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  • Oscar Nominated Actress: Charleston Church Shooting Shows Racism against Muslims

    06/18/2015 11:32:04 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/18/15 | Aurelius
    Dylann Storm Roof murdered nine people at a Church in Charleston in a likely race-motivated attack. After the shooting, a manhunt ensued, in which Roof was eventually captured. Lexi Alexander, who was nominated for an Oscar for the short drama Johnny Flynton, believes that this is an opportune time to point out just how prejudiced police are against Muslims. Taking to Twitter, Alexander, who is of Arab and German ancestry, felt the need to remind people that the police came out in force after the Boston Marathon Bombing: She also wanted to let people know that if you disagreed with...
  • FBI director faces grilling by House panel on Benghazi, data leaks (LIVE THREAD)

    06/13/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 138 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2013
    Members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday will question outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller on investigations of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, the Boston Marathon bombings, and recent leaks of classified government information. Mueller was to undergo questioning by the committee on these and other issues in what will be his final appearance before the panel. His last day on the job is Sept. 4. The Justice Department revealed last month that it had secretly gathered emails of Fox News correspondent James Rosen and phone records of The Associated Press in an effort to crack...
  • Exclusive: Mother Of Boston Marathon Bomber Says US Will Burn

    05/18/2015 1:19:34 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 50 replies
    vocativ.com ^ | 5/17/2015 | Sarah Kaufman
    Family friend tells Vocativ that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s mother sent a distraught message after her son was given the death penalty. With her terrorist son sentenced to death, the mother of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sent raging messages to his supporters saying the United States will burn “in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire,” her close friend told Vocativ. “They think that they are killing us and they celebrate this, but we are the ones who will rejoice when Allah grants us the chance to behold them in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire, an otherworldly...
  • Stop crying moonbats: Tsarnaev jury served up justice

    05/17/2015 11:49:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Thank you, jury! In case you had any lingering doubts about the wisdom of these 12 good men and women, consider the scurvy crew that’s frothing at the mouth over the fate of the tousle-haired All-American boy on the cover of Rolling Stone. Moonbats, NPR, The Boston Globe, terrorists — but I repeat myself. A crackpot nun was flown up here from New Orleans five times on the taxpayers’ dime to gaze into Tousle Hair’s dreamy brown eyes and attest to his EBT card-carrying Third World hunkiness. The Joker gives the courthouse camera the finger, and now the jury gives...
  • Death Sentence for Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Unsettles City He Tore Apart

    05/17/2015 10:33:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Katharine Q. Seelye, Abby Goodnough and Jess Bidgood
    Since a federal jury on Friday sentenced the convicted bomber to death, the [Boston Marathon] finish line suddenly seems to be a place of ambivalence. Fresh flowers are accumulating. A sense of sorrow lingers in the air. Sightseers who come to snap a photo feel a little self-conscious. Residents train their gaze on the line, and the conversations turn to death — and disappointment. “I was shocked,” said Scott Larson, 47, a records manager who works near the finish line. “The death penalty — for Boston.” To many, the death sentence almost feels like a blot on the city’s collective...
  • Battenfeld: Hack displays her ignorance

    04/11/2014 1:01:59 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 10, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    Even by the low standards of Congress, Loretta Sanchez’s performance ranks as a disgrace. The Democrat from California managed — in just a few minutes — to turn the congressional investigation of the marathon terror bombings into a political hatchet job, while demonstrating her complete ignorance of basic facts of the case. Sanchez somehow butchered the names of the alleged terror bombers not once, but three times, calling the Tsarnaev brothers “Tsarnavar,” then “Tsarnev,” and finally “Tsarnov.” “There are still unanswered questions about the Tsarnavar brothers,” the tongue-tied congresswoman said. Yes, like, how to pronounce the names of the terrorists....
  • Why Boston Is Queasy About the Tsarnaev Death Sentence

    05/16/2015 9:07:19 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2015 | TOM KEANE
    BOSTON - APRIL 8: Camille Lerner, 21, of Boston, painted the words 'B Strong' on the window of Sugar Heaven on Boylston Street, across from the Finish Line where the first bomb went off, after the verdict came down in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston on April 8, 2015. No victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was more poignant, perhaps, than eight-year-old Martin Richard. It was a photo of a smiling Martin, who was from Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, holding up a handmade sign saying, “No more hurting people,” that seemed to underscore the callousness of the acts and...
  • Boston Marathon bombing—it had nothing to do with Islam

    05/16/2015 3:09:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/16/15 | ARTHUR
    Head-in-the-sand approach to Islamic terror There are several “laws” such as Godwin’s Law. Godwin’s Law is named after American lawyer and author, Mike Godwin, and postulates the longer a discussion on the Internet goes, the chance that one of the participants will compare someone or something to Hitler or the Nazis increases. A new and similar law is needed; perhaps it could be called “Ortiz’ Law.” Ortiz’ Law would hypothesize that the longer a person discusses Islamic terrorism, the more certain it will be that that person will say the act or acts in question have absolutely nothing to do...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Likely Won’t Face Execution For A Very Long Time

    05/16/2015 12:59:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | May 15,2015 | By BEN CASSELMAN
    The vast majority of those cases took place at the state level. Federal prisoners like Tsarnaev are even less likely to be executed. Between 1988, when Congress reinstated the death penalty for federal cases, and 2013, 71 federal defendants were sentenced to death; only three were executed, compared with 10 who had their sentences or convictions overturned on appeal. (One inmate died on death row, and another had his sentence commuted to life by President Bill Clinton in 2001.) No federal execution has taken place since 2003. Of those still awaiting execution, the typical inmate has already spent a decade...
  • Poll: Most Bostonians Oppose Death Penalty for Marathon Bomber

    05/16/2015 12:37:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    UPI ^ | April 27, 2015 | Thor Benson
    According to a new poll, most Boston and Massachusetts residents oppose the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Boston Globe poll found that fewer than 20 percent of Massachusetts residents supported the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber. Only 15 percent of Boston residents believe he should be executed. One-third of Massachusetts residents and one-quarter of Boston residents believe execution is typically appropriate for egregious crimes. "It seems that voters have concluded that Tsarnaev does not deserve a quick death, but rather should spend the remainder of his days in a windowless cell contemplating the heinous acts that put...
  • US Attorney: Boston Marathon Bombing ‘Not a Religious Crime,’ It Was ‘Political’

    05/15/2015 7:09:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 May 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz stated that the Boston Marathon Bombing “was not a religious crime…it was a political crime” at a press conference on Friday. Ortiz said, “Make no mistake, the defendant claimed to be acting on behalf of all Muslims. This was not a religious crime. And it certainly does not reflect true Muslim beliefs.
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Father on Death Sentence: 'We Will Fight Until the End'

    05/15/2015 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 58 replies
    Good Morning America/YAHOO! ^ | DADA JOVANOVIC, TANYA STUKALOVA and EMILY SHAPIRO
    "We will fight until the end," Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father told ABC News by phone after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death today for the Boston Marathon bombings. "What a parent can feel at such moment? It is hard," Dzhokhar's father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said from Dagestan, Russia. "Hope exists always. We had hope and still do." Anzor Tsarnaev's brother, Saeed Tsarnaev, said they will appeal. Saeed Tsarnaev blamed the lawyers for giving the family hope and said they are all "very worried" about Dzhokhar. He called the decision a "big tragedy" for the family and "insulting to our name." Anzor Tsarnaev's sister,...
  • Jury sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for marathon attack

    05/15/2015 4:17:29 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15 2015 | Laurel J. Sweet, Joe Dwinell and Owen Boss
    A jury's ruling today to sentence marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death is "justice" and a warning Boston "will not tolerate terrorism," survivors and police said after the verdict. "This is nothing to celebrate. This is justice," said survivor Michael Ward. "He wanted to go to hell and he's going to get there early." The verdict against Tsarnaev, who'll turn 22 in July, was announced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole Jr.'s courtroom clerk Paul Lyness. Tsarnaev showed no emotion as the verdict was read. Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost a third of her left leg...
  • Tsarnaev gets death penalty

    05/15/2015 12:32:01 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 206 replies
    twitter | 5/15/15 | Laurel Sweet
    BREAKING: Dzhokhar #Tsarnaev is to be executed for the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Penalty decision reached in Boston terrorist attack

    05/15/2015 11:52:15 AM PDT · by cll · 148 replies
    Jurors have reached a decision in the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial. The jury was tasked with deciding whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to life in prison or death for his role in killing four people and wounding hundreds more. Court was to convene at 3 p.m. for the reading of the verdict. Get complete coverage of the Tsarnaev decision on CNN TV, CNN.com and CNN Mobile.
  • The Jihadi Threat to International Order

    05/15/2015 12:56:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15 | Barak Mendelsohn
    However, this challenge is usually of limited scope, with political objectives confined to such conventional goals as assuming power in a state or gaining independence. Their violence, however disruptive, still accepts the state-based international order as an organizing principle. One might even claim that by aspiring to eventually become recognized state authorities, most terrorist groups reaffirm and strengthen an international order that is based on states. The challenge posed by the Islamic State and al-Qaeda is different. These groups have many more state enemies than most terrorist groups, and they challenge the practical sovereignty of their target states in more...
  • FR Contest: Guess the date that Tsarnaev is executed

    05/15/2015 2:01:53 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 95 replies
    one man's opinion...
    The jury today sentenced Dzhokar Tsarnaev to death for the terrorist bombing attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon. So, how long before the sentence is carried out? How many appeals, reviews, stays, delays, until this POS is no longer breathing? How many days until the sentence is carried out?
  • FLASHBACK— Boston Bomber Mom: “AMERICANS CAN BURN IN HELL”

    05/15/2015 1:59:18 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 15 May 15 | Jim Hoft
    The mother of the Boston bombing suspects says she does not believe her sons carried out the marathon attacks. “My sons were framed by the US authorities.” [VIDEO AT LINK]
  • Boston Marathon bombing victims: Promising lives lost

    05/15/2015 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2015 | Steve Almasy
    (CNN)—They were standing near the finish line, cheering the runners in the Boston Marathon. It was a beautiful, cool day when two bombs unleashed chaos and killed three people. Friends of those killed say they are devastated by the senseless deaths. Here is some of what we know about each of the victims.
  • Boston Marathon bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

    05/04/2015 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 4/5/15 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial. Tsarnaev, 21, wiped tears from his eyes quickly and fidgeted in his chair as his mother's sister sobbed uncontrollably. He had maintained a disinterested expression since his trial began in January. The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, cried as she sat down about 10 feet from Tsarnaev. The tears began falling before she began to testify, and she was only able to answer questions about her...
  • Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife

    05/04/2015 3:58:49 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man's wife. Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners. After the April 20 race, her daughter took to social media to try to find the man, who clearly left an impression on her mom. Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news outlet, passed on a letter addressed to...
  • Latest on Boston trial: Wife says Tamerlan home for bombings

    04/27/2015 2:11:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 27, 2015 4:59 PM EDT
    A woman has testified that Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife texted her the day of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings to say as far as she knew, her husband was at home at the time of the attacks. Gina Crawford is the best friend of Katherine Russell, Tamerlan’s wife. She testified Monday for the defense in the federal death penalty trial of Tamerlan’s younger brother, Dzhokhar. The brothers committed the bombings together. Dzhokhar was convicted of all 30 charges against him, and jurors will decide whether to sentence him to life in prison or to death. Tamerlan was killed days after the...
  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    04/25/2015 5:40:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    MyFox Boston ^ | 4/24/15
    The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25's Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you. Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of the defense team's...
  • BREAKING: Verdict in Boston Marathon Trial reached, to be read at 1:45 ET [guilty!]

    04/08/2015 10:30:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 210 replies
    twitter ^ | 04/08/2015 | US Attorney MA
    U.S. Attorney MA @DMAnews1 · 14m 14 minutes ago Court will reconvene at 1:45 for jury's verdict in Tsarnaev case.
  • TROOPER TESTIFIES Boston bomber Tsarnaev had abandoned three additional bombs

    04/06/2015 4:40:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies
    www.people.com ^ | 3/13 15 | STAFF
    Trooper Robert McCarthy of the state bomb squad revealed at trial that Tsarnaev abandoned three bombs. Two at the site of a police shootout; a third in the driver's seat of the stolen 2013 Mercedes SUV Tsarnaev drove while fleeing...in a Tupperware container packed with "2-3 pounds" of blast powder and "multiple fuse lengths taped together." One of two undetonated bombs was a length of metal pipe, and the other a pipe's elbow joint.....an improvised grenade...very heavy so as to stop in the spot where the bombers intended. The Chechnyan bomber brothers, in the US on expired student visas, engaged...
  • Newly Released Photo Shows Tsarnaev Behind Youngest Marathon Victim

    03/30/2015 7:11:12 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 3/30/15 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    A newly released photo submitted into evidence Monday in the Boston Marathon bombing trial shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaaev standing behind the Richard family, including 8-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest victim, on Boylston Street before the blasts. Tsarnaev can be seen directly behind the tree in the center of the photo. Martin Richard is in the center-front of the photo, standing on the fence in a black jacket, while his father, Bill Richard, looks on over his right shoulder. In the trial on Monday, jurors were shown graphic photos of Martin Richard’s autopsy and heard testimony from the medical examiner who performed...
  • 5 Investigates: Alleged marathon bombing victim indicted for stealing from One Fund

    Investigates has learned that a woman who claimed she was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing is now facing criminal charges. Joanna Leigh, 41, of Jamaica Plain, has been indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury for allegedly stealing almost $40,000 in charitable donations, including money from the One Fund Boston and benefits from the state’s fund for victims of violent crime. Watch video report According to court records, Leigh allegedly faked injuries to obtain services and money from donors, a doctor, young students and the One Fund which was established with private donations to help the many victims...
  • Bank Records Reveal Saudi Elites Gave Millions to Boston Marathon Bombers’ Mosque

    03/08/2015 6:28:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Ilya Feoktistov
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, currently on trial for terrorism charges from his role in the Boston Marathon bombings, prayed at the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) mosque in Cambridge, MA, which was founded by an Al Qaeda operative and funded with money from Saudi Arabia. According to Newsweek, the Tsarnaev brothers became radicalized after they started to attend this mosque.
  • Widow of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev may face charges for attack: report

    03/04/2015 9:14:19 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    The trial for the Boston Marathon bombing might become a family affair. Katherine Russell, the widow of slain suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, could face criminal charges for the April 2013 terror attack, ABC News reported. Police reportedly believe that Russell knew about the havoc Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokar, planned for the marathon, and failed to let authorities know about it. Dzhokar Tsarnaev is currently on trial for the attack.
  • A friend no more, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part of their souls

    02/22/2015 11:54:13 AM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | Patricia Wen
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 left his closest friends from high school stunned and, for a time, disbelieving...To many of these friends, Tsarnaev is now viewed as a callous killer of innocent people, as well as a betrayer of friends. Though most of them oppose the death penalty in principle, some say they won’t lose sleep if he’s executed...Phillipos, 21, is expected to be sentenced this month for two counts of lying to federal agents...Silva was arrested for, among other things, providing a gun to Tsarnaev at some point in early 2013, and that this...
  • Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group

    02/16/2015 4:19:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday.
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister arrested 'for threatening to BLOW UP her boyfriend's ex

    08/27/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 16 replies
    Mail online ^ | 27 August 2014 | Snejana Farberov for Mail online
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been arrested for allegedly threatening to bomb a New York City woman. Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in earlier today. She is charged with aggravated harassment targeting a woman from Harlem. Police say the North Bergen, New Jersey, resident is due in court September 30.
  • Glenn Beck’s audacious defense against Boston Marathon bombings defamation suit

    07/24/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Terrence McCoy
    On April 15 of last year, a thin kid with a bright smile named Abdulrahman Alharbi decided he would stop and watch the Boston Marathon for a few minutes. A Saudi Arabian studying English in Boston, he had heard of the famous marathon, but wanted to see it in the flesh, he later explained to one journalist. Ten minutes later, he witnessed what he first mistook for fireworks. --snip-- Alharbi, like numerous others in the chaotic few hours following the deadly bombings, was questioned by police. They asked for his Facebook password. He gave it to them. They asked to...
  • Quincy man charged in Boston Marathon bombing

    05/30/2014 5:19:49 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 16 replies
    A Quincy man has been charged with obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, the U.S. Attorney's Office just announced. Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, is charged in an indictment that was unsealed today, with one count of destroying, altering, and falsifying records, documents, and tangible objects in a federal investigation, specifically information on his computer, and three counts of making materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements in a federal terrorism investigation. Developing ...
  • High school teachers lured our kids into a ‘death’ cult: parents

    05/24/2014 5:09:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 5-23-14 | Bob Fredericks
    It was reading, writing and religious brainwashing at this top Connecticut high school. Staffers at Avon High indoctrinated three once-happy girls into a death-obsessed religious cult that had them speaking in tongues and acting like zombies, a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by their parents charges. Three Spanish teachers and a guidance counselor “taught students to believe in superstition, magic and a non-scientific, anti-intellectual world view,” the suit says. “They lost their humor and their empathy. They began speaking in a bizarre new language. They became unable to think critically or independently. They became dependent on the school teachers and...
  • Wife of Foursquare CEO wore fake bib at Boston Marathon, report says

    04/25/2014 4:57:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 25 April 2014 | Julie Balise
    <p>The wife of Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley allegedly wore a fake bib in order to gain entry to the Boston Marathon on Monday, according to a report from Boston news station WCVB.</p> <p>The story came out when registered marathon runner Kathy Brown spotted photos of someone else wearing her number, 34033, while looking for pictures of herself on the website MarathonFoto.</p>
  • Rosie's Run (Rosie Ruiz of Boston Marathon Infamy)

    04/21/2014 11:22:12 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 14 replies
    Lawrence Eagle-Tribune ^ | April 16, 2000 | Bill Burt
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally ran in The Eagle-Tribune on April 16, 2000, 20 years after Rosie Ruiz "won" the Boston Marathon. Ruiz, who married and changed her name to Rosie Vivas, spoke exclusively to The Eagle-Tribune a few weeks before the 2000 race. Since the story first ran, former race director Will Cloney has passed away. Ruiz is believed to be living in South Florida and has not run a race since her "victory.'' The voice is very pleasant and professional. It is also unmistakable. "This is Rosie Vivas, may I help you?" Then she realizes the caller who...
  • America's Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon

    04/21/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 April 2014 | Bill Chappell
    In the men's field of the 118th Boston Marathon, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners, after holding off Wilson Chebet of Kenya in a race that came down to the final mile. According to race officials, Keflezighi, 38, ran a 4:56 split at mile 23, when he built a 20-second lead. That lead dwindled as the runners neared the finish line, but Keflezighi held off all challengers to win the race with an unofficial finishing time of 2:08:37. The crowd roared as the Eritrean-born runner who lives in San Diego crossed the finish line, celebrating a...
  • BOSTON MARATHON BEGINS UNDER TIGHT SECURITY

    04/21/2014 8:34:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2014 | Bob Salsberg,Michelle R. Smith,Paige Sutherland, Jimmy Golen
    BOSTON (AP) — With security tight along the 26.2-mile route, tens of thousands of runners set out from the starting line at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the deadly bombing. "I showed up, I'm back, and I am going to finish what I didn't finish last year," said Mary Cunningham, 50, of St. Petersburg, Fla., who was stopped a mile short of the finish line by the explosions last year.
  • Source: Bag Detonated In Boston Contained Rice Cooker, Confetti

    04/15/2014 10:57:04 PM PDT · by IChing · 52 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 4/15/14 | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boylston Street was evacuated and two bags were detonated by the Bomb Squad near the finish line. One of the bags was being carried by a barefoot man who was wearing a long black veil and screaming “Boston Strong.” That man has been identified by sources as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson. A source tells WBZ-TV that when Edson was stopped by police, he told them he had a rice cooker in his bag. That is when the Bomb Squad was called to the scene. A source tells CBS News that...
  • Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated After Masked Man Yelling ‘Boston Strong’ Dumps Backpack

    04/15/2014 5:12:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Barefoot and wearing a black veil, the man dropped a large backpack shortly before being apprehended by police. The area is on high alert as commemorations for the victims of last year's bombing are underway Tuesday. The area around the Boston Marathon finish line has been evacuated as cops investigate two suspicious backpacks left along Boylston Street. Ceremonies throughout the day commemorated the victims on the one year anniversary of the bombing at the site that killed three and injured more than 260 people. Around 7 p.m., a barefoot man wearing a black veil and yelling “Boston Strong!” as he...
  • Boston Marathon victim storms off Meet the Press set after interview ambush

    04/11/2014 3:36:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Douglas Ernst
    Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis allegedly walked out of the set of Meet the Press with David Gregory. A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing stormed off the set of NBC’s Meet the Press in tears on Friday after being asked to comment on Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev — after she was allegedly promised their names would not be mentioned. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a dancer who lost part of one leg during the attack, tweeted after the taping: I feel so disrespected @meetthepress I asked politely yesterday and you said yes. Now you choose to use the name instead.
  • F.B.I. Agent Is Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Man Tied to Boston Suspects

    03/21/2014 7:13:17 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 March 2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    The F.B.I. agent who fatally shot a Chechen man in Orlando during an interrogation in May about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been cleared of wrongdoing by a prosecutor in Florida and by an F.B.I. internal review, according to law enforcement officials.Another review, by the Justice Department, which is almost complete, is expected to conclude that the agent followed proper guidelines on the use of force when he killed the Chechen, Ibragim Todashev, according to the officials. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to jeopardize their access to classified information.None of the...
  • Dianne Feinstein and the Democrats' Great Satan

    03/12/2014 4:26:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | John Ransom
    Oh, now they’ve done it. They picked on the wrong people this time. The C.I.A. has apparently been spying on Congress. I know. Who would have seen that coming? Spies spying on people? That’s like lawyers legislating or something. Oh wait…. So, Congress is really, really mad at the C.I.A. now. According to a story by the New York Times, the C.I.A. snooped on Senate staffers in order to find out how the Senate got internal C.I.A. documents, some of which were critical of “agency’s detention and interrogation program. Parts of the C.I.A. report cast a particularly harsh light...
  • Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon

    03/10/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 10, 2014 | n/a
    "Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon New protocols will "preserve the traditional feel and character of the Boston Marathon" after 2013 bombings." 03/10/2014
  • PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Boston bomber's widow cozies up to his mother on trip to her former Soviet state

    03/06/2014 6:52:27 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 7, 2014 | M R Freda
    months before atrocity -- as disturbing video emerges of jihad flag on wall of her homeThe widow of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev cozies up to the terrorist’s mother on a trip to see her in her homeland months before the marathon massacre, in an exclusive photograph obtained by MailOnline. In the family photo captioned Kyrgyzstan 2013, Katherine Russell, 24, is holding the daughter she had with Tsarnaev, who was killed during a shootout with police days after he and his brother Dhzokhar allegedly detonated two pressure cooker bombs along the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. The...
  • Cleveland group to run 1,000 miles to reach the Boston Marathon (TN)

    02/24/2014 7:52:59 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 1 replies
    ChatanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Febuary 24, 2014 | Tim Omarzu
    Forrest Gump spent three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours running back and forth across the United States "for no particular reason." A group of about 30 runners from Cleveland, Tenn., plans to spend eight days in April running for roughly 1,000 miles to reach the Boston Marathon. They'll take turns pounding the pavement in an around-the-clock slog through seven states while passenger vans haul resting teammates. They've got a reason: To raise at least $50,000 for two nonprofit groups, Boston-based Dream Big, which buys sports equipment for inner-city girls, and the One Step Ahead Foundation, a New...
  • No, Death Isn't 'Too Good' for Tsarnaev

    02/15/2014 8:00:38 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/15/13 | Jeff Jacoby
    Of all the reasons to oppose the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is found guilty of the Boston Marathon terror bombings, none is less convincing than the claim that executing the murderer of Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, and Sean Collier would amount to rewarding him. Seek Tsarnaev's death and you give him just what he craves, runs this argument, which has been made by law professor Alan Dershowitz, criminologist James Alan Fox, and death-penalty critics in the media. Executing Tsarnaev will succeed only in making him a martyr and a hero, they say; it will drive...
  • In liberal Mass., jury could prove sympathetic to Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    01/31/2014 4:11:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 51 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | 1/31/2014 | staff
    Given the powerful grief and anger over the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston would seem to be a particularly hostile place for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to stand trial. But it might just be his best hope of escaping a death sentence. Opposition to the death penalty runs deep in liberal Massachusetts. In a Boston Globe survey in September, 57 percent of Massachusetts residents polled favored life in prison for Tsarnaev, while 33 percent favored execution. As Tsarnaev's lawyers weigh whether to attempt to move his trial out of town, away from those most deeply traumatized by the bombing, some legal experts say...
  • Death penalty sought for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    01/30/2014 11:29:20 AM PST · by bryan999 · 51 replies
    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of orchestrating last year’s Boston Marathon bombing along with his brother Tamerlan, the Justice Department announced Thursday. “After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement. “The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision.” Authorities say the Tsarnaev brothers plotted the backpack bomb attack that killed three people and injured...