Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto
Could be true. Cops are the dumbest mothefuckers in the public sector.Former Federal Security Official Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Make Meth After Explosion in Government Facility
A former federal security official accused of making methamphetamine inside a highly secured government research facility and causing an explosion pleaded guilty Friday.
Christopher Bartley, a police lieutenant for the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), reported to work July 18 and that evening went into a room where he could make meth under a chemical fume hood, according to his plea agreement. The explosion he caused about 7:30 p.m. blew four shatterproof windows out of their frames, sending them 22-33 feet from the building.
Bartley suffered burns on his arms and singed eyebrows and hair, according to the U.S. attorney.
His excuse is awesome, apparently he claims to have been conducting an "unauthorized training exercise to better understand the criminal mind." Dumb motherfucker. I don't really get the point of some obvious bullshit story like that, since he's pleading guilty. Maybe fishing for a reduced sentence.
There's been a Congressional inquiry into it, asking what could have been done to avoid it. The cop are outside the supervisory chain at NIST, and it's literally their job to prevent this sort of shit. How is any of the science staff supposed to be monitoring the cops? Who watches the watchmen, etc, etc.