(Quote) Bernard-2709 said:
"The controversial moment SWAT teams order...
(Quote) Bernard-2709 said:
"The controversial moment SWAT teams ordered innocent neighbors out of their houses at GUNPOINT during door-to-door searches for the Boston bomber"
"Officials used Dumitru Ciuc's home as a staging area, taking out the windows and ripping down curtains and window blinds to monitor the boat."
"'They didn't say nothing,' about why they were there."
"'They just said leave the house and go up the street.'"
"While the circumstances clearly led many to be sympathetic to the needs of the police, now that the manhunt is over, critics are fearful of the consequences of such cooperation in the future."
"The specific concerns stems from the rejection of the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures."
Video at bottom of page. www.dailymail.co.uk
You know, Bernie, I am sick of people from other countries criticizing our country. This was a dangerous and specific incident
and how it was handled is easy to criticize from hindsight.
This man was a terrorist and committed treason against this country. The Boston police had also uncovered another situation
happening in Boston at the same time. They found a pipe bomb in another part of Boston. Since the full extent of the threat
was not known, one should erron the side of caution when considering the lives of Bostons citizens.
Why would you even question this, or are you letting some UK person influence you.
I know I watched the World Trade Center Burn from the shores of the Hudson River near my home,and the World Trade
Center was some 30 miles from my home. The fear I had in me was one I never felt before. I did not know what to do to
feel safe. I just wanted to curl up with my dog to feel secure, and I worried about where the next plane would hit.
I know I would have been scared to death if I were the one being pulled from my home. At the same time, I would have
been even more scared to death if I thought this terrorist could be knocking on my door any minute or be out killing
my family while he was running from the law.
This man committed treason. He was not an enemy combatant or had just committed a crime. He took up arms and
ordinance against our country. This should not be taken lightly. We should be more war minded in this country--because
that is what we are in. A war.
So lets put this in perspective, and give our policemen and military the credit they deservie. They could have been shot or
killled at any time they were doing the searches. They feared for their own lives as well as taking care of the rest of us.
Bravo to those brave men and women we call Americans.