82_28 » 03 May 2016 15:57 wrote:Bro, that is a hella mean thing to say. No one knows! The main concern I remember is that this total shutdown of Boston was so damn quick. A test run of how easy it would be to shut down a major city. It worked. It can be done. Again, no one knows. I don't believe it and why some lame ass marathon? Marathons are stupid to begin with. But why not the entrance to Fenway Park before a game? Would have taken out far more victims than people running past on a road.
That is why the whole thing is bullshit in my view. It was a police state psy-op and the kids were framed in order to have plausible government deniability.
I forget who said it waaaaay upthread but it is not Boston Strong but rather Boston Weak.
It was a clear police state drill. Even if it wasn't, it still was.
It's not mean, it's just that I'm utterly indifferent to whatever anguish an admitted murderer might feel from spending 23 hours a day alone.
The finish line at the Marathon is the most dense target such a murderer could have chosen. It wasn't just some road. Hundreds of people were injured, legs were ripped off, three people died, and more would've died if there hadn't been paramedics right there.
As for the shutdown, it was a shelter-in-place declared just before everyone was about to go to work. People were already home. They got the day off. Big fucking deal. A five-star GTA rampage had just happened and one of the guys who had just indiscriminately killed civilians and who had just led cops on a chase through the area was still on the loose somewhere and could've escaped in the morning rush hour. The shutdown lasted one day. The guy was caught. Some people had cops knock on their doors and yell at them. If it had been some psycho neo-Nazi on the loose in your city, what would you have wanted done? Would you have complained about a shelter-in-place given the same circumstances? Probably not. The whole situation might still be fishy, there might still be way more to the story than reported, but if the shutdown was the nefarious goal then I'd say the whole thing was a failure, because the shutdown was a totally reasonable choice, and I'd hope for the same exact thing given the same set of events in the future. People having a shitfit over it are operating from confirmation bias, i.e., they (you, and others here) are expecting a rights-violating police-state-normalizing psy op, and so that's what you see, even if it's an appropriate public safety measure you'd want for your own hometown should it ever be similarly terrorized.
As for your "Boston Weak" dig: [Insert expletives]
Part of the strength we demonstrated was the confidence to not freak out over an imagined police state descending on us, the confidence to know that it was truly only temporary, the confidence in our own proven ability to resist real tyranny. When the fuck has Denver or Seattle ever proven that about itself? Never. So, hush.