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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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91.

Not a Fan    

For all of you blind MJ lovers that want so desperately to believe that he was innocent of child molesting, you're all a bunch of hypocrites!!! If that was just some unknown bloke that was accused he would have been convicted and you all would believe it was true, even without the so called evidence. You'd be screaming for blood and a public hanging but now we have MJ and all his so called talent and the fact that he was a black man so let's give him a free pass, REMEMBER OJ SIMPSON???? Everyone knew he was guilty but for some unknown, stupid reason we was found innocent and blacks rejoiced. Now tell me what is the logic in this thinking?? Oh, I know, he had killed white people, that's right, maybe if he'd killed Halle Berry or some other black woman he'd have been found guilty. No, I'm POSITIVE he would have been found guilty!!! The thing is that most white people want the actual killer convicted no matter what his color, see that is how logical people think. I'm so sick of hearing about the black man's plight, freakin get over it, they all act like they are the only race that has been persecuted, hardly!!! Not only that but there has not been one American black slave in over ONE HUNDRED YEARS. Discrimination is everywhere and blacks are not the only ones that are affected by it but they run and cry foul over every little offense, grow up and get a backbone. Besides you never hear any outcry about how their OWN PEOPLE SOLD THEM INTO SLAVERY, nice relatives!!! And how about the blacks in Africa that still have other blacks as their slaves today, where is the American black indignation over that?? Unless it involves helping them personally or financially you don't hear a peep. Very interesting commentary on the character, integrity and sense of personal responsibility of the American black man or woman.

1749 days ago
92.

Wayne    

I wish all you MJ haters would just die and burn in Hell already! You are complete morons who have obviously no idea what you are talking about. The evidence cleared MJ. He wasn't even in the same state as the accuser when he was supposed to have been doing the horrible things you claim he did. Get over the fact that he didn't look like a pathetic neanderthol macho man and recognize all the good he did and that pretty much the entire music industry admits he is the undisputed and absolute KING OF POP! Finally, I truly hope that Michael will be dancing in Heaven above your very heads burning in Hell-fire!

1749 days ago
93.

We love you Michael    

Some people are just unbelievable, I mean were you there to witness Michael Jackson molesting any child. My guess is no, so why don't you haters just move on with your lives he's gone and what's the use you keep on talking trash about MJ. He was a great humanitarian and he will always be a legend. All those who keep saying that he's a child molester etc you all have no lives but to go blaming people wrongfully. The law states that anyone before the law is INNOCENT unless otherwise proven guilty, Michael is INNOCENT and with all the troubles he encountered in life, he's truly in a better place. Rest in peace Michael, you will be truly be missed but most of all you will always be loved and never forgotten for being such an inpsirational icon and legend,

1749 days ago
94.

vonte flow    

i want tosay that i am onlt 16 yrs old
and micheal jackkson has made a big influence on
my
lif because i also so music myself and if it was not
for him then i probaly in many ways would not being going for that dream that i ahve .
AND FOR THOSE WHO HAS SOMETHING RUDE TO SAY ABOUT HIM CAN KEEP YOUR MOUTH
CLOSED
THEY NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER FOUD HIM GUILTY SO YOU
CAN NOT SAY THAT HE IS GUILTY FOR SOMETHING HE WAS NEVER PROVEN GUILTY
FOR ALOT OF PEPOPLE ARE BEING VERY
IGNORANT .

1749 days ago
95.

knowall    

Do you guys understand what "NOT GUILTY" means? He was a talent and all and if the justice system fails then that's something you need to take up with the justice system. Call a congressman. He was found not guilty all ready!

1749 days ago
96.

anne2    

""whocares",,,,,,,,,,,,,,I bet you watched cartoons all day because you sound like a major loser who is 5 years old....

1749 days ago
97.

AGRANDMA    

The world we live in is in a sad state when we can't distinguish between someone's public, personal and family life. I love his music (public). Hate what I hear about parts of his personal life (pediphile?Not proven, but....) When I was tiny, my Dad held me out over the railing at the Grand Canyon. I was ecstatic. I don't think he was a bad dad, on the contrary, I felt safe as he held me. And I grieve for the family. Poor, poor family.

1749 days ago
98.

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

1749 days ago
99.

MIKE    

THIS MAN WAS A PERVERT. IF MY SON HAD BEEN A VICTIM YOU WOULD HAVE BURIED HIM 15 YEARS AGO. DO NOT MAKE HIM A GREAT PERSON--- A GREAT ENTERTAINER [YES]. NO STAMPS NO DAY OF MOURNING. LETS MOURN THE CHILDRENS LIVES HE RUINED. I DON'T WANT TO HEAR HE HAS NOT BEEN CONVICTED. DEEP DOWN YOU DON'T CARE YOU ALL NEED A FALSE GOD TO WORSHIP. IT IS AMAZING TO ME HOW MANY AFRICAN AMERICAN ROLE MODELS ARE OUT THERE AND DESERVE TO BE RECOGNIZED AND PEOPLE PICK O.J AND M.J. TO WORSHIP. IF I WERE MICHAEL JACKSON I WOULD HAVE PAID MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS AND TAKEN ALL THESE ALLEGATIONS TO COURT AND PROVED THEY WERE FALSE. I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT WAS TOO COSTLY TOO TIME CONSUMING. YOU PAY LAWYERS TO TAKE CARE OF THIS UNLESS YOU KNOW YOU ARE GUILTY AND JUST WANT TO MOVE ON. HOW MANY CHILDREN DID HE PAY OFF THAT WE DID NOT HEAR ABOUT AND ARE FORBIDDEN TO RELEASE THE INFORMATION. THE MAN WAS A GREAT PERFORMER-- ENTERTAINER--AND A ROLE MODEL OF HOW TO MAKE IT IN THE HOLLYWOOD SCENE. HE WAS NOT A GREAT HUMAN BEING. LETS BURY HIM AND MOVE ON. YOU WANT TO FORGET HIS PROBLEMATIC PAST AND ONLY REMEMBER HIS GREATNESS. IT DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY. YOU WANT A MARTYR FIND SOME ONE ELSE. MIKE

1749 days ago
100.

American Citizen    

First, for the ignorant, we have a justice system, remember that! Remember the right we have as American's to be innocent until proven guilty? Michael Jackson stood trial, and was found INNOCENT ON ALL CHARGES. Therefore your illegal use of the terms child molester and pedophile are slanderous and inappropriate. It's so easy to spout off your ignorant comments when the man can't defend himself. The only one who can judge us is God. Who the hell do you people think you are to stand in judgment of anyone? That's God's job and the job of the jury that found him INNOCENT. And whatever happened to common decency about NOT speaking ill of the dead. Shame on you. Pave your roads to hell. Stop casting stones and left this poor man rest in peace. How are you going to feel if his children read your ignorant post? Shame, shame, shame. Read the Constitution and learn about the justice system. Try being educated and stop being inarticulate and ignorant.

1749 days ago
101.

storm    

Farewell Michael Jackson, i will always remember you my idol. Your contribution to the music industry is excellent and you will remain in our hearts forever.

I am from the Philippines but i been a michael jackson fan, i love his songs, especially ' Ben' and ' she's out of my life'. I am teary eyed whenever i hear them and i really sympathized and felt deep pain when he was publicly humiliated before of those negative issues especially child molestation cases which were never proven in court also.

As a devoted fan, i wish to american people to stop maligning michael jackson. all your allegations are not proven and its no longer worthy to keep on maligning him. For us fans of MJ, he is an ICON, someone whose music brought tears of joy and happiness to us. He also closed the barriers created in the past against black people and white people. We asians are greatlt thankful that Michael did this for us. Being brown skinned is one reason for us to be racially discriminated by whites, but with michael jackson's advocacy to close this gap, he will remain as our HERO!!!

Long live Michael Jackson!!!!

1749 days ago
102.

mj4ver    

if you don't have anything great to say about michael then don't blog it!!!! think about his children they have feelings too!!!! and you are right LAst, that "Cleveland-West_Side" person probably did what he is saying michael did. you have no right to say that about him!!! you didn't live everyday in pain and fear!!! i hope you rest in peace michael and NOBODY can judge you but GOD remember that and i love you always and you will be missed by every true fan on this page and in the world!!!!!

1749 days ago
103.

Kris in TX    

How can you have the nerve to judge anyone, since I doubt you are free of sin yourselves. Let this man rest in peace since he did not have it in life. If he committed these crimes that is between him and his God. Let you that are free of sin cast the first stone. So all you you shut up and pray for the kids that he leaves behind and for your own salvation.

1749 days ago
104.

storm    

Michael Jackson practised the so called transcendental meditation between blacks and whites. He was a man who fought for this closing of gap between colored races against whites and he will remain an ICON for us who also had just this great admiration to someone who defied everything just to let people of all colrs learn to love and embrace other colored people.

No democracy had ever done this but michael jackson did this for all people around the world and his great advocacy has also made this possible.

Heal the World and other great songs will never be forgotten. His legacy of great music will remain in our hearts. Michael Jackson is one Great ICON, an Immortal for us his loyal and devoted fans all over the world.

1749 days ago
105.

JEFFEREY    

You people that are saying negative comments are very sick too . Whatever he did, he faced his court date . It sad to say things about people you don't even know, just news you here . Today I cried to see this world icon on tv-. I can't believe this has happened . It just don't seem real in my mind . I grew up listening to his music, and I love it . Just pray that whatever you say about this man, you don't regret it . People that say bad about other people usually have a hard life in the future . I want to say also:

Michael rest in peace and may GOD protect you and your love ones . As personally I love you: May you rest my man .
GOD has his way and his way was to take you with him . We all don't know what each day will bring among us .
It goes like this-Hevenly father please bring this man with you . For he has finished his deed on earth that you put him to do .
PS: LEAVE THIS MAN AND HIS FAMILY ALONE. STOP SAYING BAD THINGS. IT'S NOT RIGHT. IF YOU HAVE A NEGATIVE COMMENT KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. JUST BECAUSE YOU NEVER WAS OR COULD BE LIKE HIM, STOP IT NOW. DON'T POST ANYMORE BAD COMMENTS-DO YOU UNDERSTAND.

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