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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:37 PM

Man with weapons and possible explosives arrested, said he was going to L.A. gay pride parade

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-ln-gay-pride-la-weapons-20160612-snap-story.html

Authorities in Santa Monica found possible explosives as well as assault rifles and ammunition Sunday in the car of a man who told them he was in town for the L.A. Pride festival in West Hollywood, a law enforcement source said.

Early Sunday, there was a call to Santa Monica police of a suspected prowler near Olympic Boulevard and 11th Street. Patrol officers responded and encountered an individual who told officers he was waiting for a friend. That led officers to inspect the car and find several weapons and a lot of ammunition as well as tannerite, an ingredient that could be used to create a pipe bomb.

The car had Indiana plates. The man made comments that he was in town for the Pride event in West Hollywood this weekend. Sources said they did not know of any connection between the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday morning and the Santa Monica incident, and the investigation has been taken over by the FBI.

A city official in West Hollywood also confirmed the arrest and stressed that officials were beefing up security at the gay pride event.

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Snarkoleptic Jun 2016 OP
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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:46 PM

1. Wasn't sure what's the deal with Tannerite, so I found

this video of 30# of it blowing up a '79 Ford Bronco (skip to 2:15 in the vid)

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:57 PM

2. This is disgusting whats going on today

 

This really makes me wonder whether or not its worth it to go to the pride fest in Chicago next weekend. People wonder why theres still people in the closet in 2016, its reasons like this. Im terrified to come out.

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Response to FDR_Liberal (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:01 PM

3. Which is exactly why you must proceed as normal.

Terrorism: the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terrorism

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:23 PM

5. After taking a few mins and breathing

 

I completely hear and understand your point. I agree with you, i guess that was just my knee jerk reaction. Im not even brave enough to come out yet so obviously my first thought would be to lock my closet door and stack some furniture against it too.

Ill probably still go, itll be my first time going, just on edge.

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Response to FDR_Liberal (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:11 PM

4. No one should be in the closet ever.

I came out in 1976.

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