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Boston bomber 'is trapped by his phone': FBI 'use phone records to identify suspect
Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2013 | Rachel Quigley

Posted on 04/17/2013 4:32:04 PM PDT by plain talk

The FBI said there has been 'substantial progress' in the Boston bombing investigation after they analyzed surveillance footage shot from a nearby department store which showed a man planting the second bomb. Investigators said the individual is seen at the site of the second explosion wearing a black jacket, a grey hooded sweatshirt and a white or off-color-white baseball cap backwards placing a back-pack on the ground while talking on his cellphone. The video obtained by the FBI captures this man using his cellphone at the moment the first explosion detonated 100 yards away on Boylston Street on Monday and 12 seconds before the second blast close to where he is standing. Federal agents then focused on the time-frame of that conversation to retrieve cell-phone records to identify potential callers according to CBS News. Call logs were then obtained through the cell phone masts surrounding the attack zone and using these, investigators matched up the users' identity with the time specific video and pictures to zero in on the individual.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonbombing; marathon; massachusetts; waronterror
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cell phone records. sloppy or else suicide bomber types really don't care if they get caught. They prefer to live and bomb another day. But if they get caught that is the cost of doing business I suppose.
1 posted on 04/17/2013 4:32:04 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

I just hope these aren’t Obama phones they were using


2 posted on 04/17/2013 4:34:59 PM PDT by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: plain talk
But, if they are martyred, they get a bunch of 'virgins"...


3 posted on 04/17/2013 4:36:02 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: plain talk
The old Usama rule was no communication after an attack has begun. They should have paid attention.

Of course the 19 were going to be martyrs anyways so who cares.

4 posted on 04/17/2013 4:36:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: plain talk

Thanks CBS/DailyMail for explaining this in public, so the next terrorist won’t make the same mistake.

Great job.

/sarc


5 posted on 04/17/2013 4:38:04 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: plain talk; a fool in paradise

British press, as always, gets it.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 4:39:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: plain talk

“The video obtained by the FBI captures this man using his cellphone at the moment the first explosion detonated 100 yards away on Boylston Street on Monday and 12 seconds before the second blast close to where he is standing.

Federal agents then focused on the time-frame of that conversation to retrieve cell-phone records to identify potential callers according to CBS News.

Call logs were then obtained through the cell phone masts surrounding the attack zone and using these, investigators matched up the users’ identity with the time specific video and pictures to zero in on the individual.”

Yeah, right. I’m sure the bomber used his own personal cell phone, instead of, say, an untraceable throwaway available for a few bucks in every Walmart in America.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 4:39:18 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: plain talk
Why is it that we get news from the Daily Mail in London? The US media is an embarassment.
8 posted on 04/17/2013 4:39:52 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: LyinLibs

everyone knows this anyway...unless you’re like me and i use disposable boost and virgin mobile phones.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 4:40:32 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Jabba the Nutt

The Daily Mail is our “Radio Free Europe”.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 4:40:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: plain talk

Where is his picture?


11 posted on 04/17/2013 4:40:57 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: Jabba the Nutt
Why is it that we get news from the Daily Mail in London?

Everything in the Daily Mail is repackaged info from US media/television. This story appears to be entirely based on CBS news, for example.

12 posted on 04/17/2013 4:42:27 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: catnipman

My guess is that they were “cheap” and got on a family verizon plan....so they’re all connected. Just stupid...


13 posted on 04/17/2013 4:42:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Uncle Miltie

IF the picture they highlight is of the suspect, he certainly appears to be white. This is the guy dressed in black no hat, who they think is reacting oddly to the blast.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 4:45:09 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: plain talk

Should have been using a track phone. Smash it and scatter the pieces in the harbor after you’re done.
Maybe they have the wrong guy?


15 posted on 04/17/2013 4:45:25 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: plain talk

They’re pretty stupid alright, that’s the definition of the kind of person who does this kind of stuff. But I think they’ve learned that there’s no percentage in suicide bombing. These guys won’t give up. We need to tighten up our immigration policies and not allow these people entry into the country. Am I profiling? You damn well better believe I am. It’s not the Amish making these terrorists attacks world-wide. And it’s not American citizens. Well, with a few notable exceptions like the nutcase Unabomber and leftist Bill Ayers’ Weathermen, et al.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 4:47:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: catnipman

Even if it was a throw away, they still got visual on him via a frames of video synced with the cell data.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 4:48:20 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: plain talk
For $10-$20 cash, anyone can get a disposable pre-paid phone. For another $20, he can get a pre-paid card with enough minutes for the job. The only trick would be to put on a costume, complete with mask, while paying for it or to buy it far ahead of time so the security video has been written over.

I have to wonder if this guy was just cheap, like the first WTC bomber who went back to the rental center for the deposit, after claiming that the van had been stolen. Maybe he watched Homeland and thought investigators have no way of telling what phone number made a phone call to alert a terrorist chief about an impending assassination attempt. Heck, maybe he even thought cell phone signals aren't jammed inside the Pentagon building.

18 posted on 04/17/2013 4:55:40 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: plain talk

Who says it was a disposable Wal-Mart phone? Speculations based on nothing.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 4:56:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dfwgator
The Daily Mail is our “Radio Free Europe. [U.S.A.]

With some help from Canada.
Sure is comforting to know more people are noticing. Not just politics, but crime, specially by protected groups.

20 posted on 04/17/2013 4:57:36 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: All

In all the photos being discussed on FR, did anybody recognize someone of this description:

“wearing a black jacket, a grey hooded sweatshirt and a white or off-color-white baseball cap backwards “


21 posted on 04/17/2013 4:58:04 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: plain talk
blue guy had a duffel - white hat guy had a backpack. Don't see why the media cant post this.
22 posted on 04/17/2013 4:58:36 PM PDT by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: Jim Robinson
You damn well better believe I am. It’s not the Amish making these terrorists attacks world-wide. And it’s not American citizens.

Well yes and no. Being both un-PC and cynical, I believe a large percentage of naturalized muslims from many counties are faudulent "American Citizens," and totally supportive, if not directly questionable US residents.

23 posted on 04/17/2013 5:02:41 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: azcap

The guy with the white ball cap does not look white to me. More lighter skinned Middle Eastern than white.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 5:02:57 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: D-fendr

no....


25 posted on 04/17/2013 5:03:06 PM PDT by cherry
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To: azcap

Because he’s not a white guy, so they are trying to hide the pic.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 5:03:40 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: azcap

Fairly common at a marathon. I would think whoever dropped off the bombs just kept on walking ... away


27 posted on 04/17/2013 5:04:17 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Uncle Miltie
Where is his picture?

On the Oval Office desk?

28 posted on 04/17/2013 5:06:28 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: catnipman

Yep. A disposable go-phone would work. Or better yet ... why use a cell phone at all? just agree to drop off the packages at a certain time, haul ass (slowly) and the ring leaders watch what happens on live TV


29 posted on 04/17/2013 5:08:10 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

The dude in the white hat is shown in a lot of previous images with a large backpack that he doesn’t have anymore in that photo. There are tons of clear photos of the area before the explosion they are just not being shown on the regular media sites. Yes it’s a marathon and tons of people have backpack and duffels so why not show the photos so someone in the public could say “that’s the dude who bought a pressure cooker here last week” or “that’s my quiet keeps to himself neighbor” Most likely those dudes or whoever they are describing in their “we are looking for...” are already in custody and the feds are trying to find the rest of their cell and connections without alerting them to the fact that they have those guys.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 5:09:56 PM PDT by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: publius911

The Times Square bomber was a naturalized American citizen. Doesn’t that warm the cockles of your heart?


31 posted on 04/17/2013 5:10:02 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Williams

You mean the guy in the Kevlar vest.. Who lost his hat in the commotion?


32 posted on 04/17/2013 5:12:19 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: azcap

These two fit all the puzzle pieces. Only problem is I don’t see either one on the phone in any of these pics. Might have just used phone during the bombing and that was it.


33 posted on 04/17/2013 5:13:47 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: azcap

yep. some good points. The people themselves could help crack this case. I am sure they bought those pressure cookers over here and not as checked luggage ... although I could not tell from the photos if it indicates enough info about the product and where it is likely sold.


34 posted on 04/17/2013 5:13:59 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: azcap

That guy had a black backpack... in this photo it’s gone or at his feet somewhere.

Notice most looking outward, he’s rather like “in the Zone”.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 5:14:00 PM PDT by caww
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To: azcap
Here's another I posted on another thread.. Exact drop zone here, 1.5 hrs. before 1st blast:

 photo hLyRaiO_zps6dafebe7.jpg

(Just to confuse things further) White hat/blue man are seen at bottom of photo in center, still walking together headed to other bomb area. There absolutely MUST be at LEAST two people involved in this attack. HAS to be.

36 posted on 04/17/2013 5:16:45 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: azcap

They traced his cell phone - and he had Jim Thompson and Sarah Palin on speed dial.

Tell me another.


37 posted on 04/17/2013 5:19:10 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: azcap
Sure looks like Ahmed and his cousin Mohamed to me.
38 posted on 04/17/2013 5:21:22 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: azcap
Are these the same guys?


39 posted on 04/17/2013 5:22:21 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Third Person

My first instinct is that he looks Moroccan.


40 posted on 04/17/2013 5:23:19 PM PDT by robertwalker62
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To: Girlene

Yes. It’s possible white hat (with blue man) handed off his backpack to ‘bending over man’/down jacket man’ then proceeded to bomb zone #2.


41 posted on 04/17/2013 5:24:49 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Revolting cat!
British press, as always, gets it.

Yup. We are still waiting for the US media to report who shot Lincoln.

42 posted on 04/17/2013 5:26:59 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: The USA is in a Cold Civil War.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I’ll let my imagination run wild and say there were at LEAST four people involved; A cell. When none of this turns out to be true, oh well at least it was interesting.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 5:27:23 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Third Person

Looks like Tiger Woods.....


44 posted on 04/17/2013 5:27:51 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: The USA is in a Cold Civil War.)
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To: Little Ray

They follow the cell # and the users whereabouts at different times before the bombing. They can find a photo of he guy in a different place and time and match the recorded signal and history of the phone.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 5:29:02 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Girlene

I think they are....but the federales have pics of the bombers and why don’t the release them?.....they would be outed tonight!


46 posted on 04/17/2013 5:29:15 PM PDT by cherry
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To: shadeaud
I just hope these aren’t Obama phones they were using

Now that you mention it, I hope they were. Given this Administration and Government's penchant to emotionally knee-jerk react to every tragedy by passing new laws to restrict our rights, I hope they (a)ban pressure cookers and (b) ban Obama Free Cellphones after this.

NO, I'm not being sarcastic!

47 posted on 04/17/2013 5:29:51 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Here's another photo, ala Conservative Tree House of a man with backward white cap, grey hooded sweatshirt.



The white hat guy, farthest right, "could" be the same as the one above (pointy sideburns)......or not. It's all speculation at this point.
48 posted on 04/17/2013 5:32:46 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: plain talk
Federal agents then focused on the time-frame of that conversation to retrieve cell-phone records to identify potential callers according to CBS News. Call logs were then obtained through the cell phone masts surrounding the attack zone and using these, investigators matched up the users' identity with the time specific video and pictures to zero in on the individual.

The Feds were provided with the authority to track suspected terrorists via cell phone records as part of the Patriot Act. Gee, the left isn't going to like that.

49 posted on 04/17/2013 5:33:28 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: plain talk

I have little faith in ALL federal law enforcement these days. Only saving grace would be that A) They got a close enough view to notice it was a smart phone, or B) Gotta follow EVERY lead. If A, it’s probably not the culprits and if B, CYA must be out in full force


50 posted on 04/17/2013 5:35:02 PM PDT by GusFring
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