Comment: Why is it ...

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Why is it ...

... that Hollywood can build a studio lot, complete with fake towns and fake houses, even entire fake neighborhoods, but somehow the government has to run "drills" in real, densely populated areas?

What? The government doesn't have enough money to build an urban set where they can safely run drills?

The truth is there is absolutely no reason to run a "drill" at the Boston Marathon. No reason at all. Period.

Drills can be run in a controlled environment out in the middle of the desert on a fake city set, and then any skills learned can be utilized when doing real security at events like the Boston Marathon.