17 injured, including 10 LAPD officers, in detonation of illegal fireworks seized in South L.A.
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Officials on Thursday are investigating what went wrong when what was meant to be a controlled detonation of fireworks by the Los Angeles Police Department ended in a major explosion that injured 17 people in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.
The blast came around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of East 27th Street, where police had spent the day seizing a large cache of fireworks from a home. They came across about 40 homemade “coke can-sized” devices with powder and fuses on them, and 200 smaller similar devices. The bomb squad determined them to be “very volatile.”
“That’s why it was decided to really blow that stuff up here in place, in a controlled manner,” LAPD Lt. Raul Jovel said Thursday during a news briefing. The crew loaded what is believed to be less than ten pounds of the destructive material onto a commercial grade semi-truck with an iron chamber with a venting system.
But what came next was “completely unexpected,” the lieutenant said.
“During that controlled detonation, we had catastrophic failure of one of our trucks,” he added.
The blast shook the neighborhood, overturning a nearby vehicle, shattering glass and damaging homes as it sent a large plume of smoke up in the air. Sky5 was overhead and captured the explosion.
I remind you that this was the LAPD Bomb Squad. These are supposed to be professionals with explosives. So they load up a bunch of seized illegal fireworks in one of their bomb trucks and do a controlled explosion right there in the middle of the neighborhood. And it blew up the truck! 17 people were injured.
Bunch of idiots.
July 2, 2021 at 1:38 AM #432890mrdmkParticipant
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Now they have a bunch of cops standing around doing a show of force in the neighborhood
This whole event is nauseating
If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC FieldsWarning DO NOT CLICK HERE!
July 2, 2021 at 4:01 PM #432974sonofspy777Participant
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maybe you should have a college diploma to become a policeman…
“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
July 2, 2021 at 5:48 PM #432985retired liberalParticipant
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Lack of thinking ability seems to be a problem too. Another reason to be teaching critical thinking in grade and secondary schools.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
July 2, 2021 at 6:37 PM #432992
July 2, 2021 at 7:20 PM #432997Hobbit709Participant
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Didn’t they ever watch Mythbusters?
I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.
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