Sorry for going off-topic, but this is too much.
In 2004, war protestor Joe Previtera stood on a milk crate dressed as an Abu Gharib prisoner. He was charged with "false report of location of explosives" and a "hoax device." Note that he did not report any explosives, claim to have a bomb, or even have a hoax device.
Last month was the ridiculous Mooninite incident, where police shut down the entire city, then irresponsibly blamed their shutdown of the city on Turner Broadcasting.
Last week, they did it again: Boston officials saw suspicious devices with wires at a street corner, shut down traffic and called in the bomb squad and destroyed the device. Turns out it's one of those traffic counters that we see almost every day in Amerika. The traffic counter was placed there by the City of Boston. No word yet which traffic engineer was arrested for placing hoax devices and endangering the public.
C'mon, Bostonians, when are you going to start taking your elected officials to task on this? You voted for them, do something about it.