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Team Sergeant
05-01-2015, 11:24
Oh Snap!

Bravo Zulu Sgt. Belinda Joseph, admit nothing, deny everything and make counter-accusations.;)




Stick of dynamite left out by Los Angeles airport police after training
Published May 01, 2015
·FoxNews.com

live stick of dynamite was accidentally left on an old plane at an airport museum for four days, a law enforcement officer at Los Angeles International Airport said Thursday.

The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly, said workers on the tarmac found the dynamite Tuesday when they noticed the bright colors on the stick.

The stick was left behind after a Saturday training exercise for K9 officers and their dogs who work at the airport. Though live, the dynamite would have required a detonator or explosive to be set off.

Sgt. Belinda Joseph, a spokeswoman, said the object was a training aid and "there was a certain amount of TNT contained in it" but denied that it was a stick of dynamite.

She said airport police are investigating and have notified the Transportation Security Administration.

The stick was checked out from a TSA explosive storage container for training.

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/01/stick-dynamite-left-out-by-los-angeles-airport-police-after-training/?intcmp=latestnews

Pete
05-01-2015, 11:31
"...The stick was checked out from a TSA explosive storage container for training..."

And nobody noticed it wasn't checked back in?

"To professionalize we must unionize" Didn't somebody say something like that?

Sdiver
05-01-2015, 11:38
Oh, but it's NOT just LAPD and TSA ....

Capitol police have come under fire, following reports that on three, verified occasions this year, they’ve left loaded firearms in public places.

Roll Call reported, based on the details that are available, on January 29:

…a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s security detail left his Glock and magazine stuffed in the toilet seat cover holder of a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom stall, a CVC worker found the gun


On March 24:

A 7- or 8-year-old child visiting the Capitol with his parents found the next loaded Glock lost by a dignitary protection officer, according to the source. A member of the security detail for John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, allegedly left the firearm in the bathroom of the Speaker’s Suite…


And on April 16:

A third Glock was found […] by a janitor cleaning the Capitol Police headquarters building on D Street NE. The weapon was left in plain sight, sparking additional concern about the department charged with protecting one of the world’s most important and frequently visited complexes.


http://www.ijreview.com/2015/05/310696-what-a-child-found-in-boehners-bathroom-has-capital-police-in-hot-water/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=organic&utm_content=conservativedaily&utm_campaign=Politics



:munchin

Team Sergeant
05-01-2015, 11:51
A few years ago the DEA was using a vacant house to watch a suspected drug house. Owner said that was fine as long as they could continue to "show" the house, it was for sale.

Real estate agent goes to show the house and finds an MP-5 in the bathroom. She calls the development owner that she knows and he's also a former infantry officer, Vietnam Vet. He goes to the house and picks up the MP-5 and calls the DEA to come and pick their toys.....

Personally I'd have kept it for a few weeks while some DEA agent was wetting his/her pants.....;)

PSM
05-01-2015, 12:04
workers on the tarmac found the dynamite Tuesday


I've been a pilot for over 40 years and worked at LAX for almost 20 and have never used nor heard anyone use the term "tarmac". That's a writer's term and it's imprecise.

Pat

Agoge2
05-01-2015, 14:22
Carelessness and a lack of professionalism...

This time a stick of dynamite...next time, who knows....

Remington Raidr
05-01-2015, 16:18
Personally I'd have kept it for a few weeks while some DEA agent was wetting his/her pants.....;)

MP5? WTF izzat??

In support, I would cite the common law - "finders keepers, losers weepers", an imprecise but ancient rule not codified in statute.

Just sayin':D

Bleed Green
05-01-2015, 18:26
Personally I'd have kept it for a few weeks while some DEA agent was wetting his/her pants.....;)

I was thinking about a month and then a quick call to the RAC and ask if there was a reward being offered for its safe return. Least they could do would be to buy the first round.:D

SF_BHT
05-01-2015, 19:06
A few years ago the DEA was using a vacant house to watch a suspected drug house. Owner said that was fine as long as they could continue to "show" the house, it was for sale.

Real estate agent goes to show the house and finds an MP-5 in the bathroom. She calls the development owner that she knows and he's also a former infantry officer, Vietnam Vet. He goes to the house and picks up the MP-5 and calls the DEA to come and pick their toys.....

Personally I'd have kept it for a few weeks while some DEA agent was wetting his/her pants.....;)

That has to have been 20 yrs ago as DEA has not had MP5's for years.......
Losing M4's, pistols that is another thing:eek:;)

Team Sergeant
05-02-2015, 08:30
That has to have been 20 yrs ago as DEA has not had MP5's for years.......
Losing M4's, pistols that is another thing:eek:;)

More like 7-10 years ago. Bet if you look the Phoenix DEA had MP-5's then......

SF_BHT
05-02-2015, 11:03
More like 7-10 years ago. Bet if you look the Phoenix DEA had MP-5's then......

probably a TFO's weapon. Hell you would not believe what they bring to the table from their PD's