I’m an emotional wreck tonight. The Patriot Day explosions, right at the finish line for the Boston Marathon, first shocked me. Now they anger me. I grieve that lives were lost.
The dead and injured paid the price, but make no mistake, we were all targeted.
I have no idea whether this was a foreign or domestic enemy. It was terrorism. We have been terrorized. A bomb packed with shrapnel is meant to terrorize.
The perpetrator will be found. Boylston Street, like most center city locations, is crazy with video surveillance. Cell site records will be examined. There were thousands of witnesses.
That doesn’t bring back the dead. There is never enough price to be extracted from the guilty.
We, as individuals and a nation, must not change who we are or what we do in response to this act.