enforcement for the great job they did this week. Well, they can't get enough compliments or thanks...so let me add mine.
They handled a never-before-handled incident like they'd done it a thousand times, and let's hope they never have to do it again. From the bombs at the
Marathon to capture of the suspect in less than five
days. An amazing job.
The symbolism may have begun when Mayor Menino signed himself out of
the hospital, and, on a broken leg, added his leadership to that of Gov.
Patrick, and all the law enforcement leaders and others involved. The coordination and egos alone could have taken weeks to sort out.
And the citizens of Boston and its surroundings -- did as they were asked. And, with a bit of luck and a lot of hard work, they got the bastards. Like millions of others, I couldn't tear myself from the coverage, as bad as the reporting was sometimes. But that critique is for another time.
Today is for a return to the pahlah (parlor for you non-Bostonians), the Sahx (the Red Sox), and the rest. I did love watching the Bahstonians being interviewed on TV with those unique accents. It was a return to college (I went to school in
Boston) or to family get-togethers.
Today, though, is a day to mourn the loss and serious injuries from the
bombs on Monday, to the MIT cop who was doing nothing at all but sitting in his
car, doing his job.
It's also a day to celebrate good police work. I'm glad they caught one of them alive. I hope he lives to tell us what the hell he was doing and why. So we can maybe prevent it from happening somewhere else.
Before they caught him, I was hoping that, when they did, the Boston cops would take him in the back room and "interrogate" him the old-fashioned way. A friend, when I told her that, said, "I hope they just drop him off in Southie and let THEM 'interrogate' him."
Probably a more appropriate Boston solution actually.
But I don't want to end on anything approaching a light note. Too much
was lost this week. Lives, limbs. A feeling of safety.
To all those who suffered losses, my thoughts are with you.
To everyone who was affected, my thoughts are with you,
To law enforcement, thank you. You were magnificent.
To everyone in the country, a good reminder to be vigilant. Be safe,
live your lives and, be vigilant.