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To think the police in Boston are taking a lot of credit...

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PuffPants Sat 20-Apr-13 18:27:11

...for catching that bomber, when actually a bloke poking around in his garden found him. Tanks, helicopters, every police officer in the Western Hemisphere cruising the streets (a small suburb) and they don't think to look in a boat?

YoniLovesChachi Sat 20-Apr-13 18:39:49

Yeah, they're rubbish those police hmm

I'm not sure the bloke who spotted his boat had been disturbed would have been able to apprehend the armed fugitive without a little bit of help from the police. So perhaps they do deserve the credit for his capture.

ouryve Sat 20-Apr-13 18:45:23

It did occur to me that there would have been an outcry if an entire city had been shut down in the search for one person, in this country. The whole scenario seems quite alien.

comfysofas Sat 20-Apr-13 18:47:32

I agree the first thing I thought was the police did'nt find him, a bloke did.

cocolepew Sat 20-Apr-13 18:47:59

The police were out looking for 2 armed, possibly with bombs, suspects, the public are grateful to them. I think we could learn something from them myself.

spottyparrot Sat 20-Apr-13 18:49:23

I thinks the police operation was effective. They made it a city wide priority and all citizens were alerted to this. That's why the terrorist was found. The person who found the terrorist might have thought the guy was a burglar or something rather than a hiding terrorist.

finickypinickity Sat 20-Apr-13 18:51:32

I found it very uncomfortable watching the news and seeing all of those people chanting USAconfused

Why didnt they have a heat seeking helicopter out when he first ran off or did they?

sweetestcup Sat 20-Apr-13 18:51:53

Well a lot of success in the Police finding people relies on the public and their information for goodness sake. Yeh they were rubbish identifying in a few days who had bombed a city and killed people and knew who to look for then eh? hmm

Tee2072 Sat 20-Apr-13 18:53:25

Really? REALLY?!?!?

Woofers Sat 20-Apr-13 18:54:55

Can I just mention that at this stage he is a suspect. And that I think the celebrations in relation to the arrests are premature, especially as we don't know if it was him, or why they did it, or if they have others with a similar intention planned ........ Iykwim

MissAnnersley Sat 20-Apr-13 18:56:27

YABU. Couldn't disagree with you more.

Someone saw the suspect in his boat but it was the police who risked their lives to arrest him.

RawCoconutMacaroon Sat 20-Apr-13 18:56:48

At this stage, that is "alleged terrorist"

Shelly32 Sat 20-Apr-13 18:58:42

YABU. Without their surveillance and door to door searching, progress would not have been made. A police officer died in the process. I'd say they deserve credit!

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Sat 20-Apr-13 18:58:49

What I can't understand is why the man who saw a blood trail leading to his boat didn't immediately run off and call the police in the circumstances. No way would I have looked to see if someone was there!

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 20-Apr-13 18:59:19

I think it was like something off Die Hard, was just waiting for Bruce Willis to helicopter in to save the day.

MissAnnersley Sat 20-Apr-13 19:03:04

It must have been terrifying for everyone involved. I can't imagine what it must have been like living in Boston over the last few days. They must be reeling with it all.

PeachActiviaMinge Sat 20-Apr-13 19:04:02

Oh yes damn the police for putting their lives on the line to protect the public, How very dare they celebrate the lack of casualties because of their immense bravery.

Tell you what OP go tell the family of the officer who died how they shouldn't be proud of him.

Sparklingbrook Sat 20-Apr-13 19:07:58

Mmmmm. But once the boat bloke had found him he kinda needed a hand didn't he? hmm

MissAnnersley Sat 20-Apr-13 19:10:26

Plus it was the police and other law enforcement agencies who identified the suspects in the first place.

WishIdbeenatigermum Sat 20-Apr-13 19:17:55

What the fuck is wrong with you? An armed, possibly suicidal loon who has already killed and bombed people and you're cavilling about the polices actions. They locked down and probably avoided further carnage.
And you sit on the other side of the world and dare to criticise?
shock and angry

Sparklingbrook Sat 20-Apr-13 19:19:32

And hmm Wish.

MissAnnersley Sat 20-Apr-13 19:20:35

Totally agree wish.

KitchenandJumble Sat 20-Apr-13 19:23:21

Actually, I think the police did a good job in this case. They managed to capture the suspect alive without any members of the public being injured in the process. Yes, the guy with the boat found him, but without the police the suspect could have escaped again, possibly injuring or killing someone else as he fled.

PuffPants Sat 20-Apr-13 19:33:20

Good points, I'm in the wrong, still think the boat owner is a bit of a hero.

Wish, I'm not on the other side of the world actually. I'm there.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 20-Apr-13 19:34:27

I can't imagine what it must have been like living in Boston over the last few days. I'm sure it was terrifying. Maybe you are too young to remember the IRA trying to bomb us every ten minutes. Or July 7th? Maybe you don't live in London, or Belfast or Warrington or any of the other places in this country that have been bombed.

Not saying the Police were BU but it seemed like a HUGE thing to close down an entire city.

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