Rutherford: Watertown Police Crossed Line with Search

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Amidst the chaos of trying to apprehend the remaining marathon bombing suspect, some believe peoples' civil rights may have been violated.

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Mountain mama

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Give me a break. This guy must just like to hear himself talk.
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He would probably think different if he was there, or someone he loved had died. He sounds like a jerk.
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obama would be proud!
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"I think this was drawing the line over what was two so-called suspects which they supposedly had in mind from the beginning. The question at that point would be:‘don't they trust the people of Boston to turn in terrorists?'" said John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute.

Where does Mr. Whitehead get his thoughts from? The purpose of the lockdown and search was not because they thought a resident would not turn in the suspect. They were under a lock down to keep the public safe and locate him. They searched houses to make sure he didn't enter someones home and was holding them hostage. I am sure if he was in someone's home holding them hostage, he would allow them to call the police and turn him in. And he is the president of this institute?
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Whitehead..... You are a d I c k head!!!!
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"Whitehead says lockdowns and door-to-door searches are typically conducted during a time of war."

See that is typical of the problem with many people in this country. Radical Islam HAS declared jihad (holy war) against us. No one wants to admit it, and it is easy to convince ourselves that we aren't really at war, since most of the battles have taken place overseas. But make no mistake about it, the radical clerics have promoted hatred of the "Infidels" among the radicalized, and they have no plan to stop until they destroy us. I am not saying that all Muslims are the enemy; I have several Muslim friends, but radical Islam exists and they are at war with us, whether we want to believe it or not. We can sit in denial and pretend that these attacks are isolated incidents , or take a close look at what is going on all over the world, and respnd accordingly.

My guess is that the people of Watertown and the rest of Greater Boston were more than happy to see the police presence and open their doors while these two were on the loose. And I'll also venture a guess that there were more than a few folks who wished they owned a 9mm.
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The Rutherford clowns are so right! It is preferable to let people die instead of violating their so called rights by telling them to stay out of the way until the cops do their job.

A Rutherford man should always be point man for an infantry patrol.
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If the police dept ask to search your house/property and you give consent, guess what...they don't need a warrant.
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We are still in america! obama would be proud of the people thinking that Rutherford is wrong! You are good little liberals!
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Who funds the Rutherford Institute?
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I know the guy is dangerous, but I don't understand how a 19 year old can shut down all city life and transportation for so long.
Obama comes on TV and tells the nation we will not be intimidated by acts of terror, but that is exactly what happened and will serve to embolden the next jerk.
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shane g

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they got em didnt they do whatever means are needed to catch anyone who does what they did
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Not only did they cross the line . They cleared the area and got the PD out of the way so the public could go out and find him .

This was after Obama cleared the two dem murduring pig immigrants to go on there way and take millions under seige

How you like Obamas background checks NOW ?

We will get to the FBI holding the photos of two bombers while they are assasanating cops later, the very same pics were brought to the public long before the FBI could fine their ***.

Take it to the PEOPLE , they will get things done.

Obama = liberals = massive failure daily
RandomThoughts

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Right after the PD cleared the area and FAILED to find the murduring islamic dem .

The shootout started .

Joe public went out and did Obamas job for him and all they have is a little common sense .

Get bent . The facts speak for themselves.

Obama has at his disposal amazing tools to do backfound checks .

How is Obamas background checks working out .

call you reps people ... we dont want the gun control SHELVED. WE want it destroyed
RandomThoughts

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huck wrote:
I know the guy is dangerous, but I don't understand how a 19 year old can shut down all city life and transportation for so long.
Obama comes on TV and tells the nation we will not be intimidated by acts of terror, but that is exactly what happened and will serve to embolden the next jerk.
Fear Huck , Fear . Today , people are living two screen exp. Bad news everywhere and filling the airwaves.

fear is a powerful tool .

But you bring up my fear, the next monster waiting in the dark , hates the world and trying to think of how to outdo the next big front page maker while slaughtering people .

Thats why we dont agree about gun control . I swear if it would work and I knew it would work . I would bring my guns to you .

We gotta do something man . I know you dontlike guns and I dont like the thought of school buses and classrooms with little kids so easy to overtake .

I dont know the answer .... But the hate online is BAD and these radicals are breeding at home watching videos and pissed of at the world .

These animals set those bags down , killed children and when and lifted waits .

I just dont have the answer . we cant bubblewrap the world ... it get overwelming if you keep up too close .

take a break when it does , this is bigger than all of us in the end .

all we can do ,

IS TRY
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NBC29 - Why would you even consider airing this trash (or as you and Mr. Whitehead call it, news)?! That is the problem with your hippie little town. "Oh, my rights, my rights"! Blah, blah, blah! Perhaps, if Mr. Whitehead feels so passionate about protecting the rights of those in MA, maybe he should close up shop and move up there! I'm sick of hearing his garbage and rhetoric spread around by your disgrace for a news station. Find something productive to report on!...

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hondacivic wrote:
"I think this was drawing the line over what was two so-called suspects which they supposedly had in mind from the beginning. The question at that point would be:‘don't they trust the people of Boston to turn in terrorists?'" said John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute.
Where does Mr. Whitehead get his thoughts from? The purpose of the lockdown and search was not because they thought a resident would not turn in the suspect. They were under a lock down to keep the public safe and locate him. They searched houses to make sure he didn't enter someones home and was holding them hostage. I am sure if he was in someone's home holding them hostage, he would allow them to call the police and turn him in. And he is the president of this institute?
I'm thinking John gets his thoughts on governmental actions from the same places I do: The Constitution of the United States, the several states, and federal and state laws.
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I think whitehead is just making a point about a line being crossed. You people need to give your keyboard a rest. If the police found a grow house while searching for the bomber and they had no warrant, should that be allowed?
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I wonder what would have or what did happen when someone refused to let the police search their house without a warrant? Yes, the bombings were horrible, but yesterday's reaction was just as troublesome.

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