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Boston mayor says authorities may never question bomb suspect
Reuters ^ | April 21, 2013 | Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell

Posted on 04/21/2013 9:46:51 AM PDT by EveningStar

Boston Mayor Tom Menino said on Sunday authorities may never be able to question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who lies seriously injured and unable to speak after eluding police for 24 hours.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bostonbombing; dzhokhartsarnaev; jaharcondition; mayor; mumbles; terrortrials; tommenino; tsarnaev
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1 posted on 04/21/2013 9:46:51 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Seems like that “shooting self in the throat, but still alive” issue is very convenient.


2 posted on 04/21/2013 9:48:14 AM PDT by struggle
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To: EveningStar

If he can’t speak, then he is useless. Kill the bastard.


3 posted on 04/21/2013 9:48:29 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: EveningStar

Shouldn’t Mumbles be in the Hospital himself?


4 posted on 04/21/2013 9:48:40 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Autonomous User
Shouldn’t Mumbles be in the Hospital himself?

What is the story on that guy? On tv he looked senile, barely able to function?

5 posted on 04/21/2013 9:50:20 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: EveningStar
as long as he's not brain dead/paralyzed he can blink his eyes to answer yes/no questions and write answers on paper... what an idiot
6 posted on 04/21/2013 9:50:27 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: EveningStar

The hole in his neck gives him the the right to remain silent.


7 posted on 04/21/2013 9:50:36 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Autonomous User

I wondered why they call him Mumbles, until I finally saw him interviewed. The term is perfect.


8 posted on 04/21/2013 9:51:21 AM PDT by The people have spoken
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To: Chode

9 posted on 04/21/2013 9:51:30 AM PDT by struggle
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To: EveningStar

The same mayor who declared with certitude this morning that they “acted alone.” Are there any Mass. pols who aren’t total idiots?


10 posted on 04/21/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: EveningStar

Can he write? Type? Mouth words? Then he will have to do those things to tell us what we want to know.

Speaking is not the only way to communicate. Menino should know that...no one has been able to understand a word he’s spoken for decades.


11 posted on 04/21/2013 9:52:38 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: EveningStar

How convenient for hussein.


12 posted on 04/21/2013 9:52:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: EveningStar

Maybe the headline should read:

“Boston mayor HOPES authorities may never question bomb suspect”

Being a good communist, Menino, would not want to have the Muslim Terror Cells in his city exposed.


13 posted on 04/21/2013 9:53:45 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: nascarnation

Well, Mumbles is like the dude from Weekend at Bernies... Cept not dead yet. He broke out of his Hospital bed after the bombings to Buck up the people of Boston.


14 posted on 04/21/2013 9:54:13 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: EveningStar
If the bomber dies, then someone did not want him to talk.
Someone or several someones in authority.

15 posted on 04/21/2013 9:54:18 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: struggle
LOL
16 posted on 04/21/2013 9:54:24 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: EveningStar

I’ll bet he sure as hell can write. There are many ways to communicate, as long as his brain is not damaged.


17 posted on 04/21/2013 9:55:07 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: EveningStar

U.S. Senator Dan Coats, a member of the Intelligence Committee, said it was questionable whether Tsarnaev would be able to talk again.

“The information that we have is that there was a shot to the throat,” Coats told the ABC program.

“It doesn’t mean he can’t communicate, but right now I think he’s in a condition where we can’t get any information from him at all,” said Coats, an Indiana Republican.

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If and when he’s able, pen/paper or nods of yes/no can get many responses.


18 posted on 04/21/2013 9:55:22 AM PDT by deport
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To: EveningStar

That they can silence this guy is the only hope the liberals have now. If they believed in God that is what they would pray for.


19 posted on 04/21/2013 9:55:49 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: NoGrayZone

If he can’t speak, then he is useless. Kill the bastard.

So the Bocops missed their chance, my question is why is he in hospital sucking up oxygen in stead of in a garbage bag on the way to the dump?


20 posted on 04/21/2013 9:56:52 AM PDT by munin
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To: EveningStar

This guy is a hoot! Says its just the two guys,no one
else,while they are still rounding up people and can
“never” interview him because he can’t speak today. No
other way to communicate, I guess. The young’uns like
to text. He can text us or tweet the info.

Boston, your mayor is an embarrassment.


21 posted on 04/21/2013 9:57:51 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: LostInBayport
Speaking is not the only way to communicate. Menino should know that...no one has been able to understand a word he’s spoken for decades.

LOL -- Mumbles Menino -- what an appropriate name after trying to make sense of what he said this morning.

22 posted on 04/21/2013 9:58:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: EveningStar
If his throat does not allow speech, he can write.

HE CAN WRITE, CAN'T HE?


23 posted on 04/21/2013 9:58:30 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: clintonh8r

I cringed when I read that!

“Boston Mayor Says Brothers Acted Alone.”
http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2013/04/boston-mayor-says-brothers-acted-alone-162214.html


24 posted on 04/21/2013 9:59:37 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: EveningStar

Not being able to speak is not a problem as long as he is responsive.


25 posted on 04/21/2013 9:59:42 AM PDT by fso301
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To: munin

Cause he is muzzie, therefore “special”.


26 posted on 04/21/2013 10:00:02 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: EveningStar

Ridiculous. Not being able to speak does not make him unable to answer questions.

I was riding with a deaf friend once when he got pulled over and I played interpreter just fine.


27 posted on 04/21/2013 10:01:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EveningStar
You never know what to believe. In the Chicago Tribune today:
The neck wound apparently did not initially silence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who was swearing profusely in the ambulance after his final shootout with law enforcement...

28 posted on 04/21/2013 10:02:07 AM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: EveningStar

I wonder if he knows he’s in the BETH ISRAEL hospital....


29 posted on 04/21/2013 10:05:39 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: EveningStar

Did not the Mayor work with the Governor to FORCE
Massachusetts children to convert to Islam at the
terrorists’ mosque?

NONE of those in authority want the facts to come out
because as it stands there will NEVER be accountability.


30 posted on 04/21/2013 10:06:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: EveningStar

The young terrorist can tweet his story 240 characters at a time.


31 posted on 04/21/2013 10:10:28 AM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: EveningStar

Quite an odd statement to be making barely 48 hours after the terrorist was admitted to the hospital. The mayor must be one of the great medical minds in all of history, being able to assess the long term prospects of a 19 year-old so soon after his wounds were experienced.


32 posted on 04/21/2013 10:10:57 AM PDT by Will88
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To: nascarnation

One time on Howie Carr’s talk radio show he was playing various audio clips of ‘the best of Mumbles Menino’. Totally hilarious listening to the dysfunctional phonetics from the Mayor’s disjointed lips.


33 posted on 04/21/2013 10:11:12 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: EveningStar

One of those bozos on the Round Table part of “This Week” was talking about how it would be wrong to let a single horrible incident like this to hold up changes to immigration policy. I guess it’s OK, though, to let a single horrible incident like Newtown fundamentally alter the 2nd amendment to the Bill of Rights.

These people can’t even see when they’re contradicting themselves.


34 posted on 04/21/2013 10:12:19 AM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: jonrick46

HE CAN WRITE, CAN’T HE?

Not sure, but you can bet he can Tweet.


35 posted on 04/21/2013 10:15:03 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: deport

I bet there are all sorts of communication possible after a few waterboard sessions and the old 12 volt with bare wires attached to certain areas of the anatomy


36 posted on 04/21/2013 10:17:16 AM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: clintonh8r
"I wonder if he knows he’s in the BETH ISRAEL hospital...."

I thought that was a nice touch too.

37 posted on 04/21/2013 10:19:54 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: clintonh8r
Are there any Mass. pols who aren’t total idiots?

You aren't from around these parts, are you? ;-)

On the intelligence meter, the Governor rates a 2 out of 10. Mayor Menino doesn't move the needle.

He does have great quotes though. For example,

“It doesn’t say people cannot walk to the Garden or run through the Garden. It means that people cannot conjugate on the Garden, you know, three or more people conjugatin’ on the Public Garden over the next few weeks will be banned.”
Audio clips of hizzoner.
38 posted on 04/21/2013 10:21:24 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: NoGrayZone

I second that! His giving information is the only reason to keep him alive.


39 posted on 04/21/2013 10:21:55 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: EveningStar

This puny lil punkash could be ‘gently stimulated’ to give up the goods. We wouldn’t want to treat him mean though now would we? I say let the dead victims families apply that gentle stimulation on lil ‘angel boy’. That tasbard just might get his voice back afterall.
And if Stephen Hawking can ‘talk via electronics’ then angel boy is a candidate too for such a medical device.


40 posted on 04/21/2013 10:22:00 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: onedoug
How convenient for hussein.
  1. What does this have to do with ElPrezBO?
  2. As several other posters have pointed out, if he can't speak, he can communicate in other ways.

41 posted on 04/21/2013 10:23:00 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: deport

They’re stalling for time...and that’s a good thing....


42 posted on 04/21/2013 10:25:58 AM PDT by caww
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To: umgud

That would be a great idea...give him a monitored phone...lay it right there next to him....kids are so addicted to texting he won’t be able to resist....then see who he contacts...etc.etc.etc.


43 posted on 04/21/2013 10:28:30 AM PDT by caww
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To: EveningStar

He can text, can’t he?


44 posted on 04/21/2013 10:30:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: caww

There’s a low tech method to help him get his voice back but maybe at an octave or two higher. Heck get a Union thug to administer that therapy-—no shortage of them in Dem infested New England.


45 posted on 04/21/2013 10:33:57 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: EveningStar

He has hands, he was intelligent enough to attend a good school, there is plenty of paper and pencils around to get the needed info from him.

Why should the mayor be the spokesman (oops, spokesperson) for the FBI?


46 posted on 04/21/2013 10:34:02 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: EveningStar

He can still write or type on a keyboard unless he’s paralyzed.


47 posted on 04/21/2013 10:35:22 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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He was never going to talk. They should’ve killed him. A big waste of taxpayers money. If an alive bomber keeps the story going on and it derails immigration it may be worth it.


48 posted on 04/21/2013 10:36:04 AM PDT by snowstorm12
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"Boston mayor says authorities may never question bomb suspect"

Weird headline

Is there a law which prevents authorities from questioning him?

49 posted on 04/21/2013 10:36:28 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: tflabo

He’ll talk...you can be sure of that...but using his medical condition is a good thing to buy time...he may already be talking...They aren’t required to broadcast that.


50 posted on 04/21/2013 10:37:13 AM PDT by caww
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