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Fri Nov 1, 2013, 10:15 AM

At hearing on security clearances, senators learn that police records can go unchecked

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At hearing on security clearances, senators learn that police records can go unchecked
By Joe Davidson, Updated: Friday, November 1, 7:50 AM E-mail the writer

We know the story: Nine years before Aaron Alexis went on a homicidal rage at the Washington Navy Yard last month, shooting dead a dozen people, he was on another rage.

With a Glock 30 .45-caliber pistol, he shot the tires of a car belonging to a construction worker employed next door to Alexis’s home in Seattle.

In 2007, three years after that, Alexis, a defense contractor, was granted a “secret” security clearance. Government officials didn’t even know details of his earlier wrath. It led to his arrest but not a conviction.

That level of ignorance left members of a Senate committee dismayed at a federal security-clearance process that does not always check an individual’s police record.

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Fri Nov 1, 2013, 11:35 AM

1. Wow, even with all the NCIC...

National Crime Information Center. State & Local finger print checks....who the hell is minding the store. I recall the local recruiters used to come and visit small town police depts. to check up on an prospective recruits. Apparently there is something wrong with the vetting process, when private paid companies are left to the task.

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