Watertown Police Chief describes how they captured Suspect 1 and 2

Watertown, Massachusetts Police Chief Edward Deveau describes how they captured Boston Marathon bombing Suspect 1 and Suspect 2.

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It’s particularly interesting to hear Deveau explain how they found out that Suspect 2 was hiding under a tarp of a boat in someone’s backyard. (Vide of the assault on Boston Marathon bombing Suspect 2 hiding in the boat here.)


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  • MyrddinWilt

    And don’t forget that it is also because (1) they can’t tell the difference between ‘Gears of War’ and real life and (2) their dick is too small.

  • Naja pallida

    I’ve often pondered how the modern interpretation of the 2nd Amendment meshes with the Preamble, the expressly stated goals of the Constitution: “…Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…” Which of those things is effectively accomplished by having guns in the hands of anyone who wants one (or fifty)? There might be an argument for the common defense part, assuming those guns were regulated and we were sure the people who had them knew what they were doing with them and we did everything we could to take them away from people who shouldn’t have them, but we refuse to do that thus completely negating the entire concept, effectively accomplishing the exact opposite.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eve.condon Eve Wartenberg Condon

    the irony of Second Amendment adherents calling to discard the 5th Amendment amuses me as well. A lot of cherry-picking to support their worldview and agenda, not too different from how the Bible is used politically.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eve.condon Eve Wartenberg Condon

    we’re a nation unused to having the fight brought to our backyards. If this starts happening more often, I’m sure we’ll become more blase about it, but I’d rather it not get to that point. One of the reasons the city was on lock-down was because no one was sure who else was involved or if there were any other bombs–erring on the side of caution in this case is prudent, not cowardly.

  • Guest

    Why is it so hard to have a cold-hearted, pragmatic approach just to try to find out the facts? Instead, we have the Peter Kings and the Lindsay [closet fag compensenting] opportunistists trying to make a political football out pf this. Hell, there are a million unanswered questions. Can’t we at least wait to find our the answers to some of them before we go on a full-blown political attack bender? What the hell is the matter with people?

  • Baal

    These are the same wingnuts who freaked out when at the Virginia Tech massacre the police and administration did not sufficiently succeed in locking down the place.

  • FuzzyRabbit

    Just because someone disagrees with you does not make him a teabagger. Your quickness to judge and call names demonstrates your immaturity.

    Good bye.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Cowardice is also why a simple revolver handgun or an ordinary breach-load or pump-action shotgun isn’t enough for “home defense.” They gotta have an assault rifle visually identical to those carried by bad-ass military soldiers, with 30-round clips they can tape together because you never know when civilization is gonna fall and that rifle and its 60 rounds, plus another couple hundred rounds pre-loaded in similarly taped-together magazines in a slung ditty-bag, are the only thing standing between them and an entire ravening mob of zombies…

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Well how about that. Huh.

  • nicho
  • nicho

    Drink your tea.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Fair enough, you could be right. Just from the video it sounded like the police chief was saying Tamerlan was alive and might well have stayed that way if he hadn’t been run over and dragged.

  • FuzzyRabbit

    Sorry Nicho, liberal here and proud of it. More liberal than you if you think it’s OK for cops to roust people from their homes.

    It was only six incredibly brave cops who got the first guy. 1000 cops could not find the 2nd; it was one homeowner who found him. The public has more eyes than all the police. If the public is locked inside their homes they can’t help the police.

    Read the Guardian’s editorial.

  • nicho

    What an idiot. Teabagger I take it, since you’re dishing out Teabagger slop. And people wonder how terrorists can recruit people, when the corporate controlled Teabag movement has sucked in so many Americans.

  • FuzzyRabbit

    The resident discovering the bomber a few minutes after the curfew was lifted reminds me of how the Hollywood Bandit in Seattle was caught. The Hollywood Bandit eluded the police after robbing a bank but was discovered the next morning by a homeowner. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9043

    Had the Watertown police lifted the curfew earlier perhaps the marathon bomber might have been caught earlier. Not my original idea: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/21/boston-marathon-bombs-us-gun-law :

    “…the lockdown also prevented an early capture of the alleged bomber, who was discovered after Bostonians were given the all clear and a Watertown man wandered into his backyard for a cigarette and found a bleeding terrorist on his boat.”

    I agree with the Guardian’s editorial. We have become a nation of ‘fraidy cats wusses.

  • MyrddinWilt

    The stupid is piled so high in wingnuttia right now it is hard to know where to start.

    First off, projection. Ain’t nothing more cowardly than a Teabagger. Thats why they have to have the guns, they are yellow bellied cowards, the lot of them. Spend their time running from ‘terrorism’ which this year has caused all of 5 deaths in the US. Meanwhile gun-nuttery has killed a thousand.

    Their latest stupid demand is to try the suspect as an enemy combattant in their kangaroo military tribunal courts. Why that is more likely to result in conviction, I don’t know. What I do know however is that any conviction is certain to be at risk of being overturned when the whole military tribunal system is found to be unconstitutional.

    Meanwhile the same people claim that their hobby (guns) is sacrosanct because of the constitution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    Hmph. At least New York got a bit of pretend sympathy before being written off again as the Eastern capital of not-real-America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eve.condon Eve Wartenberg Condon

    it’s getting under my skin because I lived in Mass for so long, I lived in Boston and went to grad school there, I still have a lot of friends there, and these morons are calling the entire city cowards. I can’t just brush it off. It fundamentally offends and angers me.

  • nicho

    Teabaggers are crazy. What else do you need to know?

  • http://www.facebook.com/eve.condon Eve Wartenberg Condon

    sorry to get off subject but I was wondering if you’re following how the Tea Party and their ilk are politicizing this, calling it a police state and saying that Bostonians are cowards. I’d love to hear your thoughts. http://georgedonnelly.com/libertarian/boston-police-state-failed

  • nicho

    I don’t think that’s entirely true. They may have handcuffed him, but from medical reports, he had bullets in him from head to toe. He also had some of his own bomb fragments in his body. I’m sure being run over by the brother didn’t help, but when you step out into the open and face down a bunch of cops firing at you — and then you run out of ammo, being run over is probably not your biggest problem.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Interesting — this is the first I’d heard that they actually did have Tamerlan Tsarnaev captured alive, handcuffed and everything, but then his younger brother Dzokhar ran over him in the carjacked SUV and dragged him down the street. I mean, I heard a fragmented version of it, but didn’t realize that Tamerlan hadn’t been killed by the cops.

    I’m certain the questions the interrogators will be asking Dzokhar will include, “Did you do that on purpose, to keep us from arresting your brother Tamerlan? Did he ask you to do that, if he was about to be captured?”

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