I’ve been on the phone and the people of Watertown and surrounding area are getting more and more peeved.
An unprecedented show of force. Yet a a covered boat in a backyard about a half mile away was not searched during the “manhunt”. The citizen who discovered him after law enforcement’s retreat could have easily been killed.
If you gave a classroom of fourth graders a google earth picture of a mile radius and ask them where they should look what do you think they would say?
Now suppose you are the guy next door to the boat owner and, although told not to, your young kids have climed on and around that boat. Suppoose there are kids always playing in that yard. Now you’re sitting at home watching law enforcement perform oral sex with each other and the media willingly jumping in to this orgy how angry do you think you will become?
“You bastards” is what he’s thinking. Right now that sentiment is percolating through Watertown.
All that bullshit and they didn’t check a covered boat on a trailer in a backyard. In full view of helicopters.
What could have been?
The legislature’s post audit committee, the one with subpoena power, should get them all up there (state and local officials I mean) and make them explain their bloated budgets, their equipment, and how they were used to capture this guy today. How much money in manpower, how much in all the tanks etc. You know? An audit.
Heads should roll.
After major events like this the different agencies involved usually do an extensive and often expensive review for future training etc. This one should be one sentence and cost ten cents to produce.
“If the suspect is on foot than check the covered boats in the backyards near where he ran. If not many civilians could die unnecessarily.”
No need to focus on how they lost him last night. Grey area. But who can defend them not checking the boat.
These people work for us. No different than the MBTA or MWRA. Demand Answers!!