4/19/13 2:23am ET The FBI has just released two new, and very good, photos of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers. These are good photos. (I lightened both photos a bit, you can see them better).
— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) April 19, 2013
4/18/13 11:29pm ET Amazing. David Green posted a photo on Facebook on Monday, a good high-resolution photo, that contains the best picture yet of suspected Boston Marathon bomber suspect #2.
This is part of a much larger photo – I excerpted the portion containing the suspect. I also used a program I have to double the size of the photo so that you can see him better. Here’s another larger version flying around Twitter, and a third I used a different program to enlarge:
Oh and here’s a cool comparison photo someone did:
A number of folks think they see Suspect 1 in the photo as well, next to the woman in pink. I don’t think it’s him, here have a look – note that the white tshirt is gone, the white on the hate is wider, no sunglasses, and his jacket might be red – the earlier photo of suspect 1, below, shows a black jacket:
4/18/136:00 PM ET The FBI has released photos and videos of the two men suspected of planning and executing the bombing of the Boston Marathon this past Monday.
Suspect 1 is hard to ID. Suspect 2 looks like someone. I don’t know who, but the one photo of him, the profile shot, is more than good enough for someone to recognize him. Suspect 1 is tough. When you watch the video, you get snapshots of views of each. Suspect 1 almost looks like he has a little weight on his face. Suspect 2 looks like my people – i.e., Mediterranean. That nose isn’t doing him any favors at this point. That’s a mediterranean nose, IMHO – and the dark hair and eyebrows suggest the same (and extend outwards geographically from there, including Persian, Armenian, etc.) Who knows, but I wonder if that kid’s family has been in the states more than a generation or two. Honestly, I’m wondering if they’re American at all. Again, the first guy is tougher to tell – his face looks more American, but again, it’s a worse photo. Though, suspect 2 is carrying the backpack on one shoulder, one strap – that’s a very American way of carrying a backpack.
UPDATE: I’ve seen people elsewhere note that “everyone looks American because we’re all originally from everywhere.” As a first generation American (or 1.5 generation?) I get that. That’s not what I’m referring to. When you’ve traveled abroad lot, and lived in a lot of places abroad, you often can look at someone and get a sense of whether they’re American or not. Suspect 2 doesn’t look American to me – and sometimes that’s because the person is American but a recent immigrant, or of a recent immigrant family. It certainly works that way for Greek-Americans, I know first-hand. I might be wrong. Just a thought.
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First the video, then the still photos of the two suspects: