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1 Sionainn  Feb 3, 2015 9:08:02am

The note should have definitely had the name and phone number of the person it belonged to.

2 Romantic Heretic  Feb 3, 2015 10:05:44am

I’ll simply link to this once again and leave it at that.

3 Lumberhead  Feb 3, 2015 10:18:18am

No mayor, police chief, city manager, etc. is going to chance being the one that under reacted and had a real bomb go off. It might be overkill but the politcal risks favor that approach.

4 CuriousLurker  Feb 3, 2015 2:24:30pm

I voted “Yes”, with the qualifiers already mentioned by Sionainn & Lumberhead.

5 RadicalModerate  Feb 3, 2015 5:18:22pm

Another “yes” with a qualifier.

There are cases where I would say that things like unattended knapsacks, backpacks, or even vehicles have been used for the purpose of domestic terrorism - in cases like with Atlanta, where a metal container of unknown origin was attached to a high-traffic bridge, I am 100% behind the diligence shown.

However, there have been some rather famous cases of overreaction.

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6 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 6:41:04pm

Sure, but everyone always thinks if a “suspicious package” wasn’t investigated and did turn out to be an explosive device that caused death and/or damage, there would be hell to pay.

Better cautious than regretful, I suppose.


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