DNC Commute

My com­mute last night back to Boston was unevent­ful, (which seems to be the con­sen­sus). I think half our pop­u­la­tion was scared away by the DNC.

Heli­copters are buzzing around our house, and since we live near the Charles riv­er, we’ve noticed Coast Guard and Police boats patrolling the riv­er in for­ma­tion… a strange sight, giv­en that on any giv­en day you’d usu­al­ly see small sail­boats and row­ing crews.

Boston is locked-down, but I feel safe. I think it’s unrea­son­able to expect that an event this size will ever be held again with­out tight secu­ri­ty. Though I under­stand con­cerns about civ­il lib­er­ties and free speech, can you imag­ine how weak the Democ­rats would look if a ter­ror­ist attack hap­pened at their Con­ven­tion?

The image of State Police in riot gear is pri­mar­i­ly a deter­rent — the mes­sage is, “we’re ready”. If the police actu­al­ly had to use that out­fit, then I’d be wor­ried.

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