"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
They didn't shut anything down. We did, because we weren't about to let these two animals get away, and they didn't.
Personally, I think everyone involved did a fantastic job. The residents of Watertown lined the street and applauded Law Enforcement as they drove away, and they certainly deserved it.
What I don't understand is how some people go full-on "it could have been worse" but totally forget that argument when criticizing the acts of the "other party".