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As I am listening to the program I understand, and appreciate, those with hesitant feelings toward how this case was handled (especially considering the aspect of youth). What I am not hearing clearly, however, is how we think a young individual would act if connected with actual dangerous individuals; such a connection is possible. If connected with someone committed to acts of terrorism is it really reasonable to believe that a young person would not have followed through? This was not warrantless big brother actions, but a facilitation of evidence gathering. Had the law enforcement individuals intervened earlier we would not know if the cell phone trigger would have been activated.
Finally, all of that being stated, the seemingly retaliatory act in Salem is a travesty demonstrating as much, if not more, ignorance than the planned bombing.
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