‘Onslaught Of Personal Attacks’ That Forced Cancellation Of Palin Event? Police Claim ‘No Problems’
Remember the Colorado “Patriots and Warriors” fundraiser in Colorado cancelled, its organizers said, after an “onslaught of personal attacks” raised concerns about the safety of headliner Sarah Palin? Today, the Denver Post reports the threats that led to the May 2 event’s cancellation were never reported to police. “We’ve had no problems,” Glendale Police Chief Victor Ross told the paper. “We are not aware of any specific threats.”
The Post reports police were contacted in advance of the event regarding security for Palin and other speakers, but received no reports of any problems after that. The event’s organizer has told Denver television station KCNC-TV the cancellation of the event, which would have raised money for military families, was “the prudent thing to do” for the safety of all involved:
“I really did not want the families that we honor, that have been through some traumatic experiences, to have to deal with people’s ill intentions just as it relates to Sarah Palin,” Pacheco said.
But the Denver Post raises questions today about another potential motive for calling off the fundraiser:
In a Facebook posting Jan. 10, the foundation said Palin would speak…tickets were $185 each. On Friday, the foundation’s media relations manager again announced the speech, and ticket prices had been slashed by 50 percent.
Since then, the foundation’s website has been shut down for “revision,” and posts on the reduced ticket prices have been deleted from its Facebook page, as have all comments.
Watch a story on the event here, from KCNC-TV:
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