http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/17/source-arrest-made-in-boston-bombing/ CNN has since backed off this claim. http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/boston-blasts/index.html
OT: FBI may or may not have arrested someone in Boston.
Link, info, point?
This is pre-arrest, but it's something.
Investigators are preparing to arrest a suspect in relation to Monday's Boston marathon bombings, officials have told US media.
The breakthrough reportedly came from security video of a man dropping off a bag on the street near the race's finish line, before walking away."
well done OP
The media probably doesn't know for sure this early.
HAVE THE COMMON DECENCY TO POST A LINK OR SOMETHING!!!!!!
Edit: Thank You.
That reaction seems a bit much.
Is there something worse than the death penalty? Like something we could bring back from the Middle Ages or something?
Just to get it posted first, but COME ON, you're being harsh.
The convicted person will be subjected to the same thing that they subjected people to. So, tie the individual to a lightpost and set off a pressure cooker bomb next to him/her. Too harsh?
Not even close to harsh enough, in my opinion. There was a family who lost their 8 year old son/brother that day, and unfortunately there is just nothing you can do that comes anywhere near eye for an eye. If someone asked me if I'd rather be blown up or live without my son, I'd strap the bomb on myself.
My thoughts exactly. It's amazing how much less I can stomach in life now that instead of picturing myself enduring some sort of pain or tramua, I'm replaced by one of my sons in the mental pictures that come with these sorts of events. No one prepared me for that before I had kids. The worst thing that I can imagine in life is a life without them.
Has any word been given on the status of the kids mom and sister who were also hurt?
in the Middle Ages. Or better, before that whole Judaeo-Christian thing set in.
Look, I'm not saying the punishment for theft should be to cut the theif's hand off. But I don't think our country has an appropriate punishment for killing an innocent child, among others, and attempting to kill (and maming) many others.
true solitary confinement is said to be a fate worse than death or really any traditional pain.
I'd prefer solitary over someone coming to torture me for a few hours each day.
Everyone eventually goes mad. People often kill themselves if they can.
Like Erik said, it's all mental. If you're being tortured daily, you would know that at some point every day it would end. But solitary confinement goes on all day and night without end. At first, it beats torture, but at some point it becomes torture 24/7.
But even in that case, not knowing when it would start again....
Look to the story of the hiker who was taken in Iran and accused of being a spy. He was only in solitary for a few months and he wrote about how he welcomed seeing the people who tortured him and missed it when it stopped. Humans are not meant to be alone, there is almost no fate that has a worse impact on a person
The Spanish Inquisition!
i posted a link. It got downvoted.
Or you have nothing to add. The board isn't a twitter feed. Heck, most of the time a tweet would have a link. If you're posting from the App you might just have to take the time and chance that you won't post it first. But you need more info than "news happened...somewhere."
Edit: OK, you edited it to put in the link...so why not do that in the first place rather than put it in some message 8 posts down?
Because people are childishly obsessed with being first to say something.
Just like the news channels.
This and others in this series are part of the possible identification of a suspect:
EDIT: seems to be confusion on whether a suspect has just been identified or actually arrested. good news either way. 5pm press conference.
In all fairness, running away from an explosion is a reasonably natural reaction. Also, if it was one guy, the bomber would have been able to detonate the two different bombs in a manner that would have allowed him to casually walk away and not be in harms way.
Things that are being pointed out by experts/reporters on cnn/news sources. They also have department store survellaince and news footage that is aiding in identifying a POSSIBLE supsect (seen dropping the bomb, from what is being reported). CNN is backtracking and saying they have identified a suspect on film, or rather identified an indivual, but have not confirmed who that person is at this point. Again, 5PM PRESS CONFERENCE, stay tuned.
Again, I agree it's hard to assume anything from that photo. It was just an unusual reaction from that one individual the moment it went off and everyone else is going down, holding their ears.
the picture is interesting
Yeah, it took me a while to get to it but geez some people are pissy today. not you M-Wolverine
I feel like you're very bored today. You have back-back comments in more than one thread. Actually I believe you even have back-back-back comments in one thread. You can just put all of your thoughts into one comment.
And I appreciate when there is REAL breaking news (like this...not OSU's athletic director farted at a news conference today) when it gets put up here, because sometimes if you're reading thorugh it you don't get the outside news. I learned to get out of here and go check some news about the original bombing, having just gotten out of a meeting and clicking in to see if there was any Michigan news.
Just give us something that makes it post worthy too. Better late than never. (Though the other guy's comment is right....if you practice the edit function when you're not on a mobile you'll get a lot less grief over it, because it won't be posts that should be in the OP, and multiple short thoughts one after the other. It's good advice. And if you've been replied and can't edit it, it's a good excuse for the new post then).
But if the fart made by Gene Smith doesn't stink, that could be news worthy.
I wish they had statistics in news/media so you could keep track of who broke what story first and if their information ended up being accurate, incomplete, etc. You could come up with a reliability index for major outlets. I just see too much garbage to get clicks and be the first to break. Being realistic, even if something like this was created I don't think any major news organization would accept it because most of them are doing just fine without any oversight or ethics.
AP says the suspect is expected in federal court soon. Link
Honestly, I dont want him/her arrested, just done away with so tax dollars are not spent defending him/her/it in court.
Next, find his/her friends that were involved and annihlate them as well.
Please dont put thier freaking parents on TV to tell us how good they are and that they are just misunderstood.
We like to say that this is a great country with a great system. A very big part of our system is that we (generally) have trials and such before we punish people for crimes.
Agreed. A court system is an absolute necessity, and one of the (relatively) few things on which government spending our money is completely justified.
Bomb jokes? Way over the line. Did you not see the carnage of the innocent? Enjoy Bolivia.
They need to create a reality TV series about competitive journalism.
the death penalty also costs a lot more money than life in prison.
I remember going through the numbers a few years back and half the cost is due to legal fees fighting anti-death penalty lawsuits over that period.
If those lawsuits went away, then the cost is more in line and more cost effective
Not if they do it tomorrow.
Or so goes the urban legend. They even charge the condemned's family for the bullet(s) to do the job.
...but I hope people see that we don't want to be more like China in terms of our criminal justice system - although we lock up a much higher rate of our population than they do, so maybe there is something to be said for their way...
He's all about emulating the Chinese... Only the "acceptable" parts, I'm sure.
And, (tongue firmly in cheek) while their prison population is lower than ours, their mortuary business is booming.
in fact, it's them with N. Korea and us in the capital punishment sweepstakes, year in and year out.
This. We need some sort of off topic board or something. I understand wanting to discuss with your online friends, but we don't need world news posts on the board for weeks after a major event.
This isn't weeks later, and it was kind of a big deal. I don't see a problem with this. I love the Tigers, but I certainly think this is more interesting/important than a Tigers-Mariners update.
I agree, which is why I'd prefer there not be a thread every time the Tigers play either... :)
It just feels like most days there's some sort of news that's a big deal, but there are endless other sites where one could go to get that information besides a Michigan sports blog.
is an absolute embarrassment
Tar and feathers > Stockade > Public Hanging. In no particular order. Treat him just as they would have in colonial era Boston.
Irresponsible journalism. CNN in a rush to be first got it wrong. Listen to them on TV and they are in full scale retreat right now.
"Suspect saying there may not be a CNN."
OP was only reporting what was inaccurately reported. Not the first time this has happened on the blog.
He wasn't shot for relaying inaccurate info, he was punished for posting a title with no link. Regardless of the voracity of the info, that's a no-no.
You are 100% correct on that point.
I wouldn't have clicked it if it had been edited.
But why do we continue to have posts on this anyway? We don't need new posts every time CNN gives an update.
but I did provide a link. Originaly I thought that I wouldn't be able to find one because it had been so recent.
How have you had an account since 2011 and still don't know how to use the reply button?
If it's so recent that there's no link, it's too recent for a board post.
Have my little mods gone?
Oh where, oh where, can they beeeeeeee?
the FBI may or may not have arrested someone in Boston.
Is this like a verbal commitment to arrest a person of interest?
...that's what deputy director Heisenberg told me.
I thought it was pretty important since NBC cut into network t.v.
To those of you dreaming up punishments I say; what in the fuck is wrong with YOU people?
And to every crazy, disgusting and horrible thing that pops into your head to do to this hypothetical terrorist try imagining yourself being the one who has to do it. Better yet imagine your precious children being the ones who have to do it. Day in day out, every day for the rest of their lives. The death penalty, torture or any of those things is completely the wrong answer to the question of how we deter this type of activity.
And now we know why America is crumbling!!! Now get back to SELLING cars!!!
I have imagined myself doing it. If it were one of my kids hurt or killed no justice system would be needed.
Some are born strong. Some weak. You have to make your own distinction of where you fall.
A.) Talk is cheap.
B.) A deliberate and humane justice system is one of THE MOST central aspects of what the United States is about (See: The Bill of Rights). If you don't like it pick up a stone and join your friends over in some 2nd world society.
Everyone finds out everything as soon as someone says it. There have been so many false stories coming out of just this story. Suicide bombers, other bombs, suspects arrested, 12 people dead, etc.
News people are a bit too quick to go "FIRST!!1"
and I had a "person of interest" in "custody" I would not want his pals to know about it just yet.