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  • Is LAX shooting the result of anti-government hatred?

    Is LAX shooting the result of anti-government hatred?
    Here are some of the places we expect to be safe: Airports. Military bases. Movie theaters. Elementary school classrooms. Grocery stores. Places of worship. Marathon finish lines. But we aren’t, and as Friday’s shooting at LAX reminds...
  • Letters: Questions about airport security

    Re "LAX shooting points up gaps in post-9/11 security," Nov. 3 Once again a shooting is being used by various vested interests to highlight the need for all sorts of new enhanced security measures and to point out "gaps" in security. This shooter...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss the LAX shooting probe and the TSA's response

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss the LAX shooting probe and the TSA's response
    Join us at 9 a.m. when we discuss the latest on the investigation into Friday’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport with Times reporter Kate Mather. On Monday, the union representing 45,000 federal security agents called for the creation...
  • TSA agent killed at LAX was shot 12 times, autopsy shows

    TSA agent killed at LAX was shot 12 times, autopsy shows
    The Transportation Security Administration agent who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport was shot 12 times, including at least one round that grazed his heart, according to an autopsy released Friday.  Gerardo I. Hernandez, a 39-year-old...
  • Accused LAX gunman to be arraigned in federal court

    The man accused of a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport that left one federal transportation agent dead is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday. Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, is expected to enter a plea on the 11 counts,...
  • Slain TSA agent's funeral: 'I'm just grateful for what TSA does'

    Slain TSA agent's funeral: 'I'm just grateful for what TSA does'
    As law enforcement officers milled about the parking lot of the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena on Tuesday morning, the sound of a bagpipe faintly playing in the distance, Renee Kinner stood near the entrance, waiting to go inside. Kinner, 59, choked up as...
  • Union urges arming TSA officers after LAX shooting

    Union urges arming TSA officers after LAX shooting
    When Congress formed the Transportation Security Administration two months after 9/11, the agency's mission was clear: Its officers would not carry guns or make arrests. Instead, they would focus on screening passengers for weapons, bombs and other...
  • Arm TSA agents? Readers say no.

    Arm TSA agents? Readers say no.
    It's a question that comes up often after high-profile shootings such as the one at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday: Who besides police officers should carry guns in the event that a shooter needs to be subdued before law enforcement can...
  • L.A. councilman faults 'gaps in communication' after LAX shooting

    L.A. councilman faults 'gaps in communication' after LAX shooting
    A Los Angeles City Council member Tuesday criticized what he called "gaps in communication" between Los Angeles International Airport workers and thousands of stranded, evacuated passengers in the hours after Friday's shooting.   Councilman Mike Bonin,...
  • LAX shooting: Moment of silence planned for slain TSA agent

    The Transportation Security Administration and airports nationwide will observe a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. Friday in honor of Gerardo I. Hernandez, the screener who was killed in the line of duty during last week’s shooting at Los Angeles...
  • LAX shooting: Dramatic details emerge of rampage targeting TSA agents

    The gunman ignored the travelers shuffling in and out of Los Angeles International Airport. He ignored the airline employees printing tickets and checking bags. Instead, he scanned Terminal 3 for an airport security official, authorities said. Only then...
  • Don't go arming everyone

    Don't go arming everyone
    When new Police Chief Cecil Smith arrived in Sanford, Fla., in April, he suspended the city's neighborhood watch program — the one under whose auspices George Zimmerman had patrolled the streets until he fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin....