…..My main concern is the fact that Boston, the 21st largest city in America, was completely and totally shutdown for almost 24 hours because of a manhunt for one person. Citizens of Boston were ordered to stay at home, and stay indoors till further notice.
Mass transit (busses, trains, bridges, ect) were completely shut down. Businesses, schools, hospitals, and public events were shut down or cancelled. Basically, the streets of Boston were a ghost town. Citizens of this area were told to “Shelter in Place” by the authorities.
I don’t know about you, but in my opinion this was BEYOND Martial Law. I have lived under martial law a few times in my life for various reasons. During most scenarios when martial law is declared, citizens are allowed to be out in public, out on the street, from sun up to sun down.
This was clearly not the case here, and this is a MAJOR issue for me as a citizen of the United States, as a police officer, and as a truth teller. This suspension of civil liberties in the Boston area was to my knowledge, unprecedented in US history.
Two punks, a 19 year old, and a 26 year old were able to bring the 21st largest city in America to its knees with pistols and homemade bombs. Does anyone see the problem with this? I do!
This America! We don’t run, we don’t hide, and we don’t cower! We don’t shutdown our cities, or cease our way of life because two little assholes decide they want to cause problems! These are issues that citizens of other parts of the world are forced to deal with on an almost daily basis. Are these people tougher than Americans? Are they better equipped than America? I ask you: What kind of message does this send to other future potential terrorists? Has the American policy towards terror become: “We don’t negotiate with terrorists: but we will let them shut us down”?
Have you heard any of the Sheep in Boston complaining about the fact that they were put in this position? Yet people are running around puffing their chests with “Boston Strong”? David Ortiz from the Red Socks was quoted as saying “This is our F-ing city!” Well buddy, yesterday it was not your city. Yesterday, all you sheep were told to stay in your cage till further notice, and “Shelter in Place”.