7 college graduates (5 on student visas) were charged with trespassing after rapturously absorbing the magnificent views of a reservoir that supplies the drinking water to over 2 million people in the greater Boston area…after midnight. The group was spotted walking back to their vehicles by a Massachusetts State trooper at approximately 12:30 a.m, on Tuesday, at the Quabbin Reservoir.
The college graduates in question reportedly include a Saudi National, two Pakistanis, one student from India, two from Bangladesh, and one from the USA.
The college graduates in question all just happen to be chemical engineers.
I think we can all agree that a chemical engineer is no dummy. Yet, these geniuses, and I don’t use that term lightly, decided to go see the reservoir because of “career interests”…after midnight. Did they text each other from their listed addresses in Amherst, Cambridge, Sutherland, Northampton and New York City to plan their scenic outing?
“Meet me at the rez at midnight…good for career interests…LOL”
According to reports, the group was allowed to leave after questioning in the two vehicles they had arrived in since no crime was committed, other than trespassing, and no outstanding warrants had been issued against any of the group.
Which begs the question: Where was the security that allowed them access to the Boston water supply to begin with?
State police, environmental police and DCR rangers said they did not place additional patrols at the reservoir in recent weeks, stressing that security at the reservoir has been “tight” since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York and Washington.
“The reservoir was already identified as part of critical infrastructure after 9/11/01 and therefore already was a hard target with multi-layered security in place,” state police spokesman David Procopio told the Herald in an email. “Case in point: troopers noticed and engaged these seven pretty quickly.”
Right. As they were returning to their cars. That must be reassuring to the citizens of Boston. There are only three possible scenarios for this group to be trespassing after midnight:
1. They are idiots who cannot read or do not think the rules apply to them. The operational hours are from Dawn to Dusk and NO TRESPASSING is clearly posted. Chemical engineers, you would think, would know that it was illegal to be there.
2. This was a psychological terror attack. They would be aware that “yanking the chain” of already nervous citizens might not be such a good idea-unless that was their intent.
“Especially after last month’s bombing, that’s a real eye-opener,” said state Rep. Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow). “It’s just another one of those things where it’s sickening that we even have to worry about this, that people go out of their way to disturb the average person who’s just trying to do their jobs and live with their family.”
3. They were really up to no good. Were they scoping out the security? Planning a terror attack of the worst imaginable type by poisoning the water supply to wreak havoc on the already traumatized citizens of Boston?
Who knows at this point—but rest assured-the FBI is investigating.