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Old 04-22-2013, 03:33 PM   #826 (permalink)
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #827 (permalink)
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Nice post on the mood in Boston.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:42 PM   #828 (permalink)
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On Friday, when the words we were waiting for came – “conscious, alive, and captured” – the city burst out of doors. People lined the streets in Watertown, cheering and clapping the police as they rolled out of the neighborhood. On Beacon Street, a stream of whooping kids poured along the Marathon route, high-fiving strangers. It was the Marathon again. We were cheering for something very simple, something good.

“THIS IS WHAT CIVILIZATION LOOKS LIKE, MOTHERFUCKERS” tweeted one Bostonian.

This is what civilization looks like. Boston strong.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #829 (permalink)
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I see that, at least according to CCN's Jim Acosta, he got his Miranda warning:

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Beautiful. It is pretty much what I expected was going on, but not being there during it I was hesitant to second-guess the mood.

Of course, you got the usual suspects complaining about police states and such. The fact is that nobody was under orders from the police, staying indoors was a request. People up there wanted the suspect caught and they were willing to trade what is to most an inconvenience in order to achieve that end.

Down here in DC I am protesting one thing or another all the time. If I was in Boston last week I would have gladly stayed inside if it meant even the slightest increased chance of catching this SOB.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:50 PM   #831 (permalink)
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:53 PM   #832 (permalink)
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Today's funeral for Krystle Campbell was packed. But also ...

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Meanwhile, hundreds more were across the street, among them more than 200 union members, organized by Teamsters Local 25, to form a human shield against a protest that never materialized from the Westboro Baptist Church.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #834 (permalink)
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That brought tears to my eyes, Kara. Such a cool thing to see.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:58 AM   #835 (permalink)
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A week after the end of the drama, I look back and feel myself compelled to say that I now have such an incredibly high respect for the Boston PD and the citizens of Boston - more than ever before.

It's reminiscent of how I felt about New York after 9/11, too. It's just a shame that it sometimes takes a tragedy to bring out the very best in people - or for the news media to show that side of a community.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:10 AM   #836 (permalink)
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That brought tears to my eyes, Kara. Such a cool thing to see.
some great stuff at the following:
https://www.facebook.com/BostonPoliceDepartment

There are also pages for the Watertown PD, Sean Collier, and so on
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #837 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:38 PM   #838 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:53 PM   #839 (permalink)
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Today's funeral for Krystle Campbell was packed. But also ...

Ha!

Boston Strong.
200 Teamsters AND "a local motorcycle club."

I'm thinking it probably wasn't the local AARP/Honda Gold Wing social club, either.
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Interesting opinion piece in the Washington Post by an American Muslim reporter who interviewed, along with a pack of reporters, Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle to the Boston Marathon bombers: Muslims have a Problem. Uncle Ruslan May have the Answer

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So when I asked about his faith, Tsarni heard me. And he did something remarkable. He didn’t flinch.
“We are Muslims,” he answered clearly and steely-eyed. “We are Chechnyans. We are ethnic Chechnyans.”
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Earlier, Tsarni had told the Associated Press: “When I was speaking to the older one, he started all this religious talk, ‘Insh’allah’ and all that, and I asked him, ‘Where is all that coming from?’” Insh’allah is the Arabic phrase that means “God willing.”

What Tsarni is admitting is something true but politically incorrect to talk about: the increasing use of these phrases of religiosity are code inside the community for someone who is becoming hardcore. It doesn’t mean that they’re becoming violent or criminal, but it’s a red flag. In 2004, when I spoke about women’s rights at mosques at the Islamic Society of North America conference in Chicago, a young Muslim man stood at the microphone during the Q&A and scolded me for not saying an honorific, “Peace be upon him,” whenever I mentioned the name of the prophet Muhammad. He later sent me an electronic death threat I turned over to the FBI. It’s a game of trying to out-Muslim a Muslim.

Instead of playing that game, Uncle Ruslan did something remarkable. He put his hands together as if in prayer, and he showed humility, not defensive arrogance, saying he’d prostrate himself before the victims of the Boston bombings.
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To me, the answer lies inside a culture shift where we honestly acknowledge the radicalization problems within our communities—so that no Uncle Ruslan has to step outside his home, confessing to something gone very, very wrong.
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With his passions expressed, Uncle Ruslan begged his goodbyes. Journalists remained in formation on the street outside the house, one eating a quick Subway sandwich on the lawn outside, another dragging a wicker chair from a neighbor’s garbage, before a cop reprimanded him. Suddenly, Tsarni emerged. Coming down the stairs onto the driveway he turned to walk toward the end of the cul-de-sac. Reporters and camera crews hustled to catch up. He pleaded with them: “What are you expecting from me? I’m just going to my neighbors to apologize to them for the discomfort my family has caused them.”

Rather than waiting for an invitation to RSVP to a superfluous “interfaith” dinner, Uncle Ruslan did something simple but crucial: He extended an invitation, was a good neighbor and took responsibility for the trouble that emerged in his front yard. In short, he owned up.

Surely, the Tsaernev family story is complicated, and there is nobody without flaw.

But Uncle Ruslan showed us where to begin.

With reporters still camped out , he emerged from his neighbor’s porch, his arm around the older music teacher who lived there, leading her warmly into his house. Hundreds of miles away, Boston Police drew close to bringing his nephew into custody, leaving Uncle Ruslan, the rest of Tsaernev family and our Muslim communities to do some real soul-searching about how we lost these boys to the ideology of terrorism.

To me, the answer lies inside a culture shift where we honestly acknowledge the radicalization problems within our communities—so that no Uncle Ruslan has to step outside his home, confessing to something gone very, very wrong.
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This is the person so many were accusing of being one of the marathon bombers.
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More on Tamerlan and what the FBI knew before the bombing.

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This is the person so many were accusing of being one of the marathon bombers.
Poor kid. One of my friends posted that it was him on Facebook after seeing it on some marginal news site, and a bunch of his friends shared the post.

Oddly enough, they haven't been as quick to apologize for smearing the name of a chronically depressed missing boy across the social media platform that his family was using to try and save his life.

Strange, that.
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Poor kid. One of my friends posted that it was him on Facebook after seeing it on some marginal news site, and a bunch of his friends shared the post.

Oddly enough, they haven't been as quick to apologize for smearing the name of a chronically depressed missing boy across the social media platform that his family was using to try and save his life.

Strange, that.

My heart goes out to Sunil's family. It's bad enough to lose a child. When that child has been missing for so long, brutally accused by the public of a crime he didn't commit and now the possibility that he had been dead all along... sometimes I just hate being a member of the human race.

It's things like that this that give me reason to not associate with many people. And the reasons keep piling up. It's not enough to have faith in the human race any longer.
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Officials: Boston suspect had no firearm when barrage of bullets hit hiding place - The Washington Post
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Although police feared he was heavily armed, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement officials.

Authorities said they were desperate to capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev so he could be questioned. The FBI, however, declined to discuss what prompted the gunfire.

Other law enforcement officials said the shooting may have been prompted by the chaos of the moment and some action that led the officers to believe Tsarnaev had fired a weapon or was about to detonate explosives.
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I had wondered if he hadn't been armed, mainly because he did nothing to the citizen whose boat he was in, when he looked in on him.

I read somewhere that they were using blanks, but that isn't confirmed.

I guess they had no idea of if he was armed or not, or carrying a bomb, so they went in guns blazing, but it has been a bit of a misnomer to call it a massive firefight, as was initially reported.
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