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2 explosions at the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

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landofsoapandglory Mon 15-Apr-13 20:22:00

BBC have it as news at the moment.

Sky also have it.

One person dead according to Sky on the TV.

pastoralacademia Sat 27-Apr-13 10:32:29

Breadandbutterfly I agree totally with what you are saying. It is sad that people in ''Civilised countries’’ believe that the police have the right to be judge and jury!!!!!
Be patient it very frustrating to debate with ignorance ......

pastoralacademia Sat 27-Apr-13 10:39:28


noblegiraffe Sat 27-Apr-13 11:07:33

Police don't have the right to be judge and jury but if there is what they believe to be a dangerous criminal on the streets who poses a threat to everyone around him, then what the bloody hell are they supposed to do without people getting their knickers in a twist?

pastoralacademia Sat 27-Apr-13 17:40:48

I guess if there is a wounded hamster hiding in a boat we should send all the wild cats to execute catch him!!!!
OMG Ignorance teaches......!!!!

pastoralacademia Sat 27-Apr-13 18:09:29

"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat with experience" I have always loved this quote from Mark Twain. What a wise man he was!

noblegiraffe Sat 27-Apr-13 18:29:34

Have you been drinking? confused

mathanxiety Sat 27-Apr-13 18:37:17

Police in the US do in fact have the right to be judge, jury and executioner. All instances of police shooting are reviewed. Police go through extensive training and are not trigger happy gun-toting cowboys. Incidents that involve police firing their weapons are few and far between among all the policing interactions that they are involved in annually.

I don't know how you have got your hands on information that doesn't seem to be widely known to the effect that the suspect was as harmless as a wounded hamster, but if you have a source to back up your certainty, and if that information was available to the police in Boston at the time the suspect was found in the boat then I will find a hat and eat it.

Ponders Sun 28-Apr-13 11:26:54

lots of background stuff about Tamerlan from NY Times yesterday

The wording of the Russians' warning the FBI/CIA about him in 2011 is really intriguing - I suppose they had been monitoring the communications of radical Islamists there & picked him up from that?

'In 2011, the Russian security service cautioned the F.B.I., and later the C.I.A., that “since 2010” Mr. Tsarnaev had “changed drastically,” becoming “a follower of radical Islam.” The Russians said he was planning a trip to his homeland to connect with underground militant groups. An F.B.I. investigation turned up no ties to extremists, the bureau has said.'

Ponders Mon 29-Apr-13 10:21:08

more Russian information from NY Times

'That warning was based on telephone conversations intercepted by Russian intelligence, including one between Mr. Tsarnaev and his mother, in which they discussed jihad, Russian authorities have told the F.B.I.'

No wonder she's so keen to deny everything hmm

Russian intelligence seem to be much hotter than American

mathanxiety Tue 30-Apr-13 02:26:31

<Am I the only one who remembers a statement from Russian president before the Iraq war to the effect that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?>

Ponders Tue 30-Apr-13 10:26:55

very possibly, math. I don't!

I suppose the Russians do have the advantage of decades of watching everybody & trusting nobody

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