Jon Keller, the Emmy-winning political commentator for CBS’s Boston affiliate, WBZ-TV, insists that the bombs that exploded Monday during the Boston marathon will not terrorize his fellow Bostonians.
In a commentary that you can read in its entirety or listen to here, Keller begins, “We knew this would happen someday, that no matter what precautions we took, our freedom to mingle and our insistence on enjoying civic life would one day leave us vulnerable to an attack by vicious, ignorant, hate-filled criminals."
He later continues, “And so it comes as more of a shock than a surprise that it did happen here, that evil swine scattered bombs around crowded areas in what will prove to be an utterly failed effort to terrorize us. I know that it failed because I’ve already seen the evidence.
"Down on the Boston Common Monday, I saw no signs of panic in the crowds walking away from the crime scene, only contained anger, and determination to both help those who needed it and defy the perpetrators of this atrocity."
Keller concludes, "Here’s a concrete step we can take — we can make a special point of patronizing the restaurants and stores in the crime scene area bounded by Clarendon Street, Huntington Ave., Dalton Street and Newbury Street.
"They’ll be losing a lot of business over the next couple of days while the area is cordoned off. Let’s make sure none of them are too badly hurt by this foul, failed attempt to break us."