Bostonians take back their town
Former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has slammed US law enforcement for responding to the Boston Marathon bombing with “police state tactics.”
In a post on the website of libertarian activist Lew Rockwell, Mr. Paul said Monday that the governmental reaction to the tragic explosions was worse than the attack itself. The forced lockdown of much of the Boston area, police riding armored vehicles through the streets, and door-to-door searches without warrants were all reminiscent of a military coup or martial law, Paul added.
“The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city,” according to Paul.
Furthermore, this response did not result in the capture of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Paul charged. He was discovered hiding in a boat by a private citizen, who called police.
“And he was identified not by government surveillance cameras, but by private citizens who willingly shared their photographs with the police,” Paul wrote on Lew Rockwell’s site.
I know some people being fitted for artificial limbs who might dispute that.
Ron Paul, in a posting on the website of a libertarian activist, accused US law enforcement of 'a military-style occupation of an American city' in its response to the Boston bombing
including a police officer armed with bombs
Quote:Or not.I know some people being fitted for artificial limbs who might dispute that.
So they should had treated him like a minor criminal
I looked up what Ron Paul actually wrote. He wrote "This unprecedented
move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself." He did
not write that the response was worse than the attack itself. I may not
agree entirely with that statement but it's a hell of a lot better than
writer's interpretation of it in the original article.
They shut down New Bedford.