefully spoon fed
everyday by the real players in the world. They are the players & elite and you are the pawns in game you cannot and are not mean't to understand!

MJ was virtually shunned by the entertainment world for years. They knew the truth about his private life and wanted little or nothing to do with him! Yet they all stood idly by doing nothing to stop him! Speaking in whispers about what he was doing ,all the while keeping their own small children safely out of his reach.

He lived abroad overstaying and wearing out his welcome in an array of other countries many of which asked him to leave after he racked up huge bills he refused pay for.He wasn't making any money to speak of! He had burned all of his bridges! He did this himself no one held a gun to his head.

He lived a dark complex existance haunted by his own demons. He died the same way.

So again you must ask the bigger question...who is really benefiting from all of this and why after all of the years of silence & shunning have so many so called friends come to the defense of a person they were all to willing to ignore just a month ago?

The onslaught of media coverage 24/7 is way over the top! BUT the media only reports what they are TOLD to report.
SO, who is telling them to report certain events vs others.

The best analogy for this is oddly enough is from the movie Aliens when they know that there are thousands and thousands of alien eggs being laid, they then realize it has to be something HUGE they haven't seen yet and the sudden thought of this terrifies them!

You're all being led around like drones you just don't see it!

1832 days ago
72.

Debbie Adams    

To "CLEVELAND" ... I am SO NOT impressed with you. It seems everyone I know that is from ANYWHERE in OHIO (including my ex the crackhead) is nothing BUT a HILLBILLY. YOU have NO class or manners. You are most likely having intimate relations with either a family member or an animal !!! So GO AWAY ! You have nothing intelligent to contribute here !

1832 days ago
73.

Debbie Adams    

Oh YEP... Post # 85, YOU PROVE my POINT. Another IDIOT from OHIO... the LOSER state. What has ANYONE from OHIO (except for Halle) done for any sort of recognition??? You poor pitiful people. I ALMOST feel sorry for you LOSERS !! But not quite. You are not just STUPID, but MEAN as well !

1832 days ago
74.

jen    

TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAY HE'S A MOLESTOR: HE WASNT CONVICTED YOU STUPID IDIOTS.
ONE DAY YOU WILL FACE JUDGEMENT INFRONT OF JESUS, I HOPE YOU MAKE IT THROUGH.
YOU ARE CLASSLESS...HE WAS NOT A MOLESTOR. HAVE SOME RESPECT. ALL YOU PEOPLE SAYING THAT ARE THE WORST OF THE WORST TYPE OF PEOPLE. JUST PLAIN EVIL AND I HOPE YOU ROT,
WE MISS YOU MJ....YOU GAVE SO MUCH OF YOUR TIME AND MONEY TO HELP THOSE IN NEED.

1832 days ago
75.

jen    

IF YOU DONT WANT TO WATCH IT, THEN GO TO YOUR LOCAL PORN SHOP (AS YOU ALWAYS DO) AND RENT ANOTHER MOVIE. TURN YOUR TV OFF.
WE MISS YOU MICHAEL JACKSON...YOUR MUSIC, YOUR KINDNESS, YOUR GENEROSITY AND YOUR SMILE.

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