Musician turned actor Mark Wahlberg and CBS Films are set to make a movie commemorating the events following the Boston Marathon bombing, including the subsequent martial law-style lockdown of the Watertown suburb.
Rumored to be an “intense thriller,” the upcoming film Patriots’ Day will span “the five-day search up to the infamous siege where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was pulled from a boat in Watertown, Massachusetts,” according to The Wrap.
The script will reportedly be based on first-hand accounts from Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who spearheaded local law enforcement efforts and press conferences amid the protracted siege.
Following the alleged detonation of pressure cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, a massive manhunt for the responsible parties ensued, culminating in the unprecedented lockdown of an entire American suburb.
Former Congressman Ron Paul encapsulated the harrowing events perfectly, asserting police actions that day “should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself”:
“Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down.
“These were not the scenes from a military coup in a far off banana republic, but rather the scenes just over a week ago in Boston as the United States got a taste of martial law.”
Photos emerging from Watertown clearly illustrated the evisceration of the Fourth Amendment.
The following photos were posted to Reddit during the manhunt:
All the while, police labeled their overkill “courageous” and claimed it was done in the name of public safety.
A one-sided police shootout on private property marked the finale of the search, wherein an unarmed 20-something suspect was found cowering inside a boat.
Overall the lockdown proved to be a major defeat for freedom, liberty and the protections outlined in the US Constitution.
It can pretty much be expected, however, that Wahlberg’s film won’t be covering this aspect of the story.
Nor can we expect the former vocalist’s forthcoming project to showcase the comments of Alastair Stevenson, the University of Mobile cross country track coach who claimed he heard loud announcements prior to the bombings alerting racers and spectators not to be alarmed with the amount of security because “it was just a drill.”
The film will also likely ignore the mysterious men at the scene of the marathon, witnessed before and after the bombing outfitted in Craft International gear and also wearing large backpacks.
It’s also doubtful Patriots’ Day will mention Ibraghim Todashev, a mere acquaintance of the two Tsarnaev brothers who was shot at least six times execution-style while unarmed inside his Florida apartment during an FBI interrogation.
Maybe the film will highlight the fact that suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent six months attending a CIA-linked workshop in Dagestan, Chechnya, from which he returned “with a willingness to kill people,” according to Secretary of State John Kerry. Again, probably not likely.
And nevermind that the surviving bombing suspect’s trial has yet to reach a conclusion. With the help of the establishment media, he’s already been tried in the court of public opinion, with some publications flat-out calling Dzhokar Tsarnaev “The Bomber.”
Indeed, it can be assumed the upcoming movie’s goal will be to justify the dismantlement of the Constitution, and to cement the government’s official narrative in the public psyche and the annals of history.