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Police Arrest Woman Allegedly Wearing Fake Bomb at Boston Airport
Fox News ^ | 09/21/2007

Posted on 09/21/2007 7:57:23 AM PDT by tsmith130

A woman who walked into Logan International Airport allegedly wearing a fake bomb strapped to chest was arrested at gunpoint Friday, officials said.

Star Simpson, 19, had a computer circuit board, wiring and a putty that later turned out to be Play-Doh in plain view over a black hooded sweatshirt she was wearing, said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the commanding officer at the airport.

After a Massachusetts Port Authority official notified State Police about 8 a.m., troopers tracked Simpson down outside Terminal C, where they arrested her and later determined the device was a fake.

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Words fail me.
1 posted on 09/21/2007 7:57:24 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

testing the waters? checking to see what happens?


2 posted on 09/21/2007 7:58:34 AM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END Welfare)
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To: tsmith130

Headline:

Stoopid Liberal Tries to Make Asinine Point, Fails


3 posted on 09/21/2007 7:59:03 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: tsmith130
I swear, some people just beg for an a$$ kicking.

Cheers,

knewshound

http://www.knewshound.blogspot.com/
4 posted on 09/21/2007 7:59:23 AM PDT by knews_hound (In order to not be banned, I no longer discuss Politics here.)
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To: tsmith130

Effing fool. They shoulda shot first, then determine if the bomb was real.


5 posted on 09/21/2007 8:00:39 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: tsmith130

Maybe she was hoping to get tasered and famous.


6 posted on 09/21/2007 8:02:05 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: tsmith130
After a Massachusetts Port Authority official notified State Police about 8 a.m., troopers tracked Simpson down outside Terminal C,

Why didn't the Port Authority official detain her before she needed to be "tracked down" by a cop?

7 posted on 09/21/2007 8:02:28 AM PDT by Mrs.Liberty
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To: tsmith130
After a Massachusetts Port Authority official notified State Police about 8 a.m., troopers tracked Simpson down outside Terminal C,

Why didn't the Port Authority official detain her before she needed to be "tracked down" by a cop?

8 posted on 09/21/2007 8:02:48 AM PDT by Mrs.Liberty
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To: tsmith130
Sorority Hazing gone awry?

Truthfully, I cannot imagine what she was thinking when she did something this F'ing Stupid!

9 posted on 09/21/2007 8:03:09 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.)
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To: tsmith130
Star Simpson, 19, had a computer circuit board...

The mother of all boards?
10 posted on 09/21/2007 8:03:26 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: tsmith130

Not exactly a shining Star.


11 posted on 09/21/2007 8:04:09 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: tsmith130

I hope she gets to dream up more of her so-called “crazy ideas” for the next 20 in a Federal gray rock resort.


12 posted on 09/21/2007 8:04:18 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: tsmith130

Was it her?............

13 posted on 09/21/2007 8:04:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: tsmith130

Failed suicide by cop or political statement?

She still needs 20+ years of hard labor to remind her how lucky she was that the cops showed more restraint than she deserved.


14 posted on 09/21/2007 8:04:40 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: tsmith130

http://stars.mit.edu/me.html

I think this is her.


15 posted on 09/21/2007 8:04:47 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: tsmith130

Probably the Paris Hilton factor, do something stupid to get on TV.


16 posted on 09/21/2007 8:05:10 AM PDT by mnehring (Thompson/Hunter 08 -- Fred08.com - The adults have joined the race.)
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To: tsmith130

These kids have too much self-esteem and not enough common sense.


17 posted on 09/21/2007 8:05:19 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul
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To: bolobaby

Yeah, I think you summed it up. The twit is lucky somebody didn’t take her seriously enough to shoot her on the spot.


18 posted on 09/21/2007 8:06:33 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

She’s lucky someone didn’t shoot her first, before she could blow herself up.

She’s certainly too stupid to be in college.


19 posted on 09/21/2007 8:07:38 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: tsmith130
Here is the publicity hound from the MIT website:

http://stars.mit.edu/me.html
http://stars.mit.edu/

20 posted on 09/21/2007 8:08:34 AM PDT by mnehring (Thompson/Hunter 08 -- Fred08.com - The adults have joined the race.)
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To: tsmith130

http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/life/music_the_arts/the_night_i_shared_a_stage_wit.shtml

A bit more, not too relevant.


21 posted on 09/21/2007 8:08:58 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

“She’s extremely lucky she followed the instructions or deadly force would have been used,” Pare told The Associated Press. “And she’s lucky to be in a cell as opposed to the morgue.”

How can somebody so stupid get into MIT?


22 posted on 09/21/2007 8:09:18 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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Note on 20. The top pic is from when she entered MIT, the bottom pic is after she was in MIT for a year.


23 posted on 09/21/2007 8:09:23 AM PDT by mnehring (Thompson/Hunter 08 -- Fred08.com - The adults have joined the race.)
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To: Doctor Raoul
You can fill her email "lint trap", though my guess is she won't be able to check it anytime soon:

stars at mit dot edu

stars@mit.edu

24 posted on 09/21/2007 8:09:24 AM PDT by Mrs.Liberty
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To: tsmith130
Star is hawaiian for "Moron".

In the movie, "LA Story", Sarah Jessica Parker plays the prototypical blond LA airhead and the character's name is "SanDeE*", who was studying to be a "spokesmodel".

If there's a remake, Star should get the part.

25 posted on 09/21/2007 8:09:29 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul
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To: tsmith130

Why is she still alive?

I would’ve double tap|headshot’d her from jump. Then the rest of us could’ve gotten on with our lives.


26 posted on 09/21/2007 8:10:19 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: L98Fiero

“How can somebody so stupid get into MIT?”

My thoughts exactly.


27 posted on 09/21/2007 8:11:08 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: knews_hound

Tase her, Bro!!!!!!


28 posted on 09/21/2007 8:11:26 AM PDT by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: tsmith130

She and the whole protest movement, including TaserBoy, basically have adopted the Beavis and Butthead rhetorical style. Hee, hee, snort, snort, aren’t we so funny poking fun at the “establishment” with our cleaver rants, shouting other people down and especially our little “gags” like pretending to bring a bomb on a plane. hee, hee, snort, snort.

Oh, if anyone knows Beavis and Butthead, please apologize for me. I realize its a bit insulting to be compared to these morons.


29 posted on 09/21/2007 8:11:32 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: tsmith130

Gee-I sure hope they tasered her-I’ve just got to hear another idiot scream-”don’t taze me bro”


30 posted on 09/21/2007 8:12:00 AM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: Doctor Raoul

Does she have a MysSpace page?


31 posted on 09/21/2007 8:13:07 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo
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To: tsmith130

What possible statement could this dipstick have been trying to make other than to ruin MIT’s reputation?


32 posted on 09/21/2007 8:14:05 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul
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To: Red Badger

No Shooty!


33 posted on 09/21/2007 8:14:06 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: VaBthang4
“Why is she still alive? I would’ve double tap|headshot’d her from jump.”

This is Boston- if the computer board had an LED picture of Mooninites, the cops would have fired at once even if she’d been in a crowd.

But they gave her the benefit of the doubt. They probably had to arrange the encounter so that there were no people within 20 meters, in case the play-doh was actually C4, and once you have the target isolated, you have the luxury of some conversation before you decide to take a life.

34 posted on 09/21/2007 8:14:30 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: tsmith130

Fake bombs as apparel, it’s the new black!


35 posted on 09/21/2007 8:14:34 AM PDT by pbear8 (Padre Pio please pray for Tony Snow)
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To: tsmith130

Another thread on the story:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1900135/posts


36 posted on 09/21/2007 8:15:04 AM PDT by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

For her encore she’s going to assemble an all-black, fake .50 caliber rifle, dress in camo, and point it at police cars driving by her tree stand.


37 posted on 09/21/2007 8:15:10 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack
For her encore she’s going to assemble an all-black, fake .50 caliber rifle, dress in camo, and point it at police cars driving by her tree stand

IMHO: She should cover her face in Crocodile dung and shed a few tears for all the good it will do her.

38 posted on 09/21/2007 8:16:53 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: JewishRighter
She and the whole protest movement, including TaserBoy, basically have adopted the Beavis and Butthead rhetorical style.

CougarGA7 and I were discussing this, it's the libs version of "Hold muh beer, and watch this."

With the advent of myspace and youtube, the new species is Digital Narcissist.

39 posted on 09/21/2007 8:17:08 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: tsmith130

Every time a dumbass pilot enters DC airspace, he’s “escorted” out by an F-16. Usually, though, the F-16 flies along-side while the aircraft approaches the White House. Too little, too late.

Just once, shoot down these aircraft and it’ll stop happening.

Likewise, the Israeli’s have a habit of taking the head shot on guys with suicide vests. If this were to happen ONCE in an American airport, this stuff would stop.

Just sayin’.


40 posted on 09/21/2007 8:17:56 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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I think this is her.

It is she.

She's 19. I'll bet even money that she's going to be diagnosed as schizoid. She is at the right age. I've seen this happen many times before, 19 year olds flipping the switch and crossing over to another universe.

41 posted on 09/21/2007 8:18:08 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The only good Mullah is a dead Mullah. The only good Mosque is the one that used to be there.)
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To: mnehrling

Surprisingly, she’s an attractive woman. Clearly she was in better shape - and more flatteringly styled - before her first year in college.


43 posted on 09/21/2007 8:29:43 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“Digital Narcissist”

excellent, TJ.


44 posted on 09/21/2007 8:31:38 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: tsmith130
Star SIMPSON? She either told the cops:

"I'm as innocent as anyone else out there"
or

I didn't do it, nobody say me do it, you can't prove anything--don't have a cow, man
45 posted on 09/21/2007 8:32:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: JewishRighter

Stolen, but I forgot from where.


46 posted on 09/21/2007 8:32:51 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

“She’s 19. I’ll bet even money that she’s going to be diagnosed as schizoid. She is at the right age. I’ve seen this happen many times before, 19 year olds flipping the switch and crossing over to another universe.”

Must beg to differ. Diagnosis: liberal


47 posted on 09/21/2007 8:32:55 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: tsmith130

Everyone’s assuming that she is a protester, but that’s not clear from the article or other information here.

Odds are that she is. But like other MIT students, she also seems to be a nerd, with a fondness for racing machines and the like.

Yes, this was an extremely stupid thing to do. But why she was stupid enough to do it remains to be seen. I’m sure her IQ is off the charts, but sometimes smart young people can do some pretty stupid things.


48 posted on 09/21/2007 8:35:38 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DBrow
In a sentence, I'm an inventor, artist, engineer, and student, I love to build things and I love crazy ideas.

She'll now be able to add a new word to her list of accomplishments: criminal.

The self-descriptive text and pictures at her web page makes her sound like an intelligent but goofy kid. Giving her a massive benefit of doubt for youthful immaturity, my sense is that the "device" was probably was meant to be a joke on the friend she was picking up.

Guess she failed to notice that jokes of this type are out in the age of terrorism. She's damn lucky, damn lucky not to be dead.

49 posted on 09/21/2007 8:43:27 AM PDT by Captain Rhino ( Peace based on respected strength is truly peace; peace based on weakness is ignoble slavery)
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To: tsmith130
Boston, which suffered through a fake bomb scare on 1/31/07 when THESE two guys...
...planted THESE devices around town...

50 posted on 09/21/2007 8:43:30 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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