Explosion reported near finish line of Boston Marathon

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Does anyone else find it interesting that they only found the guy after they let people leave their houses? The investigation relied on crowd-sourced data from start to finish.

I'm not criticizing the law enforcement response. I realize they had to protect the public and they didn't know how he was armed, etc. But they could've found him hours earlier if there were millions more eyes out there looking for him.
I don't know if the brothers' ancestry was ever sorted out, but the Chechen aspect was certainly played up by some of our Russian customers. One woman spent plenty of time at the demo counter telling me about her son in Boston and how she hated Chechens because they blew up 'all the houses' as she put it in her limited English.

I guess we're not the only ones who stereotype.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
She's probably referring to the 1999 Moscow apartment bombings. The sad irony is that the evidence strongly suggests that they were actually perpetrated by the Russian government, to blame "Chechen terrorists" and provide a rationale for re-invading Chechnya. Former KGB agent Aleksandr Litvinenko had exposed Putin's role in the bombings, and was poisoned with polonium-210 to shut him up. Journalist Anna Politkovskaya was shot to death in her apartment building for her coverage of the case.

They were definitely ethnic Chechens (i.e., of Chechen ancestry but living elsewhere). Stalin had deported the entire population (although they were allowed to return after his death), and more recently many fled to escape the wars and violence in the region.

While religion was a major factor in the brothers' killing spree, I think that Tamarlan's personal issues were also important. His father told the New York Times that he had been denied US citizenship because of a domestic violence arrest in 2009 ("in America you canít touch a woman"), as well as anti-Muslim and anti-Chechen prejudice.

In addition, he and his wife, Katherine Russell, had been living apart for quite some time. She had converted to Islam for him, wore the traditional Muslim headscarf and took his last name after they married. She and their daughter moved in with her parents in Rhode Island about a year ago, at which point she reverted to her maiden name and stopped wearing the hijab.

I'm sure we'll be hearing more about her in the weeks to come.
^^^^^^

Thanks for that. I'm pretty ignorant about this area.

From tweets I saw, he did seem angry, frustrated, and bitter.
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Does anyone else find it interesting that they only found the guy after they let people leave their houses? The investigation relied on crowd-sourced data from start to finish.

I'm not criticizing the law enforcement response. I realize they had to protect the public and they didn't know how he was armed, etc. But they could've found him hours earlier if there were millions more eyes out there looking for him.
Originally Posted by divegirl
Was it after? The sound went out on my television for hours so I did not hear the news until after he was captured. One article I read said he was captured and then residents were allowed to leave their houses around 8:45pm. It said the man had noticed blood on the tarp of his boat, in his backyard, checked it, and saw the kid hiding. Again, I did not get to hear any coverage for several hours and was ready to step away for a bit.

It is a miracle he did not kill the man who found him, considering he had a shoot out with officers shortly after. Well, shooting on his part and smoke bomb, etc on theirs... If I heard correct.

With the reports they had about a suicide vest, and weapons, I am glad people listened. You don't want to be roaming around with swat teams out in full force during a man hunt for a bomber. No, no, no. It ended well.

Did anyone else hear that the FBI interviewed him in 2011 after a undisclosed country reported him for suspicious, potentially radical, behavior? The FBI found nothing odd at that point, based on history and background checks, according to the article I read.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I know no one is on twitter, but if you guys are, you should read Kal Penn (harold and kumar)'s tweets on the news reporting.

Here's some exerpts:

CNN reporting suspects may have been brothers
- one hour ago








. @msnbc: "The one they're trying to find was born in Krajikistan..." <--- not a country.
Originally Posted by murrrcat

Pssst....Murrr.....(whispers) I thought this was funny.

And I've been feeling sick about this thing all day. All those neighborhoods are familiar; a friend's daughter was injured; I just found out a little boy from my town was injured, too. And now that the imminent danger has passed, I'm relieved and grateful, but possibly even sadder than before. But still -- for God's sake --we have to laugh at something!
Originally Posted by wavycurly40+

I agree!! Those are funny-news reporters are just insane.
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In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
I think he was pretty injured so I think his time of doing anything with any accuracy was over when he was located in the boat.

I am just not going to get into the Monday morning quarterbacking. It does no good.
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One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
^ Yep, it sounds like he was and I am glad they were able to take him alive. Had to be scary to peak under your tarp and... Okay, I am backing away now :-/

At least now they can get some answers.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I think he was pretty injured so I think his time of doing anything with any accuracy was over when he was located in the boat.

I am just not going to get into the Monday morning quarterbacking. It does no good.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Yes, I agree. I am absolutely not saying they should've done anything differently. I find the whole crowd-sourcing thing fascinating though, from the high-density documenting of the bombings through people's photos and videos helping identify the suspects, through its ultimate resolution.
Very scary. What is the world coming to?

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Originally Posted by LadyV69
An end. At this point a much overdue end...

Sounds morbid, I know. But so much has been happening. In the name of "love", money, possessions, and "GOD". (I say "God" because any "God" that says kill all who disagree with you us not my God.)

Last weekend a young man was killed near my home. He was stabbed repeatedly so violently that his insides were torn out. What for? Either money or a girl.

Now in this stabbing death, 2 guys held the one guy and the other just repeatedly stabbed the sh*t out of the him. All involved were under 21.

My friend asked the same question you asked. And I told her the same.

An END.
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Ah, nm on my ? The FBI confirmed they interviewed the older brother in 2011 and closed his file after not being able to confirm any of the allegations.

I kept missing parts between work and home so I am trying to get the *facts* straight.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Very scary. What is the world coming to?

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Originally Posted by LadyV69
An end. At this point a much overdue end...

Last weekend a young man was killed near my home. He was stabbed repeatedly so violently that his insides were torn out. What for? Either money or a girl.

Now in this stabbing death, 2 guys held the one guy and the other just repeatedly stabbed the sh*t out of the him. All involved were under 21.
Originally Posted by BlackAngelPlayah
Sometimes it's REALLY hard to have faith in humanity Two weeks ago, a man was stabbed in a Chipotle two blocks from my son's DC apartment - over a place in line!

I remember feeling the same way after 9/11 as you do now - that it's only a matter of time before some lunatic gets his/her hands on a nuclear weapon and starts a global war which will kill us all. But with the passage of time comes perspective, and I still believe that enough people want to see their children grow up in peace that we won't see that armageddon anytime soon.
For those of us not watching from our dorm rooms; its really not funny.
Originally Posted by iroc
That was harsh. She was ragging on the news outlets not the situation.
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One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
For those of us not watching from our dorm rooms; its really not funny.
Originally Posted by iroc
That was harsh. She was ragging on the news outlets not the situation.
Originally Posted by xcptnl

Regarding the sensitivity of the situation, out of respect, I didn't feel it was the right time or place.
There have been many comments in this thread about the press. And there was no disrespect for the people hurt or who died in those comments. It was about the stupidity of the press.
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One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~

Last edited by xcptnl; 04-20-2013 at 02:07 PM.
For those of us not watching from our dorm rooms; its really not funny.
Originally Posted by iroc
That was harsh. She was ragging on the news outlets not the situation.
Originally Posted by xcptnl

Regarding the sensitivity of the situation, out of respect, I didn't feel it was the right time or place.
Originally Posted by iroc

girl bye.

and I see what ya did there.
Oh what.ever.

Even the boston pd had to break for some jokes.

And it's always the time/place for calling out a news source for some piss poor journalism and misinformation.
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If it were jokes about the police being inept or jokes about the injured or people whom died-yah that would be inappropriate but about the press? Uh no.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
The police were making really silly jokes among themselves about stuff like french onion dip idk lol.

But ya if a news station is going to be all "We have EXCLUSIVE information" and then be 100% wrong then they're just speculating/fear mongering during, yes, a sensitive time and that is messy. And therefore they deserve all the jokes.
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sat∑ire [sat-ahyuhr] Show IPA
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a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
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Last edited by Nej; 04-20-2013 at 02:55 PM.

That was harsh. She was ragging on the news outlets not the situation.
Originally Posted by xcptnl

Regarding the sensitivity of the situation, out of respect, I didn't feel it was the right time or place.
Originally Posted by iroc

girl bye.

and I see what ya did there.
Originally Posted by murrrcat

You saw that I had an opinion?

Very good!

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