Well, I should say enjoyed because it really wasn’t enjoyable. But I thought it would be interesting to return to how many of us experienced the night of the murder, carjacking, manhunt, shootout: on Twitter, with the live coverage on, texting and Tweeting everyone we know. It was the wildest night of my life where I never left my couch.
These are my tweets, based on a Twitter search. They are in reverse order and I’m not 100% sure they are completely in the right order, as some of it doesn’t make sense.. but that night didn’t make any sense.
Love the people lining the street to applaud the police. Love this town. #BostonStrong
RT @Boston_Police: Mayor Menino: “I’ve never loved this city & its people more. Nothing can defeat the heart of this city. Nothing”
“It’s a proud day to be a Boston Police Officer” – one scanner item I feel absolutely great about tweeting. #BostonStrong
: Thank you.
BPD BPD BPD RT
: USA! USA! USA! USA!
Can we get that aunt back on?
@Mike_Occasional no, but it’ll be a federal case without a doubt #Watertown
@GlobeEricWilbur: Gonna allow 10 minutes, then freak out about the New Bedford kids and how many more there might be.
Outstanding work all law enforcement. Huge win.. HUGE
In custody… alive?
wow.. that was crazy RT
@ScottIsaacs: Amazing cell phone video of the most recent shootout in Watertown airing right now
What is the deal with the New Bedford (pronounced Bedfuhd) arrests?
Did they just say ‘if you haven’t been following for some reason’ on chan 5? awesome.
@CynfullyScented @2SlenderizeMe right! and if I could get it to load, I would do that too!
@BREAKlNG: How many people are watching the #manhunt live AND following it on Twitter at the same time? RT if you are.
I could have gone my whole life without knowing what a flashbang is.
jealous. Napped for 1/2 hour RT
@starr88: Pretty happy I took a long nap this afternoon. Feel rested for what could be a long night’s watch.
@amydeveau: No one in Boston wishing they had guns. EVERYONE in Boston wishing they had more booze. America should take note.
@MikeColeNESN: Movement in the boat.
yes RT @carlycarioli: My twitter feed is unanimous: everyone wants to see him alive. Agree?
Not too pleased with my friend who posted the morgue photo of suspect 1 on Facebook. I did not need that shock.
Everyone near Arsenal & Dexter: stay safe. Good luck police, etc.
Affleck is probably already casting the movie..
Did they know he was there all along? How could they not look in the boat all day?
No doubt RT
: This being Boston, SOMEONE named “Sully” will have a hand in catching this shitbird.
I still want him alive, but this has to end. #BostonStrong
don’t forget stealing a couple cars..
Did she miss the part where he DID do some other horrible stuff? #aunt
yeah, she is what my mother would call a ‘pip’
It feels as if all the ‘breaking news’ is about 8 hours old. How could one 19 year elude this many people? #BostonStrong
Knowledgeable of, yet distant fr suspects, entertaining and horrifying at once. RT
@Brian_Hennessy: Uncle Ruslan is pretty awesome.
@michaelFhurley: Glad they took the scanner offline. I knew I shouldn’t be listening but couldn’t help myself.
Retweeting myself from about 6 hours ago, but still true! RT
@SnarkInfested: Take him alive. We want answers.
do we want to watch this on live tv? I’m scared.
: Scanner: Chasing a man with a black hoodie …
I’m not sure I can really process the magnitude of what is happening. #BostonStrong
@sonsofsamhorn : Unreal about the taxis and the MBTA. The city is basically immobilized.
or alcohol?? RT @starr88: Not too early for chocolate, folks.
RT @WesleyLowery : This is huge. Officials saying that those at train/bus stations to go home. Active lockdown in much of Greater Boston
All of Boston should also stay inside.
RT @WBUR : Gov. Patrick briefing upcoming: Watch: http://wbur.fm/XUlW1v , listen: http://wbur.fm/FPqGMzApr 19, 2013
Over 9000 police, etc involved in search. wow.
Is it wrong to laugh at email from co-worker saying he’s not coming in due to crazy person?Apr 19, 2013
amen RT @rseanlindsay : Grateful for all of those risking their lives to keep us safe this morning
The Mercedes carjacking seems like 3 days ago. Crazy, crazy night…
Good morning everyone who hasn’t been following this all night..
Trying to listen to scanner, read twitter, watch tv and text w/ my sister (we grew up 10 min fr this place in Watertown)…And I’m losing it
Right? RT @unexpectedbass: This has been said about five dozen times, but man, if this isn’t related to Monday, then I just…
there will be no sleep until this is over
Is this really happening?
@eladyland right? Are people just freaking out or is this thunder dome? Of courseI just heard the word grenade on the scanner, so..
Having heard a police officer was shot, the T was shut down and some sort of manhunt underway. The night was just beginning…
I just can’t… Stay safe, Cambridge. #wtf
The night began with the FBI press conference which would show us for the first time photographs of the suspects:
FBI and the art of building suspense…. #waiting