Surprisingly, the body of Michael Jackson will be protected by the LAPD SWAT team on it's journey from Forest Lawn to the Staples Center. And a police helicopter will fly overhead as well for added security. The protection the body will probably be as great or greater than that of a presidential appearance. A planned private memorial for around 100 persons, mostly relatives of Michael Jackson will be held before the body is transported to Staples Center for the huge public memorial event. Many television networks will present coverage of this memorial which will likely rival the memorial for Princess Diana.
You have to admit that's it's one heck of a country where some poor African American boy can be born and can make lots of money doing a Zombie dance video, and buy enough plastic surgery to die looking like a rich White woman, and get a funeral suitable for a head of state.