After nearly 24 hours, The Largest Manhunt in U.S. History ended yesterday in Watertown, MA with the death of one suspect and the arrest of the other.
Out of respect for the families of the four people who died (An MIT Officer was shot and killed, which sparked the manhunt Thursday night going into Friday morning) I will not use their names. Their names should be forgotten to history. I will instead refer to them as White Hat (Suspect #2) and Black Hat (Suspect #1), which is what Law Enforcement used to identify them with during the marathon manhunt yesterday. Since I’m sure all of you have been following this on the news youk now their names already and you also know that they are brothers.
I feel profound sadness and sympathy for the homeowner who first discovered White Hat on his property:
…Not the way I’d want to be remembered. His home is now the most famous–or rather IMfamous–address in Massachusetts. Moments after White Hat was arrested joke For Sale listings for the boat popped up on Craig’s List.
This man is America’s Police Commissioner:
As soon as the bombings happened Monday I had no doubt that for him, the manhunt was personal. I can only assume his awe-inspiring leadership was why the FBI and even the U.S. Military stepped aside and allowed him to take point in the manhunt. Since I’m in a good place to do it I will contact the Boston FBI and BPD and request the number by agency and department of how many people were involved.
I can tell you right now I know the following organizations were involved:
Boston PD: Obviously, they had the largest presence and committed the lion’s share of the resources used during the manhunt.
Mass. State Police: Same as BPD prettymuch as the host state.
Mass. National Guard: They provided security in Boston immediately following the bombings. Said security was expanded to Cambridge and Watertown during the manhunt.
FBI: They’ve been there since Monday. Once they got confirmation the suspect at large was indeed Suspect #2 (not gonna say his name, it’s been said enough in the last 24 hours) they’ve been riding shotgun with the BPD and Watertown PD.
U.S. Military: Hanscom Air Force Base is about 50 miles west of Boston. As we saw yesterday Blackhawk Helicopters were brought into Watertown in the final hours of the manhunt.
Watertown PD: For almost 24 hours Watertown was under lockdown during the manhunt. Watertown PD, which knows the streets best helped officers, soldiers and agents navigate the city (Watertown is a CITY, not a town).
Cambridge PD: They were there when it hit the fan Thursday night.
MIT Police: No explaination needed.
Baltimore PD: We can thank the media for this one >.>;
Russian Security Agency: Same as above and investigators wanted to interview the Suspects’ parents.
Interpol: Apparently they put the brothers on the US’ Radar in 2009. Once their identities were released yesterday they put all member nations on notice.
And the following Departments provided additional manpower and resources during the manhunt:
Like I kept saying yesterday in this thread on MMO-Champion, the suspects invoked what I call The Wrath of God when the manhunt began on Monday. Knowing almost two dozen law enf0rcement agencies are combing Boston and later Watertown looking for you would make anyone feel lonely. I don’t doubt White Hat would love to do nothing more than what this guy got to do and hug his mother:
The above guy is a convict comforting his mother. Black Hat’s dead and White Hat can only wish he could do this.
Of course, these people will never again be able to do it either and it’s their names that should be remembered forever:
As far as I’m concerned, these were good people who died for nothing. 178 people were injured or maimed for no reason. Like the suspects’ uncle said yesterday White Hat and Black Hat are losers.