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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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Sinjin    

Gun violence? Yeah because those evil minded guns operate on their own. They hate school kids, movie goers, mall shoppers, college kids and black inner city thugs. How about stating the real facts and say because of violence perpetrated by criminals, mental nutjobs and monsters who have zero value for human life, expect to see a boost in security for the Oscars.

Political correct nonsense is why this nation is in decay. Where is the story about how good citizens use guns for self defense and defense of their fellow man? Funny - from the the guy who shot Gabby Giffords to the guy in Aurora CO to the guy at the mall in Oregon to the Sandy Hook shooter and even the ex LAPD cop, they were all democrats. That inconvenience shows when the media and lib politicians try their hardest not to investigate the shooter too much. They would rather blame an object or conservative ideology before the perp's political leanings come out. Meanwhile, these same media and political types have the own CCW or have armed bodyguards. Simply amazing. The hypocrisy and web of lies and myths the left spews everyday. Amazing and disgusting. Who cares about facts, truths and common sense when you can retain your power and gain new voters.

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Luckypanda12    

Because famous people are that important?

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48.

justpoor    

So if a common person needs help today, you have to wait until the party is over. They are no better than anyone else, so CA, you set a very bad example for doing this.

515 days ago
49.

GoCowboys    

Hollywood wants us to give up our guns, why should the be protected?

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Olivia3100    

Be watchful that Linds doesn't crash so she can get that fee gift bag!!!!

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Georgiagirl    

Okay if the rich celebs want tighter security they need to pay for it for one thing. For another thing since so many of them are all for gun control doesn't that make them hypocrites. Next, I would be much happier reading that SCHOOLS were getting tighter security. Finally, celebs want all this publicity so I don't think the police who are funded with tax payer money should have to be tied up with people begging for mass hysteria in the first place. Other than all of that I hope they have a fun night.

515 days ago
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Olivia3100    

Are they watching out for Linds to gate crash so she can get all those free goodies in the gift bag?

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