A huge part of this seemed to be network newspeople playing the role of federal and Boston PD public affairs personnel while they promoted the script they were handed.

The message: Stop asking questions. Wait for further instructions.

Related: If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day.



More than 400 soldiers were on site for routine purposes. Many people see this as a good thing.

Get your news from the Army.

Related: Troops on the street?


Disregard all photos not released at an official press conference. Just watch TV and you’ll know what to think. Step away from these instructions and you may be labeled as a conspiracy theorist.

Asking for clarification/better info is not the same as offering up any sort of conspiracy theory.

The War on Terror has credibility problems: The FBI again thwarts its own Terror plot

More here


Safety exception for Miranda warning?

Here is what the PD said about public safety:

“CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody,”


by Jacob G. Hornberger


Technology on display:

Handout provided by the Massachusetts State Police

With these sorts of tools available- why has the Department of Homeland Security been unable to keep heroin out of the US?

Reporters will not ask about this.


Heroin continues to make it past the drones-

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-


The Police State

I enjoyed this blog:

Boston Tried a Police State and it Failed



Mixed messages Re: Washington State ferries security


Possibly related & maybe more so in the future:

“Nothing in the Constitution gives the federal government authority over ordinary crimes. In America, crime fighting is the responsibility of state and local government. But despite the lack of constitutional authorization, federal policymakers continually try to involve themselves in crime fighting.”

But, terrorism is not an ordinary crime?

That will not prevent the terrorist hunters from grabbing at ordinary folks:

Small-scale pot busts snared in Border Patrol stops

Background here: Checkpoint Contest- Olympic Peninsula


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Photo- looking towards the west end of Crescent Bay, WA. – Vancouver Island in the distance.