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Old 04-17-2013, 01:41 PM   #426 (permalink)
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This went out at my Wife's work this afternoon from the President and CEO...


Dear Colleagues,

I want to thank everyone for asking about my nephew Patrick Downes and his wife Jessica Downes who were severely injured at the Boston Marathon. Many of you have been emailing and asking me about them so I am sending this wider email in appreciation of all your thoughts and prayers.

Patrick is at Beth Israel Hospital and Jess is at Boston Medical Centre. They have both been made aware of their severe, life changing injuries. They are both in follow up surgeries as we speak so all good thoughts for them are appreciated.

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Per CNN, a suspect (for the bombings, not the ricin mailings) has been identified.
Yes, I just read on Yahoo.com that they have surveillance video from a Lord and Taylors store across the street of "a suspect carrying,and perhaps putting down" a black bag at the second blast site. I hope this pans out!
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They have arrested the guy who was placing the bombs
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suspect has been arrested. will not end well for him.
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The Saudi Marathon Man : The New Yorker


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A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb. He wasn’t alone; a hundred and seventy-six people were injured and three were killed. But he was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds, had his apartment searched in “a startling show of force,” as his fellow-tenants described it to the Boston Herald, with a “phalanx” of officers and agents and two K9 units. He was the one whose belongings were carried out in paper bags as his neighbors watched; whose roommate, also a student, was questioned for five hours (“I was scared”) before coming out to say that he didn’t think his friend was someone who’d plant a bomb—that he was a nice guy who liked sports. “Let me go to school, dude,” the roommate said later in the day, covering his face with his hands and almost crying, as a Fox News producer followed him and asked him, again and again, if he was sure he hadn’t been living with a killer.

Why the search, the interrogation, the dogs, the bomb squad, and the injured man’s name tweeted out, attached to the word “suspect”? After the bombs went off, people were running in every direction—so was the young man. Many, like him, were hurt badly; many of them were saved by the unflinching kindness of strangers, who carried them or stopped the bleeding with their own hands and improvised tourniquets. “Exhausted runners who kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood,” President Obama said. “They helped one another, consoled one another,” Carmen Ortiz, the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, said. In the midst of that, according to a CBS News report, a bystander saw the young man running, badly hurt, rushed to him, and then “tackled” him, bringing him down. People thought he looked suspicious.

What made them suspect him? He was running—so was everyone. The police reportedly thought he smelled like explosives; his wounds might have suggested why. He said something about thinking there would be a second bomb—as there was, and often is, to target responders. If that was the reason he gave for running, it was a sensible one. He asked if anyone was dead—a question people were screaming. And he was from Saudi Arabia, which is around where the logic stops. Was it just the way he looked, or did he, in the chaos, maybe call for God with a name that someone found strange?

What happened next didn’t take long. “Investigators have a suspect—a Saudi Arabian national—in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.” That’s the New York Post, which went on to cite Fox News. The “Saudi suspect”—still faceless—suddenly gave anxieties a form. He was said to be in custody; or maybe his hospital bed was being guarded. The Boston police, who weren’t saying much of anything, disputed the report—sort of. “Honestly, I don’t know where they’re getting their information from, but it didn’t come from us,” a police spokesman told TPM. But were they talking to someone? Maybe. “Person of interest” became a phrase of both avoidance and insinuation. On the Atlas Shrugs Web site, there was a note that his name in Arabic meant “sword.” At an evening press conference, Ed Davis, the police commissioner, said that no suspect was in custody. But that was about when the dogs were in the apartment building in Revere—an inquiry that was seized on by some as, if not an indictment, at least a vindication of their suspicions.

“There must be enough evidence to keep him there,” Andrew Napolitano said on “Fox and Friends”—“there” being the hospital. “They must be learning information which is of a suspicious nature,” Steve Doocy interjected. “If he was clearly innocent, would they have been able to search his house?” Napolitano thought that a judge would take any reason at a moment like this, but there had to be “something”—maybe he appeared “deceitful.” As Mediaite pointed out, Megyn Kelly put a slight break on it (as she has been known to do) by asking if there might have been some “racial profiling,” but then, after a round of speculation about his visa (Napolitano: “Was he a real student, or was that a front?”), she asked, “What’s the story on his ability to lawyer up?”

By Tuesday afternoon, the fever had broken. Report after report said that he was a witness, not a suspect. “He was just at the wrong place at the wrong time,” a “U.S. official” told CNN. (So were a lot of people at the marathon.) Even Fox News reported that he’d been “ruled out.” At a press conference, Governor Deval Patrick spoke, not so obliquely, about being careful not to treat “categories of people in uncharitable ways.”

We don’t know yet who did this. “The range of suspects and motives remains wide open,” Richard Deslauriers of the F.B.I. said early Tuesday evening. In a minute, with a claim of responsibility, our expectations could be scrambled. The bombing could, for all we know, be the work of a Saudi man—or an American or an Icelandic or a person from any nation you can think of. It still won’t mean that this Saudi man can be treated the way he was, or that people who love him might have had to find out that a bomb had hit him when his name popped up on the Web as a suspect in custody. It is at these moments that we need to be most careful, not least.

It might be comforting to think of this as a blip, an aberration, something that will be forgotten tomorrow—if not by this young man. There are people at Guanátanmo who have also been cleared by our own government, and are still there. A new report on the legacy of torture after 9/11, released Tuesday, is a well-timed admonition. The F.B.I. said that they would “go to the ends of the earth” to get the Boston perpetrators. One wants them to be able to go with their heads held high.

“If you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil—that’s it. Selflessly. Compassionately. Unafraid,” President Obama said. That was mostly true on Monday; a terrible day, when an eight-year-old boy was killed, his sister maimed, two others dead, and many more in critical condition. And yet, when there was so much to fear that we were so brave about, there was panic about a wounded man barely out of his teens who needed help. We get so close to all that Obama described. What’s missing? Is it humility?
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They are transporting the suspect in a convoy right now of police down the interstate and requesting more police (listening to the Boston police scanner right now)
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What is the point of linking this? Unless you just want to stir the pot, per the norm.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #433 (permalink)
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I just want to thank the COUNTRY for the support I have seen. I was visiting family and a few friends last week (returned to AZ last night/this morning) just south of boston. I usually have a red sox or patriots shirt or hat on and every airline, baggage people, workers, random folks just walking by me would say something. Even the people I work with were checking in on me monday. I was supposed to see the sox game friday night, but it was rained out. I had no intentions of going into boston on monday as
I used to work 2 blocks away and had to work every patriots day over the years and since I knew what the crowding would be like. I had friends in the area working and one who is a volunteer emt who was at the race somewhere. everyone is fine which is great. I made some facebook and twitter posts about what I noticed and was just reading what other friends in the area were witnessing.
I did see some runners on my plane last night, but they appeared tired and looked like they didn't want to talk about anything since I have to believe that they talked plenty and just wanted to move on. But in Providence, Chicago, and Phoenix people are in full support of bringing down this scum.
Just heard they did get someone into custody as posted above so I hope this is a start to finding out the reasons behind this.

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They're bringing him to the court house right now the police are saying.
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What is the point of linking this? Unless you just want to stir the pot, per the norm.
Its a good article. An article that shows the lack of humility and the loss of perception during the time of urgency.

I attribute 1000001% of todays problems with mental health. Humility plays the largest role in mental health issues in the USA.
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i actually just read this from a friend posting on FB. gotta love racial profiling.
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Gotta be Richard Jewell...google it kids
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from a friend that is wearing his tinfoil hat.

edit to add- i in no way surf 4 chan for any reason, and take anything with a grain of salt from that site.
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Its a good article. An article that shows the lack of humility and the loss of perception during the time of urgency.

I attribute 1000001% of todays problems with mental health. Humility plays the largest role in mental health issues in the USA.
So, how would this have been handled in your country? I'm sure no one in Canada would make assumptions in the heat of the moment and react on incomplete information.
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They just showed up to the court house, police scanner
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Man ... I hope that doesn't happen again.

My wife and I watched a PBS documentary on the "Central Park Five" last night. Five kids who were coerced into confessing to the gang-rape of a woman in the 1980s, all convicted based solely on their confessions (despite posterior claims that they were coerced and in fact had nothing to do with it), all spent 10+ years in jail ... only then to have another criminal confess to the crime with matching DNA evidence. Worst part was the footage of NYC mayor Ed Koch basically calling the boys monsters in an interview ... before the trial even began.
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According on CNN to a guy with two highly credible sources no suspect has been arrested and there hasn't been an identity confirmed on anyone yet.

They do however have photos and are looking. But no one in custody
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According on CNN to a guy with two highly credible sources no suspect has been arrested and there hasn't been an identity confirmed on anyone yet.

They do however have photos and are looking. But no one in custody
all reports say arrest made, also on police scanner confirmed arrest made. dont buy that.
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@ BostonGlobe : Boston Globe source reports suspect being taken to US District Court in South Boston.
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CNN doing some major backtracking...
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According on CNN to a guy with two highly credible sources no suspect has been arrested and there hasn't been an identity confirmed on anyone yet.

They do however have photos and are looking. But no one in custody
I'm listening to the police scanner, been listening for hours. They have said numourous times that they have a guy arrested in "custody" and have a police convoy escorting this "suspect" down the interstate and have arrived to the court house a few minutes ago, one police asked for extra support on the ground because the crowds are growing in front of the court house. I'm believing the police scanner not the news stations, haha
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CNN doing some major backtracking...
All in the name of being first.

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all reports say arrest made, also on police scanner confirmed arrest made. dont buy that.
Misinformation.

I'd like someone to be arrested, but I highly doubt it. This quick? Just recently found photo of someone who they think is a suspect, then all of a sudden they have an arrest..

It's being more and more confirmed now that no arrest has been made and there's been miscommunication getting out.

Crime and Justice correspondent confirms he talked to two officials and they triple checked and no one has been arrested, another man on CNN confirms no one has been arrested, and a woman just got on and said no arrest has been made.

I think it's just a case of jumping the gun. A suspect has been found in photo/video..They've only described as a brown skinned male, and are looking for him.
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I'm listening to the police scanner, been listening for hours. They have said numourous times that they have a guy arrested in "custody" and have a police convoy escorting this "suspect" down the interstate and have arrived to the court house a few minutes ago, one police asked for extra support on the ground because the crowds are growing in front of the court house. I'm believing the police scanner not the news stations, haha
Police scanners do pick up E.T. communication.
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i agree. the media needs to stop trying to be "first" and just get the damn story right the first time.
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