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FBI takes over investigation as Boston cares for the wounded; ...Apt raided by FBI....
Hot Air ^ | 10:41 pm on April 15, 2013 | by Mary Katharine Ham

Posted on 04/15/2013 9:27:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

I saw many in my Twitter feed objecting to the terrorism/not terrorism debate today. While I can understand objecting to political posturing and sniping based on semantics, the terrorism designation has real legal meaning and news value. This investigation has been handed over to the FBI:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken control of the investigation into the blasts, officials announced Monday night at a joint press conference between local, state, and federal authorities.

Though President Obama did not use the word “terrorism” in his address, which came just hours after the attack, White House officials have called it an “act of terror,” and the FBI’s presence is an indication it’s leaning that way:

Authorities said Monday evening that although the city would be operational Tuesday, ”there will be a heightened law enforcement presence,” according to Gov. Deval Patrick.

“It will not be business as usual” tomorrow in Boston, Patrick said.

The Boston Police Department has said that no arrests have yet been made and there are no suspects in custody. Davis emphasized that despite some media reports, there is no suspect at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

FBI officials said Monday night that the investigation is a “criminal investigation that is a potential terrorism investigation.”

White House officials have said the bombing is being approached as “an act of terror.”

Update: The injury reports are grim, and the loss of three lives devastating, but after hearing reports of multiple other explosive devices found before detonation, and imagining the sheer number of people in their path, I shudder to think how much worse it could have been. We can also give some thanks that Boston has such world-class medical facilities close by. One of the deceased is an 8-year-old boy, and Boston Children’s Hospital offered a heartbreaking list of its young patients:

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonmarathon; bostonmarathonattack; jfklibrary; library; maapt; marathon; saudinational; terroristattack
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Boston bombing, late-night thread: FBI takes over investigation as Boston cares for the wounded; Update: JFK library fire likely unrelated; Update: Injury toll over 140; Update: Police activity at Revere apartment, connection unconfirmed

1 posted on 04/15/2013 9:27:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; george76; NormsRevenge; Fred Nerks
And Shepherd Smith says there are some careful Semantics being used regarding the Saudi student here on a Student Visa,...they are chasing down all info on whether he was a bona fide Student.

The Apt raid is sketcht ...but the FBI and immigration Service is involved...along with Drug Dogs.

Greta was interviewing Katherine Harris and she seemed to be well stocked with information and knew about the raid.

And the NTSB ( I think is the acronym) will be briefing the House Homeland Security Committee in the morning and the similar Senate Committee in the afternoon.

Time to watch the finish of the Spurs and Warriors BB Game and hit the sack.

Will make a pass here before the lights go off.

2 posted on 04/15/2013 9:35:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Hunt For The Man In Black: Authorities Search For 'Dark-Skinned or Black Male' As Police Guard

Good night, God bless and keep you, dear Ernest.
3 posted on 04/15/2013 9:37:49 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
Pulling this out of the article:

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Update: ABC’s Jon Karl finally confirms what the NY Post reported much earlier today about a “person of interest” being guarded in the hospital, who was a Saudi national (the Post may also have referred to him as a “suspect,” which doesn’t seem to be the case). There was a lot of second guessing of the Post going on, and Fox bashing, when Fox shortly thereafter confirmed there was a “person of interest,” but did not designate a nationality. More on that “person of interest,” who is indeed Saudi, apparently.

4 posted on 04/15/2013 9:41:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Paging MItch Rapp...Mitch Rapp please pick up the white courtesy phone...


5 posted on 04/15/2013 9:41:51 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bumpus.


6 posted on 04/15/2013 9:44:19 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: onyx
More:

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Update: More from Revere:

A law enforcement source tells Fox 25 that a large police presence at a home in Revere is related to the Boston Marathon bombings.

The source said that a suspicious driver was pulled over by Revere police after driving past the State Police barracks a number of times.

The driver reportedly had a “nervous demeanor.”

The driver then led police, as well as the FBI, to a home in the area of Ocean Avenue and Beach Street.

It was not immediately known what police were searching for at the home. Three people died and more than 100 were injured after bombs went off within 100 yards of each other near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.

I imagine we’ll find out much more about this tomorrow at 9:30.

Update: The police have reportedly left the scene without talking to reporters.

7 posted on 04/15/2013 9:44:25 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
CNN Live said the house (5th floor apt) was being searched, while their reporters were on the scene.

Federal Agents Search 5th Floor Apartment in Revere, MA

Boston cops, feds descend on Revere buildings

8 posted on 04/15/2013 9:51:56 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I just wish them luck with finding the perp(s) regardless of what the perp(s) skin color or politics are. Find them and string them up. This was despicable. A disgrace.


9 posted on 04/15/2013 9:52:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: onyx
Tidbit I just remembered.....

The Second explosion was larger than the first.....

That is a marker for the professional Middle East Bombers.

I thank I got that from KH interviewed by Greta.

10 posted on 04/15/2013 10:05:12 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: FlingWingFlyer
We are at War....we just don't want to admit it!

We really don ''t want to fight right now.!!

11 posted on 04/15/2013 10:07:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Right.

It’s just that the second one went off a little too soon, or perhaps it didn’t?

Now, get yourself some sleep.

I think I will, too.

XOXOXO


12 posted on 04/15/2013 10:07:40 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Nite!


13 posted on 04/15/2013 10:13:34 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

See you tomorry!


14 posted on 04/15/2013 10:17:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Who knows. We the public at large may even eventually be
shown with hard facts, who where the perpetrators of this
terrorist attack.
15 posted on 04/15/2013 10:18:30 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Revere Fire Department confirms “person of interest” search in Boston Marathon bombings (updated 1 a.m.)
http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/16/news/doc516ccf44a37d9327554930.txt


16 posted on 04/15/2013 10:24:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The one thing I remember about being driven through the Revere area of Boston back in the mid to late 2000’s, there were what appeared to be whites who dressed similar to young Muslim terrorist. Basically hard core anarchist looking for a cause. This story could go any where.


17 posted on 04/15/2013 11:16:03 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
We are at War....we just don't want to admit it!

The only war Obama wants to whole heartedly fight is his all out war against the GOP.

18 posted on 04/16/2013 1:14:57 AM PDT by Bullish (The little pantload can't even sink a basket for cryin' out loud!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

NO confidence in anything the fbi does any more.
Do they have an agenda?
Will they cover for any Saudi scum?

They have in the past


19 posted on 04/16/2013 5:29:52 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher
NO confidence in anything the fbi does any more.

No kidding! And it troubles me that the only "tips" number given out is for the FBI. In a case where they're looking for tips from the public, I have the impression that there's usually several numbers, maybe local police, state police and feds if they're involved.

I'm afraid of a "never let a crisis go to waste" situation . . .

20 posted on 04/16/2013 5:35:45 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“The source said that a suspicious driver was pulled over by Revere police after driving past the State Police barracks a number of times.”

Say what? They can make up a better excuse than that.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 5:41:44 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: maryz

White Christians with guns


22 posted on 04/16/2013 5:41:52 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

“White Christians with guns”
who listen to Rush


23 posted on 04/16/2013 5:43:09 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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