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Boston Marathon bans bags, bandit runners, military marchers
Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2014 | Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

Posted on 02/26/2014 8:28:17 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

The Boston Athletic Association has indicated it will crack down on bandit runners and even ROTC marchers who don’t have registration numbers, according to an email released today that also bans participants from bringing bags to this year’s Boston Marathon as part of higher security measures following the 2013 bombings.

“This really is the year they need to avoid the Boston Marathon,” BAA spokesman Marc Davis said about bandits and military marchers. “With an already large field, it is just not the year to run if you’re not registered. We’re asking unregistered runners to just stand on the sidelines and cheer.”

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: boston; marathon; rotc; terrorism

1 posted on 02/26/2014 8:28:18 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Lots of unregistered people run,and have done so for many years.There will be some very unhappy people.

The Marathon is a big yawn anyway,unless you have someone running.

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2 posted on 02/26/2014 8:31:28 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

If I were into marathons my response would be, “Catch me if you can!”


3 posted on 02/26/2014 8:32:34 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I bet they won’t ban Brukas!


4 posted on 02/26/2014 8:35:52 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe I can’t blame them for this but the bombers were spectators, and spectators are always going to be harder to police than participants so it’s hard to see this as anything other than symbolism over substance.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 8:38:19 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Mears
And then there is Rosie Ruiz.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 8:40:19 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

US asset that went rogue —acted nutzo, got in touch with the real crazies, later identified with them and flipped to the dark side.

FBI killed that Florida guy in the field, “he lunged at us”. They were probably worried the guy knew his buddy had been a US asset, wanted to avoid scandal blow-back.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 8:41:48 PM PST by gaijin
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To: ConservativeStatement

...and Happy Meals.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 8:42:37 PM PST by moovova
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To: ConservativeStatement

Someone should mention to them it wasn’t a bag that exploded.

Not only are they locking the barn door after the horses have left — they are locking ALL the doors on every empty barn except the one with the horses.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 8:49:07 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Mears
Lots of unregistered people run,and have done so for many years.There will be some very unhappy people

Tough! People spend a lot of time, blood, sweat, tears and money to earn the opportunity to "Boston". Bandits are nothing more than shoplifters without a conscience.

10 posted on 02/26/2014 8:50:42 PM PST by PrivateIdaho ( "Courage is being scared to death... but saddling up anyway." (John Wayne))
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To: ConservativeStatement
If you go back and look at some of those old photos you will see cops standing, dumb-founded, at the chaos around them. You will also notice military members in fatigues tossing barricades aside, jumping barricades, tending to the wounded.

What you may not know is that those military members had just crossed the finish line - they weren't resting - they had just crossed it. In full packs iirc. They had started the “race” at dawn, hours before the official start of the race, and had just finished their long (6-7 hours??) march.

And THEY were the ones that sprang to action. They do the marathon in support and memory of injured and dead friends. A guy from the same outfit was in Afghanistan and did his hike going around and around the compound for 24 miles or whatever it is.

Sorry for the long info - but what a way to show these guys the respect and honor that they deserve.

11 posted on 02/26/2014 8:50:46 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: gaijin
US asset that went rogue —acted nutzo, got in touch with the real crazies, later identified with them and flipped to the dark side.
FBI killed that Florida guy in the field, “he lunged at us”. They were probably worried the guy knew his buddy had been a US asset, wanted to avoid scandal blow-back.

Really? I did not hear that.
But given the oddities around the circumstances, especially the lead-up, it wouldn't surprise me.

12 posted on 02/26/2014 8:51:19 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sheesh, that was easy. Why don’t they just pass a law to ban terrorists/criminals/totalitarians. Think of all of the Alphabet Agency $ we could save.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

$ocialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY $OCIALI$M


13 posted on 02/26/2014 8:52:02 PM PST by PGalt
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I heard about the “he lunged at us” guy. The “rogue” analysis is very interesting.

ARGUS?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13BahrdkMU8


14 posted on 02/26/2014 8:57:44 PM PST by PGalt
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To: gaijin; All

small bang for the BIG BUCK$

http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Budget.aspx


15 posted on 02/26/2014 9:05:10 PM PST by PGalt
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To: PrivateIdaho
I ran it unofficially years ago and know many others who put time, blood, sweat, and tears into it AND pay the taxes that pave the roads they run on! The ‘bandits’ are by far the most exciting part of the race. No one will say it but the next marathon will have an entirely different feel because they capitulated to the terrorists.
16 posted on 02/26/2014 9:22:56 PM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: bramps
I ran it unofficially years ago and know many others who put time, blood, sweat, and tears into it AND pay the taxes that pave the roads they run on!

So, if I pay taxes that go to the football stadium, I'm "entitled" to play in the Super Bowl? To me, it is something you qualify and pay for, maybe it's acceptable at Boston, but I wouldn't feel right doing it.

17 posted on 02/26/2014 10:11:52 PM PST by PrivateIdaho ( "Courage is being scared to death... but saddling up anyway." (John Wayne))
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To: ConservativeStatement

But you can still bring your pressure cooker?


18 posted on 02/26/2014 10:33:23 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: ConservativeStatement

I really don’t get it. If no one is chasing you then why would you be runnuing? And sure as hell not in some city on the streets!


19 posted on 02/26/2014 10:54:12 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: Yaelle

Only if your wearing a Burka.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 3:04:35 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Yaelle

Only if you’re wearing a Burka.


21 posted on 02/27/2014 3:04:54 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: ConservativeStatement

Unlike EVERYONE else, the Boston terrorists did
not need a PASSPORT even after warning by the Russians.

Anyone in JAIL over this yet?

Anyone?

Nope.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 3:26:09 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: ConservativeStatement

Boston has been voting for this horsesh^^ for the past 50 years. They’ll love it because they feel “safe”. Few cities other than San Francisco, NY and Seattle have a populace with less common sense.


23 posted on 02/27/2014 4:05:43 AM PST by albie
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"This really is the year they need to avoid the Boston Marathon,” BAA spokesman Marc Davis...

Actually, LAST year would have been a good year to avoid the marathon. Just saying...

24 posted on 02/27/2014 12:49:26 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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