List the breaking or otherwise newsworthy stories you know of that got swept under the rug this week, or those furtive data dumps that the dumpers hoped would go unnoticed. If you’ve hit your limit of contradictory stories coming from Boston, here’s your chance to escape from it for a little while.
|By: Elliott Friday April 19, 2013 4:41 pm|
Just as officials told everyone they could leave their homes, a volley of shots rang out. It is believed the suspect is in the boat parked behind a home on Franklin Street in Watertown. A robot was sent in to investigate.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday April 19, 2013 1:15 pm|
Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle of brothers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, gave a passionate press conference, where he attempted to give a prepared statement but was cutoff by reporters, who began to ask questions.
Asked what he would say to Dzhokhar, who was still running from law enforcement, he said he would urge him to ask for forgiveness from the victims. He added, “He put a shame on our family. He put a shame on the entire Chechen ethnicity cause everyone now names—They play with word, ‘Chechen,’ so they put that shame on the entire ethnicity.”
From his statement, it is clear that Tsarni recognizes the media in America will begin to discuss Chechens and terrorism and all other Chechens will now have to answer for why two people with a Chechen background would commit violence, as if their ethnicity is responsible for inspiring them to bomb the Boston marathon.
|By: Cynthia Kouril Friday April 19, 2013 7:30 am|
I have been in telephone contact with friend who lives on the same street in Cambridge where the suspect lived. She just texted me that they are being evacuated. This is consistent with reporting on CNN that reporters have twice been pushed back multiple blocks from the house where he lived.
|By: DSWright Friday April 19, 2013 6:04 am|
Chechen connections? Apparently so as a firefight last night left one suspect dead and another still at large.
|By: Elliott Thursday April 18, 2013 11:53 pm|
It’s all happening so fast. An MIT police officer was shot dead tonight by (possibly) the Boston Marathon bombers after an attempted 7-11 robbery (waa?) and Mercedes carjacking. Twitter ablaze. Situation fluid – to say the least.
|By: TBogg Wednesday April 17, 2013 1:45 pm|
Shorter Dylan Byers:
|By: DSWright Wednesday April 17, 2013 7:20 am|
Irresponsible reports by the New York Post notwithstanding, the Saudi Arabian national has been cleared of any involvement in the bombings and there are no other suspects.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday April 17, 2013 6:25 am|
On April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, three people were killed when two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon. Over 144 were wounded. Doctors performed at least ten amputations on those injured. The same day, in the cities of Baghdad, Fallujah and Kirkuk in Iraq, there were “serial blasts.” Fourteen car bombs and three roadside bombs went off. Thirty-three people were killed and over 160 were wounded.
|By: DSWright Tuesday April 16, 2013 7:20 am|
Though there has been rampant speculation online and elsewhere about who did the Boston Marathon bombing and why – no answers exist. Despite some less than responsible reports the investigation has yet to yield any definitive answ