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Watertown Lockdown

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Amram Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Amram Shapiro

Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.

Twitter as the New News

Ali Donzanti | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media
Ali Donzanti

Is Twitter more of a disadvantage than a useful media tool?

Lock Down in Watertown

Bonnie Waltch | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime
Bonnie Waltch

I saw them walking down the street -- men in green camouflage and boots carrying guns. When my doorbell rang, I answered it quickly and reassured the man that we were fine and hadn't seen anything suspicious.

'A Different Kind Of Normal'

Jaime-Alexis Fowler | Posted 06.22.2013 | Women
Jaime-Alexis Fowler

We could hear horns blazing. Cop cars drove by to cheers. Bells pealed from local churches. And yet, on a quiet side street in Watertown, just silence and a gentle mist. It was over.

What Rights Should Terrorists Have?

Jim Moret | Posted 06.20.2013 | Crime
Jim Moret

I recognize, as a lawyer, that when you infringe the rights of one citizen you threaten the rights of all citizens. But #2 arguably abandoned and disavowed those rights when he (allegedly) declared war against his people and his country.

Watertown Perspective: The Boston Marathon Suspect Manhunt on Friday

Michelle Hagopian | Posted 06.20.2013 | Crime
Michelle Hagopian

I take for granted how wonderful it is to live in a country where, on the average day, I do not fear for my life. I know not all Americans have that luxury. But ever since 9/11 and the upswing in mass shootings, I've been uneasy. This week has been a wakeup call that we are never truly safe.

We're Free

Doug Anderson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Doug Anderson

As I'm writing this, the surviving suspect is being carted off to the hospital under police escort.We're free. We're proof that being free is not the end of the world. It's the end of his world.

The Boston Lockdown: A Living Nightmare

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Charlotte Robinson

Sometimes it's very emotional. I can feel my eyes fill with tears. Other times I just feel angry that my hometown is having to deal with this. It's not pleasant being confined in a lockdown.

Locked Down, But Resilient

Patrick Petitti | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Patrick Petitti

I spent my night in a house with three friends about a mile from the manhunt, with continued warnings that anyone nearby should stay indoors.

Boston Area Lockdown: Does It Matter Why the Terrorists Think They Did It?

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Jennifer Delaney

I feel like I'm living in a crime show. I woke up in Newton this morning on lockdown. I was at the Watertown Library yesterday, we ate at Strip T's, a couple blocks from (what we are told is) one of the suspects' house on Marathon Day.