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It Cost $333 Million to Lockdown City of Boston

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It Cost 333 Million

Ozark, MO

#1 Apr 21, 2013
It Cost $333 Million to Lockdown City of Boston for 1 Day
Overkill: Did costly Boston lockdown backfire, delaying bomber’s capture?
It Cost $333 Million to Lockdown City of Boston for 1 Day
Overkill
Business Week says it cost the economy around $333 million to shut down the Boston region in the manhunt for alleged terrorist bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
When the lockdown was finally lifted, a resident was able to leave his house, which led to him finding Tsarnaev hiding in his boat.
The shutdown was sweeping, noted the Washington Post:
By order of the state, a public transit system that serves more than 1.3 million riders a day was padlocked. Amtrak trains were suspended between Boston and New York.
Businesses, offices and some of the world’s greatest universities were shut. Taxis were ordered off the streets for part of the day. Residents were instructed to stay inside.
At a news conference shortly after 6 p.m., Gov. Deval L. Patrick (D) lifted the lockdown.” Only after the lockdown ended was Tsarnaev finally captured.
As Bloomberg News reported,“David Henneberry, who lives on the street in a white, three-story Victorian home, heard Patrick’s message [ending the lockdown] and stepped outside for fresh air.[After he did so, he realized that] Something wasn’t right.
Henneberry’s boat, covered for the winter on a trailer in the backyard, looked different ...Henneberry retrieved a ladder from his garage and started to open the cover ...There was blood. And he saw a person.
He quickly backed away and called police,” who came and captured Tsarnaev after exchanging fire.
In short, it looks like the total shutdown of Boston may have actually delayed Tsarnaev’s capture.
Even if it did not, it is questionable whether the putative safety benefits from the lockdown were worth its massive $333 million cost to the economy. If a terrorist bomber can make a society incur $333 million in costs just by setting off a bomb, that may provide him with an additional incentive to commit acts of terror — in order to undermine his host country’s economy.
It Cost $333 Million to Lockdown City of Boston for 1 Day
That was Overkill
Hertz

Monett, MO

#2 Apr 21, 2013
It is all just a big public relations event to bring in the "savior" government and police state regardless if it was a false flag, a cover-up or a real attack. There are still a lot of questions unanswered. Have you seen any police dashboard cam footage of the suspects throwing bombs out of their car and shooting at the police? Why would the suspects not have killed the victim of the carjacking incident if they were so dangerous and desperate to get away? Where is the video or photo of either suspect leaving the backpack at the location of the bombing? I have not seen one shred of evidence that can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that either suspect is guilty and now the only remaining suspect is sedated, has a broken larynx, can't speak and has no civil due process even though he is an American citizen.
Hertz

Monett, MO

#3 Apr 21, 2013
It is sad that investigative journalism has gone to the wayside, but what else can you expect from the corporate media. Look up how many independent news outlets there are now compared to ten or fifteen years ago. It's astonishing.
WWE Guru

Sikeston, MO

#4 May 3, 2013
If somebody was going to bomb Boston, why not blow up Fenway? F*ck the Red Sox, go Yankees.

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