In response to softlaw2's comment:
If the law enforcement people believe that its going to make their job easier if the residents remain at home, who are you to say that they are wrong?
Who are you to say they are right. That's not a question.
Use your brain for once: are the streets better clogged with traffic or cleared for emergency vehicle use if such vehicles are needed?
A city deals with the issue of traffic and emergencies every day. If this day was so special in regards ot that issue, why the delay to shut the city down. That's not a question.
Is it easier for this lunatic to escape in a crowded Kenmore square, for example, or just might he stand out more if he is the only guy running?
Should there be pedestrians in the line of police fire if they find this guy or are those pedestrians better off and safer at home until this is resolved?
In fact, he's just as likely to break in and grab hostages and hide out when he sees his crowd cover is gone.
Might this lunatic find a good number of people gathered together if folks are allowed to congregate and try to blow them up too?
Pretty clear that part of his Militant Muslim plan has concluded. They had plenty of opportunties to blow up a crowd of people, before this shootout stuff started up. He's simply trying to reach his contacts and find a safe haven.
And who said Boston is going to "get back to normal"? I said that the games can resume after the catch him
Since the interrogation and investigation still can't rule out others involved, it's absurd to use his "at large" status to shut down the city and postpone scheduled sports activity, then simply eliminating this guy as a threat is not a valid basis to tell the City to resume normal activity.
I'm apalled that we have someone on there calling this kid a "good student with many friends whose been here for years and is a citizen", but then they are just repeating the media sensationalization of the disaster.
You are also paranoid. I am going to take the leap of faith this one time and assume that the FBI actually knows better than Softlaw what they are doing. If they claim it will make their job easier for folks to stay home, let me see...who should I believe...them...or you. There comes a time when you have to put your political agenda aside and let the professionals in law enforcement do their job. This is that time.