Happy Independence Day!
“They will not be allowed to grill, and all blankets, tents, and other items must be carried in see-through bags. Boaters on the Charles will have to stay 100 feet from shore and 1,000 feet from the fireworks barge; docks between the Massachusetts Avenue and Longfellow bridges will be closed; and any vessel in the waters off the Esplanade will not be allowed to move after 7 p.m., including kayaks, dinghies, and other small craft,” –reports the Boston Globe.
“If we can’t bring backpacks, it’s just not worth the hassle, I’d need a large bag to carry sweatshirts, drinks, snacks, sunscreen, cellphones, etc. I can’t imagine what someone with a child in diapers would do.”
“They’re going overboard with security, I don’t know how you can go there for 12 hours bringing next to nothing,” said Cimbrelo, adding that the rules were “an ironic way to celebrate our independence.”
– Numerous road closures around the venue which will prevent access to pedestrians or vehicular traffic.
– A “significant amount” of both uniformed and plain-clothes officers throughout the public transit system,” presumably including TSA agents, will perform extra patrols.
– An array of new surveillance cameras will provide “a set of eyes on a constant basis”.
– Double the usual number of police officers will be on patrol.
If the terrorists’ goal is to extinguish freedom in America then July 4 is a perfect showcase of the fact that the terrorists have won. [source]
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