Don’t Mess with Boston

Image  Last night after police caught Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, my son sent me this photo of college students pouring out into the streets of Boston to cheer the police and government personnel who aided in the capture of this 19-year old young man. Boston, Cambridge and the surrounding area had been held hostage, its streets empty, the T shut down, while a house-to-house search was conducted in neighboring Watertown. Tsarvaev was found wounded, hiding in a boat in in a back yard in that little community. The house was just beyond the search area. Much has been made of the Justice Department’s decision not to immediate read Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, and that will in the coming days be a matter for debate among lawyers, lawmakers, political activists, and pundits from the left and right. For now, as a mother of a kid who but for a research paper might have been at the Marathon and as a fellow human, I extend deepest sympathies to the families of the killed and wounded. I’m also joining in with the celebration of the people of Boston. Maybe shutting down the city was a bit of overkill, but in the end, the good guys won.

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