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

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PuffPants · 20/04/2013 18:27

...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?

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YoniLovesChachi · 20/04/2013 18:39

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 · 20/04/2013 18:45

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 · 20/04/2013 18:47

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


cocolepew · 20/04/2013 18:47

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 · 20/04/2013 18:49

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 · 20/04/2013 18:51

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 · 20/04/2013 18:51

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 · 20/04/2013 18:53

Really? REALLY?!?!?


Woofers · 20/04/2013 18:54

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 · 20/04/2013 18:56

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 · 20/04/2013 18:56

At this stage, that is "alleged terrorist"


Shelly32 · 20/04/2013 18:58

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 · 20/04/2013 18:58

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 · 20/04/2013 18:59

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


MissAnnersley · 20/04/2013 19:03

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 · 20/04/2013 19:04

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 · 20/04/2013 19:07

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


MissAnnersley · 20/04/2013 19:10

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


WishIdbeenatigermum · 20/04/2013 19:17

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 · 20/04/2013 19:19

And Hmm Wish.


MissAnnersley · 20/04/2013 19:20

Totally agree wish.


KitchenandJumble · 20/04/2013 19:23

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 · 20/04/2013 19:33

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.

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MrsTerryPratchett · 20/04/2013 19:34

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.


Sparklingbrook · 20/04/2013 19:42

Not disputing boat man played a big part. By chance chose to go out after the lockdown ended. What if he had just stayed in and watched the TV? Apparently that boat was his pride and joy.

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