4/22/2013 10:15am, #171
Troy Crossley was with younger Tsarnaev "popping fireworks." His twitter feed is rife with conspiracists.
Hanover authorities found and detonated some devices, and were looking for the culprit(s):
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4/22/2013 11:17am, #172
4/22/2013 11:46am, #173
4/22/2013 11:56am, #174
From Rabbit's link, above:
Gym owner Allan said that Tamerlan had once introduced him to an American, Brendan Mess, whom Tamerlan described as his best friend.
Two years ago, Mess and two other men were brutally killed in a Waltham apartment where they were found by police with their throats slit and their bodies covered with marijuana. The murders remain unsolved.
4/22/2013 12:20pm, #175
4/22/2013 12:33pm, #176
This article is a bit more in-depth: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...iend-2011.html
'Tam wasn't there at the memorial service, he wasn't at the funeral, he wasn't around at all,' Ray said.
'And he was really close with Brendan. That's why it's so weird.'Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center owner John Allan said Tsarnaev and Mess used to work out at his gym together but Tsarnaev stopped coming after Mess was murdered.The event clearly still haunted Tsarnaev as recently as last week when he suddenly returned to his old gym and started acting unusually.The photo essay also reveals that Tsarnaev had a half-Italian, half-Portuguese girlfriend who had converted to Islam, that he drove a Mercedes and loved the movie 'Borat.'
4/22/2013 12:35pm, #177
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- Escrima n00b
I also found this article a few days ago and didn't get round to posting it:
Entitled Boston Bombing: How Internet Detectives Got It Very Wrong, it covers the online aftermath of the bombings, and how internet users decided to essentially crowd-source their own independent detective work.
As with anything involving the internet it went off on a lot of wild tangents, many of which were driven by the user's own prejudices, and wound up very publicly pointing the finger at a completely innocent person. Of course irresponsible media, relentlessly driven by their need to be the first with fresh information, jumped on it like a pack of wolves with little to no fact-checking, and this poor man went into hiding fearing for his life.
"Unreliable crowd-sourced material plus the media's ravenous desire for fresh information has proved a disgusting mix. Let's never ever do this again." (a quote from reddit)
It really highlights how important it is not to be tempted by wild conjecture or to level accusations without a reliable basis in fact. The whole episode has not only possibly ruined someone's life, but also served to add confusion to an already chaotic situation.
It's also a big welcome mat to whackos like erezb posted a link to, who will believe that their dribblings have more legitimacy because they're based on about as much fact and evidence as the stuff the news channels were reporting as gospel.
4/22/2013 12:45pm, #178
4/22/2013 12:46pm, #179
Yeah, that what I mean by "me first media." Don't just blame the interwebs, CNN, HLN, CNBC and other media jumped all over that crap.
I did find something hilarious in this sad situation. There is officially one white guy, in all his nude glory, that now understands "Fit the Description."
4/22/2013 1:08pm, #180
Haven't been following this thread but I was just watching the news and they were saying that he was going to get charged. Apparently an IED is now a WMD. When did that happen?