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  •  I for one will never stop questioning the cops (1+ / 0-)
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    You may feel comfortble with the behavior on Friday. I am not.

    They attenpted to shut down an entire metro area, (unless you were working at dunkin dounts, then by all means please go to work) but the kid was hiding in a boat, within the permiter area they secured and they NEVER searched the boat. An entire day of wracked nerves and a city shut down when they kid was laying (we now learn unarmed) in a boat, bleeding, right down the street from the shooting.

    Oh, and for the record I was staying at a hotel room 2000 ft from the shootout. At 3pm Friday I got tired of being in my room so I drove to NH. I left my room and got on the pike and drove away. Do you know how many police where at the Newton toll booth checking cars? ZERO. So had I been carjacked by this kid, who could've walked to my hotel garage I would've driven him right out of town with no one the wiser.

    So we have a city being told to stay indoors, an army of cops not searching the area and no one at a nearby tollbooth looking for someone who could be driving him away.

    Sorry that doesn't warrant a duck parade in my book. Rather than fellating the BPD we should be asking hard questions but it seems everyone would rather shut the questions down.

     

    •  Think about this statement a moment: (2+ / 0-)
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      Neuroptimalian, misslegalbeagle
      ...but it seems everyone would rather shut the questions down.
      Perhaps swimming against this tide is not an indication you have special insight into this event that everyone else is too blind to see.

      Non futuis apud Boston

      by kenlac on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 11:46:59 AM PDT

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    •  You know that's not true, right? (1+ / 0-)
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      within the permiter area they secured
      Boat was outside perimeter. Not by much, but outside.
      •  not so. (1+ / 0-)
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        They now admit it was in perimeter area, accoring to the NY Times today.

        “They have a boat with blood on it, and they believe someone’s on the boat,” it said. Police officials initially said the boat was in the backyard of a house just outside the perimeter of the area where investigators had conducted door-to-door searches all day. But Commissioner Davis, of the Boston police, said this week that the boat had been inside the perimeter.

        “It was an area that should have been checked,” he said. “We are not sure how long he was in the boat. There was a pool of blood near where the car was dumped about four or five blocks away from the boat.”

        NY Times

        And here is a map someone made showing the location of the shootout in relation to the boat.

        Watertown Map

    •  It seems to me like your position is (0+ / 0-)

      internally inconsistent.  Were the cops enforcing a gestapo-style police state, searching homes at gunpoint; or were they bumbling around ineffectually, failing to search a relatively obvious hiding place visible from the street?  

      •  Inconsistency: (0+ / 0-)

        misslegalbeagle wrote:

        It seems to me like your position is
        internally inconsistent.  Were the cops enforcing a gestapo-style police state, searching homes at gunpoint; or were they bumbling around ineffectually, failing to search a relatively obvious hiding place visible from the street?  
        There is no inconsistency.  It is perfectly possible for a police force to trample on the rights of citizens by searching homes at gunpoint, while missing an obvious hiding place for the suspect they seek.  Just because you have big guns and wave them around a lot doesn't mean you know what you are doing.
      •  They're not mutually exclusive (1+ / 0-)
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        They can be bumbling Gestapo's.  ^_^

        OK, but seriously, you have this image that the Gestapo is very, very efficient, sort of "in Fascist Italy the trains run on time" kind of efficient.

        Why, though? Does fascism endow a special capability to its adherent that make them super duper extra special efficient?

        So efficient, that it is worth it to embrace fascism so we can be efficient and solve our problems of national debt, education, pollution, etc.?

        But, let's get back to my first statement.

        Yeah, why can't they be bumbling Gestapos? They're so busy knocking on doors that they failed to look under the bushes, in the doghouse, under the tarp, etc.

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