Hint: It’s not a restrained police force.
I spoke with someone connected to the International Olympic Committee who told me that Boston has rocketed to the top of their consideration list [for 2024] because of how the city was able to shut itself down after the Boston Marathon bombing.
I.E. Conduct a full blown Police-State takeover and occupation of Boston and surrounding communities, eagerly violating the rights of thousands by shutting citizens into their homes under penalty of death. No Kidding!
I blogged about it then and I’m still outraged. But I’m apparently the only one…am I?
I quoted a comment from another blog then and I think it’s a good time to repeat it now.
“It seems hard to escape the conclusion that many of these questions might never be answered. Local authorities in Boston have now had a taste of the expediency of extraordinary police powers which obviously run up to and include the power to paralyze an entire city to hunt down one man. It seems difficult to conclude that they will easily relinquish them.” (April 2013)
Give that person a gold star! On the money. Bad enough that Boston is eagerly looking for the chance to spend billion of dollars that they don’t have. Plus the opportunity to misuse Emanate Domain to wipe out inconvenient neighbors or businesses. But they will enshrine the principles of iron-control of the populace. When and if they do just stop calling them, Citizens.