Boston: the ease with which authorities were able to lockdown entire metropolitan areas
Boston Marathon Bombing: Dear Readers, A number of you have asked me my take on the Boston Marathon Bombing and subsequent events. I am flattered that so many look to me for leadership on so many issues. However, I have not followed closely the Boston event.
What strikes me about the event is the ease with which authorities were able to lockdown entire metropolitan areas, preventing US citizens from leaving their homes in order to go to their jobs, to doctor’s appointments, to the grocery store, or to walk their dogs. This is a precedent. It sets the stage for martial law, although it is not being called that, and for daylight curfews. Is this what Homeland Security meant two years ago when its leader said the agency had shifted its focus from terrorism to domestic extremists?