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    Angry Security at the Great Allentown Fair: Here's what to expect

    https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/lehig...ge-Top-Stories


    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The next big festival will be here in just weeks, and there's a security-related change in store for visitors attending the Great Allentown Fair.

    It's something that's never been done in the Great Allentown Fair's 170-year history.

    For the first time, they'll have metal detectors to get inside the fair grounds.

    Planned prior to the incident at Musikfest and by complete coincidence, the fair this year says to enter the 46 gated acres, you'll need to pass through open gate metal detectors.

    Safety is on the mind, as we learn more details regarding Saturday's incident at Musikfest, the second shooting to happen this summer during a festival in the Lehigh Valley.

    "We heard one bag dropped down, everybody dropped down and was told to drop down to the ground," said Alyssa Emili, who was working at Plaza Tropical at the time of the shooting.

    Bethlehem police are calling it an isolated incident between two people, and say the 20-year-old man is in stable condition at an area hospital.

    One vendor working that evening says most of her staff didn't come to work the next day.

    "There was one employee who didn't come back, he was running the front line on the side that it that it happened. And I think he saw a little more than then the rest of us," Emili said.

    Planners for the Great Allentown Sair say they expect the fair to have a lighter presence this year as they don't have a full lineup of shows.

    They're hoping that and the metal detectors will eliminate any issues they might have.

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    Default Re: Security at the Great Allentown Fair: Here's what to expect

    Questions I have for this fair... What about between the bars of the fence or the areas that you can easily toss stuff over the fence that's away from people. Also they have parking in the infield so you drive your car in and pay for everyone at the ticket booth and go park, are they going to be full vehicle searches and having people get out of the vehicle and wand them as well?
    IANAL

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    Default Re: Security at the Great Allentown Fair: Here's what to expect

    I value my life and family more than attending this fair !

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    Default Re: Security at the Great Allentown Fair: Here's what to expect

    "We heard one bag dropped down, everybody dropped down and was told to drop down to the ground," said Alyssa Emili, who was working at Plaza Tropical at the time of the shooting.

    Wtf, is this Joe Biden English?

    Everyone knows mass security screening unless performed by the secret service or similar is bullshit. The chance of being able to get a gun in is high.

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    Default Re: Security at the Great Allentown Fair: Here's what to expect

    Quote Originally Posted by jthrelf View Post
    Wtf, is this Joe Biden English?
    Flip a coin - written by an A.I. program or a recent Journalism graduate.

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    Default Re: Security at the Great Allentown Fair: Here's what to expect

    Not to worry feral yutes will spoil the fun for everyone else.
    We now live in an era which future generations will refer to as “the Great Deception”

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    Default Re: Security at the Great Allentown Fair: Here's what to expect

    Will they sign an contract or an agreement that they will take on the liability to me since I can't protect myself? I don't think so....

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    Default Re: Security at the Great Allentown Fair: Here's what to expect

    LOL like last few years wands they will just be at the walk in gates.

    I parked in the ongrounds parking and walked in w/o any challenge.

    That is one more reason it's total bullshit.
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    Default Re: Security at the Great Allentown Fair: Here's what to expect

    Sunday I took my niece and her three boys to the USAF Museum in. Dayton, Ohio. Walked around all day and noticed my pocket knife was in. My r/f pocket. OOPS! Metal Detector didn*t catch it. It also missed the Kimber 1911 Commander I had on my belt. I mentioned it to my niece and she said, * I don*t think those things work very well. It didn*t even beep when I walked through with my Duty gun in my bag*. I had forgotten to tell her they had metal detectors. Apparently, it went to *low bidder* just like everything else *military grade*.

    I won*t go if my weapon isn*t welcome there too.

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    Default Re: Security at the Great Allentown Fair: Here's what to expect

    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    Not to worry feral yutes will spoil the fun for everyone else.
    Shooting feral animals is generally encouraged - no?

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