I have not seen much in the media about the way citizens were treated during the search for the Boston Marathon bombers and I think it's something everybody should be aware of.
I found this video absolutely shocking. People were evicted from their homes at gunpoint, their homes searched without warrants then left unsecured. Homes and vehicles were riddled with bullet holes. An entire city was put on lock down for a day.
As Americans, we are supposed to have protection against unreasonable search and seizure. Is kicking an old lady out of her home at gunpoint, without her diabetes medicine, then searching her home without permission considered reasonable now?
This is not the only video out there. I've seen cellphone videos taken by neighbors of the people across the street being forced out at gunpoint.
Ben Franklin said it best: "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."