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  •  So they shut down the entire city because.... (0+ / 0-)

    there was a 19yr old on the loose with firearms and possibly explosives?

    But doesn't that happen relatively frequently in America -  Some gun-toting murderous maniac on the loose?  I've never heard of an entire city being shut down.  A campus, sure.  A neighborhood, sure.

    And it is still true right now that he is on the loose, but there is no longer a need for the lockdown.

    Anyways, it just seems that if the purpose of these attacks is to terrorize the populace, the authorities in charge of security are doing half of the job themselves.

    We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

    by RageKage on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 04:53:07 PM PDT

    •  good gawd (0+ / 0-)

      Ok, the lockdown except for the immediate neighborhood where the kid is in a boat has been lifted.  Happy now?  If you can't understand the need for asking folks to stay in their homes during a crisis involving guns and explosives then I don't know what to say.

      If you can cite for me the last time there was a serious shooting/explosive incident where the locals didn't "lock down" a school or neighborhood for a period of time -- let us know.

      I'm getting tired of folks here who think protecting citizens from a potential unknown disaster is a bad thing -- aka polic state.

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:19:53 PM PDT

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      •  A neighborhood, a campus, a few city blocks, sure. (0+ / 0-)

        As I said in my previous post.  But shutting down an entire major city is crazy.  They didn't lock down London after the 7/7 bombings.

        It is a sign of a growing police state, without a doubt.

        We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

        by RageKage on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 06:17:13 PM PDT

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