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October 21, 2017

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Boston authorities do America proud

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We are so thankful to the authorities in Watertown, Mass., for their work last Friday.

Watching the process develop made me extremely proud to live in the United States, where we follow the rule of law and a person is deemed to be innocent until proven guilty. The sanctity of life was paramount in everything the police; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and FBI did.

What a wonderful example of our national mentality. Sure, upon determining that someone was hiding in that boat injured, the police could have “taken him out.” This would have been easier, less costly and definitely protected against innocent deaths. But this is the United States and we treasure human life.

What other nation would have handled the situation this way? I am so very proud to be an American and a part of a society that reveres justice over revenge.

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