I consulted on a court case where a middle school "science" teacher exploded
these for a class. A kid (literally) lost an eye as a result, and he still
suffers PTS from it. These are not a joke, they are just plain stupid things
to build precisely because they are so unreliable.
You would think these dry ice bombs were harmless but if you had your mailbox
destroyed and the twisted metal launched into your garage door like I have had
done by "kids" you would know they are anything but harmless. It's destructive
at the very least and can potentially be very dangerous. I also support the
police and wish the "kids" would stick to truly harmless activities.
Couldn't agree more, Naruto. I love to blow stuff up. Dry Ice bombs were a
favorite of mine! Add some Alka-Seltzers in there and KA-BLAMMO! Fun Stuff! The bomb squad just wants all the fun for themselves.
The problem here is, the government is trying to protect us from ourselves.
That is not an appropriate position for government to take and is the first step
in government abuse. And they always say "we are just trying to protect the
kids". A nice line when it is true, but usually an excuse to justify excessive
behavior by the government.Really, if I create a big bomb and blow a
big hole in my own land - who cares. Lets use common sense and realize that
there has to be an actual act of violence or negligence before we call something
a crime.BTW, I support the police. It is the politicians that
usually overreact in these situations.
The bomb squad looks for any excuse to blow stuff up. No one likes to explode
things more than them. all those kids who did this stuff are now in the bomb
squad, they are reliving their youth!
I think they are being harsh for a first offense for a dry ice bomb. We blew up
stuff when I was a kid well aware it was illegal,dangerous & stupid. Honestly Me
& my friends are all lucky that we didn't kill or seriously maim ourselves. But
seriously, what were adults doing with bombs?
In front of you and not thinking thier not toys
The police have every right to protect the community; when people start saying,
'oh, that one's only a little crime, they're just kids, let them get away with
it' then kids grow up never learning their lesson. If their parents and
neighbors think that being charged with a felony is so harsh, then maybe they
should be teaching their youngsters something more productive to do with their
time. I know a man who lost his entire arm in high school when he
was running with a school chemistry project in his hands. I also know a teenage
boy who had serious neck injuries after a homemade paintball gun blew up on him
- and in his case, emergency workers couldn't get in the house to take care of
him until the police had shown up, for their own safety - for all they knew, it
was a real gun involved and the mother was lying about a paintball gun to get
them there. That happens often enough in domestic violence cases that police now
have to show up as a set policy. Many think it's no big deal, but it puts others
Never create one with good rye whisky. Trust me. It's alcohol abuse, and besides
it is still an explosion, like the article says.
These so called dry ice noise makers are not bombs nor meant to harm or hurt.
Although they can hurt if very close, they are less harmless than 4th of July
fire works. People can get hurt by many forms around the home and the police are
just over reacting to a noise maker.By police definition, a car
backfire would be a bomb as it can tear apart a muffler or exhaust pipe. It's
getting ridiculous what law enforcement is coming up with.
Wouldnt be act of Vilolent//Violence to othersAnd they need to be PUNISHED
to the full term/
"The community still feels it's no big deal," Hmmm...if it's OK with the
community...then why does the bomb squad care? Must be a little slow down there
these days. Back in my day we built pipe bombs...just for the fun of it...never
did any harm to anyone or anything (other than a big hole in the
dirt)...nowadays I suppose we would get busted for what? A felony? C'mon...we
weren't "FELONS". Seems to me it used to be you had to do something bad to
become a felon...now just about any law abiding citizen can be one...is this
what we have to thank the Department of Homeland Insecurity for?