iOS app Android app

Boston Bombing Suspects

Ron Paul Slams Police Response To Boston Bombings

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Monday that the response of law enforcement officials to the Boston Marathon bombings should frighten Americans mo...

Zealotry or Insanity?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

There are now reports that Tamerlan Tsarnaev returned to his homeland because of disenchantment with life in America. There is speculation that while there, he may have become "radicalized."

After Boston Bombings: 3 Reasons Why Cross-Cultural Exchanges Are More Important Than Ever

Rohit Kumar | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Rohit Kumar

In times like these, it is more important than ever for Americans from all possible hyphenations to understand each other better by building new relationships. We need cross-cultural exchanges among ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic groups that normally don't mix.

Thoughts on the 'Jihadification' of Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime
Brian Glyn Williams

I theorize that Tamerlan was searching for an identity and sense of self. While he was previously known to smoke marijuana and box, he ultimately found himself in a radical strain of Islam.

Heroic Owner Of Watertown Boat Recounts Discovering Tsarnaev's Body

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.25.2013 | Impact

He rebuffed the term “hero” in his first post-manhunt interview, but David Henneberry’s quick thinking warrants the accolade. Henneberry told...

Should Boston Have Been Shut Down?

Matthew Dunn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime
Matthew Dunn

There is a risk that terrorists will view the Boston bombings and the aftermath as a new template to commit abhorrent acts -- make a small cut against American society, go on the run, gun down a cop, and ultimately transform a small cut into a massive event.

Emily Swanson

No Clear Support For More Surveillance Since Boston Bombing | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

A week after the Boston Marathon bombings, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds mixed support for increased surveillance of Americans. According to th...

Boston Suspects Were En Route To New York To 'Party'

Posted 04.24.2013 | New York

The Boston bombing suspects were planning to head to New York City after their attack in order "to party," police say. "The information that we r...

Why Do the Boston Marathon Bombings Make Me Feel Guilty?

Sam Sommers | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Sam Sommers

Why guilt? Because I can't stop wondering about the circumstances that lead our local tragedy to be so much more newsworthy (and empathy-worthy) than other tragedies.

WATCH: Media Gets Boston Bombing So Wrong

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.22.2013 | Media

When two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon last week, a media frenzy ensued to break each and every detail. But in the rush to uncover new informa...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Will Not Be Treated As Enemy Combatant: White House

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an American citizen, won't be treated as an enemy combatant as some Republican members of Congress had sugge...

Bombing Suspects' Aunt Reportedly Threatened After Saying Her Nephews Were Framed

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime

The aunt of the men suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon claims she has received threats since telling the media she thinks her nephews may have b...

Amanda Terkel

Boston Bombing Suspects Did Not Have Gun Licenses | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Boston bombing suspects engaged in a deadly firefight with police last week, possessing six bombs, handguns, a rifle and more than 2...

Remarkable Boston

Sally Fay | Posted 06.21.2013 | Crime
Sally Fay

While I may have left my heart in San Francisco, this week I found my heart in Boston in the courage and love that showed up in countless ways in the face of terror and violence that occurred on Marathon Monday and the days that followed.

Boston Stronger

Linda Flanagan | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics
Linda Flanagan

The bombing in Boston is an opportunity to reflect on one of literature's enduring themes, man's inhumanity to man. But perhaps there's another way to process these events.

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Sen: 'Time To Bring All The 11 Million Out Of The Shadows' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Boston Marathon bombings are evidence that the U.S. immigration system needs to be overhauled now, two co-sponsors of the Senate's b...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Did Boston Bombing Suspect Travel To Russia Under Alias? | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have traveled to Russia under...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Dem Sens Call For Death Penalty For Boston Bombing Suspect | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said federal prosecutors should seek the death penalty for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Duri...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator: FBI 'Dropped The Ball' With Tamerlan Tsarnaev | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the FBI had dropped the ball in investigating Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, after ...

Understanding the Tsarnaev Brothers

Lorenzo Vidino | Posted 06.20.2013 | Crime
Lorenzo Vidino

Over the next few days we will learn more about Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, from their childhood in Central Asia and their arrival to America up to the last days before and after their alleged attack against the Boston Marathon.

Watertown Perspective: The Boston Marathon Suspect Manhunt on Friday

Michelle Hagopian | Posted 06.20.2013 | Crime
Michelle Hagopian

I take for granted how wonderful it is to live in a country where, on the average day, I do not fear for my life. I know not all Americans have that luxury. But ever since 9/11 and the upswing in mass shootings, I've been uneasy. This week has been a wakeup call that we are never truly safe.

Jaweed Kaleem

Prayers For Arrested Boston Bombing Suspect | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion

As 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the remaining man suspected in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings and Thursday night's shootout with police was arres...

From Boston Once More: What Should We Have Learned From the Boston Marathon Bombing?

Blake Page | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Blake Page

Putting things into perspective and taking a few moments to reflect on the sadness of loss of life and limb is about all that can be taken from this by us ordinary civilians, though I suppose panic, frustration and absolute assertions make for better entertainment on a night of armchair politics.

Does The Boston Bombing Suspects' Race Matter?

Posted 04.19.2013 | Black Voices

As the search continues for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the country has begun to dig deeper into details of the suspects' lives, and one...

10 Things The Suspects' Family & Friends Say About Them

Posted 04.19.2013 | Crime

As the search continued Friday for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the at-large suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the two suspects' family and friends offere...