posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 10:48 PM
This thread is absolutely ridiculous. Does anyone that posted in here actually live in Boston and know first hand what happened? Or is everyone just
jumping to conclusions based on the bits and pieces that they've heard?
First off, I live in Back Bay about a 5-10 minute walk from the site of the bombings. My office is literally across the street from the area that is
still closed for investigation. Yes, the area may have looked like martial law for the past few days, but it was far from it. The police/soldiers
were there to prevent another attack - not take away people's rights. They did not stop, question, or search anyone. I walked by dozens of officers
everyday, and they never once interacted with me. That's no where near martial law, so stop the exaggerations and drama.
Secondly, the governor did request people to still indoors on Friday in all of Boston, as they did not know where the suspect was at that time. This
was a request not a demand. Taxi service was still running for people who needed to travel. Let's stop pretending that people were forced to stay
indoors. As for the searches of homes in Watertown, I would believe that everyone voluntarily complied to assist in the capture of the suspect. The
individuals in that area knew how dangerous the suspect was from the incident that occurred earlier in the morning.
I've seen many posts talk about how it was 9,000 officers vs. just one 19 year old. They always tend to leave out the fact that this 19 year old was
heavily armed. Over 200 rounds were fired in Watertown very early Friday morning. I was listening to the police scanner and the officers reported
explosives/grenades being thrown at them during the chase. An MIT officer was killed, and an MBTA officer was severely injured and still in critical
condition. This "19 year old" was extremely dangerous, and the large number of officers was a precaution to help prevent another innocent person from
The cheers of "USA" was for the first responders putting their lives on the line and working tirelessly for nearly 24 hours.
Overall, I did not have to sacrifice 1 single right during this past week. The situation was nowhere near martial law. Yes, the number of police and
soldiers was increased in the area in case of another attack. Not quite sure how that equates to forfeiting our rights. Again - if you weren't there
to experience it, you really have no idea what you're talking about.
edit on 20-4-2013 by TheHonestMan because: (no reason given)