More and More News on the Boston Bombings

With technology at our disposal, news can be shared at the click of a button. In this case, the seemingly daily updated happenings of the Boston Marathon bombings have been posted all over the web. I have read two articles (and many more), but I suppose I will share my findings of articles 1 and 2, for now.

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(source: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/04/26/boston_bombers_carjack_victim_danny_escaped_the_tsarnaev_brothers_at_a_shell.html)

The first article was uploaded two days ago and deals with two friends of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The young men (Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev) were arrested for visa violations, and originally hail from Kazakhstan. Additionally, they are charged with possibly sheltering Dzhokhar after the bombings. Apparently, according to a recent update, one of them is actually sharing a cell with Dzhokhar.

The second article was also posted two days ago, and recounts the experiences of a carjack victim of the two suspects. A 26-year-old, Chinese immigrant student of Northeastern University, known only as “Danny,” was lucky and quick enough to escape from the vehicle. Danny apparently pulled over his car to answer a text, and his responsible habits were rewarded in a twisted way.

He was carjacked by the marathon suspects, more specifically Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Danny cleverly pretended his English was lacking enough to not understand the brothers clearly. His chance of escape came in the form of a gas station, where one of the brothers stepped out to buy gas, and he grasped his chance. He ran, fearing bullets at his back, but was able to flee just in time. Danny was able to alert the authorities, and his call was able to most likely prevent even more casualties. The brothers’ next target was reported to be Manhattan.

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(source: Anna Silman from http://observer.com/2013/04/new-york-on-heightened-state-of-alert-after-boston-bombings/)

With the internet, specifically news sites and social media sites like Twitter, we instantly are informed of any new developments of literally almost everything. Hopefully we will all be informed of the details of the bombings, which are still a bit shaky and ambiguous. This last link, offers a comprehensive list of the facts about the whole situation.

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