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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13193 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5640 times:

A 19 year old woman, Star Simpson, a 2nd year student at MIT, was arrested at gunpoint for having a fake bomb on her body at BOS airport this morning, September 22nd. The incident occurred in Terminal B. She approached an info kiosk there, an employee at the kiosk noticed the circuit board and other components and believed it was a bomb and called police who quickly responded. She is now under police custody and an investigation continues as to this incident. Must have been a wild scene this morning at BOS, bet it screwed up a lot of flights and caused a lot of unnecessary problems.

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User currently offlineAviationaddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5571 times:
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Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
bet it screwed up a lot of flights and caused a lot of unnecessary problems.

We actually didn't even know it happened until we saw the story on CNN. No flights appear to have been affected.


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4163 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

Her likely excuse: "My professors made me do it!"

User currently offlineYfbflyer From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5519 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
a 2nd year student at MIT, was arrested at gunpoint for having a fake bomb on her body at BOS airport this morning


Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
an employee at the kiosk noticed the circuit board and other components and believed it was a bomb and called police who quickly responded
Really? Or was it just an over reaction by a paranoid employee?
I am sure there are 2 sides to this story. I recall news stories about MIT students developing wearable computers. Still they should have enough common sense not to wear something like that in such a situation.
For now I am willing to hold off any snap judgment.


Ok I read the other thread with a link to the story in the Boston globe. Apparently it was an "art thing" they should have shot her any way

[Edited 2007-09-21 18:13:40]

User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5507 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
A 19 year old woman, Star Simpson, a 2nd year student at MIT, was arrested at gunpoint for having a fake bomb on her body at BOS airport this morning, September 22nd.

Finally figured out how to predict the future?



User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5456 times:

I've seen the device images on CNN and it looks completely harmless.... just a experimental breadboard with some wires attached to a t-shirt that says "Socket To Me"... which in my opinion is just a bit of computer geek humour. If anyone personally knows people from MIT, they are renowned for their high intelligence and their quirky ways... furthering the notion that this whole situation was ridiculously exaggerated by authorities.

I think the media and the police actually jumped to the conclusion that this device was intended to look like a bomb. I think this whole situation was blown out of proportion by paranoia and the charges should be reduced. Perhaps if she went to an airport with an "I love Al-Qaeda" t-shirt and the same device then perhaps it would be construed as intent to terrorize.



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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4163 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5439 times:

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 5):
MIT, they are renowned for their high intelligence

I guess that 'intelligence' doesn't extend to, "Gee, maybe this isn't the best outfit to wear inside an AIRLINE TERMINAL...in BOSTON...in SEPTEMBER!"


Rodeo clown.

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User currently offlineCsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

Didn't she even have Play Doh in her hand also? I liked the one quote that I read, it said something like "she is lucky to be in our cell rather than our mourge".


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

She's a geek twit. Lots of smarts, but no common sense. Check it out:

http://wbztv.com/topstories/local_story_264104114.html


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4295 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5397 times:

Another Simpson arrested - this woman belongs on the show, however.
What a major-league dummy. I don't know what prank she was trying to pull (or get away with) but its going to cost her dearly now.

The public should know better than this and MIT needs to raise their admission standards.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21580 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5382 times:

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 6):
I guess that 'intelligence' doesn't extend to, "Gee, maybe this isn't the best outfit to wear inside an AIRLINE TERMINAL...in BOSTON...in SEPTEMBER!"

That's common sense. A lot of smart people lack any common sense. They are so logical, they assume that everyone will analyze everything to the level they do and come to the same conclusion they do, and it confuses them when it doesn't happen that way.



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User currently offlineSh0rtybr0wn From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 528 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5372 times:

Some people are too smart for their own good. It actually is a good piece of art though. Think of it, our society is completely obsessed technology ,with terrorism and terrorists and bombs and 9/11 and homeland security, and FEAR.

This girls performance piece was a reaction to that, and wearing a bomb as a fashion statement makes light of terrorism and reminds us that we've got other things to worry about in our lives other than bombs, no matter how much the media focuses on that. It reminds us to have a sense of humor about things, even bombs, and keep things in perspective.

Its basically the 21st century equivalent of a radioactive symbol t-shirt, which people use to wear as a joke about nuclear weapons during the cold war. It didn't mean they were pro-radiation.

The idea to wear it to the airport was very gutsy, but maybe too dangerous. As a piece of art, it would have made a more powerful statement to wear it to BOS actually ON September 11th.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5347 times:

Quoting Sh0rtybr0wn (Reply 11):
This girls performance piece was a reaction to that, and wearing a bomb as a fashion statement makes light of terrorism and reminds us that we've got other things to worry about in our lives other than bombs, no matter how much the media focuses on that. It reminds us to have a sense of humor about things, even bombs, and keep things in perspective.

,,,and I'm sure she'll have plenty of time to think about it while she sits in jail



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineDw9115 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 449 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5335 times:

This lady sound like a complete fool trying to bush the limits and found out that the police are not playing around and think things like this are not to funny.

User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5326 times:

Quote:
It actually is a good piece of art though.

I'm sure orange will look good on her too.

Quote:
This girls performance piece was a reaction to that, and wearing a bomb as a fashion statement makes light of terrorism and reminds us that we've got other things to worry about in our lives other than bombs, no matter how much the media focuses on that. It reminds us to have a sense of humor about things, even bombs, and keep things in perspective.

Lol, I can see using that defense in front of the federal magistrate.

Quote:
The idea to wear it to the airport was very gutsy, but maybe too dangerous.

Gutsy maybe, but irresponsible nonetheless. The only intelligent thing she did was cooperate when she was confronted.



If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles.
User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5305 times:

Quote:
Lol, I can see using that defense in front of the federal magistrate.

Whoops....I should have said judge...I have federal court on the brain for some reason.



If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles.
User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5302 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
er body at BOS airport this morning, September 22nd.

you mean its going to happen tomorow morning cause today is the 21st



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6923 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5279 times:

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 5):
"... which in my opinion is just a bit of computer geek humour

Yeah, haha, really funny. NOT.

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 5):
If anyone personally knows people from MIT, they are renowned for their high intelligence and their quirky ways...

Obviously, book intelligence is highly overrated. But if by "quirky" you mean "socially aloof and retarded" I agree.

Quoting Sh0rtybr0wn (Reply 11):
The idea to wear it to the airport was very gutsy, but maybe too dangerous.

Not gutsy, freaking stupid. She should be absolutely pressed with a felony to the maximum extent of the law.


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21854 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5262 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 17):
She should be absolutely pressed with a felony to the maximum extent of the law.

I'd let her off with a fine. I don't think she intended to cause havoc, she just wasn't thinking.

-Mir



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21580 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

Quoting Dw9115 (Reply 13):
This lady sound like a complete fool trying to bush the limits and found out that the police are not playing around and think things like this are not to funny.

Especially in Boston, where the authorities are prone to overreaction. That city is not the place to pull a prank...



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6923 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5242 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 18):

I'd let her off with a fine. I don't think she intended to cause havoc, she just wasn't thinking.

-Mir

Ignorance is no excuse for disobeying the law.

Given the magnitude and heightened sensitivities of the matter in question, you could make an argument that she very much intended to cause trouble.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5232 times:

Saw this on CNN this morning. The woman is a complete fool to be wearing that to any airport, but especially Logan Airport (and especially in Terminal C, which is where UA175 left from).

User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6923 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5205 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 21):
Saw this on CNN this morning. The woman is a complete fool to be wearing that to any airport, but especially Logan Airport (and especially in Terminal C, which is where UA175 left from).

With "plastic explosive" (aka Play-Doh) in her hand...

Just a coincidence, I'm sure. Speaks right to intent.


User currently offlinePygmalion From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 969 posts, RR: 38
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5200 times:

Prank? She never went past the security cordon. She went to a ticket counter and asked when a flight arrival was and then went outside to wait... The cops pulled up and drew down on her and arrested her for????

Wearing art!!!. She never made threats, no bomb comments, nothing.

A cop should have asked her what it was, asked her to cover it or take it off, if they werre really worried about it and let her go on her way. Arrest her??? for what?


User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5182 times:

Quoting Pygmalion (Reply 23):
A cop should have asked her what it was, asked her to cover it or take it off, if they werre really worried about it and let her go on her way. Arrest her??? for what?

Ask her to touch it ??

Are you kidding ???

This is a world where suicide bombers are so common they don't always make the front page of the news.

It will happen some day in the US.

No the only intelligence she showed today was realizing how serious the cops were and completely, fully complying with their orders.


25 Glacote : I don't know what people will think about this kind of stories in say 20 years. This is completely ridiculous. Mind-blowingly so. The comments of some
26 AsstChiefMark : And this is the reason why people who think like you can never be soldiers or cops. Too naive. In fact, that's an understatement!
27 Richierich : I respectfully disagree, Glacote. I'm not saying that US media is not responsible for over-blowing the actual events, but in a case like this I hold
28 LH423 : That's just it, I can't figure out what law she broke. Not that I'm defending her actions but beyond an apparent detachment from reality, what laws c
29 EMBQA : For what...? I actually think it's more scary that you are so out of touch with reality, the law and not seeing what she did was wrong.
30 AsstChiefMark : Possession of a hoax device. It's no different than me placing a fake hand grenade on the dashboard of my car as I try to cross the US-Canada border.
31 Post contains links PHLBOS : Exerpt from today's Boston Herald: http://news.bostonherald.com/news/re.../general/view.bg?articleid=1033139 Simpson pleaded innocent today in East B
32 LH423 : Fair enough. I didn't know that was a charge but I can see that. LH423
33 Post contains links Aloha73G : Shes from Maui. http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/ar...e/2007/Sep/21/br/br3640751298.html -Aloha
34 UA2162 : I remember this kid swimming for HPA. Pretty crazy!
35 Sh0rtybr0wn : No Way. "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Quote by Benjamin Fran
36 Contrails : You'd think a college student would know better than to attempt such a stupid stunt. She needs to spend some time in her cell thinking about her stupi
37 Aloha73G : I think its worth noting that it seems she was not "attempting a stunt" and just went to meet a friend's flight wearing something that (to her) was c
38 SFO2SVO : I am not saying she did a smart thing but: the other day I saw a group of high school kids at SWA counter. They had a big boombox with lots of flashin
39 Post contains images OPNLguy : This one seems more akin to Jessica Simpson than OJ Simpson.... After that BS stunt right there in Boston by the Cartoon Network, last year I think,
40 Pygmalion : Look at the picture, I served in the military. I lived in Israel for a year. She was outside on the drive. No threats, no "hoax"... What's next arrest
41 EMBQA : As someone that has actually worked at BOS, the Mass State Police take their job very serious. You do not mess around with stuipd things like this...
42 Csturdiv : Why are people so confused about what she did was right or wrong? This is equilivent to going into a crowded place and yelling the word "Fire!!!!" and
43 Bok269 : It doesnt matter that she wasn't through security...a bomb can go off before security and do a lot of damage. ITs happened several times.
44 Post contains links Aloha73G : The Honolulu Advertiser is really running with this story. www.honoluluadvertiser.com They have a special section on the homepage with a variety of st
45 USAirALB : the nerve of some people
46 Basrabob : she deserves everything she gets , the cupid stunt!
47 Post contains links Rwessel : The statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney: http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/da...lypix/2007/Sep/21/092107_logan.pdf She did not refuse
48 AirTranTUS : The truck at GLA was outside too. It would be stupid not to question someone with a device like that on their shirt. There is no reason to let them g
49 Rwessel : Sure, question away. Threaten with deadly force? Arrest? Be serious. When it's trivially determined that the device is harmless, and not in any way s
50 Ikramerica : All the pictures I've seen of her she's smirking and smug. You can read a lot by how people react, and it would seem she knew what she was up to. Mis
51 Isitsafenow : I have a couple of baseball hats that have team logo lights, wires and battery under the logo. I wonder what TSA person would start screaming BOMB BOM
52 Post contains images Star_world : It's amusing how much people are over-reacting to this. It really shows how much of a sense of paranoia and fear has been instilled in people in the U
53 Indy : This is such a non story. This person however needs to use a little bit of common sense. Fortunately for her being a tool isn't a crime yet.
54 Post contains links Sh0rtybr0wn : In my posts above, I say I supports the art made by the student, and I do think people are over reacting quite a bit. But before you start saying tha
55 Pygmalion : Yep, all those people with timing devices strapped to their wrists entering the parking garage at an airport should be immediately waterboarded and ma
56 LTBEWR : Yea, I know I screwed up the date (22nd instead of the 21st), but still this story is an interesting comment as to terror fears are today, especially
57 EMBQA : Again... She was INSIDE the terminal building....!!!! What part of that do you not get..??
58 Post contains images Rwessel : OK, so: Yep, all those people with timing devices strapped to their wrists entering the terminal building at an airport should be immediately waterbo
59 Pygmalion : You do know that in most states, you can carry a loaded firearm into the nonsecured area of a terminal with a CCW permit... just not past the security
60 Pygmalion : When arrested she was outside baggage claim OUTSIDE the building. my emphasis
61 EMBQA : I understand where she was arrested.....I stood right on that spot a thousand times..... but the event happened inside the building. Heck, at Terminal
62 Glacote : It's incredible that we still find some comments as to why she is dumb, should be dropped out of MIT and SSSS'd forever. What is especially concerning
63 AsstChiefMark : You've been watching too many old movies or something. If a cop sees someone shoplift a candy bar and that person goes into the parking lot, does the
64 Rwessel : Not without the permission of Minnesota, he (non-gendered "he", BTW) won't. In general the Wisconsin trooper he has no authority to chase someone or
65 AsstChiefMark : It's a given that we'd notify Minnesota. Once over the border, the Minnesota car would take the lead, but the Wisconsin car would continue in the bac
66 SeaBosDca : Congratulations. Within your own mind, you've let the terrorists win. If we eliminate our rights for an illusion of security, we've lost what separat
67 Post contains images MDorBust : Most states/cities/counties have agreements with their neighbors that grant pursing officers the authority to still act in their official capacity (w
68 Bok269 : She had exposed wiring, a circuit board, batteries, and play doh in her hand. Looks mighty suspicious to me. Better safe than sorry.
69 Rwessel : I don't know what a terrorist looks like, and neither do you, and a good one will do his darnedest to look completely ordinary. That doesn't make us
70 Post contains images SirOmega : Oh my God. I cant believe the level of anti-intellectualism, knee-jerk reactionary responses in this thread. I'm floored. I really would have expected
71 Post contains images Rwessel : Really? You keep the detonator on your chest where everyone could see it? And install blinky light on it to draw extra attention? And hold the explos
72 AsstChiefMark : It does, actually. In reality, we have to prove that we're NOT terrorists. Think about it. Law enforcement personnel in the terrorist hunter mode ass
73 Bok269 : Remember, we are talking about an airport, post 9/11, from which two of the ill-fated flights departed. You can argue that a terrorist wouldn't do th
74 Rwessel : I think you may want to rephrase that. As written you've declared this a police state, where we're guilty unless we can prove otherwise. At the very
75 AirTranTUS : What is normal? I can tell you it's not wearing a circuit board on your chest. And that would be why we need a type of airport security that checks p
76 Indy : I think most people know this thing she was wearing was no threat. But they carry on like fools for media attention. I think that is why most of these
77 Rwessel : Even if I were to concede that, so what. They get everything secured, call in the guy from the bomb squad, who's presumably seen a wire and an LED be
78 Mike89406 : Obviously there are many arguments here and many don't like the TSA. However I think a lot of people are making too light of a situation here. Obviou
79 AsstChiefMark : Welcome to reality. Why do you think the cops detain (at gunpoint) everyone who runs out of a bank during robbery? Because everyone is a suspect unti
80 Post contains images Rwessel : Err, because there's reasonable cause to suspect that there are armed and dangerous people who have committed a serious felony running out of the ban
81 Rwessel : I haven't seen anyone argue that they don't. Several people, myself included, are arguing that there is no suspicious activity here. A few blinking l
82 Glacote : She did not intend to make any joke. This is the whole point. That TSA investigates suspicious activity before it turns into actual terrorist activit
83 Post contains images D L X : No she shouldn't. It's hard to get a felony when you have no intent, and pretty much impossible when nobody was hurt. I'm very surprised with the num
84 Flybyguy : Precisely! This girl has her entire future ruined because some overzealous imbecile couldn't couldn't tell a bomb from his backside. There was obviou
85 Post contains links FATFlyer : Star Simpson's own mother is saying this morning ""You can be shot if you're that stupid to come up to the airport with something like that," Simpson
86 Mike89406 : Thats not the point anyways. Joke or no Joke it doesn't matter there are rules and regulations to being in an airport We are all subject to then bein
87 Mike89406 : This is the whole point here.
88 Glacote : I fully agree here. That abnormal looking persons get questions is very right. That they risk being shot is not. That some find it "normal" or wish h
89 Pygmalion : Logan Airport is not federal property... all your BS about federal rules dont apply. Logan is Massport owned.. i.e. state property. All the FAA rules
90 PYP757 : I cannot see how you can possibly reach this conclusion. I don't think I could tell the difference between a real bomb and a fake. And how can you co
91 Hmmmm... : This is not a fake bomb scare. It is a real bomb scare. It is the bomb that was fake.
92 Mike89406 : The whole perception of showing up like that can put you in that situation does it really happen much? Not at all. But by showing up like that she co
93 Mike89406 :
94 Post contains links Indy : A fake bomb is something constructed to look like a bomb. The difference between a fake bomb and a toy like the ones strapped to a bridge is the pers
95 Bok269 : She had Play-Doh in her hand. Definately shows intent.
96 PYP757 : Who says her entire future is ruined? She will most likely avoid prison, go back to school, get her degree. And in the meantime, she is enjoying her
97 Post contains images Zippyjet : What was this woman thinking? This again supports my theory that just because you may be an intellectual. I assume if you can get into MIT, then you h
98 Indy : Pay for what? What law did she break? Just because some moron can't tell the difference between a circuit board and a bomb doesn't make you a crimina
99 EMBQA : She was charged with wearing a FAKE DEVICE... and it's a Law. It doesn't mater if she was wearing it a Logan, The Olde North Church or Starbucks. I r
100 Post contains images Isitsafenow : I certainly hope that one was tongue-in-cheek......'cause thats funny. safe
101 B752OS : She was arrained at East Boston district court the other day and pleaded not guilty. The Herald in Boston ripped here and others like her. I think it
102 Post contains images Ikramerica : She's an MIT student, which means she had a brighter future than a lot of other college grads. Now when she goes on job interviews, she will have to
103 Pygmalion : provide a link to the section of the federal code where it is illegal to wear a "fake device", what ever the hell that is. sheesh
104 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : Oh, for the love of ....... Look it up yourself. Christ.... What a ... Tell me. What do you want to be when you grow up?
105 Post contains links Bok269 : http://www.boston.com/news/local/art...ses_scare_at_logan_with_shirt_art/ Explain to me why you would walk into an airport with play-doh in your hand
106 Seabosdca : No, whether she broke the law is up to the court (or the jury, should she request one). All you have to determine whether she broke the law is allega
107 Post contains links EMBQA : I'm not making this up and neither is the State DA. She was charged with wearing a hoax device. Found it..... I can not say for sure this is what she
108 Ikramerica : why must it be a federal offense? most states and municipalities have laws against things like this... And imagine the implications if she wore this
109 Post contains images SeaBosDca : I don't believe you're from California. If that was the first thing to come to mind, you must actually be from this godforsaken region of the country
110 Pygmalion : Mas law: Section 102A1/2. (a) Whoever possesses, transports, uses or places or causes another to knowingly or unknowingly possess, transport, use or p
111 Indy : Good luck getting a conviction. A hoax device? Not hardly. Not only is it not a hoax device you'd have to prove intent as well. A computer board is n
112 Bok269 : The Play-doh doesn't help her case.
113 Aloha73G : Thanks to those who looked up the law. A conviction will require proof she had intent to cause some sort of disruption, which IMHO will be hard. I thi
114 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : But she's still damaged goods. What kind of job can she expect? Maybe a job at Apple if she's lucky. I guess they hire smart geeks who can't get jobs
115 Indy : Reading the story over and over makes me realize the person working the information booth was either an idiot or just looking for attention. This girl
116 ArcrftLvr : Possession of a hoax device, according to the story. Easy there slippery slope, an iPod hardly looks like a motherboard attached to a battery and Pla
117 ArcrftLvr : Only if she gets convicted.
118 Post contains images Indy : And on the issue of the Play-doh we don't really know thats what it was. The claim comes from airport police. These are also the same idiots that mist
119 EMBQA : You need to re-read the law. It does not require intent... only the act.
120 SQ452 : I'm sorry Indy I got to disagree with you here...I'm sure at some point the booth attendant thought that, regardless of what the girl told her, the w
121 Post contains images 777fan : Bear in mind that the 1st Amendment guarantees the right to free speech and assembly but it's still illegal to yell "fire" in a crowded theater. Ther
122 Indy : There is that whole hoax device thing. A circuit board with 9 lights and a battery isn't a hoax device. Just because some clown mistakes it for one do
123 Isitsafenow : I have spend a good portion of my life in airports on both sides of the counter and have seen stranger things carried by people then a hunk of play d
124 Pygmalion : I quoted the law, specifically Mass Law, Chapter 266 , section 102A 1/2 ... "with the intent to cause anxiety" etc etc... It requires them to prove i
125 AsstChiefMark : All they need are a couple of people to say they were scared for their lives.
126 Indy : Proving someone is paranoid doesn't prove intent of the other person.
127 Michlis : That's a big assumption. Seven years ago nobody thought terrorists would take flying lessons in the US and practice with Microsoft Flight Simulator t
128 Indy : I hope you don't really believe that. If people are so paranoid that every device is a potential explosive and everyone is a potential terrorist then
129 Michlis : We live in unconventional times. What you call "paranoia" some call vigilance. My point is given the "sympathy" that this inidivdual has been given ov
130 Pygmalion : For a lawyer, (contract law maybe?) you are bit out of touch with the legal system. The info counter, baggage claim and the airport drive are not a "
131 Michlis : So, are you suggesting someone should be able to parade with AKs or questionable devices up and down the baggage area? Well, for a 16-20 year old you
132 Rwessel : You do realize that you can check firearms as baggage, don't you? As part of that procedure you have to take the weapon out of the case (or at least
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