an account from a participant. They did have concerns about security:
We then quietly retired to our several places of residence, without
having any conversation with each other, or taking any measures to discover
who were our associates; nor do I recollect of our having had the knowledge
of the name of a single individual concerned in that affair, except that
of Leonard Pitt, the commander of my division, whom I have mentioned. There
appeared to be an understanding that each individual should volunteer his
services, keep his own secret, and risk the consequence for himself. No
disorder took place during that transaction, and it was observed at that
time that the stillest night ensued that Boston had enjoyed for many months.
Translation from politician: "Holy crap, these people are really pissed! And I thought I could slide this through with some 'protect the children' talk!"
“After consultation with Teddy’s family, we have collectively decided
the best course of action is for me to withdraw SB 248, and instead
pursue a more comprehensive approach to address the current challenges
in the state’s social service and criminal justice system.”
Well, unless your 'more comprehensive' includes my previous point of punishment for 'child service' incompetents who sit around while kids are murdered, that's a wash, too.
If a plain old citizen had lied to Congress that way, he'd be facing charges; and if a Republican appointee had, same thing. Chances of the Holder DoJ doing anything about this: just about zero, because it's a Democrat appointee and it would reflect on Obama to do anything about Clapper.