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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 ecofarm View Post
    Like he could not have gone into any home and got hostages.
    True, but with everyone else locked down he gives away his position potentially. All it takes is one concerned neighbor and a general direction.
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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 LaMidRighter View Post
    All it takes is one concerned neighbor and a general direction.
    That's all it would take without a lockdown.

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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 ecofarm View Post
    That's all it would take without a lockdown.
    In most circumstances I agree, every once in a while though you have a real problem with people like these latest clowns who will purposefully cause choas, I mean, the two brothers did that without a need to escape, imagine if they have tons of targets and want to distract law enforcement by creating casualties.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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

    They were not just run of the mill criminals.

    I'd say, in a situation like this, it was the right thing to do. God forbid law enforcement does their job.
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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 LaMidRighter View Post
    In most circumstances I agree, every once in a while though you have a real problem with people like these latest clowns who will purposefully cause choas, I mean, the two brothers did that without a need to escape, imagine if they have tons of targets and want to distract law enforcement by creating casualties.
    I'm sure this will become a topic of discussion soon enough, and I'm not helping myself by swimming upstream against the celebration. I, like the politicians, will wait a bit before continuing this line of skepticism.

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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 ecofarm View Post
    I'm sure this will become a topic of discussion soon enough, and I'm not helping myself by swimming upstream against the celebration. I, like the politicians, will wait a bit before continuing this line of skepticism.
    99% of the time I would say lockdowns are excessive, there was something spectacularly concerning about these two.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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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 specklebang View Post
    During the week following 9/11, the whole country was on lockdown. Tourists in Las Vegas were stuck here for a week.
    There was no "lockdown." Planes weren't flying. That was it.
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    Re: Should the government be allowed to put a city on lockdown to catch a few crimina

    OK. You are probably right. It was a long time ago. I think I had a sense of extraordinary paranoia in process around then, but that could be just my imagination mixed with brain cell loss.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    There was no "lockdown." Planes weren't flying. That was it.

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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 ecofarm View Post
    I'm sure this will become a topic of discussion soon enough, and I'm not helping myself by swimming upstream against the celebration. I, like the politicians, will wait a bit before continuing this line of skepticism.
    You may be on to something - I'll bet anything that those "politicians" will be petitioning Obama and Congress for financial relief to pay for the law enforcement and lost economic costs associated with this week in Boston. Part of that will be claims that the lockdown was unnecessary and transit authorities should be made whole and businesses too, or they'll sue.

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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 specklebang View Post
    OK. You are probably right. It was a long time ago. I think I had a sense of extraordinary paranoia in process around then, but that could be just my imagination mixed with brain cell loss.
    You are basically correct - much of Washington DC and New York City were in virtual lockdown with subway systems idle and many businesses and areas of both cities off limits for a time, including the closure of the NY Stock Exchange. That was, obviously, a much different time, but the principle of ensuring public safety with limits on public movement are similar.

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