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Apr 17, 2013, 08:52 PM
 
Wait 3 people dead is a tragedy? Is it just because it happened here in the US that its a tragedy? Oh wait, your canadian. Is it just because it happened in the "west" that its a tragedy? Surely you're not trying to compare this to 9/11?

This thread went off topic/rails with the letter bombing posts and Dakar's gif.
     
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Apr 18, 2013, 12:56 AM
 
How many dead would qualify this event?
     
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Apr 18, 2013, 06:25 AM
 


Monday is our closing day and the cover needed to ship by 7pm. At 4pm the entire staff gathered and it was decided that the Boston Marathon tragedy would be this week's cover. We immediately shelved the existing cover story and began putting together this cover with the reporting and photos that were streaming in. We chose this powerful image of the fallen runner (78 year old Bill Iffrig) and the police in the aftermath of the bombing. It was one of the first images we looked at. If you look at the news footage, you can see the photographer in the lower right hand of the screen as the explosion goes off and the runner falls. We kept the cover lines really simple. The image said it all, you didn't need any other words.

Sports Illustrated, April 17, 2013
Creative Director: Chris Hercik
Photographer: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe
     
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Apr 18, 2013, 09:42 AM
 
No, it's not 9/11... but yes it is a tragedy.
     
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Apr 18, 2013, 10:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
No, it's not 9/11... but yes it is a tragedy.
Aren't 100+ people injured? That might be the tragedy part.
     
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Apr 18, 2013, 05:36 PM
 
FBI has got two suspects, website is swamped right now so I was unable to grab pictures.
     
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Apr 18, 2013, 06:20 PM
 
The first guy has a dark cap - looks like this one: Bridgestone golf cap - TheFind

Second row - far left.
     
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Apr 18, 2013, 09:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb View Post
It needs to be said: this photo is ridiculous.

It looks like it's from the sequel to SuperTroopers.
     
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Apr 18, 2013, 09:08 PM
 
Or, as my ex just pointed out, like it's from the Beastie's "Sabotage" video.
     
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Apr 18, 2013, 10:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
It needs to be said: this photo is ridiculous.

It looks like it's from the sequel to SuperTroopers.
The first thing that came to my mind is it looks like the cops knocked that guy down...
     
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Apr 18, 2013, 11:52 PM
 
I thought the same as well.

There are about a dozen (mostly silly) things I think of when I see that picture, and none of them are even close to what it's representing.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 12:07 AM
 
MIT police officer hit by gunfire, Cambridge Police dispatcher says - Metro - The Boston Globe

Gunshots reported on MIT's campus. One campus police officer down with life-threatening injuries.

Jesus.

ETA: cop was just pronounced dead.
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Apr 19, 2013, 03:42 AM
 
Sounds like the shit is going down in Watertown.
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Apr 19, 2013, 06:36 AM
 
One suspect is dead, and the cops are hunting the other. Apparently, very crazy things happened, like the suspects throwing grenades at the cops from a stolen car, and the suspects even had a hostage at one point.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 06:39 AM
 
People in suburbs Newton, Watertown, Waltham, Alston, Brighton are being asked to stay home.

Waltham MA Police Department
Per the Chief of Police and Mayor of Waltham: residents are urged to stay in their locked homes today until the situation is resolved. Businesses are urged to remain closed if possible. Although there is no intelligence that the bombing suspect is in Waltham an abundance of caution is warranted. We will update our followers with more information as we get it.
http://live.boston.com/Event/MIT_and...town_shootings

http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013...QuL/story.html
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Apr 19, 2013, 11:18 AM
 


Apparently this dick goes to the same University I did, Umass Dartmouth, which was evacuated today apparently.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post


Apparently this dick goes to the same University I did, Umass Dartmouth, which was evacuated today apparently.
Apparently currently, he's a suspect, not a dick.

It's up to a court to decide whether he's a dick.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 11:38 AM
 
Well his brother, dick #2, is already dead thanks to a shootout and grenade-out with police. I'm going to make a massive leap of faith here and say I am pretty confident this guy can also be classified as a dick.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 11:41 AM
 
People are translating his youtube comments, apparently something about syria.

Who knew youtube comments would ever be useful.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 01:43 PM
 
So for those of you outside the region and/or not glued to CNN: Boston and surrounding town in total and complete lock down. All public transportation aside from airport and limited taxis in downtown shutdown.

NH/Mass. border under full police check points.

Mass. has requested and received full NH State Police SWAT team.

Are any of you in CT or RI and has status in your areas?
What, me worry?
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 02:08 PM
 
Umass Dartmouth entirely evacuated, the Town of Dartmouth (about 5 minutes fromm me) is a complete shit-show.

Lots of instagramed photos from friends and acquaintances with SWAT teams and Armed National Guard on the hunt. Pretty crazy shit. My National Guard buddy has been very busy since Monday, I can't wait until he gets home to hear his side of all this.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 02:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
So for those of you outside the region and/or not glued to CNN: Boston and surrounding town in total and complete lock down.
Did people stay home from work today?
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 02:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
It's up to a court to decide whether he's a dick.
Whether you think someone is a dick, whether they are a dick, and whether a court decides they're a dick are pretty independent of one another.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Whether you think someone is a dick, whether they are a dick, and whether a court decides they're a dick are pretty independent of one another.
No disagreement there.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 06:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Did people stay home from work today?
Non-essential businesses in the surrounding towns were told to shut down and tell their workers to stay home. This means only police, fire, hospitals, and dunkin donuts were open. (I'm not joking.) My work said to work from home, if you could.

We went for a walk with the dog, it was very quiet, only a few people breaking the ban.

The local PD just gave the all clear for us to leave our houses and businesses to open.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 06:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Did people stay home from work today?
The funny thing is, this could have the opposite effect of helping the search. If he's holed up in a home holding a family hostage, people would notice if that family didn't go to work or school today.

I hope he's not doing that.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Non-essential businesses in the surrounding towns were told to shut down and tell their workers to stay home. This means only police, fire, hospitals, and dunkin donuts were open. (I'm not joking.) My work said to work from home, if you could.

We went for a walk with the dog, it was very quiet, only a few people breaking the ban.

The local PD just gave the all clear for us to leave our houses and businesses to open.
Were you violating the law by walking the dog?
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 07:53 PM
 
not technically, but I did feel a little odd, but we weren't THAT close to the action if the guy was on foot... but if he grabbed another car...

The skyline in the background is Boston. Watertown is about even with my son's elbow.

     
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Apr 19, 2013, 08:05 PM
 
sek, I hope you and you friends and family live nowhere near Watertown. I was listening to some lady on radio talking about shell casings landing in her living room.

Edit: And to andi and the rest of New Englandites I'm unaware of.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 08:11 PM
 
Somethings happening, something about the cops surrounding a suspect hiding in a boat in a backyard.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 08:49 PM
 
in custody.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 08:49 PM
 
They just captured him alive.
     
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Thank god.
     
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If there's one thing that will come out of this, police radio needs to be encrypted. Or better encryption. The entire world is eavesdropping on the police operations net thru the internet. The flood of info is causing problems for even huge websites like Reddit and Fark.

It would be hilarious if we found out the perp was hiding in that boat and monitoring Fark for the latest on his iPhone.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
sek, I hope you and you friends and family live nowhere near Watertown. I was listening to some lady on radio talking about shell casings landing in her living room.
Not directly in Watertown, but many friends in the area.

More unsettling is the three arrests made in New Bedford tonight, which is my home town. Apparently they have suspect #2 swiping his Umass card into the gym on Tuesday, and I can only assume the arrests in New Bedford were some of his college buddies.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 09:21 PM
 
Let this be a lesson to you all: If you're gonna use a boat to escape, put it in the damn water first.
     
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Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
If there's one thing that will come out of this, police radio needs to be encrypted. Or better encryption. The entire world is eavesdropping on the police operations net thru the internet. The flood of info is causing problems for even huge websites like Reddit and Fark.

It would be hilarious if we found out the perp was hiding in that boat and monitoring Fark for the latest on his iPhone.
Why are police scanners open to the public? | The Verge

They closed them down to the public for a time this afternoon actually. And I doubt he was able to charge his iPhone from the time of the shootout last night to capture today.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 09:53 PM
 
BPD picks up the slack when Batman and Spiderman are out photobombing ABC news.

     
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Gee, think there'll be a fallout from this? FBI interviewed Boston bombing suspect in 2011: source | Reuters
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Not directly in Watertown, but many friends in the area.

More unsettling is the three arrests made in New Bedford tonight, which is my home town. Apparently they have suspect #2 swiping his Umass card into the gym on Tuesday, and I can only assume the arrests in New Bedford were some of his college buddies.
Yup, they catch the guy and no we get the "Are there more?" door kicked back open with these arrests.
     
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Apr 19, 2013, 10:08 PM
 
Not out the question, New Bedford isn't exactly..... well, it's a place that you can find any number of unsavory characters.

My gut feeling, one of those arrests will be his girlfriend.
     
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Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
Gee, think there'll be a fallout from this? FBI interviewed Boston bombing suspect in 2011: source | Reuters
No.
     
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Apr 23, 2013, 12:43 AM
 
UK Channel 4 story on mother of suspect claiming FBI called son after bombing and before shootout that killed him. If true, still no fallout.

Did the FBI phone Boston suspect before fatal shootout? - Channel 4 News
     
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Behind Our May Boston Marathon Cover

Then our design director, Brian Struble, and deputy design director, Liz Noftle, came up with the concept of taking shoes worn during the marathon and arranging them so that the negative space is in the shape of a heart.

     
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Vibram must be pleased.
     
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Vibram must be pleased.
Gross, I didn't notice that
     
 
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