Originally Posted by petegz28
Don't get me wrong. I applaud the Boston PD. What I am saying is terrorism is to instill fear and to paralyze in some ways. That was acomplished by 2 students with pressure cookers.
The aftermath did look like a police state. The city of Boston shut down while the cops and military combed the streets and homes for 2 guys.
So while I agree it would have taken a police state to prevent it and that is now what we want, it pretty much took a form of a police state to end it.
And if this shithead that was on the run would have made his way onto mass transit with another bomb surrounded by hundreds/thousands of people, would that have caused more paralyzing fear down the road or less?