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    Default Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon ( Possible Terror Attack )

    I'd like to stress the idea to not use reddit as a news source. They are not credible at all, and any facts they get right are wild guesses or lifted (read: usually stolen) from proper journalism outlets. In fact, here's a general guideline, though by no means a solid rule in this forum or this thread:

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    What efforts were made to mitigate this kind of event?
    Pretty much none. There were no whispers, no murmurs, no threats. Security was pretty lax around the event as a whole. Really, the race coordinators and later emergency responders did more to ensure the safety of the runners and spectators than the so called security.

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    For all 20 years I've lived here in Massachusetts, I have never heard of something this terrible happening during any marathon. It's always been a cheerful, encouraging event. Hell as a kid I used to remember going to cheer on the runners and sticking out my hand to high five those who made it to Framingham and continued on to Boston. All I can really say at this point is my heart goes out to those injured, and killed.
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    For what has been a tragic and hard day... here is a uplifting message from New York to Boston projected on Brooklyn Academy of Music

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    What efforts were made to mitigate this kind of event? Hopefully there will be more in the future (efforts to mitigate this kind of disaster, I mean, not explosions).
    Security is being "reviewed" for the London Marathon, which is this Sunday. That's the final World Marathon Major for the season. Security for marathons is a little weird since they're completely public events that take up a very high amount of area.

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    For all those who were near/at the race all I have to give from down here in Aus is a I would give a lot more than that but being 10,000+ miles away makes it a little hard to do
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    Reddit's reaction has been, for the most part, of horror. Yeah, there are the trolls who want to inject gallows humor into the mix, but most people have been downvoting them. For such a snarky community, I'm surprised to see how...well...civil they're being.

    My heart goes out to those affected by the attack. America will get them. We got Osama Bin Laden, we can certainly find the dirtbags who made those bombs.

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    Default Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon ( Possible Terror Attack )

    Read Martin Richard's story. He was the eight year-old boy killed from the bombing.

    It breaks my heart to see innocent people targeted in such horrific attacks.

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    Just wanted to share an update with you guys: first, the Saudi national who was hospitalized is NOT a person of interest...second, here's an article for Fox News's website about the latest developments - Hunt for suspects, motives in Boston bombing is 'wide open,' authorities say

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    Trouble appears to be brewing. A certain group plans on picketing the Boston Marathon funeral.

    This article was found by somebody on another forum site I'm on. (I'm not trying to break any rules, but I just thought I'd bring this up.)
    Boston Bombing Funerals Will Be Picketed, Westboro Baptist Church Says - US News and World Report

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    Anonymous and a LOT of people will be blocking the Westboro Baptist creeps from view at the funerals.

    Also,

    Suspect Nabbed in Boston Marathon Bombing - Fox News

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    The FBI now has two suspects.

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    Default Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon ( Possible Terror Attack )

    The FBI has released photos of the suspects. I'm sharing this so others are aware and can get the word out.



    There's also video.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=534119353298365&set=vb.15704546335&type=2&theater

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    It's only a matter of time now, then.

    Good. Someone needs to lock that rotten bastard and send him off to prison. Or maybe to Hell.
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    Default Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon ( Possible Terror Attack )

    Giving an update here

    1.A non lethal bomb has been safe detonated from range
    2.One of the 2 Brothers is dead the other might have been recently found

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    Right now the second suspect is at large and all of Boston is on lockdown.

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