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ABC reports a shooting at gate 66 at LAX (terminal 6)

ABC reports a shooting at gate 66 at LAX (terminal 6)

Old Sep 20, 11, 12:47 pm
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ABC reports a shooting at gate 66 at LAX (terminal 6)

Sorry, no link yet - the ABC TV news in LA just reported that an employee has been shot at gate 66, Terminal 6, at LAX.

Might want to begin screening employees to the same ridiculous standards as applied to passengers if airport employees bring guns to work.
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Old Sep 20, 11, 12:50 pm
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Where does it say an employee was the shooter?
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Old Sep 20, 11, 1:33 pm
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This is on KABC?
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Old Sep 20, 11, 1:57 pm
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KABC doesn't have anything on their site but the Daily Breeze and NBC now claim that an employee was injured and transported to a hospital but neither discloses the type of injuries:

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...130217378.html

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_18936788
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Old Sep 20, 11, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by MR_MAMA View Post
Where does it say an employee was the shooter?
Well, we all know that it's impossible for a common, ordinary passenger to bring a weapon through a TSA checkpoint, right?
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Old Sep 20, 11, 2:19 pm
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Shooting at the gate

Private contractor injured while working in an electrical closet.

Pretty amazing how different the same story can become when the news doesn't check their facts before runnig with something.

Why on earth is this even news? Do they report every time a construction person is injured in LA?
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Old Sep 20, 11, 2:58 pm
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Shooting at the gate

Private contractor injured while working in an electrical closet.

Pretty amazing how different the same story can become when the news doesn't check their facts before runnig with something.

Why on earth is this even news? Do they report every time a construction person is injured in LA?
I could see someone mishearing "somebody got shocked" as "somebody got shot". Add an EMS dispatch to the terminal and you've got confirmation. And while I agree that they should have checked their facts better, given the choice between accidentally crying wolf and being late to a story, news directors will cry wolf every time. I would guess that once the story was posted, there wasn't much they could do about it except correct it.
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Old Sep 21, 11, 12:37 am
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Why on earth is this even news?
Because it has the word "airport" in it. It's practically a Pavlovian response these days.

Let's hope there's never an E. Coli outbreak at an airport Taco Bell. DHS will double TSA's budget overnight.
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Old Sep 21, 11, 2:22 am
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Because it has the word "airport" in it. It's practically a Pavlovian response these days.

Let's hope there's never an E. Coli outbreak at an airport Taco Bell. DHS will double TSA's budget overnight.
You KNOW we will pay dearly for this very soon at checkpoints all over America.
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