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The Oscars

Security Team 'Extra Vigilant' In Wake of Mass Shootings

2/24/2013 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0222-oscars-2013-securityLaw enforcement is on extra-high alert for tonight's Oscars ... given the wave of gun violence across the country ... various law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

The LAPD's official position is that they are always vigilant at Oscar ceremonies and security is tight.  But multiple law enforcement sources tell us ... there is "an extra knot" in security this year because of all the shootings that have made big news in the U.S..

One LAPD honcho tells us ... the general climate right now is intense:  "When someone from the city gets fired, the city manager of the department calls because they're scared the person who was fired will go postal."  The source adds, "People are going crazy with fear." 

On the stalker front ... we're told the LAPD gives a private security company -- Security Industry Specialists (SIS) -- an information packet of stalkers who are harassing stars who are attending the Oscars.  The packets include pictures of the stalkers, which are distributed to security in the field.

Times are tense.

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31.

WiddoMouse    

I'm going grocery shopping this afternoon. Please alert the media. Please have extra security around the grocery store.

606 days ago
32.

Mike    

HYPOCRISY. They make movies that promote violence. The majority of gun violence is actually related to drug crimes, which is the only way the average inner city kid has a chance of matching these celebrities in terms of cars, homes, jewelry etc. The percentage of A List celebs who are victims of gun crime in a year I am sure is far less than the public at large, so they are the people least at risk on a daily basis. They will ALL be protected by LAPD, Venue Security and private bodyguards....all of whom who will be armed to the nines. Buuuuuut.....sending out the message that they are on lock down promotes their leftist agenda where guns are cool in movies or either their hands or security guards hands, but not for the "stupid" public. I won't be watching....WALKING DEADS RULES

606 days ago
33.

judy jetson    

Wait a minute. They have extra security at the oscars?? Won't the "security" have guns on them? I thought the "stars" in Hollywood were against guns. HYPOCRITE'S!!!

606 days ago
34.

Reyna38    

This is stupid.... They should only have security if someone is threatening , or endless someone will shoot to kill. The kardashian klan.. I will watch

606 days ago
35.

StarryStarryNight    

just another everyone-clap-for-me event.

606 days ago
36.

Jim in Cali    

Total nonsense. No celebs have been shot up lately. Just the LAPD acting like they are important and getting free press.

606 days ago
37.

tamara    

Of course security and police carry guns. Would you want to call 911 that someone's breaking into your house and have the cops show up with super-squirters?

606 days ago
38.

Gloryg7    

What are they supposed to use harsh language? I'd rather have a cop with a gun to take care of the crazy guy then a cop yelling HEY YOU STOP THAT YOU CRAZY BAD MAN/LADY/GANGBANGER.....

606 days ago
39.

lalet    

What a bunch of BS!
The liberal left hollyweird is just using and promoting the shootings to further their agenda.
How disgusting!

606 days ago
40.

lalet    

Thomas jefferson.....“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

606 days ago
41.

Jordan    

Sunday during the Oscars will be a great time for criminals in LA, all the Cops will be at the Oscars no one Protecting People, Businesses, or anything else. FREE REIGN for criminals in LA tonight.

606 days ago
42.

Tricky    

Oscar Pistorius already won all the OSCARS: best actor, best scenario, best liar... Just give him all the OSCARS.

606 days ago
43.

DaveT    

Courtney Stodden was invited to the Oscars "pre-party".
Were any of the TMZ staff who attacked her invited?
No?
Guess we know the motives of the attack.
Baaaaaaahahahahaha! :D

606 days ago
44.

Wanda    

If anything, the stars/celebrities needs to watch out for the trigger happy LAPD, for they are the one's that go out shooting up trucks and innocent citizens. Seems they are trying to sweep that far under the rug.

606 days ago
45.

Throwback kid    

People still watch the Oscars? that show is about as dated as the Lawrence Welk show. They should just post the winners online, no one cares about a bunch of self absorbed jerks who tell us who to vote for and whether we should be able to own a gun or not? Funny, they all travel with armed security, they have no problem with guns as long as they are being protected. They should change the name from The Academy Awards to The A Hole Awards

606 days ago
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