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  • Remembering Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt: a powerful symbol of perseverance and possibility

    03/19/2021 2:20:16 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/18/2021 | By John Powers
    Dick Hoyt, who died Wednesday of heart failure at 80, was a perennial presence with son Rick, completing 32 Boston Marathons between 1980 and 2014. Through bitter cold, searing heat, and windblown rain, they were an inseparable and indomitable entry, running and rolling up and down the hills, always finishing and always with the son one second ahead of the father, as Rick enjoyed pointing out. “My favorite race,” Dick said. “My ears ring for two weeks afterward.”
  • Feds to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    08/20/2020 4:32:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    ap ^ | 8/20/2020 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will seek to reinstate a death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man who was convicted of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Justice Department would appeal the court’s ruling last month that tossed Tsarnaev’s death sentence and ordered a trial to determine whether he should be executed for the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Barr said the Justice Department would take the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court. “We will do...
  • Boston Marathon bomber ruling is ‘ridiculous’, says survivor who lost leg in attack

    08/02/2020 8:45:57 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    immitate ^ | July 31, 2020 | Tamar Lapin
    A man who lost his leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing ripped the decision of an appellate court Friday to toss the the death sentence and overturn three of the convictions of terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. “It’s ridiculous,” Marc Fucarile said when asked about the ruling on the local Boston WEEI radio show “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria.” Fucarile — who lost his right leg during the second of two finish-line explosions that killed three and left more than 260 wounded in April 2013 — said the case should be clear cut. “The guy did this. Put him to rest,” Fucarile...
  • Boston Marathon called off over coronavirus, race will be online only

    05/28/2020 2:21:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 28, 2020 | SEAN PHILIP COTTER
    The already delayed run of The Boston Marathon will not happen this year over coronavirus concerns, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Athletic Association officials said on Thursday. The marathon, a huge and important annual event, had been postponed until Sept. 14 from its normal April run in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Walsh said officials have decided that running it in September “is just not feasible” to be done in a safe way.
  • DOJ watchdog faults FBI investigations into 'homegrown violent extremists'

    03/05/2020 9:16:46 AM PST · by bitt · 28 replies ^ | 3/4/2020 | alexander millen
    Six terrorists who carried out attacks were on the FBI's radar previously. The Justice Department's internal government watchdog released a report Wednesday identifying what it described as significant issues with how the FBI handled investigations of extremists based in the U.S. who either sought or successfully carried out attacks against Americans. The report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz scrutinized how agents investigated so-called 'homegrown violent extremists,' or HVE, and found several instances where individuals who went on to carry out attacks had been previously identified by the FBI but had their cases closed with no further action. "Since September...
  • Bernie Sanders revisited: Candidate backs letting violent felons vote from prison

    03/01/2020 7:54:18 PM PST · by karpov · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is now the front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary, continues to stand by one of his more controversial proposals -- which would allow even violent felons to have the right to vote while incarcerated. On his campaign website, amid a host of far-reaching policies that would extend more benefits and rights to felons and other convicted criminals under the banner of "criminal justice reform," he pledges to return the “right to vote” to prisoners. “All voting-age Americans must have the right and meaningful access to vote, whether they are incarcerated or not,” his campaign says....
  • Man linked to Boston suspect killed by FBI

    01/10/2014 10:02:48 PM PST · by Rabin · 25 replies
    Xinh,won ^ | 2013-05-23 | Staff
    BosGlobe..2013-04-15, Jahar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev; two brothers Boston Marathon Terrorism. SNIP 2013-04-22 Vo R, HuffPo, Ibragim Todashev had been arrested and charged with aggravated fight with great bodily harm in Florida. BEIJING, May 23 (Xinhuanet), Florida early Wednesday morning while a man was being questioned by an FBI agent in Florida, law enforcement officers, including an FBI special agent from the Boston field office, and two Massachusetts State Police troopers, interviewed for approximately eight hours at his apartment in Orlando, Florida, They said that he implicated both himself and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the murders during the questioning and was beginning...
  • Iran panics over Boston bombing link to Tehran.Nation's media claim Washington behind WND reports.

    04/23/2013 6:40:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Reza Kalili
    Much of Iran’s media today panicked, attacking WND reports on the Islamic regime’s involvement in the Boston Marathon bombings and claiming Washington is behind the WND reports so the U.S. can attack other countries. WND’s source for the report regarding Iran’s involvement in the bombings, a member of the regime’s intelligence services, said today regime officials fear a campaign in the United States for a retaliatory attack on Iran similar to what happened to Afghanistan after 9/11. How to Remove MalwareRemove all Traces of Malware Fast Follow These 3 Steps Immediately! Goodbye GlucosamineIs it time to throw your Glucosamine...
  • Is Boston Marathon Fundraising Out of Control?

    12/05/2019 6:09:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    s Boston Marathon Fundraising Out of Control? ^ | December 3, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    Aaron Stevens will run the Boston Marathon for the sixth time in April, and his fifth as part of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute team. For each of the past two years, he has raised $16,000 for the cancer center. The effort is personal. Stevens lost a cousin in her 30s to colon cancer, and his father survived grueling treatment for bladder cancer that included a nine-week stay in intensive care. He’s got his two-pronged fundraising strategy down pat—an email list of 500 people get monthly appeals from him, and he can count on at least 100 of those people to...
  • Whistleblower lawyers work with nonprofit to launch GoFundMe page seeking $100G <tr>

    09/25/2019 11:05:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25 2019 | Gregg Re, Catherine Herridge
    Whistleblower lawyers work with nonprofit to launch GoFundMe page seeking $100G ahead of possible testimony Lawyers for the whistleblower who has alleged possible wrongdoing by President Trump in his July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky worked with a nonprofit group to establish a GoFundMe page seeking to raise an initial $100,000 for the whistleblower's legal defense, Fox News has learned. John Tye, a onetime whistleblower who founded the nonprofit Whistleblower Aid, told Fox News he was working with the whistleblower's lawyers at the Compass Rose Legal Group as a matter of principle. Their fundraising page, which can be found...
  • Elite Marathoner Saves Drowning Man in Boston

    09/27/2019 12:38:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Runner's World ^ | September 25, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    The Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Brighton, at the 22-mile mark of the Boston Marathon course, was the site of a dramatic rescue on September 24. Katie Kellner, 28, who is a member of the BAA racing team, was three miles into what was supposed to be an easy 60-minute run, which included a loop around the 1.5-mile reservoir. She witnessed a dog swimming in the water and a man on the shore calling to the dog. He was a dog walker, who handed off two other dogs to a bystander, then went into the water to pursue the loose dog,...
  • Boston runners were warned: Squamish man

    04/18/2013 5:31:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Squamish Chief ^ | 4/18/13 | Ben Lypka
    Runners getting set to take part in the Boston Marathon were warned beforehand that they were going to die, said a Squamish resident who took part in the race. Three people were killed and more than 140 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the famed 42.2-kilometre running event on Monday (April 15). Mike Heiliger, 59, said a woman holding several bags was telling runners who were picking up their pre-race packages in downtown Boston on Saturday (April 13) that they were going to die if they participated in the event. “I was downtown on Saturday...
  • Rosie Ruiz, Infamous for Cheating 1980 Boston Marathon, Dies at 66

    08/08/2019 5:35:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 8, 2019 | Roger Robinson
    Rosie Ruiz, whose name is notoriously synonymous with marathon cheating, died on July 8, from cancer, according to an obituary posted by her family in Palm Beach, Florida. She was 66 and known as Rosie M. Vivas. Ruiz infamously jumped into the 1980 Boston Marathon in the final stretch of the race and claimed the women’s win ahead of the true champion, Jacqueline Gareau of Québec. Runners and fans have always resented that Ruiz basked in acclamation for her supposed come-from-behind victory and refused to admit guilt. Gareau had to cross the finish line with no recognition of her course...
  • Never Mind, Now Kamala Doesn't Think the Boston Marathon Bomber Should Be Able to Vote

    04/26/2019 7:04:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/26/2019 | Jim Treacher
    On Monday night, Bernie Sanders gave the most Bernielicious answer possible when asked if the Boston Marathon bomber should be allowed to vote from prison. It took him several minutes of disjointed babbling to get to his point that yes, everybody should be able to vote, even somebody who's on death row for planting a bomb right next to an eight-year-old boy.When Kamala Harris was asked to comment on Bernie's ridiculous answer, she said: "I agree that the right to vote is one of the very important components of citizenship, and it is something that people should not be...
  • Michael Dukakis sends support letter ahead of Phillipos sentencing (Boston Bomber ally)

    06/05/2015 3:35:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 6/5/15 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Former Gov. Michael Dukakis says a Cambridge man facing five years in federal prison for repeatedly lying to the FBI about his pal Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is “a fine young man” who “could have a great future in public service.” Dukakis went to bat for Robel Kidane Phillipos, 21, in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock ahead of Phillipos’ sentencing today for making false statements to the FBI in its investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings. Prosecutors want five years. Phillipos and Tsarnaev, both 21, grew up together in Cambridge and were classmates at the University of...
  • CNN Casts 'Let's Have a Conversation' Kamala Harris as Townhall Loser

    04/23/2019 12:26:14 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the "who had the craziest left-wing proposal" sweepstakes, Bernie Sanders certainly emerged as the winner from CNN's marathon back-to-back town halls last night, featuring five of the Dem presidential candidates. His notion that not merely former felons but ones currently incarcerated — including the Boston Marathon bomber — should be allowed to vote definitely sounds like a winner. As to who was the biggest loser, this morning's New Day panel pointed to Kamala Harris. The California senator was singled out for failing to take definitive positions on a number of issues, resorting too often to the "let's have a...
  • 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris says she owns gun for protection

    04/11/2019 8:20:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2019 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a “false choice” that the only two gun control options are complete, unrestricted access or a desire to seize everyone’s guns. The senator from California told reporters after a campaign event in Iowa that she is a gun owner. She says, “I own a gun for probably the reason that a lot of people do: for personal safety.” …
  • Even CNN is noticing Kamala Harris is an empty pants suit

    04/24/2019 7:17:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    I have long had very little regard for the abilities of Kamala Harris. She entered politics on her back, as the mistress of Willie Brown, a man decades older, and ran for office more on the basis of her good looks and enticing and exotic intersectional cred as mixed race child of  black (from a Jamaican, not African-American) father and an Indian (South Asian, not Native American) father. He performance in office, from her work as an assistant DA in Oakland on through California AG and her brief tenure as a US Senator has not been impressive. But now...
  • Kamala Harris: Let’s Have A Conversation About Letting The Boston Marathon Bomber Vote

    04/23/2019 8:48:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2019 | AllahPundit
    For cripes sake, if you’re going to waffle your way through an answer to this question, at least serve up a tastier waffle than a trite, vaguely condescending dismissal about having a national “conversation.” In fact, don’t waffle at all: You should be able to formulate a firm position on whether incarcerated felons should retain their voting rights or not. Join Team Bernie in the conviction that voting is a sacred privilege of citizenship and prisoners remain citizens no matter how evil their actions. Or join Team Buttigieg in the belief that choosing to plant bombs in a crowd...
  • Cher questions Bernie Sanders for saying Boston bomber deserves right to vote

    04/23/2019 11:06:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Music superstar Cher hit back at 2020 Democratic frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday after he argued that criminals serving time in prison, including the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to vote. During a CNN town hall on Monday night, Sanders was asked by a Harvard student if he supports “enfranchising people” like Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whom she noted was a “convicted terrorist and murderer,” as well as “those convicted of sexual assault.” Sanders said he wanted a “vibrant democracy” with a “higher voter turnout.” He argued that despite being in prison for any crime, “everybody can...