(NaturalNews) By now, images of Bostonians being forced from their homes by heavily armed police and federal agents who were searching for a lone terrorist bomber are well-known throughout the alternative media world.
Within hours after authorities in Boston, in collusion with the Feds, ordered a lockdown of the city and surrounding communities and unconstitutional, warrantless door-to-door searches of homes, video feeds of the police state tyranny were being posted online for the world to see what former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas later described as a dress-rehearsal for "martial law."
Naturally, city and federal officials, many of whom initially denied or downplayed the situation (with the help of a compliant mainstream media), said nothing could be further from the truth. The door-to-door searches that took place during the lockdown and resultant scouring of neighborhoods, in which innocent residents were tossed out of their homes at gunpoint, were only too happy to comply with police because, after all, it was for the good and safety of the general public.
Well, in exclusive interviews with several Boston-area residents in the days following the searches, Infowars.com reveals that the tactics used by police as they searched for a wounded 19-year-old bombing suspect were not nearly as well-received as the mainstream would have you believe.
'Dropped me off in the middle of nowhere'
"On the heels of prestitute Lawrence O'Donnell labeling Ron Paul a 'liar' when he called the manhunt and door-to-door searches in Watertown, Mass. a martial law exercise, Infowars reporter Dan 'The Kraken' Bidondi went to interview residents who were forced from their homes," said the website.
One young man told Bidondi that the "situation was dealt with way too chaotically than it should have been."
"I was walking down Hazel Street and, um, a cop pointed his gun at me, and then they called SWAT in and SWAT came and picked me up...and threw me in the back of a car, and dropped me off in the middle of Newton," the young man said - which was essentially "the middle of nowhere."
"Broad daylight," he continued. "They just took off my cuffs and told me to walk." They never read him any Miranda rights, either, the young man told Bidondi.
A woman who spoke with Bidondi said cops showed up at the door of her home and "told me they were going to search" the house. They didn't ask, and they didn't have a warrant.
"They told us we had to leave," she said, adding she didn't complain at the time but said "I couldn't get everything I needed to get. I'm a diabetic and needed medicine, and I had left some stuff here, and they wouldn't let me come back to get it."
Bidondi asked, "Were you scared at all?"
"Yes, I was," she answered.
She said remained at a police station for a while before her son came to pick her up, she said. No one ever formally told her or her family when the lockdown was lifted and when they could return to their home.
"It was about eleven o'clock at night and I was calling the Watertown Police and the FBI and no one told me that we could come back in yet. They kept shuffling it back and forth," she said. Eventually she just made the decision to return to her home.
'Leave the shoes!'
"One thing I was very, very upset about is that when we were leaving here...all the lights were on in the house, TVs, you know," she said. "They had gone out the back door, down in my basement...I said, 'Let me just close all my doors and lock up,' and they said no, they would do that.
"I came home," she continued, "the back door was open - this is hours now later - back door was open, front door was open, basement door was open, lights were on, TVs were on. No one did anything."
The woman also showed Bidondi bullet holes in two of her cars, apparently from shootouts between police and the terror suspect.
A third resident, an older man, said police gave no prior warnings or put out any announcements that a lockdown was being implemented.
"They just walked in, you know, and they say, 'Get outta here,'" the man said. "I said, 'let me put my shoes on,' you know...they don't want to let me put my shoes on, either."
There's much more. Watch the entire set of interviews here.