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Tue Apr 22, 2014, 06:16 PM

 

One year later, everyone's an expert

A year ago, a couple of brothers caused serious mayhem in Boston. They had bombs that blew away lives and limbs. They shot a cop dead. It ended after a dragnet for one of the brothers, wounded, with thousands of law enforcement officers combing through houses. Politely. The (alleged) bad guy was captured alive, and there were no injuries or deaths from the dragnet.

As a local (lived about a mile from the grand finale at the time), I was pretty pleased and thankful for what our local cops accomplished. So was every other local I know, save for one who was on the fence.

A lot of second guessing these days about what our cops did. And I'm sure there was room for improvement. But I ask:

how often do situations like that work out as well as that one did?

Maybe I have selective memory, but I can't remember many. Maybe not any.

It worked. So give our police a little break, will y'all?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 06:22 PM

1. But ... But ... But ...

 

"they violated our rights when they locked down the city"

Or, "The lock-down was just conditioning the citizenry to accept the authority of the police state"

BTW, I agree with you.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014, 06:23 PM

2. Yes, two punks shut down a whole city for 24 hours.....

 

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