STREETS OF FEAR – Saturday April 20 2013

– Boston was in lockdown last night, its people warned not to answer their doors and to stay out of sight, as the hunt for the Marathon bombers reached its height.
A police officer was shot dead, another was wounded, and one of the two fugitives was killed in a gunfight.
The police order means that roughly 900,000 people in the greater Boston area have been told to stay put.
Boston authorities closed the entire public transport system and ordered locals to stay home and stay away from their windows.
The order led to highway gridlock as locals did whatever they could to get out of the line of fire.
People in Western Boston and at least six neighbouring towns were told to stay home, and all buses and trains into the city were halted by order of the governor.
Shocked witnesses used their phones to record the moments gunfire and explosions rang out from the university campus at Watertown where one policeman was killed.
Social media went into overdrive as Boston residents and those glued around the world reported the chaos and drama of the manhunt by the second.
Many were even able to listen to police scanners links live as SWAT teams zeroed in on suspected sightings, ordering people out of cars.
But the hundreds of thousands listening shuddered when officers warned, just after 10:20pm (Melbourne time), that the remaining suspect was heavily armed and could be wearing a suicide vest.
Watertown resident Andrew Kitzenberg tweeted a frightening series of images of armed SWAT teams moving down his suburban street and reported shooting in his street seconds afterwards.
Boston Police Department’s Twitter feed formally identified Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and released his photo, warning he was armed and dangerous.
Others hailed the use of social media in an extraordinary situation where residents would have otherwise been left in the dark – Aaron Langmaid

About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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