Yeah, THAT Boston, where the "shot heard 'round the world" was first fired at Concord, to start the Revolutionary War, the winning of which gave us our freedoms.
THAT Boston, where the new catch-phrase "Boston Strong" has just been crafted and is now seen all over the country.
The only thing about Boston that's strong is the smell left over, not from bombs exploding 8 days ago, but from the stench of a crapped-on Constitution lying in the gutter there.
A couple of shit-for-brains Jihadis were enough to cause the various levels of Government there to illegally declare the Constitution suspended?
Oho! You say, "there was no such Declaration, 'Dog."
You're right, the traitors (Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino) who usurped the Constitution for better than two days in Boston didn't bother to make a declaration, because they knew that such a move would only have highlighted the un-Constitutionality of their actions.
But wait! You sniffle, and your dim-bulb glows, "didn't the Mayor and the Governor declare States of Emergency, 'Dog, and don't those declarations cover the Government actions?"
Ah, no, they don't, Tony Macaroni. All they do is permit the City to govern, according to the Constitution, by decree of the Mayor (or Governor), instead of by the processes of the Legislature or City Council, and primarily they are published so as to deny the cops overtime pay, since the declarations suspend wage and hour rules. If that State allows such declarations to deny Constitutional Rights, then it needs to be challenged in Court and have that authority removed from the Governor. Likewise the City of Boston.
The States of Emergency cannot permit police to boot down doors without a warrant or arrest without probable cause (4th Amendment violations) or totally deny freedom of movement and assembly (First Amendment violations). All those violations of Civil Rights happened. The declarations of Emergency might be stretched to include closing off an area which is actually part of the crime scene, but not the entire City. If the Governor wants to stop commuter trains, and the Mayor subways and busses, fine, that's their perogative: the State and City own them, and they can run them or not.
So we have every liberal in the whole damn deluded Nation slapping the MA and Boston Governments on the back, praising them to the skies for their "efficiency" in capturing/killing the incompetent Jihadis.
Stalin, Hitler and Mao didn't have much trouble capturing criminals, either, did they? Would you have wanted to live under their governance?
Didn't think so.
Let's apply a "Second Amendment Filter" to this discussion, shall we? Take any City where the Second Amendment is broadly supported (not begrudgingly supported like my City of Portland, OR), and ask yourself if the Government would have even thought about cancelling the Bill of Rights to catch a couple of Jihadis. Nope, in those cities, citizens would have just slung their rifles, strapped on their sidearms, and gone about their business, and the cops would have used the Constitution to help catch the perpetrators instead of wiping their collective asses with it.
The "blue" States don't support or even use their Constitution anymore, so they are doomed to the predations of Government, whenever that Government gets a whim to act outside of their Constitutional authority. Boston just proved that.
"Boston Strong", WTF?
That should be "Boston Wrong".