Martial Law Increases Donut ConsumptionSubmitted by Jao171 on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:49
As more information is revealed surrounding the events which led to a proud United States city degenerating into a police state, the more inept and ineffective the “authorities” involved appear.
As Friday’s events unfolded, it was extremely disturbing to see innocent civilians made prisoners in their own homes and others escorted off their property at gun point. In the aftermath of the occupation, hindsight has revealed the most surprising part to be the suspects hiding location. The fugitive responsible for the increased police presence hid only 2/10s of a mile from the stolen vehicle he abandoned just hours earlier. The Daily Kos had the following insight:
It turns out that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year old suspect in the Boston bombing, was eventually found near the center of the 20-block search perimeter in Watertown.
The night before, he had driven the hijacked SUV just 4/10ths of a mile from the gun battle with police. He then walked or ran about 2/10ths of a mile to the backyard at 67 Franklin Street.
In other words, he was captured only a few blocks (a 4-minute walk) from where he dumped his getaway car, right where the police spent the next day looking for him.
Why the heck did the police not find the suspect sooner? One could assume that the abandoned “getaway car” was most likely very close to the center of the 20 block perimeter that cops had partitioned off in order to enforce marital law. As we now know, the suspect was not found until martial law was lifted, and civilians were allowed to leave their houses.
Based on a report UPI obtained from the Boston Globe, we know that the authorities cannot blame the ineffectiveness of their search on hunger. Select Dunkin’ Donuts were forced to remain open to provide free and unlimited access to donuts and coffee.