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I live in Boston and Martial Law was not declared. Residents in Watertown, Newton, Cambridge, Boston and Arlington were asked to Shelter in Place because there was a terrorist on the loose, this entailed public transportation and taxi service ordered shut down (so that there was less chance he could escape).
Yes it was unnerving to see on the news, and probably more so in the neighborhoods directly affected, armored trucks, bomb containment apparatus, black hawk helicopters rolling through residential areas... it was crazy to see a shopping mall many local residents are very familiar with turned into a command center for FBI, state and local police and obviously some degree of military involvement. Personally, I felt strange having been asked to stay at home for something other than weather.
But do you know what was more unnerving? Knowing a terrorist was hiding out in a neighborhood that looks just like mine. Knowing that hours before he and his brother had been lobbing explosives at police and now he could potentially have invaded some family's home, did he have more explosives on him? I would have been furious if law enforcement hadn't responded the way it did, and likely most everyone on here screaming about martial law would have been just as furious.
Everything is back to normal today, we are 'allowed' back outside... taxis and public transportation are running. We might be slightly hung over though because as soon as the terrorist was caught everyone in the areas affected poured out into the streets and partied. Every cop car that passed a crowd of celebrators was cheered.
We are happy today, we begin to heal today. It's been a hard, nerve wracking week... our piece of mind and our hearts were shattered on Monday. A system I tend to not have much faith in and will continue to be skeptical of, worked yesterday and I am happy for that, people in the areas affected are happy for that. So choose to think negatively if you want, that is your right... but know the facts directly debunk your 'theories' and your darkness does not touch our doorsteps today.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
Then you are saying they should have arrested these two guys before the fact?
What I am saying is they should have done their job searched their own files instead of plastering their photos all over the news.
They already had everything they needed, and they got that MIT cop killed for no reason.
What I mean is after the bombing what followed was BS.edit on 20-4-2013 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Elostone
This is how people who don't own guns act. They must rely on others/the police/the government to go outback and check their shed to make sure there isn't a boogey man in it for them, while they hole up inside their house until they're told it's OK to come out.
People that live in rural areas find this kind of behavior amusing.
Originally posted by neo96
Read this post www.abovetopsecret.com...
Tell me again how "necessary" yesterdays events were.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by buckrogerstime
Telling me their photos were release after the MIT cop was killed?
They were release before which is why those 2 were on the run,
All they had to do is search their files repeated once again that would have them feel all safe and secure in their homes lessen the risk of anyone else getting hurt.
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by beezzer
. Do away with TSA, DHS etc and the infringements that have been placed on us increasingly since 9/11. I don't know how many plots such has foiled since inception, but this plot wasn't foiled. The reaction did catch the perps though.
Everything is back to normal today, we are 'allowed' back outside...
What am I missing?
Originally posted by beezzer
It's morning here, just waking up. I'm glad the bastard was caught. But as I stated countless times in this thread already, this sets a precedent.
We haven't seen the end to this.
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