Even before the smoke from Boston’s twin blasts had cleared, a large number of people were running the wrong direction. Instead of racing away from two deadly concussions towards safety, they ran into the smoke.
This is the type of selfless courage for which first responders are known. It is not, however, the type of behavior one expects from random civilians when a tragic event occurs.
But that is surely what happened last Monday when an improvised explosive device lit off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. As police and firefighters ran towards the carnage, they were joined …