BOSTON Lockdown?

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    Apr 19, 2013 6:27 PM GMT
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    So I heard that it's supposed to be in Lockdown from an RJ'er. http://www.businessinsider.com/eerie-photos-of-boston-looking-like-a-ghost-town-2013-4
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    Apr 19, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    Here's more... And I'm appalled:

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/watertown-mass-shut-manhunt-boston-marathon-suspect/story?id=18995545#.UXF0R8qXSSr


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  • PolaroidSwing...

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    Apr 19, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
    It is what it is. The suspect(s) have proven themselves to be extremely dangerous, and the police have a job to do.
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    Apr 19, 2013 6:53 PM GMT
    How does this compare to the reaction in other cities that have experienced much worse and more frequent bombings?
    Anyone from Madrid, for example, have a comment?
  • Laurence

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    Apr 19, 2013 8:09 PM GMT
    I think it's a slight over-reaction.

    However I think the government and security forces have to look like they mean business, so that no bored teenagers decide to act like Muslim terrorists in the future.

    It's a sad business when children have to die due to the actions of stupid young men (and it's generally men)

    Lozx
  • ohioguy12

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    Apr 19, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
    I just went on a 45 minute walk, it's not nearly as bad as those photos with the tanks (perhaps that's Watertown, or even Boston on Monday) Yes, there are a lot less people around, but it's far from a "ghost town." I would compare it more to a Sunday morning around here
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    Apr 19, 2013 8:41 PM GMT
    Laurence saidI think it's a slight over-reaction.

    However I think the government and security forces have to look like they mean business, so that no bored teenagers decide to act like Muslim terrorists in the future.

    It's a sad business when children have to die due to the actions of stupid young men (and it's generally men)

    Lozx

    Really? Someone sets off a bomb, robs a story, hijacks a car, throws bombs out the window, murders a police officer, shoots at police officers, has an acoomplice with a bomb strapped on him and you think it's a 'slight over-reaction'? Seriously? Wow are you ignorant as to what is or can happen!
  • ohioguy12

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    Apr 19, 2013 8:46 PM GMT
    eb925guy said
    Laurence saidI think it's a slight over-reaction.

    However I think the government and security forces have to look like they mean business, so that no bored teenagers decide to act like Muslim terrorists in the future.

    It's a sad business when children have to die due to the actions of stupid young men (and it's generally men)

    Lozx

    Really? Someone sets off a bomb, robs a story, hijacks a car, throws bombs out the window, murders a police officer, shoots at police officers, has an acoomplice with a bomb strapped on him and you think it's a 'slight over-reaction'? Seriously? Wow are you ignorant as to what is or can happen!


    I actually kind of agree it's a slight over reaction. You can't let a terrorist hold an entire city hostage, that's exactly what they wanna do
  • PolaroidSwing...

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    Apr 19, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    More than safety (which is the primary focus); it's also to aide law enforcement. It's a fast moving investigation and police need to be able to get around as quickly a possible. Everyone wants this guy caught, it's a small concession to stay indoors.
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    Apr 19, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidI actually kind of agree it's a slight over reaction. You can't let a terrorist hold an entire city hostage, that's exactly what they wanna do

    That's true, you have to decide if you're playing into the terrorist plans and to shut down Boston after the explosion would be playing into their hands but this is a KNOWN dangerous person who is on foot and protecting the public is the number one priority. Who cares at this point if he gets satisfaction out of it, it beats having someone shot or blown up because they're walking around without a care in the world.

    I think it was the right move based on all they knew, what had happened and what they're plan was. No they didn't find him so now they're loosening up their restrictions now but not until after they feel they've check the places they could. Was it 100%, no. How could it be? But they did all they could to ensure no one else gets killed.
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    Apr 20, 2013 11:35 PM GMT
    I would hesitate to call it a "lockdown". I spent the last week in Boston and would call it a suggestion to stay indoors.

    Indeed there was understandable escalated presence of police/military but I was free to go outdoors. I went for a three hour walk around and did not have police order me back to the hotel. Business was shut down but Chinatown and Dunkin Donuts were open and packed full with people.

    Taxis were in operation. Just the subway and buses shut down.
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    Apr 20, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    26mileman saidI would hesitate to call it a "lockdown". I spent the last week in Boston and would call it a suggestion to stay indoors.

    Indeed there was understandable escalated presence of police/military but I was free to go outdoors. I went for a three hour walk around and did not have police order me back to the hotel. Business was shut down but Chinatown and Dunkin Donuts were open and packed full with people.

    Taxis were in operation. Just the subway and buses shut down.

    And bottom line - they caught him, mission accomplished. icon_biggrin.gif