Tuesday Open Thread
The big news has to be the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
Here’s the President’s statement on it.
Not to be funny, but if the perpetrator turns out to be a white male…
Will he be called a domestic terrorist?
will he be ‘misunderstood’?
‘ mentally disturbed’?
From The Boston Globe
2 killed, more than 100 injured in marathon blasts
By David Abel, Travis Andersen and Martin Finucane
| Globe Staff
April 15, 2013
Two people were killed and more than 100 others were injured this afternoon as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston’s Back Bay section, transforming a scene of athletic celebration into bloody chaos.
When the smoke cleared, dozens of victims lay in the street, some unconscious, some grievously injured, including some whose limbs had been torn off by the blast. The dead included an 8-year-old boy, according to two law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation.
President Barack Obama vowed that whoever planted the explosives would be found and brought to justice.
“We still do not know who did this or why. And people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts,” he told reporters at the White House shortly after 6 p.m. “But make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this … Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.”
The blast came on Patriots Day, Obama noted, which is a state holiday in Massachusetts that celebrates the beginning of the American Revolution.
Blood and broken glass covered sidewalks in the area after the blasts occurred at about 2:50 p.m.
“It was just immediately [evident] there were injuries, right in the middle of the spectator crowds,” said boston.com sports producer Steve Silva, who was on the scene, covering the race. “There was blood everywhere; there were victims being carried out on stretchers. I saw someone lose their leg. People are crying. People are confused.”
At least 120 people were brought in for treatment at seven area hospitals. Brigham and Women’s Hospital received the most, with 26 treated, including two in critical condition, hospital officials said.
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