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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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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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