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    Shootout with Boston Marathon Suspects — One dead, one on loose — developing

    Shootout with Boston Marathon Suspects — One dead, one on loose — developing


    Suspect #1 in black cap dead. Died in same hospital still caring for bombing victims.

    Suspects believed to be from abroad, foreign trained. “We believe this man to be a terrorist, someone who came here to kill people.”

    Tied to shooting of MIT campus policemen overnight. Two policemen shot, one dead.

    Watertown, MA on lockdown as explosives set off. All mass transit suspended in Boston. Also all taxi service.

    NY Times has summary of what happened overnight.

    Suspect #1 on loose, initially was reported based on police scanner chatter as Sunil Tripathi the Brown University student who disappeared several weeks ago — but AP reporting two suspects were from area of Russia near Chechnya:

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Boston Marathon Bomber

    Background on Chechen terrorist groups. 2011 U.S. designates Chechen group in North Caucasus as terrorist entity. Video about Beslan School massacre 2004.

    Eyewitness account of shootout:

    LIVE FEEDS moved to new post: Boston Marathon manhunt Live Feeds

    NOTE: This post is being updated and changed as reports and information develop.


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    Hey Deval, turn loose the National Guard for God Sake!

    ClinkinKy | April 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Remember Beslan? Children’s lives mean nothing to these animals. R.I.P. Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi.

    ClinkinKy | April 19, 2013 at 9:19 am

    MSNBC “reporters” on suicide watch. Chris Matthews committed for “24 hour observation” as he kept repeating “right-wing”, “tea party” in preparation for his show rather than reading the teleprompter provided for him.

    Bruno Lesky | April 19, 2013 at 9:26 am

    FOX News TV this morning just now: Martha McCallum is confused … isn’t Russia the natural enemy of Chechnya? Why would Chechnyans want to attack the US?

    No mention of radical islam.

    Martha McCaskill in hearing yesterday can’t grasp why Boston is terrorism and Newton is simply massacre. This from a senator on the Homeland Security Committee.

    Honorable John Bolton gives commentary on FOX about the Al Qaeda-Chechnyn connection.

    An urban area with hundreds of thousands of people is ordered locked down while one or two armed fugitives are pursued.

    Meaning no disrespect to the dead and maimed, I wonder if the terrorists won this round.

    The lockdown decision warrants scrutiny from a number of perspectives, not the least of which is civil liberties. Will, and should, the American people stand for this kind of thing?

    I’m posting at the bottom of a preempted thread because this is probably not the moment to have the discussion—but it’s not too soon to flag the issue.

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