Much ado about something

“All this for one man?” the headline on the Facebook post screams, making its disapproval clear.

The headline is superimposed over a montage of photos taken from the manhunt in Boston organized to apprehend Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the second of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, April 15. The other suspect , Tsarnaev’s older brother Tamerlan, was shot to death by police on Thursday.

The message is obvious. Why is Boston spending so much money to catch one man whose whereabouts have been narrowed to a relatively targeted area?

Of course, the post has drawn the usual rash of heated comments from people who are quick to be suspicious of any organized effort that appears to be costing the taxpayers money.

But for what it’s worth, here’s my take:

No. All this fuss is not being made for one man. If it were, I would agree that it’s a little out of proportion.

But it’s not being done for him. It’s being done for some 600,000 people.

That would be the estimated population of Boston.

 

 

 

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