Secret Service Agent Found Passed Out After a Nightlong Alcohol Binge
When reading an article like this, always ask the following question: How would the press have handled the story if it had happened when George W. Bush was President?
Local police found a man passed out on a sidewalk in Miami just after sunrise. It was difficult for the man to stand, so Miami police assisted him over to one of the patrol cars. Officers noted that he had bloodshot eyes, his speech was slurred, and his breath reeked of booze. The man started flailing his arms around and fighting with the officers. As the police tried to find his ID, the man fought with them, prompting them to take him to the ground and handcuff him. The man continued to struggle with the police, knocking one of them in the face twice. After they were finally able to obtain the man’s ID, they found him to be a Secret Service agent. He was arrested for “disorderly intoxication” and “resisting arrest without violence.”
The agent sworn to protect the President was there for a Thursday Obama rally. After the President was safe and sound on Air Force One, the agent apparently went barhopping and got drunk. He lamented to the police that he was supposed to be on another assignment that morning.
If this had been some other guy, perhaps a homeless man, he would’ve been charged with “resisting arrest with violence” and ‘battery’ according to a Miami criminal defense attorney: