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  •  pound of flesh - gotta pay for that SWAT team (7+ / 0-)
    So it seems my filing fee status only applied to Spring Quarter, which means because I didn't finish everything until this week, Grad Division is saying I have to retroactively enroll in a summer session class and pay for it as well as a late fee!
    In a brutally realistic emergency drill held Aug. 5 to test local law enforcement's response to an on-campus shooting, UCPD officers faced a critical test: They were on their own for the first and most critical 40 minutes after the shooting, without backup from the Los Angeles Police Department, FBI or other agencies that later responded.

    The lag time, built in to prepare the UCPD in case a lack of resources or heavy traffic ever delays off-campus assistance, gave campus police an opportunity to test their mettle, said UCPD Assistant Chief Jeff Young.

    The scenario, which participants learned about only as it unfolded, featured three suspicious men on the Hill who fired when UCPD officers approached. Responding officers captured one suspect, but the other two fled to Rieber Hall and took hostages. The drill was set up to continue for two days, involving more than 300 first responders from the university and city and federal agencies.

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

    by annieli on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 08:55:01 PM PDT

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    •  hope your next week turns out just as conclusive (1+ / 0-)
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      The scenario concluded with hostage negotiators freeing all but two hostages before the gunmen cut off communication. Snipers then took out both of the shooters, and SWAT teams freed the remaining hostages.

      Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

      by annieli on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 09:53:46 PM PDT

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