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LAX Police Beef Up Patrols During Thanksgiving
CBSLA.com) ^ | November 14, 2012 5:37 PM

Posted on 11/14/2012 7:43:27 PM PST by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police at Los Angeles International Airport are beefing up patrols during the 10-day Thanksgiving period that begins Friday.

Police said they have new tools to ensure public safety at the airport, which includes 14 motorcycles, three electric standup vehicles, and a new fleet of state-of-the-art cars equipped with license plate recognition systems.

“We use the system for different reasons. One of them is to identify any vehicles that may have been involved in criminal acts,” said Lt. Masis Sossikian from L.A. Airport Police.

The system also allows officials to check when and where a criminal entered the airport.

Police believe the new equipment will curb criminal activity, such as vehicle thefts.

Travelers, however, should also do their part to keep their items safe.

“Our goal is to have people hide their valuables and make sure their cars are locked,” said Chief Michael Hyams.

As always, officials encouraged the estimated 1.8 million travelers to arrive at LAX early and be prepared.

“Passengers on flights between LAX and cities that are traditionally popular with Angelenos, such as San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, and New York, may find those flights fully booked,” said Arif Alikhan from Homeland Security.


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1 posted on 11/14/2012 7:43:32 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

The standing army our Founders feared.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 7:47:13 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: BenLurkin
.........said Arif Alikhan from Homeland Security.
3 posted on 11/14/2012 8:08:35 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: BenLurkin
One of them is to identify any vehicles that may have been involved in criminal acts,”

Shouldn't that be people driving vehicles that may have been involed in criminal acts? Vehicles (except for SUVs) don't commit criminal acts.

4 posted on 11/14/2012 8:20:25 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: BenLurkin

lAX to beef up patrols during Thanksgiving. . .

Because Thansgiving is one of those kind of holidays. . .we have to beef up patrols. . .family holidays.

We were pretty close to gaining back our nice country. It’s gonna take some more work.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 8:24:38 PM PST by stanne
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To: Brad's Gramma
.........said Arif Alikhan from Homeland Security.

Amazing, isn't it?

6 posted on 11/14/2012 8:24:55 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Colorado Doug

Yes...it is.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 8:30:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: BenLurkin

Lax. Hehehe.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 8:50:09 PM PST by dangus
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To: dangus
After the "Perfect Day", exLAX...
9 posted on 11/14/2012 9:27:17 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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