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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    If I lived there I'd gtfo. It's not a quarantine, it's a lock-down. You can leave, you just can't come and go as you please....but you can leave. I'd let them search my **** and I'd remove myself before I got my legs ****ing blown off and became the punch-line of one of my own morbid jokes. Nah, the only way you'd find me in that town is if I were part a unit dealing with the situation....but not a bystander.

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    The only way a city lockdown would help catch a suspect would be if door to door searches follow. We don't want this.

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    The only way a city lockdown would help catch a suspect would be if door to door searches follow. We don't want this.
    Not necessarily. Give them a little leeway and let them try to slip through, provided you have some idea of where they are, then get them out in the open and ambush. The other thing you can do is use the time to triangulate the general area they may be in and move, but really you don't want them at their home, god knows what they have and how ready they are to lock in and retaliate.
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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    The only way a city lockdown would help catch a suspect would be if door to door searches follow. We don't want this.
    They don't need to open your home to look inside.

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    They don't need to open your home to look inside.
    not yet anyway
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    I think to opine about this...maybe living next door to people like the brothers...might be a key as how we make the call on lock down...or not.

    Dunno, this is a hard question. I'd prefer that government doesn't lock down...but I'm not there.

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few criminals? I say no.
    Depends on the criminals, and the level of threat they present.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Depends on the criminals, and the level of threat they present.
    Military invasion, I can understand a lock down. A couple of insane jackasses? Not at all. There will always be handfuls of insane jackasses; are we going to shut down our major cities every time some appear?

    America endures, America overcomes, America conquers. There is no reason to run in fear of a few fanatics.
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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Military invasion, I can understand a lock down. A couple of insane jackasses? Not at all. There will always be handfuls of insane jackasses; are we going to shut down our major cities every time some appear?

    America endures, America overcomes, America conquers. There is no reason to run in fear of a few fanatics.
    A few insane fanatics that can harm a few people, no. A couple of fanatics who can kill hundreds, maybe thousands, yes.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few criminals? I say no.


    Generally, no.


    In this particular case, I'd be prepared to make a rare exception.

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