Results downplay overreaction to terrorism

Beginning with an incisive subtitle that “tragedies often crystallize a country’s political mood” the article first praises Obama’s reaction and follows on to consider the national unity and the “single mindedness” that led a town like Boston to contribute to the police efforts and collaborate effectively with the authorities. Yet the successful outcome should not make us downplay the risk that could arise by overreaction where 2000 police is surrounding a bleeding suspect. One cannot mention that what Boston experienced was close to a martial law that could be overextended in a much more serious attack in the future