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Heightened Security at Missouri Capitol after Gun Stickers Cause Concern

Date: January 25, 2012
By: Joe Chiodo
State Capitol Bureau

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An ongoing investigation into a strange crime at Missouri's Capitol Tuesday has legislators questioning the buildings lack of security.
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Wrap: Missouri Highway Patrol and Capitol Police heightened security Wednesday following a shocking incident the day before--threatening the safety of six legislators.

Authorities lifted finger prints off gun crosshair stickers placed outside office doors--in hopes to find the vandal.

Targeted Senator Robin Wright-Jones says the capitol had metal detectors for a short time after 9/11 and thinks they should return.

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Description: "We need metal detectors, we need to have bags looked at. It doesn't make sense to access this building without having that done."

Wright-Jones also says this may be a racist act--based on her and two other victims being black senators. 

Reporting from the state Capitol I'm Joe Chiodo.

 

 

Intro: 
An ongoing investigation into a strange crime at Missouri's Capitol Tuesday has legislators questioning the buildings lack of security.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Capitol Police lifted fingerprints from evidence Wednesday following a shocking incident the day before--threatening the safety of six legislators.

Five democratic senators and one Republican representative discovered Tuesday gun crosshair stickers a vandal placed outside their doors.

Targeted Senator KiKi Curls says as history shows, the incident should not be taken lightly.

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Description: "It's a concern...when you begin to wonder why it may have happened or why they left the stickers, of course you would immediately think of Gabrielle Giffords."

The incident happened just hours before Congresswoman Giffords resigned from Congress to recover from a shooting last January.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Joe Chiodo

 

Intro: 
An ongoing investigation into a strange crime at Missouri's Capitol Tuesday has legislators questioning the buildings lack of security.
RunTime:  0:42
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The Missouri Department of Public Safety says police patrolled the Capitol halls Wednesday following a shocking incident the day before--threatening the safety of six legislators.

They hope fingerprints will tell where Gun crosshair stickers on six legislators' doors came from.

Targeted KC Senator Jolie Justus, a practicing lawyer, says the Capitol's security is not strong enough.

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Description: "Any courthouse that I practice in, you would have to go through multiple metal detectors to get into the courtroom, and so I was really shocked when I first came here to work at the Capitol that they didn't have any metal detectors at all."

Of the victims were the only three black female senators--some senators told me today this may suggest a racist hate crime.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Joe Chiodo. 

 


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