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  •  you are clearly not in boston (7+ / 0-)

    guess how many people were arrested for not obeying the shelter-in order? if you spell it out, it starts with a Z and ends with an O. guess how many people were infuriated at this so-called trampling of their rights, and took to the streets in protesto. i'll give you a hint: it rhymes with hero.

    this was a national security emergency. a massive public safety hazard. as another commenter has already pointed out, the shelter-in order was basically the same as ordering evacuations in front of a hurricane, only in reverse.

    no one was "imprisoned." no one was "unfree to go." in fact, if you spent the day listening to the police scanner, you would know that cops actually gave tremendous latitude, and encountered all kinds of people who needed to be out on the streets for all kinds of reasons. the only hard in fast area where no cars were permitted on the road was in the cordoned off section of watertown, which was in effect an active crime seen.

    •  And since when is following an illegal police (0+ / 0-)

      order something to celebrate?

      What you've proven here is that Americans are truly ignorant of the system of law we created under our constitution, nothing more.

      An entire city cannot be "an active crime scene", if that's the case anytime there's a bank robbery the police can detain me in my own home and then search it without warrant or probable cause.

      No one was "free to go in "the active crime scene" you've described.

      Was every single person in that area, "a person of interest"? NOPE.

      -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 10:23:51 PM PDT

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