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  •  How this was handled should be a training (3+ / 0-)

    model for all law enforcement agencies and for homeland security throughout this country. This should be the standard, the model, the way to do it.

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    by wishingwell on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 05:33:56 AM PDT

    •  We don't have enough information (2+ / 0-)
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      to make that statement. All we know is that the perpetrator of a crime was caught and that is about it. It may have been textbook or their may have been lots of missed steps and luck - we just do not know.

    •  Absolutely Not. (1+ / 0-)
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      The police declared a 20 block complete lock down zone, searched and lifted all restrictions when they were unsuccessful . Where was the suspect found? One block outside the zone. So rather than extend the search area as is classic tactics, they closed it down and only found the guy when a resident noticed blood next to his boat.

      The other observation I must make from the news coverage is that there seemed to be absolutely no co-ordination or direction to the efforts once he had been located. (OK part of this is me being agog at the number of different "police departments" and different agencies that appear were involved). How many hundreds - or thousands - of police personnel did it take to stand around aimlessly while one bleeding suspect holed up in a boat in a backyard was detained?

      It also appears to point to gross misuse in the funding given to combat "terra". This all seemed to have been spent on new and even fancier toys for the boys to employ on the streets when a rare event like this occurs. Most of these agencies seem to have taken the phrase "to combat terrorism" quite literally.

      We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

      by Lib Dem FoP on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 06:15:12 AM PDT

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    •  And for disaster response. (8+ / 0-)

      With all that blood on the ground, only 3 lives were lost from the bombing itself. There were people coming into the medical tent with tourniquets already in place because of people who knew how to apply one.

      If that's not an argument for having free or nominal-fee first aid training and refresher courses available to older teenagers and adults through homeland security funding, I don't know what is.

      Prayers and best wishes to those in Boston, in Texas, and for this week to be over without anything else happening.

      by Cassandra Waites on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 06:24:31 AM PDT

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