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Old April 17th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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I do believe that the conduct expressed on the thread is the product of not getting enough information, but being too pent up by the amount of media coverage. Even those who are waiting for more information are incited to "act" by calling people dickless cowards. Let's just wait it out, they're investigating into their 3rd day now so let's give them time and reserve our judgements until more is revealed.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Multiple news sources are reporting that a suspect is now in custody in relation to the bombings.

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(CNN) -- [Breaking news update at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday ]
An arrest has been made in the Boston bombings investigation based on two videos showing images of the suspect, a federal law enforcement source told CNN's Fran Townsend.
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BOSTON (AP) -- A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is about to be arrested, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said Wednesday.

The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The suspect was to be taken into custody by federal marshals and taken to a Boston courthouse, the official said.

The official spoke shortly after several media outlets reported that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor store between the two bomb blasts.
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Let's hope that the person they have in custody is, in fact, the suspect.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:53 AM
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They just updated with this from your first link:
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There is conflicting information as to whether someone has been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. A federal law enforcement source told CNN's Fran Townsend that someone was arrested. But later, two senior administration officials and another federal official told Townsend that there had been a misunderstanding among officials and that no one has been arrested.
It sounds a little confusing right now, but it also sounds like some progress is being made. I remember reading on a couple articles that the FBI are currently dealing with over 2,000 tips. Like gimmepie already mentioned, unfortunately a lot of those tips are probably just nothing made out to be something by someone who wants to feel like they're contributing to the investigation. I'm sure the FBI has to take every single one of those tips seriously for the sake of the investigation, and I'm sure some people earnestly believe they're helping.

I recall reading that the Saudi man with the student visa that we were told was in questioning as a suspect (but was later revealed to be a witness) was actually tackled and held down by someone during the bombs. It's kind of ridiculous that in a situation like that, someone is going to look for the first Middle Eastern person they see and actually hold him down for the police. Ridiculous and sad.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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It would be great if the major news networks would do some actual, you know, reporting. The way this whole thing has been handled is embarrassing. Nobody knows what the hell's going on.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 11:03 AM
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They just updated with this from your first link:

It sounds a little confusing right now, but it also sounds like some progress is being made. I remember reading on a couple articles that the FBI are currently dealing with over 2,000 tips. Like gimmepie already mentioned, unfortunately a lot of those tips are probably just nothing made out to be something by someone who wants to feel like they're contributing to the investigation. I'm sure the FBI has to take every single one of those tips seriously for the sake of the investigation, and I'm sure some people earnestly believe they're helping.

I recall reading that the Saudi man with the student visa that we were told was in questioning as a suspect (but was later revealed to be a witness) was actually tackled and held down by someone during the bombs. It's kind of ridiculous that in a situation like that, someone is going to look for the first Middle Eastern person they see and actually hold him down for the police. Ridiculous and sad.
Yeah, there have been a ton of conflicting reports, and now they don't have any suspect in custody apparently. I can't imagine how much pressure the authorities investigating this must be feeling. Like you said, though, there seems to be some progress being made. As always with these types of cases, there's going to be thousands of tips sent in that must all be investigated, and that takes time although most will end up being false.

When this story broke out Monday, a lot of people were quick to jump to conclusions that someone/some group of Middle Eastern descent committed the bombings, which probably has a lot to do with what happened on 9/11. It's unfair to automatically blame a certain group of people for crimes like this, and quite racist if you ask me, but that mindset will always unfortunately stick in the minds of many Americans. Whether it's fair to think like that or not is up for discussion. I think it's rash and discriminatory, but we can't change what's happened in the past.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 11:43 AM
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Hmm, seems someone's trying to hide something. I want the goddamn truth not cover up lies from the government. This ****'s gettin old, I want warriors not cowards.

http://www.infowars.com/boston-bombing-culprits-found/

http://i.imgur.com/bFb5azLh.jpg
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If they got cameras like they say they do, then they shouldn't have a problem finding anything unless it was a false flag which wouldn't be surprising. But don't quote me on this because I don't wanna argue with brainwashed individuals, I'm tired of the lies.. A majority of America is starting to believe it's the government because of the evidence and the cover ups behind it.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 12:06 PM
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You know Alex Jones is making big business off of what he does, eh? That's his job, he's a radio host, he's supposed to be making shocking statements to keep his viewers up. I'm sure the police forces are using the same very footage - except they have a responsibility to society not like a looney private media exploitationist. When was the last time you saw police wave around evidence? Would they even do that in a court situation? Please consider the context in which real people do real jobs and the rule of law, not the trial by media.
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Alex Jones is a crazy nutcase who sees conspiracies under his bed. For him, everything that happens in the universe is an evil plot concocted by the US Government in an attempt to steal your liberties and take over the world and he's the only one who can see it.

I'm sorry but a majority of America DOES NOT think the Government did it. A majority of America DOES NOT believe in crazy "Ivul guvnmt did it 2 take away our guunzzz and fredom 2!!" conspiracies- and I have data proving that! Only a ~20% of people believe in conspiracy theories.

Meanwhile, Alex nutcase Jones wants you to believe that the Sandy Hook shootings were an evil hoax from the guvmnt because there was a kid crying who was wearing the same dress as one of the victims- nevermind it was her sister. He's the guy who made "Loose Change", a movie about how the guvmnt was behind 9/11, a video full of so many lies, manipulated videos and deceptions it takes 132 pages just to explain how full of crap and lies that thing is (my personal favourite is when it tries to show how the towers collapsed a free-fall speed, which, in their case, would be 9 seconds, and would prove it was a controlled demolition if true. Then he shows a video of the second tower collapsing- he starts counting after the collapse has begun and cuts it with the collapse still going on, with 20 floors yet to go, because it had already beaten the 9 second mark! And he doesn't show the video of the first tower, which took even longer to fall! Wow, that's what I call an honest and reputable source.)

And yet, I look at that story and I still don't know where the "cover up" is. I see a story claiming that two guys are suspects of dropping bombs on backpacks, with pictures from CCTV's. Then I read that the FBI has arrested a guy under suspicion of dropping a backpack, after watching CCTV's. Where is the sinister guvmint conspiracy? I only see a police investigation.
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It would be great if the major news networks would do some actual, you know, reporting. The way this whole thing has been handled is embarrassing. Nobody knows what the hell's going on.
I am of the same opinion (which evidently "contributes nothing to the conversation. Nbd.)
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If you're putting all your trust in the blog of a radio host over the intelligence authority professionals with years of education, experience, and training, then the brainwashed one, as you put it, here is you.

The pictures may show suspicious people and goings-on, and I'd assume or hope it would all be examined. That is what they said they're doing. How do the pictures you linked to show government involvement or cover up?

The conference was delayed due to a false bomb scare, by the way. False or not, got to follow the protocol. More realistically, I think they'd want to make sure all their ducks are in order before they come out with a statement. Unlike radio hosts or the media at large who are merely reporting what they hear not what they investigated themselves. The media today in recent years is just reporting, not actual journalism unfortunately.
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Found something I think is relevant to all those talking about how there are similar bombings every day in other countries that no one notices:
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Even the people who live in those countries aren't too riled up about it.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 01:55 PM
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The FBI has released photos of the suspects. I'm sharing this so others are aware and can get the word out.

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There's also video.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater

What makes me sad and angry is all the people commenting say they're Muslims. People who believe all Muslims are terrorists tick me off. If that were true, then Muslim family who live across the street from me would probably have bombed us by now.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 04:42 PM
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If those guys were smart they wouldn't be in the US anymore. It took 3 days before they even showed us a picture of the possible culprits so they might be in another continent.

Here's another picture of the suspects that I found while going through reddit. It's clearer than any of the pictures the FBI are showing (It's a huge pic btw):

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It looks like suspect #2 doesn't have his backpack anymore
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Why would they detonate while they were in the proximity?
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What makes me sad and angry is all the people commenting say they're Muslims. People who believe all Muslims are terrorists tick me off. If that were true, then Muslim family who live across the street from me would probably have bombed us by now.
People still think that? One of them is clearly Caucasian...and the other appears to be African-American or Hispanic (picture isn't quite clear). Then again, maybe they're secret Muslims. Kidding of course. But yeah, I don't like it when people jump the gun either. Horrendously judgmental.
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They could be anarchists, I don't know. But I don't think that movement is going well lately. I don't think militiamen would do this, killing innocents.
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People still think that? One of them is clearly Caucasian...and the other appears to be African-American or Hispanic (picture isn't quite clear). Then again, maybe they're secret Muslims. Kidding of course. But yeah, I don't like it when people jump the gun either. Horrendously judgmental.
Yeah looking at the clearer picture Caelus posted, they look Caucasian. I was just looking at comments of the picture on Facebook and there was still many people saying the bombing were caused by Muslims/Koreans. Just a bunch of people full of ignorant bigotry.
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Why would they detonate while they were in the proximity?
Probably so they could run frantically with the rest of the crowd to fit in and avoid any possible suspicions. They probably thought they could get away with something like this given the number of people who were in attendance at the race, but we have some pretty decent pictures/videos of them now. Hopefully justice will be served.
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Probably so they could run frantically with the rest of the crowd to fit in and avoid any possible suspicions. They probably thought they could get away with something like this given the number of people who were in attendance at the race, but we have some pretty decent pictures/videos of them now. Hopefully justice will be served.
But wasn't it reported that it was either on a timer or through a detonator?
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People still think that? One of them is clearly Caucasian...and the other appears to be African-American or Hispanic (picture isn't quite clear). Then again, maybe they're secret Muslims. Kidding of course. But yeah, I don't like it when people jump the gun either. Horrendously judgmental.
This is completely unrelated to the topic at hand but I'll just say it anyways: There are a lot of Caucasian Muslims :p
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Probably so they could run frantically with the rest of the crowd to fit in and avoid any possible suspicions. They probably thought they could get away with something like this given the number of people who were in attendance at the race, but we have some pretty decent pictures/videos of them now. Hopefully justice will be served.
Yeah it would make sense for them to try and fit in. I mean the first thing the FBI would have done would be to look through the tapes, and leaving the race early would be quite suspicious.

Let's not forget though, at this point they are still suspects. The only thing the FBI has on them (or told us they have on them) are some witnesses who say one of them set down a backpack, and we all know witnesses can be greatly unreliable especially after the explosion. Memories can get kinda foggy... etc.
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But wasn't it reported that it was either on a timer or through a detonator?
They would have tried to blend in regardless, because whatever the method of detonation was, they still had to get in, place the bomb, and get out unseen/unnoticed, in a non-suspicious manner.
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Do you think some of the victims did see the backpack being set down, but faced a dilemma because they didn't want to draw any attention? Even if they call the police, if the crowd realizes what's going on there's going to be a panic and the perpetrators might remotely detonate the bomb if they realize the police are going to get there first. And you can't remove the bomb without other people noticing. I just wondered if the fate that day was settled as soon as the perpetrators walked among the crowd.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:14 PM
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Do you think some of the victims did see the backpack being set down, but faced a dilemma because they didn't want to draw any attention? Even if they call the police, if the crowd realizes what's going on there's going to be a panic and the perpetrators might remotely detonate the bomb if they realize the police are going to get there first. And you can't remove the bomb without other people noticing. I just wondered if the fate that day was settled as soon as the perpetrators walked among the crowd.
They could have done it in a way that wouldn't draw much attention! I mean why walk in there, place something and walk away?
They could have simply stood next to it for a while then pretended to forget it and leave... etc.
Still, the scenario you described would have been terrifying for the witnesses. D:
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Well, I'm aware of that, lol. But more often than not, they're not Caucasian. So if they do turn out to be Muslim (which I hope they aren't because that'd be more fuel for the people that jump to those conclusions) then egg on my face for assuming they're not Muslim. lol
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This has been awfully strange since the start.. Never hurts to inform ourselves, you can't trust all that comes out of the TV. Too many interests there controlling.
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Well, I'm aware of that, lol. But more often than not, they're not Caucasian. So if they do turn out to be Muslim (which I hope they aren't because that'd be more fuel for the people that jump to those conclusions) then egg on my face for assuming they're not Muslim. lol
Egg on your face then, I guess.

Muslim doesn't mean you look middle eastern.
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