Saturday, April 20, 2013

Boston

I was visiting my daughter and grand kids so while I was aware of some of the developments in Boston,  I was having a blissful, play-filled, lovey time totally free of television images.  Well, we did watch Tom and Jerry and Tweety on the cartoon network Friday morning--that is like a cultural history lesson.

It was I drove home Friday evening with NPR on the car radio that I caught up with the timeline of events that had unfolded in the night and through the day.  When I got home, the TV was on and the boat was being examined by a robot.

Such intense police drama--and it was all real.  The technology that is available today is mind boggling.  At least for a moment, the people of the Boston area could breathe a sigh of relief.


11 comments:

  1. When you realize what weapons law enforcement has to find criminals, it makes one wonder why anyone even attempts to commit a crime. Interesting that with all the technology available, it was a man walking his dog that found #2.
    All in all, a great job done by all.
    I see you posted your last name. Any kin to Jay Hebert, the pro golfer? He pronounced his last name "a-bear". I dated him briefly in the 60's.

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    1. No relation. Hebert is a very common name--kind of like the "Smith" of French-Canadian around here.

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  2. I knew they would catch him because he had no outside support from any Islamic group. He was self-radicalized as the term goes. A whole city shut down in terror until a 19-year-old is found. Boggles the mind.

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  3. It really was an intense few days and I am glad it is behind us.

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  4. I was glued to the TV all day. I'm TV cross eyed this morning.

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  5. I kept checking the news too. It was almost like a TV melodrama and seemed almost unreal. I'm just glad they captured him alive because there are so many questions we need answered.

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  6. I'm grateful the man who found him wasn't hurt in any way, and the suspect was taken alive - perhaps some of the many questions will be answered.


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    1. Yes. As Patti pointed out, it was kind of ironic that it was after the lockdown was lifted that an ordinary citizen was responsible for the capture.

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  7. We turned off the news Friday afternoon when the grand kids were with us, so we were relieved to hear that evening that the hunt was over in Boston. The hunt for bodies in West,Texas still goes on.
    Here in Seattle there has been strong opposition to security cameras. I wonder if those opposed will rethink that now.

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  8. Our thoughts were mainly with the marathoners, as our daughter was a runner on Monday. We've been in touch with her a few times. All those runners will have a time of it, whether they were injured or not.

    I haven't watched TV since the inauguration, but spent a couple of times staring at the police scene in Boston. For some reason, I feel a bit of compassion for the young man. One bad decision, a lifetime different from what it might have been.

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  9. A tiring week for all of us, bit especially you guys closer to the drama I'm sending you all some California sunshine.

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