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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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76.

Terry    

Thank you Mike for all your wonderful music . I started watching you back in the 70's .....ABC was the bomb . Your personal side of your like you should be ashamed of . ... Smile when your heart is aching Mike ... gonna miss you .

1845 days ago
77.

mom    

HOW MUCH IS THIS COSTING THE CALIFORNIA TAX PAYERS?? SO MUCH FOR 'CHANGE'.

1845 days ago
78.

james    

Ok people do any of you have proof this was done NO were any of you there NO IT WOULD BE NICE TO KEEP YOUR DAM STUPID COMMENTS TO YOUR SELF I REALLY THOUGHT I LIVED IN A COUNTRY THAT SAYS YOU ARE INNOSENCE TILL PROVEN GUILTY AND CLEARLY THIS HAPPENED NOT GUILTY, SO KEEP GETTING THIRD AND FOURTH AND FIFTH HAND INFORMATION.

1845 days ago
79.

TRUE...TRUE    

He ADMITTED in a nationally televised interview that he DID have MALE preteens sleeping in his bed with him. He said this AFTER the trial in which he was found not guilty. He waited because there is this little thing in the U.S. called Double Jeopardy. So he KNEW he couldn't be tried again. He's a piece of crap child molester, pedophile, whatever you want to call it.

1845 days ago
80.

Mike    

Hope they're burying him real deep to give him a head start on where he's going!! hahahahahahaha!!!!!

1845 days ago
81.

anne2    

It's quite evIdent that some of you Loons and Yahoo's know absolutely NOTHING about that DA that "prosecuted" MJ..
His motivations and the past charges that were lodged against him! Why don't you do a investigation on Google about the DA?? Afraid of what you might find are you???? They had not 1 shred of 'evidence' against MJ. He needs no defence. Baaaaaa. More sheep that believe the "Media"....................Sounds like some of you have that green-eyed jealousy, PLUS many of you sound like child molesters to me........OH, BTW, MJ had "in his bed" Elizabeth Taylor, Liza M,,and HUNDREDS of others!!!!! IDIOTS! Get your minds out of the gutter!

1845 days ago
82.

anne2    

The DA.........................Tom Sneddon

Afraid to investigate him are you??? Now WHY is that???????????????????

1845 days ago
83.

Vessa Allan    

California needs it's head examined. Any one watching the news coverage and not knowing about Michael (they must be living in a hut in the African desert) would think he was the second coming of Christ. Yes he could sing and dance, but as a human, he was a waste. How African Americans can celebrate him is amazing to me. I have never seen a black man in my life who so hated being black that he turned himself white. Now the state has to pay out more tax dollars to escort his coffin . No wonder your state is bankrupt.

1845 days ago
84.

anne2    

Another LOON makes it's presence known.....................I'm a RN, and it's IMPOSSIBLE to bleach dark skin white! Got anything else Loon????

1845 days ago
85.

Sal    

I really enjoyed the Memorial of Michael Jackson, and I feel that there are a lot of haters out there. MJ can now rest in peace and God Bless him and his Family.

1845 days ago
86.

whocaresintexas    

this is the most despicable show and i call it a show b/c that is what it is. liz taylor had the right idea to mourn in private. this mj character was a mostly private person by hiding behind nonsense and the law most of his life he could have cared less about these people who are grandstanding today in his name. i do not believe for one second that this mj would have wanted this nonsense of a show. what blubber to have taken the airways away from what really matters in today the economy the poor choices made by this man and his family and now the city of los angeles is asking for donations to pay for this. isn't this state of california moments away from bankruptcy and to spend almost 4 million dollars of public money on this charade. if you can't pay don't play what a concept. there is a war going on people and people are out of work and homeless and this crap on television the entire day i didn't watch one bit of it i kept it on discovery kids and watched cartoons all day b/c every channel had this crap on it.

1845 days ago
87.

anne2    

MJ. We in this country and all over the planet WITH A FUNCTIONING MIND want to Thank You for allll of the happines you brought, AND for allllll of the immense good that you did for children. WE will always remember..

""""The Millennium-Issue of the "Guinness Book Of Records" names Michael as the Pop Star who supports the most charity organizations. The following projects are supported by Michael Jackson:

AIDS Project L.A.
American Cancer Society
Angel Food
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
BMI Foundation
Brotherhood Crusade
Brothman Burn Center
Camp Ronald McDonald
Childhelp U.S.A.
Children's Institute International
Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus
Dakar Foundation
Dreamstreet Kids
Dreams Come True Charity
Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
Heal The World Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Love Match
Make A Wish Foundation
Minority Aids Project
Motown Museum
NAACP
National Rainbow Coalition
Rotary Club of Australia
Society of Singers
Starlight Foundation
The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
Transafrica
United Negro College Fund
United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
Volunteers of America
Watts Summer Festival
Wish Granting
YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw

1845 days ago
88.

anne2    

NOTICE: TMZ or something else added "Love Match" to the list I posted. That WAS NOT ON THE LIST OF CHARITYS! Desperate much???????????

1845 days ago
89.

Not a Fan    

Do any of you realize that all this is going to cost the taxpayer a ton of money to bury this pathetic thug???? Excuse me but aren't the Jacksons loaded with money? THEY SHOULD PAY FOR ALL OF THIS, THEM AND AEG!!! If his freako fans want to give a donation at the Staples center to cover costs, fine but why should the rest of us pay one cent for a child molesters funeral??? The whole thing is so stupid and I for one will NEVER buy a stamp with his picture on it nor will I recognize, celebrate or embrace in any way, shape or form a holiday for this man. To me he is NOT AN ICON, he is and always will be a complete disgrace to this Nation!!!!!!!

1845 days ago
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anne2    

Not a Fan.................It's people like you who are a disgrace to the Nation, but of course you probably already know this...........

1845 days ago
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