A man in Watertown, Massachusetts noticed something odd. It seemed as though his backyard boat had been disturbed. He tipped off the government.
The various governments, which had locked down Boston in a vain attempt to find a missing teenager, sent troops into his back yard. They shot up his boat. To see the photos, click the link at the bottom.
Let’s understand causation. The authorities locked down the city. They put the locals in Watertown under house arrest. They invaded their homes. They found nothing.
It took a tip from a citizen for the armed troops to locate the kid.
What did the informant get for his trouble? A destroyed boat. There is a half-hearted attempt by locals to help him buy a new boat.
This sequence of events followed the time-honored principle of all federal bureaucracies: “You play ball with us, and we’ll smash you in the head with the bat.”
Meanwhile, in downtown Boston. . . .