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Posted: 4:27 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013
By Scott Wickersham
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
At Speed Street on Friday, Channel 9 saw something the Boston bombers used when they hurt a lot of people in Uptown. Eyewitness News noticed people everywhere wearing backpacks, like the ones the Boston bombers carried their pressure cooker bombs in. Speed Street's rules state backpacks are not allowed, but no one was stopping people using them. Some fans didn't have a problem with that but are keeping an eye out. Since Speed Street is an extraordinary event, police have the power to search backpacks, but Channel 9 didn't see that happening to anyone Friday. Vendor Raymond Karlas has been going there for 11 years and said the terrorists can't change how people act. "We have to live and survive. We don't need to let them put us down," Karlas said. Anwar Cooper isn't worried either, but he's keeping an eye on the crowds this year. "You always want to look for anything suspicious, and if you see something just let an officer know," Cooper said.
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