Written by Tom Kippen
Last updated on May 10, 2013 @ 10:48AM
Created on May 08, 2013 @ 11:10PM
Could the Boston Marathon bombings last month have been prevented? That was the question legislators tried to answer at Thursday's House Committee on Homeland Security Hearing.
The answer may have come at the very beginning when Republican Michael McCaul of Texas said, "The Boston bombers may have succeeded because our system failed. We can and we must do better."
The older suspect who died was investigated by the FBI, after the agency received a tip from Russian authorities that the suspect could be radicalizing. But the FBI claims that a three month probe turned up nothing suspicious about the brother, so case closed for them. For the families of the victims and many of our politician,s the case is an open book once again. One of those politicians, former Senator Joe Lieberman, told the committee that he believes that the tragedy in Boston was definitely preventable. As for the head of the Boston Police Department, he said we failed to connect the dots before 9-11, but he isn't sure that's what happened here.
With this being such a hot button issue right now we figured we'd ask some of you if you thought the tragedy in Boston could have been prevented. On top of that, we were also curious to find out if you feel like we've learned our lessons from 9-11 or if our country is still way to at risk for another tragedy on that scale? Here's how a few of you weighed in this afternoon.
" I feel as safe as I would in any country, anywhere. You never know who's going to do what at anytime. I feel just as safe here as I would anywhere," said Mollie Stonebreaker.
"I feel very safe, as safe I could ever feel. This is a wonderful country, things happen everywhere. But I never wake up feeling afraid," said Sue Stout.
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