April 19, 2013
As a coordinated police state envelopes Boston and its suburbs, the Associated Press reports that police are threatening reporters.
“If you want to live, turn off your cell phone,ā€¯ a police officer told journalists in Watertown, Massachusetts.
It is not clear if the police believe cell phones will detonate explosives and endanger residents or if they now consider reporters with cell phones as terrorists.
Regardless, the order is likely to put a damper on coverage of the events in Boston.