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Boston-Area Dunkin' Donuts Stay Open ... for Cops (Serving Free Coffee of Course)
Newser ^ | 04/19/2013 | By Kevin Spak

Posted on 04/19/2013 1:14:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

The entire city of Boston and most of its surrounding neighborhoods are on lockdown. Authorities have been all but begging residents to stay home and businesses to stay closed. And yet reports started to creep up that there was an exception: Dunkin' Donuts. The chain is an institution in the Boston area (it was founded 10 miles away), and Buzzfeed has now confirmed that four of its locations are open in Watertown, the area police are most heavily searching for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Around noon, the chain released a statement explaining itself: "At the direction of authorities, select Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Boston area are open to take care of the needs of law enforcement and first responders," it wrote. Naturally, it won't be charging those first responders for their coffee fix, either; the chain has confirmed on Twitter that it is serving these emergency workers "free coffee & product." All of which basically proves that Boston, even at a time like this, is still Boston.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; coffe; donuts; donutwatch; dunkindonuts; leo
Dunkin-Donuts Employeee: "But I've been here for 48 hours"

Cop: "You leave that counter and your a dead man."

1 posted on 04/19/2013 1:14:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Is it in the cops union contract? Just kidding, great PR for DD.


2 posted on 04/19/2013 1:19:27 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Responsibility2nd

What you wanna bet Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ain’t gonna be found at the Dunkin’ Donuts?


3 posted on 04/19/2013 1:19:32 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t eat donuts anymore, but the coffee is ok.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 1:19:35 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Ah yes, Boston is basically shut down, no mass transit, Amtrak suspended between NYC and Boston, employees who reported to work in Boston urged to leave work and go home (how?), while the police search for one man. The wrong type of people are taking notes. Consider how the country would respond to 5 or 10 low level attacks. The terrorists win. The US needs to get a lot more like Israel in how to fight and respond to terrorism. On top of this the Obama Administration continues to play politics with the sequestration and now are predicting flight delays of up to 3 1/2 hours due to lack of controller staff.
5 posted on 04/19/2013 1:20:09 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Responsibility2nd

so much for the man hunt


6 posted on 04/19/2013 1:21:03 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m listening to a broadcast saying that these two had nothing to do with the 7 Eleven robbery now —


7 posted on 04/19/2013 1:21:58 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Responsibility2nd; a fool in paradise
Patriotic Dognuts!


8 posted on 04/19/2013 1:23:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s easy to pick on the cops - especially with the well-worn donut thing - but this time, I’d give ‘em all the donuts - even free donuts - they want.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 1:27:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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10 posted on 04/19/2013 1:36:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Responsibility2nd
cops donuts photo: donuts Cops-Love-Donuts.jpg

Got some holes in that dragnet.

11 posted on 04/19/2013 1:37:19 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Da Coyote

Ditto.


12 posted on 04/19/2013 1:39:46 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Truth29

Consider how the country would respond to 5 or 10 low level attacks. The terrorists win.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Back when ‘we’ had the DC Bushwacker (’they’ called them Sniper, but Sniper is a legitimate job and career), I had opined that if one were to set up 10-15 such teams around the country, it would make the ‘duchy of Grand Fenwick’ takeover of NYC look like a picnic.

Of course, part of the reason they stayed ‘uncaught’ for so long was they were both dumber than a sack of rocks and the particular LEO in charge didn’t appear much brighter.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 1:41:40 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: Responsibility2nd

The pathetic leftists in boston seem to have no issue with still being on lockdown since early this morning. And exactly how did the brother escape? Whatever he used to flee the scene where he ran over his brother should have been filled with lead. Unbelievable flustercluck up there.


14 posted on 04/19/2013 1:42:51 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Da Coyote

They sure shot the hell out of terrorist #1


15 posted on 04/19/2013 1:44:21 PM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: frogjerk
They sure shot the hell out of terrorist #1

I think I heard he also had a bomb strapped on. That's got to leave a mark.

16 posted on 04/19/2013 2:10:55 PM PDT by Starstruck (Don't rest. We came close to the 2nd Amendment being field tested.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I call the people who frequent the place Dunkin Dumba$$es. Horrid coffee. Better and cheaper can be made at home.


17 posted on 04/19/2013 2:30:27 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Responsibility2nd
Liberals drink Starbucks, Conservative Drink real coffee Dunkin...

Kudo's to the one staying open for the Officers...

My FIL has a retired coffee taste tester as a nieghbor and says Starbucks is awful but Dunkin is good coffee....

18 posted on 04/19/2013 2:35:20 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Responsibility2nd

People are saying these two animals shut down an entire American city. They didn’t. Our government did that. One can argue the merits of the decision but it was government issued, and seems to be acceptable to 99% of the sheeple, too.


19 posted on 04/19/2013 2:49:26 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: HomeAtLast
Interesting thread on Boston - The Ghost Town.

Boston's a Ghost Town: Is That a Smart Move?
Newser ^ | 04/19/2013 | By John Johnson
 

20 posted on 04/19/2013 3:01:17 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Starstruck; frogjerk
 
They sure shot the hell out of terrorist #1

I think I heard he also had a bomb strapped on. That's got to leave a mark.

 

Pics here.

Hospital Denies Involvement In Leak Of Grisly Post-Mortem Photo Of Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect
The Smoking Gun ^ | 19 April 2013 | not attributed
 

21 posted on 04/19/2013 3:03:55 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I saw that earlier today. I also noticed he didn’t prepare himself correctly for his trip to paradise (shaved body). He will now be in Hell along with those who did shave their body.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 3:15:58 PM PDT by Starstruck (Don't rest. We came close to the 2nd Amendment being field tested.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Some jokes write themselves, but, you have to have food/coffee/bathrooms somewhere for all the searchers and support personnel to make pit stops. Might as well be a Dunkin’ Donuts.


23 posted on 04/19/2013 3:54:46 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: xrmusn

“Consider how the country would respond to 5 or 10 low level attacks. The terrorists win.”

I have a small but significant hope that enough American people would rise up, and that the terrorists would not win. Flight 93 on 9/11 did not happen that long ago, and the passengers were not even armed. I think we might still have enough patriots.


24 posted on 04/19/2013 3:57:03 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

Agreed, eventually ‘we’ would rise up.
BUT
For the couple of weeks those idiots had the area in a panic.
Police were just going out on the Interstate and stopping anything that resembled what the ‘suspect’ vehicle was.
The perps supposed to be ‘two White Supremists, ‘the vehicle supposedly a white van - when searching, they (the cops) were stopping any van, cargo, step van, box truck...it ended up being an old beat up sedan with NJ tags and the clowns were black.
I went about my business, just didn’t like getting caught up in the ‘panic zone(s)’ as my ‘philosophy’ is when it is time to go, you are going BUT no sense ‘pushing’ it.

And with the ‘mindset’ of people, how many would have been chastising someone that acted on those flights or any such circumstance, believing the old saw ‘just follow instructions and you won’t get hurt’?
We are turning into a Nation of sheep .
As sort of an ‘example’, look at the sale of flags right after 9/11, they couldn’t keep them in stock - especially the ones you flew from your vehicle.... wasn’t long before they turned back into a ‘specialty item’ that you had to search for to get one.


25 posted on 04/19/2013 4:25:44 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: taildragger

‘Tis true.

I can’t stand the burned taste of Starbucks coffee. We buy Dunkin in the 40 oz. bag at Sam’s Club, and my husband brews it up good and strong. Best cuppa coffee on earth, IMHO.


26 posted on 04/19/2013 4:45:30 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just what we need from government employees-—getting energy from sugar rushes and coffee jitters.


27 posted on 04/19/2013 6:44:33 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Da Coyote

Yep, they’ll need all that energy to terrorize the innocent citizens of Boston.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/annanorth/16-eerie-images-of-boston-on-lockdown


28 posted on 04/19/2013 6:47:01 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: taildragger
Kudo's to the one staying open for the Officers...

Absolutely. Terrorizing American citizens is hard work.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3010034/posts

29 posted on 04/19/2013 7:10:37 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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