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Controller charged with possession of wmd

greg1016

Trustworthy Source
#24
Once had a controller cuffed on position at ZBW for sexual deviance..... Also was on position during a mid crash at CLT and the tower controller had left to go "be with" his gf's daughter, who was severely underage.

Union protected him (which really made me rethink NATCA) because of a technicality.... Though NATCA protected him he ended up, and still is on, the sexual registry database...... Became a supervisor.

Go figure.
You realize that by federal law if a union does not defend every bargaining unit employee (not just member) to the extent of its ability, no matter the offense, they face fines and decertification? NATCA does not have a choice in defending the indefensible.
 

ATN_Pilot

Socialist Pig Member
#25
Yep. I once represented a pedophile who kidnapped his stepdaughter. Made me sick to my stomach, but it was my responsibility, and everyone is entitled to fair representation. He still ultimately ended up where he belonged.
 

NovemberEcho

Dergs favorite member
#28
Years ago a tower controller at SFO was robbing banks on the side. If I'm remembering it right.

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We had a guy at Tyndall doing that just before I got there. When he was on swings he would go to Tallahassee in the morning to rob banks and convenience stores then come to work. He wound up getting chased and cornered by the cops and shot himself.

There was also that AF controller in Tampa who liked to play cop and bought a bunch of lights for his car and pulled people over. Someone finally got suspicious and he got arrested.

And then there was me who was drinking a beer after a tubing trip and when the cop told me to get rid of it I chugged it. He didn't find it as funny as I did and I went to jail for the night in nothing but a swimsuit and flip flops. =\
 

Nark

Well-Known Member
#32
@NovemberEcho you left a little bit out:
WMD refers to materials, weapons, or devices that are intended to cause (or are capable of causing) death or serious bodily injury to a significant number of people through release, dissemination, or impact of toxic or poisonous chemicals or precursors, a disease organism, or radiation or radioactivity, including (but not limited to) biological devices, chemical devices, improvised nuclear devices, radiological dispersion devices, and radiological exposure devices.
Plus I think its important to note, it's not the FBI defining WMD's, rather US Code. Why, you ask? We need to be on the same page in criminal regards.

4oz can do some damage.

The standard issue, M67 grenade has 6.5 oz of comp B. It has a kill radius of 5 m, casualty radius of 15m.
I've had shrapnel hit me from roughly 50m away.

I didn't read the details other than he's a dumbass, it depends who charges him, Federal or State. In the end it doesn't really matter I guess.
 
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bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
#33
Years ago a tower controller at SFO was robbing banks on the side. If I'm remembering it right.

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Reminds me of my neighbor when I was a kid. He was robbing banks for years, and he was a cop. They had a grainy picture of him on the most wanted poster and his buddies used to make fun of him for looking like the guy.
He got caught while on duty, while changing back into his police uniform and putting his bank robber stuff back into the trunk of his car.
I remember his wife not giving back the corvette and they moved into a bigger nicer house after he went to jail for a few years. Sounds like it worked out ok...
 

A80TRACON

Backpfeifengesicht
#34
You realize that by federal law if a union does not defend every bargaining unit employee (not just member) to the extent of its ability, no matter the offense, they face fines and decertification? NATCA does not have a choice in defending the indefensible.
Agree and understand. Doesn't mean I have to like or agree with it.

CJ
30+ yr NATCA member (even in retirement)
 
#35
@NovemberEcho you left a little bit out:

Plus I think its important to note, it's not the FBI defining WMD's, rather US Code. Why, you ask? We need to be on the same page in criminal regards.

4oz can do some damage.

The standard issue, M67 grenade has 6.5 oz of comp B. It has a kill radius of 5 m, casualty radius of 15m.
I've had shrapnel hit me from roughly 50m away.

I didn't read the details other than he's a dumbass, it depends who charges him, Federal or State. In the end it doesn't really matter I guess.
The smallest nuclear weapon ever made is the W54, with a kill radius of around 250-350m. It's a WMD. No defense to those who attack innocents with explosives, but a grenade is a grenade.
 

flyingbum

Needz Re-Edjamacayshun
#36
Huh... well... If the Man had any real concerns they could lump my Dog in there as well. He can clear a room with his flatulent, giving him a 3-5 meter kill zone, and about a 10 meter casualty radius. Clear the room, Ceiling Fan ON, Febreez in mass quantities!
 

A80TRACON

Backpfeifengesicht
#37
Call it what you want, this individual should NOT still be employed by the FAA.

I've seen this now for a dozen plus plus years, before and after my recent retirement. The FAA, and NATCA, don't have the balls to get rid of someone lest they get sued for some dipxxxx reason.....and eventually make the individual a manager.

This guy is/was a menace no matter how you categorize what a WMD is.

CJ
 

mshunter

Well-Known Member
#38
Huh... well... If the Man had any real concerns they could lump my Dog in there as well. He can clear a room with his flatulent, giving him a 3-5 meter kill zone, and about a 10 meter casualty radius. Clear the room, Ceiling Fan ON, Febreez in mass quantities!
My dogs the same. The best is when it's an audible fart. It freaks her out, and she jumps up and tries to run away from her own ass!