Boston military imposed lockdown

Martial law is defined as temporary military control over designated regions on an emergency basis.

On Friday, April 19 -- four days after 2 bombs ripped through the finish line at the Boston Marathon, Martial law was imposed on the residents of Boston by military authorities searching for a skinny 19-year-old kid.

Boston residents were forced to remain inside their homes -- or ordered to evacuate their homes at gunpoint. The cost to shut down the entire city of Boston, including buses, trains, schools, grocery stores, gas stations and shopping malls, will tally in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The massive military show of force failed to find Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by the time the day-long lockdown was lifted.

Boston military imposed lockdown

In George Orwell's classic novel 1984, he wrote about a society where residents meekly surrendered their rights and accepted the lies of the Party, while struggling to live under constant surveillance by a Totalitarian government.

Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Col. Tim Alben explained the suspension of Bostonians' personal liberties this way:

So we are engaged with the MBTA police in the “T” you will see more troopers, you’ll see national guardsmen there. You’ll [see] MBTA police like you do every day, but that presence will be significantly enhanced. We’re doing that for the comfort of the public.

“That’s an interesting justification for intrusions on people’s free movement and the expenditure of public funds,” writes Tim Carney at The Washington Examiner. “Also, is it clear that armed guards with large rifles make people feel more comfortable?"

Boston military imposed lockdown

Others saw the military imposed lockdown as a hint of things to come under President Obama's rule. It's interesting to note that the lockdown came 4 days after the bombing -- and just hours after President Obama and Mrs. Obama departed Boston.

Carney described the almost Keystone cop-like show of force in Boston as "Security theater".

“Security theater” means very visible and intrusive security measures that may not be able to stop a bomb or a weapon, but certainly give off the impression that nothing can slip through," he writes.

Boston military imposed lockdown

Was Obama making a point to the world that the military would go to any lengths to stop terrorists -- even if it meant suspending the rights and freedoms of Americans?

Some believe that the Boston lockdown was just a test run ordered by a power hungry president who has no intentions of giving up his presidency without a fight.

What do you think of the Boston lockdown? Would you give up your rights and freedoms to feel safe?

Photos: Associated Press, Reuters Pictures, Google images

  • LaJuliet

    Lol...slow news day I see!

  • Shereezy

    Oh no not this....I happen to live in the DMV so of course the Washington Examiner would talk side ways about the president considering its a republican based paper. Folk love to talk bad about Obama yet they have no solutions of their own..especially how to deal with the Boston situation.

  • capricorn83

    :facepalm:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    Yeah... countries with no roghts are soooooo succesful and the people are so happy. Why wouldnt Obama try to emulate them?

  • Nakeya_j

    Some believe that the Boston lockdown was just a test run ordered by a power hungry president who has no intentions of giving up his presidency without a fight.
    ---
    ?? :blink: Now where did that come from?

  • coco creamy

    We been under Marshal law for the last 50 yrs , they just letting us see what we in for :coffee:

  • LSLH

    It was a bit excessive, however I thought that the police were looking for more people. I thought there was a whole network of terrorists working together on this.

  • capricorn83

    Some believe that the Boston lockdown was just a test run ordered by a power hungry president who has no intentions of giving up his presidency without a fight.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    really should say "Sandra Rose believes" :tea: But don't worry, Barry will be more than happy to give up his presidency...in 4 years. Until then, all haters will deal

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    Some believe that the Boston lockdown was just a test run ordered by a power hungry president who has no intentions of giving up his presidency without a fight.
    __________
    :rofl:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnMB2hxl_3k&feature=youtube.com_gdata_player KayCeiSoul

    Subliminal Martial Law? Yes. President Obama's doing? No. He is just the vehicle - not the driver. I do not believe and will not believe the shyt the gov't and the media set out to make us believe.

  • luVn_liFe…

    @Shereezy I just seen the SADDEST pic;Trina losing it bout her brother.thats tragic :(

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :tea:

  • Kcooks25

    Sandra,

    Honeslty I am so glad you spoke on this! I told my mom, it was a test run. I personally believe that we as Americans need to see what's happening around us! Especially in the BLACK COMMUNITY! We have to wake up. I am so tired of people depending on the government for everything. This is a clear violation of the 4th amendment!!

  • OutsidetheBox

    :facepalm: I be reading other boards..other first world countries, they be laughing at us yo.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    he wrote about a society where residents meekly surrendered their rights and accepted the lies of the Party, while struggling to live under constant surveillance by a Totalitarian government.
    ____________________________

    See this ^^^ :tea: pay attention good people

  • OutsidetheBox

    Trina losing it bout her brother
    ___________

    :( :(

  • OutsidetheBox

    :hahaha: Loved 1984. Great book.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnMB2hxl_3k&feature=youtube.com_gdata_player KayCeiSoul

    Heu Luv! :hug:
    That is so sad. My heart goes out to her. :pray:

  • luVn_liFe…

    OutsidetheBox says:
    I be reading other boards..other first world countries, they be laughing at us yo.

    MMmmH HMM :tea:

  • Diva

    *kicks in blog door* hey ya'll

  • luVn_liFe…

    @kaeCeiSOUL :happy: ErmahhGAWD,SEYMORE is CUTEEEE!!

    yeah that is very sad about TRINAS Bro.Seeing that PIC of her broke my heart :no:

  • OutsidetheBox

    I would say the movie with Tom Cruise is more plausible..what was that? Where they read your eyeballs every where you went? :thinking:

    Mine would prolly break the machine. :eek: :hahaha:

  • Nakeya_j

    Hey Diva

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Hmph ! All I'm going to say is pay attention :tea: to everything :tea: movies, tv shows and all . The easiest way to hide the truth is :tea: hide it right in front of ya :coffee: and I do believe this will eventually happen

  • luVn_liFe…

    Where they read your eyeballs every where you went?
    :eek:

  • OutsidetheBox

    @KayCei that boy :heart: is just *ovaries flutter* I need to have these things removed.

    What he smell like? :love: I bet he smell so good under that neck.

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    What happened to Trinas bro?

  • PumpkinsMama

    Kaycei :kiss: OMG look at the butterball :wail: he's adorable!

  • luVn_liFe…

    :wave: DIVAAAAAAAAAAAAROOOO :cheers:

    @Nakeyah :hi: UR Gravie is SOOOOOO SIllY!

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Hey sis :waves:

  • OutsidetheBox

    LuVie.. :pc: MINORITY REPORT! :yes:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Man, I just don't care™ says:What happened to Trinas bro?
    ~
    ~
    He was Killed this morning,STRANGE thing is . . . he was shot and near death in 08' :(

  • luVn_liFe…

    @OTB :think: I believe i seen that :pc:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Why conspiracy theorists dont never tell us what to do about the conspiracy? Just be like "pay attn :eek "

    :hahaha: :shrug:

    Do we vote? Do we hid our money under the mattress? Tell me before the endddddd :woohoo:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :hahaha:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :wail: he’s adorable!
    ____________

    :hahaha: He bring that feeling.

  • coco creamy

    yall know the old saying 'CREATE A LIE, MAKE IT BIG, AND KEEP SAYING IT UNTIL THEY BELIEVE IT. welcome to USA, and America, and United States and UNITED OF STATES.. :waves: family

  • libra80sbaby

    This was a test run for Martial Law. Folks better wake up. There's a website dedicated to analyzing movies, music videos, terrorist attacks, superbowl performances, fashion ads --- all that are cohesive with the agenda the elite and the gubment are pushing on the masses. :coffee:

  • Smonae

    They need to do this in Chicago :coffee:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :lol: I just dont see Obama going all Kim Jong/Castro on us. :no:

  • luVn_liFe…

    libra80sbaby says:
    This was a test run for Martial Law. Folks better wake up. There’s a website dedicated to analyzing movies, music videos, terrorist attacks, superbowl performances, fashion ads — all that are cohesive with the agenda the elite and the gubment are pushing on the masses
    YOU MEAN THE ALL Seeing EYE StuFF :blink:

  • OutsidetheBox

    welcome to USA, and America, and United States and UNITED OF STATES.. ______________________

    All made in China. :lol: :wave:

  • PumpkinsMama

    @ Smonae Amen :tea:

    @ LuVn, Trina who? and what happened to her brother? ANd where is said pic? :waiting:

  • Ty

    What do you think of the Boston lockdown? Would you give up your rights and freedoms to feel safe?
    ________
    Read the Patriot Act Auntie (especially the footnotes and fineprint). It was over a long time ago before Obama was in office :coffee: No matter how much you point the finger, it didn't start nor will it end with Obama

    What are yall talking about *scrolls up*

  • libra80sbaby

    Luvn :hi: :yes:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    This was a test run for Martial Law. Folks better wake up. There’s a website dedicated to analyzing movies, music videos, terrorist attacks, superbowl performances, fashion ads — all that are cohesive with the agenda the elite and the gubment are pushing on the masses.
    ________

    :facepalm:
    These internet buffoons really need some puzzy.

  • libra80sbaby

    @ Man. Check it out for yourself and THEN form your opinion. Too many situations for it to all be just a "coincidence" :nono:

  • Smonae

    "Some believe that the Boston lockdown was just a test run ordered by a power hungry president who has no intentions of giving up his presidency without a fight."

    He won his 2nd term, why is he worried about giving up his presidency :shrugs:

  • OutsidetheBox

    I got too much time today: Eight intrepid women once gathered together for a slumber party during which they gabbed about their moon signs, ate chocolate, and shoved a ton of hallucinogenic drugs up their vaginas. They summarized their experiences in a report called "Cunt Odyssey: Search for Vaginal Datapoints."

    "Consensus seemed that this was not an efficient way of dosing, and that for any future experiments, compounds should be in solution or in some cream form for better dispersion," the participants mused.

    HOWEVER. One woman (Sagittarius, Cancer, Capricorn) who took 1 hit of blotter acid vag, followed by 50 mg MDMA vag. at T+0:25 and a hit of blotter acid at T+1:00, had quite the delayed reaction.
    ________________

    Would you be able to do this is North Korea?? Hunh hunh? :rofl:

  • Diva

    @Sis
    Luvn
    Nakeya have ya'll been behaving tuhday? :waiting:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :dead:
    I sweater4GAWD MAN makes me so damn SICK!! :hahaha:

  • Nakeya_j

    @Diva, I have...only because they are making me work, so I was not really in here today. But at least for once I was shyt!

  • luVn_liFe…

    @DIVAAA :cheers: Ive been In\OUT i think SO

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    Check it out for yourself and THEN form your opinion. Too many situations for it to all be just a “coincidence
    __________

    :facepalm:
    Ive seen a trillion of those edited a videos posing 1 billion questions and pointing out vague facts about random groups/religions from the past.

    They arr all the same.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahneSxJYnHo&list=UUcbYWMlGF9Jj58Rp10X7Rag that_VA_thickchick

    On Friday, April 19 — four days after 2 bombs ripped through the finish line at the Boston Marathon, Martial law was imposed on the residents of Boston by military authorities searching for a skinny 19-year-old YOUNG MAN WHO PLANTED BOMBS THAT KILLED 3 AND INJURED ALMOST 200 BEFORE SHOOTING AT POLICE AND DRIVING OVER HIS OWN BROTHER IN AN ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE.
    ________
    Fixed that for you. :coffee:

    Obama can't win for losing. Sure enough someone was waiting for their to be LESS done about this situation so they could say he doesn't care.

  • NaijaGal

    :rofl: damn it...so this is another post where I'm gonna be cosigning what MAN says

  • Ty

    :offtopic:

    Kanye West is LIKELY TO MISS the birth of his child with Kim Kardashian. Why, you ask??? Well MediaTakeOut.com CONFIRMED that Kanye West plans on doing a FULL ON TOUR this summer - beginning in June (and Kim's due date is "late" June).

    Our TOP NOTCH snitch tells us that Kanye's tour will be a "stadium only" tour - with each venue seating in excess of 50,000 people. And get this . . . Yeezy has ALREADY BOOKED Yankee Stadium in New York.

    And it gets MORE interesting. Before BACKERS of the TOUR would sign off on financing, they needed assurances from Kanye's people that the birth of his child would NOT interrupt any of the scheduled tour dates. And MTO's snitch confirmed, "They got those assurances."

    Well . . . guess he's GOTTA MAKE THAT MONEY . . . for his child's future. Oh, and expect the tour announcement in the next few days.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Read the Patriot Act Auntie (especially the footnotes and fineprint). It was over a long time ago before Obama was in office
    ___________

    six weeks after 9/11 = Bush.

  • OutsidetheBox

    I sweater4GAWD MAN makes me so damn SICK!!
    ________________

    :hahaha: :heart:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @NAIJA

    damn it…so this is another post where I’m gonna be cosigning what MAN says

    by NaijaGal on Apr 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm
    _____________
    U agree with me a lot. I thinjk u a lil sweet on me but embarrassed to admit it.

  • OutsidetheBox

    damn it…so this is another post where I’m gonna be cosigning what MAN says
    _____________

    Embrace it. :rofl: :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    U agree with me a lot. I thinjk u a lil sweet on me but embarrassed to admit it.
    ________

    Oh. Mah. Gawd. :rofl: :rofl:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :lol:
    some FOlKs :hahaha:

  • Ty

    U agree with me a lot. I thinjk u a lil sweet on me but embarrassed to admit it.
    _______________
    :dead: Go head Naija...get your shrink on :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Now if thats true, 'Ye just dont curr huh :no: :hahaha:

    Kim is dumb? Or smart? Cause he wouldve been on blast fugging with the right one.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    I got to just read yall responses because I don't even know how to respond to this malarky with a straight face. Claude Jeebus.

  • luVn_liFe…

    :newpost: Teyana/BREEZY :newpost:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Fixed that for you.
    ___________

    Great fix.

    Do we think Mitt Romney wouldve handled this differently? :yes: All the white ppl wouldve been safe. The brown ppl would be on notice.

  • coco creamy

    @OTB Right :lol:

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    The streets ain't safe nowhere. Getting shot 6 times isn't a random act either.....RIP tho.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnMB2hxl_3k&feature=youtube.com_gdata_player KayCeiSoul

    Thanks y'all! :hug: That's my Fattums.
    He always smells like baby...whatever the heck that is OTB. LOL

  • libra80sbaby

    Ive seen a trillion of those edited a videos posing 1 billion questions and pointing out vague facts about random groups/religions from the past.
    They arr all the same.
    ----------------------------------------
    :facepalm: This website does NOT have videos. I aint talmbout that fake azz YouTube chit.

  • supa

    Sandra, I've been thinking for a while now how cool it would be if you would start a separate blog for thinking people who want to discuss politices. The comments on here highlight why that should be done. Some people want to be real and talk politics, even if we disagree, and others just want to talk about LHH and Beyonce. The latter makes it hard to have a real intellectual conversations, at times. I don't think that many of your readers care about digging deeper into important issues. And there are some of us who like a healthy mix of entertainment and real issues, and can handle the switching of topics...I just think that we are outnumbered.