On April 15, 2013 during the Boston Marathon in Copley Square in Boston Massachusetts, two bombs exploded seconds apart from each other that were placed a short distance from the finish line. The explosions killed three spectators in the crowd and injured over 260 people. For the next two days following the attacks, law-enforcement requested assistance from the public, asking for any photographs or video taken during the marathon that could help with the investigation and possible identify who had placed the bombs. The police investigations revealed that the devices used in the attacks were household pressure cookers that had been packed with an explosive substance, nails and ball bearings. After the police department identified the type
They also testified that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sped in an SUV toward the struggle, ultimately running over his older brother. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to the 30 counts against him, including charges of using a "weapon of mass destruction resulting in death," but his defense attorney has said that he participated in the bombing. Summary: The trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in South Boston, Massachusetts. During the trial's first day, Tsarnaev's attorneys surprise the court by admitting that he is responsible for the terror attack. Meanwhile, prosecutors show new video footage from the marathon scene and witnesses share their vivid, disturbing memories of that day.
Running head: BOSTON BOMBERS Boston Bombers Walter Hogan Alanna Smith Terrorism and Homeland Security CRJ 440 November 13, 2013 Strayer University BOSTON BOMBERS Two apparent explosive devices were detonated near the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon. The explosions took place at the 4:09 mark of the race, and approximately ten seconds apart. As soon as news of the Boston Marathon bombings broke around 2:50 p.m. on Monday, April 15, myriad layers of the U.S.’s problem-solving teams and experts came into play.” Particularly noteworthy was the initial response of law enforcement units, emergency medical crews, hospitals, and various government agencies. These first responders identified victims, treated injuries, quickly
A jewelry store robbery had gone terribly wrong. The store’s security guard was shot and killed after he pursued the armed men into the store’s parking lot. Little did the robbers know, the man they shot, Bruce Prothero, was an off-duty police officer. Immediately, a high publicized manhunt began for the perpetrators. Twelve days later it ended when the last two suspects were apprehended in a house in Philadelphia by a plethora of police and federal agents.
On January 29, 1998, Rudolph used a radio-controlled nail bomb at the New Woman All Women Health Care Centre in Birmingham, Alabama. (Noe, 2012) Eric Robert Rudolph was arrested on May 31, 2003 without incident in his hometown of Murphy, NC. He had been on the run from law enforcement officials and on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for almost five years. “Rudolph pled guilty to the bombings at Olympic Park, the gay bar and the two abortion clinics - one in Atlanta, GA, and the other in Birmingham, AL - as well as two murders resulting from these bombings. The incidents took place from
At approximately 2:50 pm, Monday, April 15, 2013 - near the finish line of the Boston Marathon two bombs exploded. The two bombs exploded about 50-100 yards apart within 8-12 seconds of each other. Three people died and over one hundred and fifty people injured (Leopold, Todd). The investigation of this fatal terrorist act will rely to a sensational degree on crowd sourced surveillance, provided by Marathon watchers’ cell phone photos, Instagram feeds, and Vine Video. While crowdsourcing help authorities in this situation to recognize and determined the suspects in the many photos and images of the explosion spot being uploaded online, at the same time the story followed up the names of some random blameless people keep repeating in a growing
Beirut Death Toll at 161 Americans; French Casualties Rise in Bombings; Reagan Insists Marines Will Remain ________________________________________ BUILDINGS BLASTED ________________________________________ Truck Loaded With TNT Wrecks Headquarters of a Marine Unit ________________________________________ By Thomas L. Friedman Special to The New York Times EIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 23 -- A suicide terrorist driving a truck loaded with TNT blew up an American Marine headquarters at the Beirut airport today, killing at least 161 marines and sailors and wounding 75. In an almost simultaneous attack, another bomb- laden truck slammed into a French paratroop barracks two miles away. According to Lebanese Civil Defense authorities, at least
RIVERSIDE: Fugitive shot to death by police | FRANK BELLINO/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Riverside Police Officer put up barricades to cover the body of a man that was shot and killed by police on the 5600 Block of Harold Street in Riverside, Feb.18, 2012. 1 | of | 3 | | | | BY BRIAN ROKOS STAFF WRITER firstname.lastname@example.org Published: 18 February 2012 04:15 PM A Text Size A man wanted on a felony arrest warrant who told a friend he would rather die than return to jail was shot to death Saturday when, Riverside police Chief Sergio Diaz said, he pulled a gun on officers who were trying to arrest him. The man’s mother, Gramercy Place resident Lorie Rivera, identified him as Danny James Bond, 38. His driver’s license lists him as a San Bernardino
They also injured 27additional students during this attack. The two suspects later committed suicide. This attack was considered one of the deadliest mass murders committed on an American high school campus until the Virginia Tech shooting in April 16, 2007. These incidents sparked debate over gun control laws, and the availability of firearms to public within the United States. Also, gun violence involving juveniles is one of the current topics on daily news and television.
Included with each letter was one-third of a 408-symbol cryptogram which the killer claimed contained his identity. The killer demanded the newspapers print these on each paper’s front page or he would go around all weekend killing lone people in the night. The Chronicle published its third of the cryptogram which the killer claimed contained his identity and the threatened murders did not happen (AMC TV, 2010). On August 7, 1969, the San Francisco Examiner received another letter with the salutation “Dear Editor this is the Zodiac speaking”. This was the first time the killer had used this name for himself and it was in response to the Vallejo Police Chief’s request for more details to prove he killed Faraday, Jensen,