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Apr 22nd 2013 new

(Quote) Marianne-100218 said: Steven: When I look at my E-Z pass statements and see which roads and bridges I had be...
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Steven: When I look at my E-Z pass statements and see which roads and bridges I had been on and exactly what time
and day I had been on them, I realize that if I were to commit a crime, I would never get away with it.

I do know that Americans are being tracted to the utmost degree, but that makes me feel safer in the long run.

So far, this tracking has not done much harm. Yet, if America turns into a police state, or something happens that this
information is used for sinister reasons, then I will be alarmed and worried.

As of now, I know that each person is very exposed, no matter where they live or what they do.

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So, is the random stepping into houses and rousting people out at gunpoint necessary too?

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Apr 22nd 2013 new

(Quote) William-888220 said: Hello Everyone, just thought I put this question out here in light of what happened in Boston t...
(Quote) William-888220 said:

Hello Everyone, just thought I put this question out here in light of what happened in Boston this past week. What can we all do to spot, and locate certain individuals that may pose a threat to us? What type of counter measures can we erected that will enable us to better identify suspected people we believe may do us harm? Are there any classes out there that deal with this topic, if so I think it should be a must have either as requirement for people wanting to pursue a career in law enforcement, or for the average person wanting to better his or her knowledge in this field. Cameras played an important part in identifying the Boston Bombers, and I think every major city ought to invest more moines into installing them in key locations,eg baseball fields, shopping mall, and major city blocks. Anyways, just wanted to see what your thoughts on this are, and how we as nation can better protect ourselves from this new form of terrorism.

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I think what we need to do is pay attention before it gets to this point. If a child is brought into your life, then embrace them, even if its just the neighbor kid from next door. Love and kindness, being present to others, all keep those who are marginalized or disenfranchised from falling off the cliff. People matter and they need to know they matter.

And, like Naomi and some others have said we need to put more energy into not only mental health treatment but in developing behaviors and interactions that can help prevent some of the mental health issues we see.

This is a very complicated issue but living in fear and spying on everyone and everything only adds to the abnormal group psychology.

Apr 22nd 2013 new
(Quote) Marianne-100218 said: (Quote) Mary-486033 said: Thanks for your help, Naomi. Although our 4th Amendment reads: &qu...
(Quote) Marianne-100218 said:

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Mary-486033 said: Thanks for your help, Naomi. Although our 4th Amendment reads: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized", here's video documentation of a house searches on April 19 ("Patriot's Day") in Watertown, MA.

www.youtube.com

www.youtube.com



Wow Mary, there were a lot of people in that first house.

When the cops do their jobs, as well as the military, they are dealing with volatile situations. These guys are definitely
working in a split second, life or death situation as far as the Boston bombing situation was concerned.

One would not expect them to be polite. Being polite is not how they do their risky jobs anyway. I am sure that I would be terrified if
they knocked on my door and those guns were pointed at me.

I think it was necessary at the time, though.

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Yes, there were a lot of people in that house and we are not privy to the specifics regarding that particular search. However, at a glance, the scenario reminded me of Nazi Germany.
Apr 22nd 2013 new

(Quote) Marianne-100218 said: William, in New York we are all conditioned to the Phrase "If you see something, ...
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William, in New York we are all conditioned to the Phrase "If you see something, say something." It is posted in subways,
train stations, and other places. This is all a result of September 11.

Since a lot of the home grown violence is within the Muslim Community, it would be good if anyone reported a change in
a person's faith and they become radical about Islam. Many people noted this change in the older brother when they were
questioned. That is a salient point to watch I would think. I would say that this change in attitude would be a precise
indicator of potential violence. The ACLU would have problems with this type of indicator, but I do not.

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Someone addressed this on the radio. The Muslim Community says that it does not condone these extremists. So, they need
to stand up within their own community and point out the extremists. I don't think this will ever happen.

Apr 22nd 2013 new

The Global Entry progam, I think is a bad idea. Not just The Saudi's but the other countries as well. Our own citizens go through much more it seems. Also how many of us have even heard of this? MSM lets a lot slide.
www.foxnews.com

Apr 22nd 2013 new

(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Yes, there were a lot of people in that house and we are not privy to the specifics regarding that partic...
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Yes, there were a lot of people in that house and we are not privy to the specifics regarding that particular search. However, at a glance, the scenario reminded me of Nazi Germany.
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Are you referring to when the Jews were taken away?

Apr 22nd 2013 new
(Quote) Laura-56149 said: Someone addressed this on the radio. The Muslim Community says that it does not condone these extremists...
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Someone addressed this on the radio. The Muslim Community says that it does not condone these extremists. So, they need
to stand up within their own community and point out the extremists. I don't think this will ever happen.

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Exactly, Laura. Where is their unequivocal, unified, and unconditional resolve to denounce and stop the barbaric and uncivilized crimes against humanity coming from their culture?

Silence constitutes Acceptance.
Apr 22nd 2013 new
(Quote) Marianne-100218 said: (Quote) Mary-486033 said: Yes, there were a lot of people in that house and we are not privy...
(Quote) Marianne-100218 said:

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Mary-486033 said: Yes, there were a lot of people in that house and we are not privy to the specifics regarding that particular search. However, at a glance, the scenario reminded me of Nazi Germany.



Are you referring to when the Jews were taken away?

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Yes, that's what came to mind. sad
Apr 22nd 2013 new

(Quote) Steven-706921 said: So, is the random stepping into houses and rousting people out at gunpoint necessary to...
(Quote) Steven-706921 said:

So, is the random stepping into houses and rousting people out at gunpoint necessary too?

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Steve, the video was already posted on CM. The one you posted is accompanied by an English writer.

Yes, I do think it seemed like Martial law. Yet, I think the police had a good hunch where the offender went
and closed off that portion of the city. In real time, everyone was scared to death in that city. A pipe bomb
was found in another area of Boston around the same time and the police and military had to be vigilant
about protecting the people.

I would be shaking also if they did that to me in my house, with the screaming and intimidation. That is how
police are trained for a crisis.

As Mary said in a previous post, it is all our fault because of who we elected to be our leader. The FBI, under
the ubiquitous Homeland Security let go of 5 different persons of interest in the past, and all five of them
had lethal consequences. Homeland Security may be too big too handle all of the security in our land. Even
the Secret Service is under them. That is just too much responsibility for Ms. Napolitano.

So, I think we should give America a break on this one and not be too critical. The author of that story saw
everything in hindsight and maximized his point of view. We need the police and the military to protect us.
Even if each of us had our own gun, we could not organize for such an event. That is what the military and the police
are for and they do it with our tax dollars. I am sure each of those men had no idea if they would have been
shot at or had a weapon of mass destruction thrown out of the windows if the guy they were looking for were
in the house.

I have nothing but praise for all those who participated. God bless all of them. They have dangerous jobs.

Apr 22nd 2013 new

(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Yes, that's what came to mind.
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Yes, that's what came to mind.
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That video does remind one of those scenes back in Nazi Germany.

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