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BREAKING - Witness in Obama passport case shot in head

A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday.

Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with a federal investigators, was found late Thursday night slumped dead inside a car, in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast, said Cmdr. Michael Anzallo, head of the department's Criminal Investigations Division.

Cmdr. Anzallo said a police officer was patrolling the neighborhood when gunshots were heard, then Lt. Harris was found dead inside the vehicle, which investigators would describe only as a blue car.

Emergency medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

City police said they do not know whether his death was a direct result of his cooperation with federal investigators.

"We don't have any information right now that connects his murder to that case," Cmdr. Anzallo said.

Police say a "shot spotter" device helped an officer locate Lt. Harris.

A State Department spokeswoman yesterday declined to comment, saying the investigation into the passport fraud is ongoing.

The Washington Times reported April 5 that contractors for the State Department had improperly accessed passport information for presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, which resulted in a series of firings that reached into the agency's top ranks.

One agency employee, who was not identified in documents filed in U.S. District Court, was implicated in a credit-card fraud scheme after Lt. Harris told federal authorities he obtained "passport information from a co-conspirator who works for the U.S. Department of State."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/apr/19/key-witness-...

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I'm slow

Never heard of a "shot spotter".

Acoustic triangulation

I guess the police arrived before they could leave the gun to make the 'suicide' official.

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

Acoustic device for finding where a shot came from

in an urban area.

April 2008... breaking?

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The thing that makes me retch over these "suicides ?"

Is the absolute lack of integrity with law enforcement charged with the investigating circumstances. To my memory it starts with the questionable suicide of Debra Palfrey (the Tarpon Springs police I believe) Loads of people relevant to 9/11, loads of microbiologists now 5-6 high finance people. In every circumstance it seems the police are willing to dive into the suicide theory without as much as a whimper. Unless this is the mainstream media (always the excrement at the bottom oif the toilet that doesn't make it on the first flush)That makes me rage, damn if your going to earn your money literally off the backs of the taxpayers then you ought to damn well turn over every friggen rock. Don't you understand that your country is getting sucked dry. There is more than a reasonable doubt that there's more to these deaths than a yearning for suicide. DO YOUR JOB OR GET OUT !

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

They keep the cops salaries

really, really low so that they can be easily bribed.

Why? Why? Why?

What is "breaking" about this story? It happened in April.

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Agree with Mike that there is so much else BREAKING.....

this is really breaking, we don't need this unnecessary additional stress factor.

Let's use BREAKING appropriately.

Thanks.

I know that

I posted it in April..cant remember if it was this site or another I belong to..but anyway...its important to keeps stories like this alive to remind people at what links they will go to to hide the truth.

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I just disagree with putting "breaking" on old news

It misleads and makes the poster seem foolish.

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its the first i've heard of it...

so, it is "breaking" for me...

O Captain, My Captain, rise up and hear the bells!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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9/11 Truth.

bump

very interesting...Thanks for posting this.
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maybe the trail of dead bodies will be as long as Clinton's.

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