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1 posted on 04/22/2013 8:42:40 AM PDT by patriotgal1787
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Lawsuits waiting to happen......


2 posted on 04/22/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Wouldn’t surprise me if it was a Union thing, or just the city hierarchy itching to strut their stuff.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 8:45:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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News is getting stranger by the day hour.....
4 posted on 04/22/2013 8:46:03 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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I have never seen such media and biggov hysteria as this 2013 Boston event...


6 posted on 04/22/2013 8:49:54 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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Sequestration! 0bama’s 45% cut to bomb detection funding.. He’s just ‘making the GOP pay’ for being so frugal!


8 posted on 04/22/2013 8:52:34 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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Good. The National Guard has no business doing the work of police officers unless they are formally activated by the Governor of a State.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 8:53:58 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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Wouldn’t surprise me if it was a Union thing, or just the city hierarchy itching to strut their stuff.

My money's on the Union thing.

During the chaos on the Friday Live Thread, I was following BPD scanner traffic. Chatter on the net began talking about (and I'm quoting from memory) any officer having been on duty more than 18 hours needed to report to the command tent for debrief. Union rules for overtime.

During an all-hands this-is-not-a-drill event, they were more concerned about union compliance.

13 posted on 04/22/2013 8:55:55 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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I was listening to a live internet feed of law enforcement communications when they found the second suspect in the boat and it was like a keystone cops act.

There was a lot of confusion, they didn't seem to know who was who, if they should illuminate the site or not, all kinds of cross talk and open mikes. I'm surprised they didn't accidentally shoot each other.

14 posted on 04/22/2013 8:56:17 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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union thugs or not.

no place for a military group in a conflict on home soil unless we are in a full blown attack.

let the police then FBI handle it first.....


16 posted on 04/22/2013 8:57:54 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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Multiple people in this thread commenting when they obviously have not read the linked article. This group is part of the state’s DHS plan and was on standby for just such an event in order to evaluate any explosion for other threats, i.e. “dirty bomb”, etc. By not allowing them to do that job, there was potential for mass exposure to other harmful agents beyond the bomb itself. The BPD limited its response to the immediately obvious without considering other threats. This was a classic C3I (Command, Control, Communications, & Intelligence) failure where the right hand did not know what the left hand should be doing.


32 posted on 04/22/2013 9:17:30 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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Several thoughts jump out:
1. Boston PD had enough LEO staff on site with existing personnel
2. Limited area, didn’t wish to add to the confusion at the time.
3. It was a crime scene and once injured were cleared had to be treated as such...NG aren’t trained to protect crime scenes....

I’m sure the offer was appreciated, just not necessary.


36 posted on 04/22/2013 9:19:53 AM PDT by nevergore
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Yep— Good move, keep out the very people that have first hand experience with IED’s


39 posted on 04/22/2013 9:26:09 AM PDT by thegrump
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Stupid turf war with the cops.


50 posted on 04/22/2013 9:49:31 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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I have an interesting theory on this.

I think that the fears of posters on FR were right that if the feds were to swoop in and take control, we might have seen the bomber killed rather than taken alive, because "dead men tell no tales."

However, I believe that local law enforcement in Boston saw this as a matter of personal pride. Because of that, they were NOT going to let Obama come in and steal their perp away from them. Boston law enforcement was prepared to capture the bomber alive.

-PJ

55 posted on 04/22/2013 10:00:11 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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They just learned they can pull off martial law without a notable military presence...next time they won’t need the National Guard with their outmoded notions of honor. Next time you boys can stay on base.


56 posted on 04/22/2013 10:01:27 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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So, before the bombings, the National Guard had troops in place for the Boston Marathon? Does anyone else think this sounds just a little suspicious? Or is this SOP for major events?


57 posted on 04/22/2013 10:07:02 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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Now that’s Obama’s “civilian army.” ;-)


58 posted on 04/22/2013 10:08:47 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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Not referring to the military National Guard, BTW, but the civilian police.


59 posted on 04/22/2013 10:11:06 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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What was BPD’s problem? NG might be carrying (gasp!) FIREARMS?


62 posted on 04/22/2013 10:16:14 AM PDT by Yehuda
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This is a non-story. Read all the way down.

New York’s Army National Guard had five CST personnel working at the Boston Marathon. “They were very, very near the blast site; they were in harm’s way. They were able to respond quickly” Representative Michael Grimm said Friday while visiting the unit at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, reports the Staten Island Advance.

Another unit was closer and had already responded.

64 posted on 04/22/2013 10:18:10 AM PDT by Valpal1
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