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Day that Boston stop still
« on: February 01, 2007, 11:34:10 AM »
Well some practical joke from Turner Broadcasting decided that they where going to do some gorilla advertising. It started in the morning well I was driving my son into Boston for classes when I had to drive by Sullivan Station when someone found the first device. The :boom: squad did there job the device was a black circut board with light emitting diodes batteries and wire they where crudely made and it was mounted on to a support column of I93 that supports the upper and lower deck this backed up traffic entering and leaving Boston and surrounding towns a normal 15 minute ride took an hour and a half one way. Then after 14 other devices scattered around town everyone was on edge thinking there was going to be one that may be real (boy called wolf sindome). But when Turner Broadcasting called to tell officials that it was an advertisement ploy.
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Re: Day that Boston stop still
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007, 08:34:46 AM »
Those "Bombs" looked anything but ':boom: like' from what I could see. Methinks they totally overreacted, go figure.  :horsy: :horsy: A blue flourescing image hardly appears as a threat to me. Are the Boston cops that big a bunch of wussies? What were they afraid of ? an attack from outer space?? :o :-\ ;)
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Re: Day that Boston stop still
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2007, 10:13:27 AM »
Those "Bombs" looked anything but ':boom: like' from what I could see. Methinks they totally overreacted, go figure.  :horsy: :horsy: A blue flourescing image hardly appears as a threat to me. Are the Boston cops that big a bunch of wussies? What were they afraid of ? an attack from outer space?? :o :-\ ;)
The so called :boom: was a made of black plexi-glass the L.E.D. where raised off the plexi-glass there where capacitors and other electronic componets placed on the plexi-glass with four D size batteries taped together with electrical tape and wires coming out the ends they only illuminated until the battiers died then they started to blink. Today what dose a :boom: look like? My friends son a Marine is an EOD specialist and he told me that they will make them out of anything they can not to be detected. So to a civilian that has no knowledge of electronics or bombs I can see the panic. Also the two stupid jerks that planted these things after their arraignment continued to promote another Turner show.
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Re: Day that Boston stop still
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007, 10:58:53 PM »
Awww! I would take one down with a darned hammer, ane everyone would know it was a chintzy illuminated device.Also they have radios , so they could have done removal more relaxed, once the thing wuz analyzed.... ;D :o ::)
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Re: Day that Boston stop still
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2007, 05:35:20 AM »
This why the Boston Police Acted the way they did.

A message from the Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.

"I would like to commend everyone involved in the response to yesterday's events. The citizens of Boston had their lives disrupted by what turned out to be a misguided publicity stunt. The men and women of the Boston Police Department and our various law enforcement partners responded to the situations presented to them efficiently and effectively, the way they have been trained to respond."

Officers raced across the city in response to calls reporting bombs and other suspicious devices. As trained, our officers placed themselves in harms way to protect the public. Tough decisions were made to ensure safe situations. I cannot say enough about the rapid, efficient and skillful response by everyone involved in the dayís events. This response resulted in officers being held over to address the threats, which were being reported throughout the Boston area.

Some have criticized the response to these incidents without having all the facts and circumstances known to them.

As the day unfolded the law enforcement community was informed in the early morning hours of the arrest by British authorities of several terror suspects.

At 6:53 a.m. DHS reported that a Washington D.C. Metro station was closed down due to a suspicious package.

At 8:18 a.m. an MBTA worker reported a suspicious device attached to a stanchion supporting Interstate 93 and near the train line. Appropriate units responded and determined that this device was suspicious and had components consistent with improvised explosive devices.

At 8:52 a.m. DHS notified Law Enforcement officials that at least 4 people were being treated at a post office after being overcome by fumes emanating from a package at a post office in New York City.

At 9 a.m. The Boston Police :boom: squad is requested by the MBTA to Sullivan Square and examines the item. As a precaution I-93 is closed and the device is rendered safe and determined to be some sort of hoax device at 10:21 a.m.

At 12:54 p.m. the Boston Police :boom: squad receives a call for a suspicious device at the intersection of Stuart and Charles Street. That device appears similar to the first device containing batteries, wires, magnets and other components similar to the device in Sullivan Square. Using approved procedures the item is photographed, X-rayed and eventually rendered safe.

Six minutes later at 1:02 p.m. Boston Police received a call from New England Medical Center Security that they had uncovered a pipe :boom: in their building in a desk drawer. Shortly thereafter Hospital Security reported that a suspect had been seen leaving the area of the pipe :boom: in an agitated state stating, "God is warning you that today is going to be a sad Day." The suspect was reported to have fled the hospital. Boston Police continue to investigate this incident. No further details at this time.

At 1:08 p.m. the Boston Police :boom: Squad arrived and confirmed the existence of an item which appeared to be a pipe :boom: inside the hospital.

At 1:11 p.m. information was received and a request was made by the Massachusetts State Police to have the :boom: squad assist with locating devices under the Longfellow and BU bridges.

At this point we had multiple reports of possible improvised explosive devices of various types. As those devices were being investigated and rendered safe, detectives from the Boston Police Department and Massachusetts State Police were running down information on a cartoon character possibly associated with these devices, that later led to websites associated with that character and individuals placing these devices around the area.

Boston Police begin to receive numerous calls for similar devices throughout Boston and surrounding areas.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. detectives from the Boston Police Department were contacted and were verifying information from representatives from the corporation responsible for this advertising campaign.

At 4:51 p.m. Turner Broadcasting representatives were verified as taking responsibility for placing devices with the cartoon character. This was at the same time a press conference was underway at Boston Police Headquarters.

Officers identified a device (possible pipe :boom:) at the New England Medical Center which turned out to be unrelated. Another type of device was located under the Longfellow Bridge, which is being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police.

During this time, ATF, FBI, Federal Protective Services, United States Secret Service, Massachusetts State Police, Federal Park Police, Transit Police, and our UASI Partners pulled together and redeployed resources in the event a larger response was needed.

Later in the evening the emergency event was declared resolved.

"I recognize that this event caused you to work extra hours, to inconvenience your families and cause them concern. I want to convey my deep appreciation of your dedicated service and my pride in the manner in which the members of this Department responded to this incident."
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Re: Day that Boston stop still
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2007, 08:08:55 PM »
Laugh as you will...  But if someone did the same thing tomorrow and it was real bombs you will feel bad!!  :P
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Re: Day that Boston stop still
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2007, 09:07:32 AM »
Laugh as you will...  But if someone did the same thing tomorrow and it was real bombs you will feel bad!!  :P
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