Boom goes the MIT student!I think the terrorists have won. Particulary when it comes to the police officer saying she's lucky deadly force wasn't used.
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|Jeremy - 9040 Posts|
Well, this is a little different then the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, "ZOMG! It's an electronic device!! What is it!?!? Let's assume it's here to kill us and shut the city down!!" reaction. This device was made to look like a bomb and the dip shit was stupid enough to wear it to the airport.
It's safe to say she would have been nominated for a Darwin Award had "deadly force" been used. You can get arrested for making a joke about a bomb at an airport, let alone wearing a fake bomb to the one a couple of the 9/11 planes took off from.
|Jeremy edited this at 09/21/2007 3:02:31 pm|
|Jeremy - Always thinking of, but never about, the children.|
|[sarcasm]Oh, and how dare the police infringe on her free speech! She has the right to wear whatever she wants, whereever she wants![/sarcasm]|
|Jon - 1 bajillion posts|
I think there's an error on this page because I can still see the tags on your comment Jeremy.
Anyway, I'm no expert, but it seems she is lucky that she didn't end up dead.
I don't know much about law enforcement and the like, but the whole suicide bomber/bomb strapped to chest scenario is probably quite the pickle for officers to be in.
It's not like they have an opportunity to go up and question someone casually or even tackle them or something. They can't give them any chance to detonate the bomb, but they obviously can't shoot people on just suspicion.
It is scary though and it's sad that it's the way things are, but I'm not sure what the alternative would look like in a case like this.
|Scott - 6225 Posts|
|Here's the alternative Jon: Don't wear something that might be mistaken for a bomb to an airport; if it has loose wires and a visible circuit board, it might be mistaken for something other than art.|