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  •  He was found by police using (14+ / 0-)

    FLIR technology. Hiding under a tarp.

    Your anti-law enforcement BS is just that. BS.

    Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. - Eric Hoffer

    by Otteray Scribe on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:42:34 PM PDT

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    •  I must sadly disagree with you OS. (2+ / 0-)
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      IreGyre, Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN

      I find his arguments compelling.  A bit emotional but not anything "anti-law enforcement".

      I'd like to know where the probable cause was to lockdown entire city blocks and go door to door.  Where's the court order again?  Where's the search warrant.  Where's the Miranda Warnings?

      We are a nation of laws, are we not?

      Please review this:

      We've moved that Overton Window to places I never could have believed.  From the illegal police roadblocks to them believing they have the authority to go house to house without probable cause or warrant is insanity.  

      "Papers Please."

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:19:27 PM PDT

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    •  Factually incorrect according to all reporting (3+ / 0-)
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      IreGyre, limpidglass, gc10

      He was found by the homeowner.

    •  he was not found by super-awesome police tech (5+ / 0-)

      he was found by a guy who went out to smoke a cigarette, AFTER the curfew was ended:

      David Henneberry, an avid boater and member of the Watertown Yacht Club, walked outside to smoke a cigarette just after Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick lifted the curfew on Boston residents at 6 p.m. Friday.

      Puffing away, Henneberry noticed the tarp that covered his rare, 22-foot pleasure cruiser—a white Seahawk with blue trim and a fiberglass hull, reported the New York Daily News—wasn’t on correctly.

      “Then he saw that one of the straps was hanging loose,” his stepson Robert Duffy told the Daily News. “He picked it up and saw it had been cut. He found it incredibly odd.”

      Henneberry got a small ladder, climbed up to reach the boat deck, and flipped back his tarp “and saw a pool of blood,” Duffy added. “And then he saw what he thought was a body.”

      Henneberry jumped off the ladder and ran inside, dialing 911 as he went.

      The “body” was the second Boston bombing suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — alive.

      If it weren't for the boat owner choosing to go out and live his life instead of cower in his home for fear of the bomber, the hunt still might be going on.

      "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

      by limpidglass on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 03:07:21 AM PDT

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