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Old 04-29-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Ron Paul: Boston Police Tactics 'should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself'

Matt Welch|Apr. 29, 2013 11:29 am
Former congressman Ron Paul is not going gently into that good night:
Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down.

These were not the scenes from a military coup in a far off banana republic, but rather the scenes just over a week ago in Boston as the United States got a taste of martial law. The ostensible reason for the military-style takeover of parts of Boston was that the accused perpetrator of a horrific crime was on the loose. The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.


Ron Paul: Boston Police Tactics 'should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself' - Hit & Run : Reason.com

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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I wasn't there and I've read conflicting stories and I also understand internet bravado but the police would not have been allowed to enter my house without a warrant.

I have a hard time believing that no one said "no".
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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I wasn't there and I've read conflicting stories and I also understand internet bravado but the police would not have been allowed to enter my house without a warrant.

I have a hard time believing that no one said "no".
It's hard to say "no" when 9000 armed guys are in the streets pointing a variety of guns at you and yelling at you.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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It's hard to say "no" when 9000 armed guys are in the streets pointing a variety of guns at you and yelling at you.
Not when the law is on your side.
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