Skip to comments.In Boston and suburbs, shutdown is surreal (Don't call it Martial Law)
Posted on 04/19/2013 2:54:50 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
Throughout Boston and its surrounding suburbs a metro area usually clogged and bustling on a weekday morning residents found themselves ordered to stay in or stay out of their homes Friday morning, as police launched an unprecedented hunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, an immigrant of Chechen origin who grew up in Cambridge and was identified in video footage from the site of Mondays deadly attack.
The major universities that are the citys lifeblood shut down. The web of buses and squealing transit cars of the oldest underground subway in the nation ground to a halt. The gleaming skyscrapers with names of insurance companies and banks in downtown Boston were lightly peopled.
Stuck without any transportation, Bostonians watched televised news updates and tracked social media sites at their homes, glancing outside to ponder empty streets and shuttered businesses.
When big men with guns and bullet proof vests order you to get out, you get out, said Tim Fiedler, 23, who lives on Norfolk Street, where the Tsarnaev family lives.
A notice from Gov. Deval L. Patricks office said residents of Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge, Allston, Brighton and the entire city of Boston should stay indoors.
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Just wait till all the muslim recruits in the ghetto figure out that that impressive show of force is quickly diluted when tasked to dozens of neighborhoods.
The response will have to be more severe.
"What difference does it make?"
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
President Ronald Reagan
This is happening more and more. There is an accident with fatalities on a major highway near me and they shut down the entire freakin highway for hours. There is a protest in the city and the police shut down blocks around it. I appreciate that the police have a hard job and are trying to protect the population, but it is overkill.
lets facer it the police are screwing up.
They had a car chase only because they did a failed car jacking but they got away.
They had a shoot out and still one gets away.
I;ts been thousands of police from all over the state from different towns and God knows how many agencies involved and still they have not got him.
I take it they have checked all mosques seeing as only a couple of miles down the road is the biggest mosque in New England, ARF.
This whole thing has been a massive screw up
this will be used to have more camera’s more spying on us now but then again the Govt and the Obama regime lets in more illegals and third world country immigrants
This is reality in a disarmed society.
Never thought a reason to prep was because one person, without a super power, was on the loose.
“Never let a crisis go to waste” The police view this as: PRACTICE.
“Martial Law” = a Progressives wet dream
It is SEQUESTRATION.
Boston and the surrounding area are being SEQUESTERED.
There would never be martial law in the US for something like this.
I suspect it’s lawyers that make a lot of the rules related to incidents like that — and maybe public officials making sure they never have to explain why they didn’t do so-and-so in response to an incident.
“Sheltering in Place” used to be “Martial Law”
So much more salutary. So very warm and paternal.
Very good question. Did they have to clear it with CAIR first? Did they observe advance notice and religious sensitivities during a search (if any)?
You bitches at the Washington Post pushed for this crap. Eat it!!
Every time I see a story like this, I am reminded of an account I read about Roman society after the defeat and capture by the Persians of Emperor Valerian. According to the accounts, Rome freaked out about the defeat and capture of their emperor. The result was several additional layers of bureaucracy and more spies in Roman communities to inform on other Romans or to dig out Persian spies. It was viewed as a turning point at which the Roman Empire became much more totalitarian.
You are not obligated to stay inside...
WP, accessories to murder.
The kill count (but not major maiming injuries which should not be minimized) was much higher with those Wash, DC snipers. Did they shut anything down? No. Why not?
I was referring to the other incidents described in the prior post, not this particular situation. Sorry for the confusion there.