On the Boston Manhunt:
I’m glad everyone is safe, the remaining criminal is apprehended, and the process of healing and getting justice can begin.
But it’s troubling to see the various memes with: “You can’t mess with Boston” themes.
Two criminals, one of which a teen, caused an entire major American city to have to hide in its homes, while an army of heavily armed police, FBI, DHS, and other agents patrolled house-to-house in armored vehicles.
The attacks this week were cowardly, cruel, and unwarranted.
But now that it’s over, rather than celebrate and cheer on a lynch mob, we should also have an honest discussion about our response and what it means for our future.
It’s easy to dismiss the changes we’re seeing in America right now. Incidents like the Dorner manhunt don’t seem like they were only months ago. Instead, they feel like history; unrelated and safely behind us.
I really - honestly - am not trying to sound alarmist or sensational, but we’re watching a very different and pivotal era envelop us.
And it feels like something worth talking about.