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  1. Claes Lilja says

    Enough with this “terrorist porn”! Continued stories like this is what helps glamorize violence to vulnerable people with deep psychological problems. It legitimizes violence as a way of getting attention for them.

  2. Chadd says

    “Terrorist Porn”? That is the most ridiculous phrase I have ever heard. I think it is great to show how we caught these guys. In 5 days, the FBI identified, killed and captured the persons responsible. Stuff like this shows the resources we will use and the extent that we will go to (shutting down an entire US city) to find terrorists on our soil. It should be a pretty effective deterrent to anyone else thinking about doing the same.

  3. Joey says

    So all the dollars we spend on counter-terrorism and they don’t teach them to look in a boat in a backyard. I think this story shows how incredibly bone-headed our security team is. They shut down a city, stopped trains, entered citizen’s homes and didn’t look in one of the most obvious hiding places? Heck of a job!

  4. ratbastard says

    I agree that it is important to show how the FBI ‘utilizes’ resources. But for crowd-sourcing, there’s no telling how long it would’ve taken the FBI to identify the suspects–that, despite having been warned that the older brother was a potential terrorist, and having interviewed him. And how many hundreds (thousands?) of officers were used to (not) find a wounded 19 year-old kid for 20 hours? Everytime I saw footage of the operation, I saw a lot of overweight cops standing around yukking it up, a box of donuts no doubt hidden just outside the frame.

    On the other hand, I think it is ill-advised to give away any information whatsoever regarding investigative techniques and capture tactics. You make it easier to avoid detection and evade arrest.

    More than anything else, this week reminded me that we live in a police state, and that too many of our citizens are inclined to drunken bouts of animalistic brutishness, standing around waiting to cheer as 1000 police soldiers chase a 19-year old kid through a city, like hounds chasing a fox.

  5. Tatts says

    “So all the dollars we spend on counter-terrorism and they don’t teach them to look in a boat in a backyard…one of the most obvious hiding places?”

    You mean like every boat in Boston? Every garage? Every cellar? Every attic? Under every parked car? Under every porch? In every Dumpster? Those most obvious places?

    Do you know how long it would take to search every obvious place?

    Ninny.

  6. David Hearne says

    “It should be a pretty effective deterrent to anyone else thinking about doing the same.”

    Yeah, because a suicide bomber is really concerned about getting caught.

  7. Reality says

    some of you people are insufferable. Get a grip on your lives and stop attacking our security system. You come across as pathetic, and that’s sad.

  8. unokhan says

    what joey said, exactly ….. and now the ~experts~ are showing-off all of their techie gear-n-stuffs — after the boat owner found the guy in the first place.

  9. HirsuteHeuristics says

    This is Towleroad. They could post a picture of a kitten eating a pink frosted donut and people would complain about it with an overwrought, histrionic screed.

  10. Joey says

    Ok… I agree that the fact they figured out who they were was pretty amazing. But the boat was within the search area. It should have been one of the first targets to look into. My comment was that we are so enamored of the hi-tech that we lose focus on what a search for a wounded suspect looks like. Where would he hide?

    I applaud the people of Boston and Obama for not turning this into another reason to go to war or end our civil rights.

  11. HirsuiteHeuristics says

    “I applaud the people of Boston and Obama for not turning this into another reason to go to war or end our civil rights.”

    Yeah, because declaring martial law for 24 hours only TEMPORARILY ended civil rights!!!!

    We don’t need no stinkin’ civil rights!!!!

  12. Moz's says

    @ joey

    hindsight is 20/20 so till Ur declared GOD by the masses, please don’t try to claim you knew he would be in such a hiding place. The FBI etc will now update their tactics and always consider such for future searches

    loved the big armored truck with the arm poking at the boat. $ well spent. Though will be cooler in the future when they have large robots to do such to make the situation even safer for authorities

  13. Veikko says

    “Enough with this “terrorist porn”!

    Well said, Claes Lilja. I find this to be sensationalism and in no way helps to inform any lay person. Leave it for investigators to mull over.

  14. Michael says

    Don’t know… He’s 19, an American citizen and isn’t being read his Miranda rights.

    Supposedly he was throwing grenades at the police cars and had a bomb strapped to his chest yet all I’ve seen is him with a backpack.

    From all the reports I’ve seen, he is far from the type who would do this.

  15. Michael says

    My God, this is exactly what I am talking about. On the news right now we have politicians talking about our laws preventing the FBI from doing their job.

  16. mickyflip says

    Alright, I’m not going to lie. A part of me feels for this 19 year old kid because his pictures remind me very much of my young nephew. But I also keep in mind that this young one was also taking part in a heinous violent act. Which is why it’s extremely difficult for me to comprehend why this young man would take part in this. There’s nothing funny or hysterical or condescending about any of this..at all. I don’t know what else to say about this. But I will say that if the elder brother, who the younger one very much looked up to, was being coerced by someone who claims retribution in the name of any religious theology. These are the ones we need to find! Before they do anymore damage that’s already been done.

  17. norseman says

    A couple of corrections, the boat was at a house OUTSIDE of the search area, so that is why they didn’t find him hiding there. Hard to read someone their Miranda rights when they’re unconcious. This kid swallowed a bullet that went out the back of his head. Clearly no one told him that if you want to blow your brains out you have to shoot UP. BOSTON has sent a message to the country and the world. THIS is how we deal with terrorism and terrorists. Don’t mess with us.

  18. MIke says

    The latest I read is he put a gun in his mouth and fired. Looking at this video, he probably had done that before this was filmed. It truly is amazing he is alive. Plus his brother was being handcuffed very much alive and he hit him with the car and dragged him 30 feet, killing him. What a movie.

  19. andrew says

    Why did the owner of the boat go back to the boat and lift up the canvas before calling the police? After seeing the rip in the canvas and blood on it didn’t he think that there might just be a terrorist murderer inside? Talk about a dumb move.

  20. ratbastard says

    I agree that it is important to show how the FBI ‘utilizes’ resources. But for crowd-sourcing, there’s no telling how long it would’ve taken the FBI to identify the suspects–that, despite having been warned that the older brother was a potential terrorist, and having interviewed him. And how many hundreds (thousands?) of officers were used to (not) find a wounded 19 year-old kid for 20 hours? Everytime I saw footage of the operation, I saw a lot of overweight cops standing around yukking it up, a box of donuts no doubt hidden just outside the frame.

    On the other hand, I think it is ill-advised to give away any information whatsoever regarding investigative techniques and capture tactics. You make it easier to avoid detection and evade arrest.

    More than anything else, this week reminded me that we live in a police state, and that too many of our citizens are inclined to drunken bouts of animalistic brutishness, standing around waiting to cheer as 1000 police soldiers chase a 19-year old kid through a city, like hounds chasing a fox.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 21, 2013 12:07:01 PM

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    I DID NOT POST THIS. REPEAT: I DID NOT POST THIS. I assume Mr. Miller in Toronto posted this.

  21. ratbastard says

    The ‘kid’ [man] tried to commit suicide, and failed. The bullet went through his throat, damaging his larynx, and exited through the back of his neck. It missed his spine. He’ll probably be alright. And if the LA Times is to be believed, he was able to swear profusely on his ambulance ride, so apparently his larynx wasn’t damaged that much.

  22. ratbastard says

    Allegedly he also ran over his brother, and some say this is what killed his brother. But other news reports included an interview with a fellow student at UMASS Dartmouth who asked Dzhokhar if he could catch a ride home to Cambridge with him. But this student said Dzhokhar was well known for being a p*ss poor driver, and people even joked about how they were afraid to get in a car with him behind the wheel, so maybe he just accidentally ran over his brother.

  23. XT says

    He wouldn’t been cursing on the ride in. The one photo clearly shows a tactical medic inserting a King LT airway before transfer to the ambulance. You don’t talk with one of those in place.

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