Being Too Cautious

Last night I made a shocking discovery as I caught up on my ADN feed:

@thaddeus
thaddeus *shudder* I think I might agree with something RMS wrote. I need to re-read it in the morning to be sure.

After re-reading his comments this morning, I was right. I have found a case where I agree with Stallman.

It is certainly possible to be “too cautious”. In the US, that’s
standard practice. How else can one describe what they did today,
paralyzing an entire large metropolitan area to search one
neighborhood for a fugitive? In the US, just say the word “terrorist”
and lots of people start being way too cautious, and the TSA eats it
up.

Richard Stallman response to Boston Police efforts