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User avatar #87 - krobeles ONLINE (04/21/2013) [-]
Oh for ***** sake...
I didn't realise that Boston had come under Martial Law untill just now...

I dont know if i should be sad or laugh, at the fact that America is now officially useing its military instead of its police to solve crime. The entire ******* country are baby steps away from a full blown military dictatorship. Possibly a Faith-based one at that...
#109 to #87 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
I'm guessing you're not from Boston, nor have looked too deep into the situation.

Martial Law was temporarily declared until they found the guy - because in the time he was running around he could have planted any number of additional bombs or shot any number of additional people. It's a matter of public safety. SWAT, National Guard, etc are called in due to insufficient staff and higher-risk situations (like said bomb threat). They had to comb a whole city to find the guy.

No one's getting a police state, and the US isn't on its way to a dictatorship. They were weeding out a bomber. Then it was over, and everyone went back to their lives.
#100 to #87 - JHDog (04/21/2013) [-]
it wasn't just a crime though, it was full blown terrorism
User avatar #105 to #100 - krobeles ONLINE (04/21/2013) [-]
Sure. I always just kinda figured the police was for policing the population and general misdoings within the lands border, while the military was essentially for policing other countries.
#107 to #105 - JHDog (04/21/2013) [-]
that's not how it works. Yes the police works for the local government and general population, however when there's any kind of catastrophe (i.e., 9/11, Katrina, Boston Marathon) the military (mostly national guard) does get involved.
User avatar #89 to #87 - Yojimbo (04/21/2013) [-]
They weren't, people were advised to stay indoors, but not required.
User avatar #92 to #89 - krobeles ONLINE (04/21/2013) [-]
Could you give me the entire outline of just what happened, though? The sources i'de been able to find has been sorta indirect about it, and i feel bad speaking too loudly about a subject i dont fully understand.
User avatar #132 to #92 - popkornking (04/21/2013) [-]
"I feel bad speaking about something I don't understand" www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4544699/Stand+with+Boston/62#62
User avatar #144 to #132 - krobeles ONLINE (04/21/2013) [-]
Ahahaa. Hey. I made an impression upon you, or else you wouldn't remember. Neat.

That comment was made useing subjective logic, and it was challenging morals and ethics. Therefore, additional knowledge wasn't needed as it had not, and in fact has not, changed my view.

Saying something like "America is a military dictatorship, just look at the lockdown in Boston!" sounds very silly, as Boston wasn't really locked down all that much.

Its sorta the distinction between subjective and objective reasoning. Objective reasoning requires you to have knowledge and be a reasonable individual, where as subjective reasoning, more or less just requires you to have an opinion.
User avatar #94 to #92 - Yojimbo (04/21/2013) [-]
This pretty well explains things quickly and simply:


It's a timeline of the Boston Bomb situation
User avatar #98 to #94 - krobeles ONLINE (04/21/2013) [-]
Wow. I cant believe the police actually found someone they were looking for. Good times. Good times.
Oh, and thanks for that. It cleared some **** up.
User avatar #106 to #98 - Yojimbo (04/21/2013) [-]
Sure thing man
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