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Boston Marathon Bombing – Three Patriots Days Later

Boston Marathon Bombing – Three Patriots Days Later

What a day and days.

Monday is Patriots Day in Massachusetts, the third Monday in April on which the Boston Marathon is run. The holiday commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775.

Three Patriots Days ago, on April 15, 2013, Islamic terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon.

I don’t remember where I was when I first heard of it. But I do remember covering it.

Here is a look back.

At 3:06 p.m. I turned the first post live.

Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line

Reports coming in of explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

Live coverage at Fox 25 (no embed available)

Serious injuries — (warning on link, gruesome) missing arms and legs (warning on link, gruesome) according to eyewitness interviewed on television. (Update — latest reports are two dead, 20+ injured…. NY Post reports 12 dead)

Boston Marathon finish line4

Boston Marathon finish line5

Coverage in the following days:

Most pathological #BostonMarathon Tweet

#BostonMarathon Bombing Updates

Branco Cartoon – Terror Street

At Boston Marathon as in Newtown, initial media reports almost entirely wrong

Lü Lingzi, Chinese grad student killed in #BostonMarathon bombing

Images and video of suspects in Boston Marathon Bombing

Then one of the most memorable events — Boston and surroundings went on lock down as the suspects were chased through the city and suburbs, on another killing spree:

Shootout with Boston Marathon Suspects — One dead, one on loose — developing

Boston Marathon suspect manhunt underway – ongoing updates

Boston curfew lifted, mass transit reopened, suspect still on the run

Reports — Second Suspect “Down” (UPDATE – in custody)

The media initially tried to blame “right wing” extremists, and when the suspects were killed and captured, they made like the false accusations never happened.

Add Boston Marathon Bombing to pile of Failed Eliminationist Narratives

Politically correct epistemic closure counterattacks Boston Marathon bombing reality ghoulishly race baits #BostonMarathon bombing with “white privilege” rant

Two years and one month later:

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

We remember the victims, and the people who came to their rescue:

[Lu Lingzi Chinese graduate student killed Boston Marathon bombing]

[Lu Lingzi Chinese graduate student killed Boston Marathon bombing]


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While the search for Flashbang was on (and whoever else, weren’t certain how many were involved at the time) I moved my comfy outdoor chair from the back yard to the front yard, got a long extension cord for my laptop, chamber checked the 1911, and worked outside for a few days. Sadly, Flashbang never came dashing down the street. Fortunately, they got the dummy anyway. 🙂

–Andrew. @LawSelfDefense

Thanks, Prof., for the reminder.

Another of those days that SHOULD live in infamy. We have to keep them bright in our memories, and pass them to our kids and grandkids.

Never forget My job for over ten years was at the site of the second bomb. Did not know where all our kids were, one of most horrific days of my life. Fuck the terrorists, excuse my language please.

Richard Aubrey | April 16, 2016 at 4:20 pm

The bastards only have to get lucky once. Keep your head on a swivel. Keep your first aid updated. Know your location–in case you have to call it in. Know your combat skills, or carry.

    Tourniquet. Modern ones are light, easy to use, very effective. Forget what you were taught about them in 1980. Can be in place a couple of hours without endangering the limb. All that matters acutely is stopping the loss of blood, which is single greatest preventable cause of loss of life in combat action.

    –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

One of the evil brother’s sister lived right near here. She was kicked out of her apartment for dealing drugs and attacking her boyfriend. She moved one town over where the Mayor couldn’t do enough for her. Supporting her 100%. Why why why wasn’t she deported?