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originally posted by: Krakatoa
Interesting massive response to a murder-suicide since the LAPD has recently lost a lawsuit and must stop using the 1033 military surplus weapons distro program, begin returning or destroying what the do have,etc. So of course, you need to SHOW THE PUBLIC they need these military surplus weapons and equipment, and will use it to "keep you safe".
ETA: Link to article, May 30, 2016 - Activists Successfully End Federal Militarization of Los Angeles School Police Department
The massive multi-agency response included personnel from the Los Angeles Fire Department, FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ... About 100 LAFD firefighters were on the scene, including Tactical Emergency Medical Support teams...
The city of Los Angeles is on tactical alert as of 10:30 a.m., according to the LAPD...
People leaving buildings and getting out of the area are being asked to put their hands on their heads and some are being searched as a precaution, aerial video showed.... Many were asked to kneel down as an officer with a rifle searched his belongings.
originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
so 3 shots just shut down la and tied up all of its emergency services for over 90 minutes? i wonder how much this cost exactly but hey at least its not a major source of loss of life
originally posted by: starviego
originally posted by: onequestion
My friend on campus is being told its a planned out attack with 4 shooters spread out through campus.
Where is your friend getting that info?
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: Krakatoa
LA Unified School District has their own police force that had obtained assault rifles and, I believe, at least one APC through the 1033 program.
They're a completely separate force from LAPD and LASD. Had this event happened at a high school or something similar I would more readily buy into what you're saying, but the LAUSD police would have little to no connection with this incident.
Beyond that, the folks pushing to get rid of 1033 could just as easily use it to say "look how fast LAPD got there to deal with it" for their own argument.
I don't disagree with the premise you're presenting for us, I just don't think the connection is there due to the very limited impact this would have on LAUSD police.
LAPD and LASD don't need an event like this to quantify their need for hardware. in my opinion anyway.