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(CNN)   Rent-a-cop guarding building finds bag on grounds. Puts it in lost and found. Three weeks later, they look inside and find a bomb. Did I mention this building is the FBI headquarters in Detroit?   (cnn.com) divider line 58
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2012-08-09 12:19:45 PM

wren337: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 297x400]

Remember when this was in the news? Over a year ago?


No.
 
2012-08-09 12:20:34 PM
The guy probably remembers how much Richard Jewell was appreciated so he wasn't about to get too interested in that bag.
 
2012-08-09 12:46:41 PM

dstanley: wren337: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 297x400]

Remember when this was in the news? Over a year ago?

No.


Security guard accused of moving "bomb" inside federal building is a Detroit Police Sergeant
 
2012-08-09 01:01:10 PM
nytmare: "Even that link goes on about it being a "bomb" but never actually identifies it as an actual bomb other than having a "GE Timer" inside the bag."

I'd say it's fair to treat an *intended* bomb equivalently to an *operational* explosive. Legally, the intent is the important part. Particularly given that you don't want your experts lingering over and probing a potential explosive long enough to determine whether or not it would/could have gone off. That's a bit too much risk for anything not trivially/laughably safe.

And the only time you'd want to cut someone slack for trying to blow up a building with a laughably dysfunctional device, it'd be because the perp is themselves dysfunctional, making the *device's* state more or less inevitable and thus irrelevant.
 
2012-08-09 04:33:45 PM
He was promoted to Attorney General.
 
2012-08-09 05:14:36 PM
In the 1970'S I worked at the IRS Data Center in downtown Detroit and we also had rent a cops guarding our building.
One Sunday some bad guys walked in on a sleeping gurd and held him at shot gun point and had him call down the rent a cop on the second floor and relieved them all of their guns and money.
So thing have not changed all that much in the world of federal government buildings in Detroit.
 
2012-08-09 05:23:06 PM
edmo: The guy probably remembers how much Richard Jewell was appreciated so he wasn't about to get too interested in that bag.

Pretty much. If I ever see a suspicious bag that could be a bomb I'm just quietly walking away and pretending I saw nothing.
 
2012-08-09 09:06:49 PM

wolfjc: In the 1970'S I worked at the IRS Data Center in downtown Detroit and we also had rent a cops guarding our building.
One Sunday some bad guys walked in on a sleeping guard and held him at shot gun point and had him call down the rent a cop on the second floor and relieved them all of their guns and money.
So thing have not changed all that much in the world of federal government buildings in Detroit.

 
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