Helluva Job, Big Sis. NC Teen Plunged To His Death From Jet Wheel Well

On November 15th, while Americans were being subjected to being groped by TSA agents and/or body scans, a North Carolina teen  made his way onto the tarmac at the Charlotte airport and climbed into the wheel well of US Air jet.  He later plunged to his death, landing in a quiet Milton, Massachusetts neighborhood.

The grieving mother of a North Carolina teen — who “likely” plummeted from the sky over Milton after toppling out of a Boeing 737 wheel well — slammed airport security last night, saying her boy should have been stopped on the tarmac.

“I thought that after 9/11 there would be more security, especially on the ground,” said Jonette Washington, mother of 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale.

“He was a good kid. He wasn’t really going to Boston. He was trying to get to Baltimore to get to me,” she tearfully told the Herald.

In a stunning announcement, Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating said yesterday it’s “likely” the teen climbed into a wheel well of a jet in Charlotte, N.C., on Nov. 15 and fell to his death over Milton at about 9 p.m. Keating said a neighbor heard “a loud crashing noise” around that time.

Imagine what could have happened if it had been a terrorist who had climbed into that wheel well and not just a messed up teenager?  It’s a good thing we’re groping nuns and toddlers at airports, huh?

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Breaking: NYC Bound Bus Evacuated In NH After Suspicious Device Reported

This is unfolding in downtown Portsmouth, NH – an area near and dear to my heart.

All passengers but one have left a bus at the center of a bomb scare in Portsmouth, and the police are speaking with the remaining one.

Police said the incident involved a Greyhound bus that was en route from Portland, Maine, to Boston and then on to New York. A passenger alerted the bus driver that a suspicious device may be on the bus, and the bus driver was able to pull over and get off to call for help. Portsmouth, and the police are speaking with the remaining one.

Police said the incident involved a Greyhound bus that was en route from Portland, Maine, to Boston and then on to New York. A passenger alerted the bus driver that a suspicious device may be on the bus, and the bus driver was able to pull over and get off to call for help.

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The 17 passengers remained on board, but police said they had not been told to stay on the bus, and they weren’t sure why no one else had come off.

About two hours after the bus was stopped, the passengers finally began to get off. They exited the bus with their hands over their heads and walked down the street until they were met by what appeared to be a SWAT officer.

At least two people were led away from the area in handcuffs, but police were not calling them suspects. A passenger was also still on the bus and was being questioned.

This situation is fluid and I don’t want to see Janet Incompetano’s mug on my TV later telling me this is a “lone wolf” or a “one off” before the facts are known.

H/T: PISSED

Suspect In Custody In Times Square Bombing Attempt

Faisal Shahzad was removed from a flight bound for Dubai late last night.

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Federal agents and police detectives arrested a Connecticut man, a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan, early Tuesday in connection with the failed Times Square car bombing, according to people briefed on the investigation.

The man, Faisal Shahzad, was believed to have recently bought the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder that was found loaded with gasoline, propane, fireworks and fertilizer in the heart of Times Square, one of the people briefed on the development said.

Mr. Shahzad was taken into custody at Kennedy Airport, apparently trying to flee, one of the people said. Charges against Mr. Shahzad, who had returned recently from a trip to Pakistan, were not announced.

There goes Janet Incompetano’s “one off” theory…this has all the makings of a larger plot.

Update: Family members and a friend of Shahzad have been arrested in Pakistan

Pakistan on Tuesday arrested several relatives of the Pakistani-American held in New York on suspicion of driving a bomb-laden car into Times Square, security sources said.

Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, told U.S. authorities he acted alone in Saturday’s failed bombing but skeptical investigators are looking into his recent trip to Pakistan, a U.S. law enforcement source said.

Shahzad, 30, was arrested late on Monday night after he was taken off an Emirates airline plane that was just about to take off for Dubai. Hours later, several relatives and a friend were arrested in Pakistan. [ID:nSGE6430EA]

“We have picked up a few family members” related to Shahzad, a security official in Karachi said. A friend of Shahzad was also detained.

Shahzad is from the disputed Kashmiri region but it is not known if he was affiliated with any militant group, a source familiar with the investigation said on Tuesday. The source asked not to be named because the issue is sensitive.

Where The Hell Is Secretary Napolitano?

That is the question that Democrats on the Homeland Security Committee were asking when she was a no-show for Wednesday’s hearing on the Christmas Day Bomber.  If they were ticked off off at the hearing, imagine their reaction when they saw her putting the nap in Napolitano at the State of the Union that very night?

Top Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee publicly scolded Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for failing to show up at a Wednesday hearing where the committee examined the attempted Christmas Day suicide bombing of Northwest Flight 253. One Democrat on the committee said he wanted to know “where the hell” Napolitano was.

That evening, Napolitiano [sic] did prominently show up at the Capitol to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. But earlier in the day, she dispatched Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute to testify on her behalf in the Homeland Security Committee on what went wrong in the homeland-security process that allowed would-be suicide-bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board a plane bound from Amsterdam to the Detroit.

The committee has primary oversight over Napolitano’s department, and top Democrats on the panel made it clear they were angry that she failed to show up for such an important hearing.

She is Obama’s very own man-caused disaster.

Via Hot Air