Independence Day Is Tomorrow, Dolts

The LAPD opened the July 4th weekend early, after blowing up a South L.A. neighborhood.

17 people were injured in South Los Angeles on Wednesday evening when an LAPD bomb squad attempted to safely detonate about 5,000 pounds of seized illegal fireworks and their containment vehicle ended up exploding.

Police detonated the devices at 7:37 p.m., believing that the vehicle would be able to contain the explosion, but there was a “total catastrophic failure of that containment vehicle,” Moore said.

Yes, this was all the fault of the containment vehicle, and it had nothing to do with the officers. /eyeroll

“Clearly protocols were followed and pursued, but something happened in that containment vehicle that should have not happened and we don’t know why,” the chief said. “We intend to find out why.”

Officers arrested Arturo Cejas III, a man in his 20s who resided at the home with the fireworks, on suspicion of reckless or malicious possession of a destructive device. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

The LAPD likely arrested Cejas to divert attention away from their incompetence, and to avoid the pending lawsuits from those who were injured.

9 thoughts on “Independence Day Is Tomorrow, Dolts

  1. Did you see how much explosive material they removed from the building? I’ll bet they simply failed to follow procedure, didn’t fully understand the explosive loads of the material to be detonated and way overloaded the containment vessel. Supposedly the stuff was “way more powerful” than M-80’s. Furthermore, who was the genius who chose a city street with people nearby to do the detonation? Shouldn’t they take the truck to some place like an open field and set up a safe-distance cordon? Duhh…

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  2. Mike AKA Proof – But enough about the hookers…

    Mike47 – Unless it’s something small, our Ordnance Disposal Unit takes it to their HQ, near the river, away from homes… oh my God, I’m actually complimenting my department. I need a drink.

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  3. It sure would be interesting to get the real story on this. We will get a sanitized version at some point, but it seems like somebody should be looking for work.

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  4. Gary – Wouldn’t surprise me.

    Ingineer – I cannot understand how you misjudge the firepower of so many fireworks without even moving out of the neighborhood before detonation.

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