Now that one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is dead and the other in custody, I'd like to recognize the incredible job done by the Boston Police Department and the FBI last week.
Given the huge number of people involved and the chaos that existed following the blasts, identifying the culprits out of the thousands who had been on the scene should have been as difficult as finding one grain of grey sand on a white beach. But they did it.
Then, these law enforcement agencies – with the cooperation of city government -- had the will and determination to completely shut down the nation's sixth-largest city to make sure they couldn't escape. And what had looked almost impossible just days before became inevitable.
These were true professionals, doing literally everything possible to live up to their promise to serve and protect the public. And they deserve the thanks of every American.
A few disgruntled souls are whining about how the total shutdown was a misuse of police powers and a violation of personal rights. But I haven't heard one citizen of the Boston area complaining. And I think that's because the people of Boston are smart enough to tell the good guys from the bad.
Because of these cops, a city living in fear is now celebrating the end of a nightmare. And I salute them.
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