Occupy activist arrested with explosives, weapons

Police found seven grams of HMTD, a powerful explosive, and weapons.

The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment.


  1. I’m no pyrotechnician, but you know how I love statistics… According to information on Wikipedia, seven grams of HMTD has about the same explosive capacity as four grams of black powder. That’s just over 1/8 of an ounce and, based on the information available, is roughly the equivalent of an M-80 firecracker – it would blow your hand off, but not destroy a building.

    The M-80 has been illegal in the U.S. for about 40 years. But is it a terrorist device?

    • Exactly. Some sources are quoting police saying the two have drug problems, which would explain her credit card fraud. They also found guns that are legal where you are but probably aren’t in NYC.

      I predict her father will get a top lawyer, she’ll claim the Patty Hearst defense, and he’ll go to prison.

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