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Secret Service Visits Durham Activist About Poster

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DURHAM, N.C. — What do you consider anti-American? Someone thought a poster fit the description.

The poster is hanging on the wall inside A.J. Brown's apartment, and it got her a visit from the Secret Service. Brown said she got the poster last winter when President George W. Bush was inaugurated.

The 19-year-old Durham community college student said she is not anti-American, just a misunderstood political activist.

"I understand it was their job, but they do need to realize that a poster is part of free speech, not a threat, and it's in my apartment," she said.

Brown suspects a Durham police officer caught a glimpse of the poster when he came to her apartment for a loud music complaint. The Police Department said it did not start the investigation, the Secret Service did.


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