Boston Marathon Dubbed Vulnerable Days Before Bombing

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21:  Running shoes are placed at a makeshift memorial for victims near the finish line of the Boston Marathon bombings at the intersection of Newbury Street and Darthmouth Street two days after the second suspect was captured  on April 21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/2013 Getty Images

An intelligence report from April 10, five days before the Boston Marathon, called the finish line of the race an "area of increased vulnerability" and warned of "small scale bombings," the L.A. Times reports today, although there was "no credible, specific information indicating an imminent threat." Still, Boston police chief Ed Davis maintained at a congressional hearing, "We do not, and cannot, live in a protective enclosure because of the actions of extremists who seek to disrupt our way of life … I do not endorse actions that move Boston and our nation into a police state mentality, with surveillance cameras attached to every light pole in the city."