Skip to comments.California officer detained in Taiwan after TSA misses gun in her bag at LAX
Posted on 04/20/2017 3:25:45 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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“Why Taiwan? not your usual vacation spot. How can you miss a gun in a ladies bag....the weight along would say something....”
True that Taiwan is not a usual vacation spot. But it could be, or should be. People just don’t know about it.
Nonetheless, it was a transit stop en route to Thailand where they were going for vacation.
The standard for everybody in Dallas used to be $10k (lawyer and civil penalty) I don't know if inflation has impacted that.
On the other hand, cop an attitude, and one might end up looking at a felony.
In the People's Democratic Socialist states, one might face more pain from the state than the feds.
“Now in Taiwan, changing airplanes for another international flight, she might get re-screened in that situation”
My guess is that is the case, but am not sure.
Still, if this were the case, she had to tell security. And even, if not she had no other choice to inform them because she can’t just leave it in the bathroom, or risk having it found out going through customs or by whatever happenstance.
Did the gun harm anyone?
Residueis a bear to explain at times...
I once flew outta KCI back to Fort Drum- we had been doing some rather interesting things with all sorts of military explosives with some NG SF guys at Fort Riley KS. I get popped for explosive residue all over my self and carry on ( I was travelling in civvies, but the bag had been down range with me for two weeks of all sorts of shots using everything from M1 Dynamite cratering charges, det cord and C4 and the like.).
Needless to say I eventually rented a car and drove....
Seems my AD ID card and story just didn’t convince the security folks- and this was about a year prior to 2001... Maybe it was because one Captain laughed at me getting popped and asked in a joking voice if I left it all on the range.....
Residue can bring on a scrub by a sponge-like instrument on the suspect bag. Had it happen to me once. After the scrub, I asked the officer what had set off the scanner, and he said "gunpowder." I had used my ammo bag for an extra carry-on! After verifying the bag's contents, I was on my way!
“They dont want safety, they want control. To put it another way, Safety is not their goal. Control is their goal.”
Don’t forget union jobs! That’s become the number one reason for the TSA.
And why is an LA cop headed to Taiwan with a firearm in tow?
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