Officer-Involved Bombing

Upside, at least the taxpayers whose homes LAPD destroyed are going to get to buy the cops a fancy new truck!

17 Injured After Planned Detonation Of Seized Illegal Fireworks Ends In Explosion:

The explosion occurred after the LAPD had seized over 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks from a nearby home. Ten pounds of the illegal fireworks were placed in a specialized armored truck designed for controlled detonations. The explosion flipped cars and shattered windows across a two-block radius. There's no word on exactly how many homes were damaged. About 12 homes are under mandatory evacuation.

I also like how before LAPD blew up a neighborhood they were "fireworks" but afterward they were "improvised explosive devices".

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4 Responses:

  1. Dude says:

    I also like how before LAPD blew up a neighborhood they were "fireworks" but afterward they were "improvised explosive devices".

    'Cause the soldiers of The State suddenly decided it was terrorism.

    And cops are usually such an honourable lot.

  2. Pedro says:

    "Planned Detonation (...) Ends In Explosion"

    To be fair to the LAPD, no one could have predicted that.

  3. jwz says:

    Protect and Serve:

    "The house is destroyed, the four bedrooms are destroyed, the living room is destroyed. We can't live there and we don't know what's going to happen," said Becerra.

    Becerra said an LAPD officer called him Sunday telling him they also had to have their two cars towed that was parked in front of their home.

    "He [the officer] said you have two hours to move it and you have to come get the towing truck to move your car, and if you don't, we're going to do it and you have to pay but we're going to do it. My wife and I said we don't have a place to live. We don't have money and now we have to do this. We left them so now we are waiting for the bill," said Becerra.

    • Dude says:

      Thirty-plus years later and the LAPD is still on their RAMPART/CRASH bullshit, complete with the same attitude of "No, fuck you for letting us demolish your home in search of less-than-a-pocket's-worth of narcotics."

      This is why I couldn't even pretend to be surprised at the false raid that killed Breonna Taylor last year. Not in LA, but same inevitability.

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