What The Hell Is He Talking About?

From Politico:

Former Rep. Ron Paul said the police response to the Boston Marathon bombings was scarier than the bombing itself, which killed three and wounded more than 250.

“The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city,” Paul, a Texas Republican, wrote today on the website of the libertarian writer Lew Rockwell. “This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.”

It doesn’t.

Paul said the scenes of the house-to-house search for the younger bombing suspect in suburban Watertown, Mass., were reminiscent of a “military coup in a far off banana republic.”

No, it wasn’t.

“Forced lockdown of a city,” he wrote. “Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down.”

Where does he get his news?

  1 comment for “What The Hell Is He Talking About?

  1. Brian
    April 30, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Um, families weren’t thrown out of their houses. The police ASKED to search people’s homes without warrants; they didn’t force the searches. If the homeowners said, “No”, the police didn’t push their way in. Most families allowed the searches. Hell one officer brought a family milk when they were out and unable to leave during the lockdown. Yeah, definitely reminiscent of an out-of-control militant regime. I’d call Rand a tool, but tools are useful.

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