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

Posted on 04/19/2013 2:17:02 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

As the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continues, one of the questions getting tossed around is whether the powers-that-be overreacted by shutting down the city of Boston. (Business Insider rounds up some of the remarkable photos being tweeted of the "ghost town.") Some samples:



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; martiallaw; tsarnaev
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Well at least the Dunkin' Donuts are busy.

1 posted on 04/19/2013 2:17:02 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Free ‘Em All Deval” takes on new meaning.


2 posted on 04/19/2013 2:18:31 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think this response is just ridiculous. How long do they plan to keep people locked up in their houses? The nanny state triumphs.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 2:20:39 PM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: Responsibility2nd

 

Los Angeles didn't shut down when a crazy mad cop killer was on the loose. But of course LA citizens had nothing to worry about from Chris Dorner. They did however - have PLENTY to worry about from crazy mad citizen shooting cops.

4 posted on 04/19/2013 2:20:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: pgkdan

I wonder if the cops catch you out driving about - will they arrest you?


5 posted on 04/19/2013 2:21:57 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I can see closing down a section they think he may be, but the whole city? Seriously?

Just sayin.


6 posted on 04/19/2013 2:21:59 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sheltering in place doesn’t seem very American does it? Soon the general public will want to get out and about their business.

Looks like one of those Weather Channel’s Armageddon: “It Could Happen Tomorrow”

These are the times that call for a ‘well regulated militia’


7 posted on 04/19/2013 2:22:47 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m not very familiar with Deval Patrick, but I sure get a Baraq Obama vibe every time I see him on tv. Another Harvard Halfrican from Chicago.

I’m sure we’ll see him in the POTUS race one of these years.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 2:24:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Makes the U.S. look like a bunch of sissies.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 2:26:14 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: sodpoodle
These are the times that call for a ‘well regulated militia’

True.

Neighborhood Watches of law-abiding gun-toting citizens would bring a lot of reassurance to the city right now.

When it's just the police who have guns there just aren't enough to cover the city.

10 posted on 04/19/2013 2:27:25 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Responsibility2nd

Our country has become pathetic! Hyper-drama and fear for every single incident.

Yes, the guy is a dangerous murdered, but he’s a single 19 year old. Does the entire town really need to be on lockdown?

Is this really the country that beat the Nazi’s and the Japanese in WWII?


11 posted on 04/19/2013 2:27:38 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think it’s a stupid move that’s going to cost a lot more lives in the long run when the rest of the jihadists see what can happen. This is sure to happen again in another city now. A fine day’s work, Governor.


12 posted on 04/19/2013 2:28:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: FlJoePa

Two dumb (bleep) punks are doing this. A Billion Dollar Shut-Down

Don’t think for a moment that real terrorist aren’t paying attention.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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14 posted on 04/19/2013 2:28:48 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: pgkdan

I find this de facto martial law disturbing. They are looking for one 19 year old thug. So everytime they have a manhunt from now on is there going to be martial law? Its a bad precedent. But I predict they will try to make it standard operating procedure.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 2:31:23 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Practicing for when TPTB declare martial law?


16 posted on 04/19/2013 2:31:25 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Responsibility2nd

Did I miss something?? I thought i read a thread from earlier today that they had him surrounded in a house??


17 posted on 04/19/2013 2:33:35 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Responsibility2nd

It reeks of impotence...the typical liberal response to terror and crime. Just as their answer to mass shooters is to disarm the public.


18 posted on 04/19/2013 2:34:27 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ConservativeStatement

I get a sense of Boston being populated by Eloi. The response just seems to me rather creepy.


19 posted on 04/19/2013 2:36:52 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Everybody’s hunkered down. Question: would people prefer protection of their home with a gun in their hand or MSNBC on their television?


20 posted on 04/19/2013 2:36:59 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: pgkdan

Don’t think they aren’t delighted and amazed at the result of their order. They’re filing this little gem away for future use. It really is a politician’s wet dream to command under the guise of caring.

Of course, this is the state that just elected Liz Warren. Nobody deserves a bombing but they aren’t helping themselves with this curtain-twitching act.

And just how slippery is this younger brother? With all the communications tech nobody has reported him? This ‘door-to-door’ stuff is woefully unconvincing, especially after the so-called perimeter was set up. Going door-to-door in the whole of Boston could take some time.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 2:37:08 PM PDT by relictele
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To: Responsibility2nd

When it was a car chase with shooting and possibly bombs being chucked out windows the shut down wasn’t shut a bad idea. Now that it’s a house to house search in a well defined area it’s kind of silly.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 2:38:22 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: MNDude
Is this really the country that beat the Nazi’s and the Japanese in WWII?

We could do it again, but not on days when it snows, rains or the teachers have an in-session.

23 posted on 04/19/2013 2:38:39 PM PDT by relictele
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To: pgkdan

Eggsactly!
What if he doesn’t turn up for a month or so? What’s plan “B”?


24 posted on 04/19/2013 2:40:29 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: unixfox

The whole city and surrounding towns,and I’m in one of them.

Ridiculous.

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25 posted on 04/19/2013 2:40:32 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is the town that voted for 40 years of Ted Kennedy who made it possible for immigrants from Chechnya to come here en masse — and now their Chechnyans have come home to roost.


26 posted on 04/19/2013 2:41:50 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Responsibility2nd

‘Just a test for martial law.


27 posted on 04/19/2013 2:42:06 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Uncle Chip

He was a good boy, turning his life around.
Some gun toting redneck likely disrespected him.


28 posted on 04/19/2013 2:42:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If only thete were ways for citizens to protect themselves.


29 posted on 04/19/2013 2:44:17 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: MNDude

Don’t miss the value of a government ordered vacation day. If Tucson police declared nobody should be on the roads today I’d head straight to my DVD library.


30 posted on 04/19/2013 2:45:16 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Considering the blunders of law enforcement during the Chris Dorner manhunt, it wouldn’t surprise me if most people were staying home voluntarily.

Almost 10K on the hunt can kill an awful lot of innocent people by mistake.


31 posted on 04/19/2013 2:45:26 PM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Thank you. I couldn’t put it into the right words.


32 posted on 04/19/2013 2:46:38 PM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I remember when Albert DeSalvo,the alleged Boston Strangler escaped.

Nothing was closed or locked down.

It was business as usual.

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33 posted on 04/19/2013 2:47:26 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nascarnation

I can’t wait for the media to now refer to these two as home-grown terrorists. It’s coming — get ready for it.


34 posted on 04/19/2013 2:47:58 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: discostu

The shut-down is a confession that they have no idea where the perp is—or a diversion while they rendition him outside the thirty mile limit.


35 posted on 04/19/2013 2:48:18 PM PDT by cgbg (HLM--"Democracy is the theory that people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

I heard an official saying this could roll into the weekend!!!

That said...if you are a prepper you’ll be just fine.


36 posted on 04/19/2013 2:48:34 PM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Another reason the libs want us all living in cities....much easier to enforce this kind of stuff....


37 posted on 04/19/2013 2:50:27 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: montag813

“It reeks of impotence...the typical liberal response to terror and crime.”

On the other hand - if 10K LEOs cannot corral one 19-year old terrorist - how the hell do they suppose to corral 80 million American gun owners.


38 posted on 04/19/2013 2:52:45 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: relictele

Going door-to-door in the whole of Boston could take some time.

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And if he - as reported - has fled to Connecticut or some other state?

I hope they catch him (dead or dead) soon. Today. Now.


39 posted on 04/19/2013 2:52:59 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"I wonder if the cops catch you out driving about - will they arrest you?"

It wasn't mandatory. With most businesses closed where are you going to go?

41 posted on 04/19/2013 2:54:06 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Geronimo

You’re right of course, and if this was a place where significant numbers of citizens owned firearms, they could turn the populace loose to find the guy.


42 posted on 04/19/2013 2:54:56 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: MNDude
Is this really the country that beat the Nazi’s and the Japanese in WWII?

Uhmm no, actually, it's not

43 posted on 04/19/2013 2:56:54 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Geronimo

OUTstanding story !
44 posted on 04/19/2013 2:58:39 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

Heck, I wonder if we could even win in Grenada today.


45 posted on 04/19/2013 3:01:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Hmmm, and who granted general search warrants to the police?
46 posted on 04/19/2013 3:03:20 PM PDT by Jacquerie (How few were left who had seen the republic! - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I find this de facto martial law disturbing.

You're not the only one.

All this local and state and federal and military manpower undergirded by sophisitcated technology costing billions of taxpayer dollars on display and this thug is still on the loose.

Do they really want to catch him or are they just enjoying the hunt.

47 posted on 04/19/2013 3:03:23 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dfwgator
But damned sure not for lack of some fine kids !

Putrid rot at the top, plain/simple

48 posted on 04/19/2013 3:03:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Responsibility2nd
Another blogsite feeding speculation and disinformation?

No thanks.......I'm getting sick of this crap

Post it on chat!

49 posted on 04/19/2013 3:03:31 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Responsibility2nd

SO, HOW IS THAT CO-EXIST THINGY WORKING OUT?


50 posted on 04/19/2013 3:05:55 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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