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Friday, September 17, 2021

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Los Angeles police badly miscalculated the amount of fireworks they placed into a containment vessel before detonating them and causing a massive explosion that destroyed part of a South L.A. neighborhood in June, according to a new report from federal investigators.

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  1. showboating like the atf boyz in waco

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  2. The real question is why did they detonate the fireworks in the neighborhood? You would think taking them out to a dedicated site for such a event would have been the answer.

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    1. The cameras were rolling, giving the straights a show.
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      That, and TheBureauOfJustifyingOurExistence.

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    2. Perhaps they were concerned about the fireworks being too unstable to safely transport... Except that, unless these were homemade on that spot, they had already been transported to reach that neighborhood, likely all the way from China.

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  3. Cops go to a three week course at Redstone Arsenal and come out as “explosives experts”. No one fails the course. It’s run by the FBI and taught by Army EOD personnel. I went through a course that consisted of two weeks chemical training at Redstone, fifteen weeks conventional and two weeks IED training Indian Head, Maryland to get a basic EOD badge. I was one of seven that passed the course out of a class of twenty-three that started. Spent five years as a team member and six more weeks of training for nuclear weapons before I became a team leader. We had refresher training every 18 months to remain qualified. Also went to Advanced Access and Disablement of Improvised Nuclear Weapons and the NATO Officers and Senior NCO IED course in England. Been blowing shit up for 43 years.
    These clowns make us all look stupid. Eod1sg Ret

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  4. No biggie. The city council will just budget for another tricked out $500,000 Peterbilt with containment vessel and all will be forgotten.
    Being an L.A. Cop means never having to say you're sorry.

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    1. "Being an L.A. Cop means never having to say you're sorry."

      And you can treat everyone like a King.

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  5. They weren’t fireworks!
    Fireworks use black powder. Black powder is a constant burn/ constant pressure propellant. It burns at a very slow rate compared to confined smokeless powder. Who’s rate increases with pressure. Black powder’s burn rate does not increase with pressure.
    Ted Turner of Dixie gun works, once packed a muzzle loader barrel full of black powder. Lit it off with a fuse. The ball, and mist of the powder was expelled. The barrel was undamaged.

    But both are proverbial snails compared to actual explosives.

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