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The BLOB-in-Law
New York Post May Face Suit Over Boston 'Bag Men' Cover - http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_b...
As the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings continued this week, with charges brought against former classmates of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, there was an indication that media coverage of the event -- tied to the unique, crowd-sourced nature of the investigation of the bombing suspects -- might lead to some legal fallout as well. Erik Wemple's blog at The Washington Post reports that the father of one of the two young men who appeared on the cover of the April 18 issue of the New York Post is considering suing the newspaper over the false implication that his son was involved in the bombing. The New York Post published a photo of 17-year-old Salah Barhoum and another man, with the headline "BAG MEN: Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon." Barhoum, who had no connection to the bombings, had gone to the police the day before to clear his name after seeing photos of himself circulating online. He told ABC News at the time that his reaction to seeing the New York...
SacBee24
In Boston manhunt, online detectives flourish - http://www.sacbee.com/2013...
In Boston manhunt, online detectives flourish
In Boston manhunt, online detectives flourish
The intensive manhunt for the bombers behind the deadly Boston Marathon attacks didn't take place only on the streets with professional police officers and SWAT teams. In an era of digital interactivity, it also unfolded around the country from laptops and desk chairs filled with regular folks. This image made on Friday, April 19, 2013 from the a post on the imgur.com online image hosting service by user "gdhdshdhd" shows analyses overlaid on photographs of the site in Boston where one of two explosives were detonated at the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon. "I'm seeing a lot of confusion and misinformation from news sites about where each bomb was detonated. After combing through the photos I've seen, I believe I've been able to make a solid case as to their exact location, where 'exact' in this case has an error margin of about 2-meters," user "gdhdshdhd" said. FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 file photo, Salah Eddin Barhoum, 17, sits in his apartment in Revere, Mass.,...
Tech24
In Boston manhunt, online detectives flourish - http://www.sacbee.com/2013...
In Boston manhunt, online detectives flourish
In Boston manhunt, online detectives flourish
The intensive manhunt for the bombers behind the deadly Boston Marathon attacks didn't take place only on the streets with professional police officers and SWAT teams. In an era of digital interactivity, it also unfolded around the country from laptops and desk chairs filled with regular folks. This image made on Friday, April 19, 2013 from the a post on the imgur.com online image hosting service by user "gdhdshdhd" shows analyses overlaid on photographs of the site in Boston where one of two explosives were detonated at the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon. "I'm seeing a lot of confusion and misinformation from news sites about where each bomb was detonated. After combing through the photos I've seen, I believe I've been able to make a solid case as to their exact location, where 'exact' in this case has an error margin of about 2-meters," user "gdhdshdhd" said. FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 file photo, Salah Eddin Barhoum, 17, sits in his apartment in Revere, Mass.,...
NewCongoNews
Attentats de Boston, FBI aux abois : un ado innocent suspecté par erreur - http://www.afriqueredaction.com/article...
Crée le 20-04-2013 01H30 | AFRIQUE REDACTION | REDACTEUR EN CHEF : ROGER BONGOS | SITE PANAFRICAIN |ACTUALITE NATIONALE, AFRICAINE ET INTERNATIONALE. Mis à jour le samedi 20-04-2013 -01H50 PAR : ARTV NEWS Jeudi, le New York Post a diffusé sur la Toile la photo de deux adolescents suspects. Problème, ils étaient juste venus regarder l'arrivée du marathon et n'avaient rien à voir avec les attentats de Boston... Yahoo! Actualités - Salah Eddin Barhoum, un ado de 17 ans innocent, dont la photo avait été diffusée par le New York Post. AP C'est avec la peur au ventre que Salah Eddin Barhoum reste terré chez lui. Depuis que le New York Post a diffusé une photo de lui et de son ami Yassine Zaime comme potentiels suspects des attentats de Boston, cet ado de 17 ans n'ose plus sortir de chez lui. Diffusée sur Internet et les réseaux sociaux à une vitesse folle, la photo montre très distinctement le visage de ces deux adolescents. Depuis, et même si le quotidien américain est revenu sur cette... - NewCongoNews
Sean McBride
Teen in fear after paper shows him as bombing suspect - http://www.usatoday.com/story...
Teen in fear after paper shows him as bombing suspect
"A teenager said he is scared to go outside after he was portrayed on the Internet and on the front page of the New York Post as connected to the Boston Marathon bombings. Photos of Salah Eddin Barhoum, 17, and friend Yassine Zaime were posted on websites whose users have been scouring marathon finish line photos for suspects. The two were also on the Post's front Thursday with the headline: "Bag men: Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon."" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Of course: the handiwork of Rupert Murdoch's New York Post, which couldn't pass up the opportunity of the amping up the possible Arab angle. - Sean McBride
a truly evil act to target an innocent because he is "other" shameful i weep for my country - WarLord
This kid is a perfectly decent person from all acounts so far -- and a high school track runner. But Murdoch's New York Post saw an opportunity to exploit the Arab angle on the Boston Marathon bombings, so screw the kid and his safety. These neocons really are evil to the core. - Sean McBride
Just remember that Murdoch is a Christian, just as Ros-Lehtinen is a Christian. Same with Robert Spencer - JustTheFactsPlease
Disgusting..... - American
Apparently the bombers are Chechen Muslims. If the two brothers aren't lone-wolves, does this mean that there is a shift towards soft targets? If so, the targets are endless, and the chances of identifying or catching terrorists drops. - Todd
What a strange story: BEGIN QUOTE Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is now described as willing to die in a battle with police, was more striking for taking acting classes, advanced placement courses and being a star athlete with lots of friends in high school. PARAGRAPH "He never seemed out of the ordinary at all," high school classmate Sierra Schwartz told "Good Morning America" today. "This is... more... - Sean McBride
He didn't enjoy the idea of war! - Joe - Systems Analyst
"A high school friend of Dzhorkhar Tsarnaev, the suspect who Boston police say still is at large, is recalling what he remembers about him. Eric Mercado told CNN that he went to Cambridge Rindge & Latin, a public high school, with Dzhorkhar Tsarnaev, 19. Both graduated, he said. "We hung out; we partied; we were good high school friends," Machado told CNN. "We're all, like, in shock. We... more... - Sean McBride
It's weird to hear that description of Dzhokhar, juxtaposed with the photo-essay that was posted earlier about his older brother (http://johanneshirn.photoshelter.com/gallery...), and one of the captions there said that Tamerlan didn't have any American friends because he didn't understand them. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
why the muslims are the first ones that come to avarage americans' mind? this is seriously funny because america has its own lunatics already. I know 9/11 was a big shock, and so was the cinema massacre. but why the middle easterns are the first ones to blame? - Summer
Summer - There is no good explanation for it, other than base human nature. It's very sad, but, my interpretation of it is simply that the Middle East is an area of the world far enough away from us, and Islam is a culture different enough from our majority, that many people simply don't understand it. Humans tend to fear things they don't understand, whether there is any logic behind... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
mr noodle you definitely have a point about islam. I am afraid of it too although I am living in a country where majority is muslim and people have all the right to fear islam because it is a cruel perception of life and everything. on the other hand the point is not only islam. since the collapse of the soviet union usa has been looking for a witch hunt and in these occasions it doesnt... more... - Summer
The background of these boys indcates they were well liked, fit in, had friends and were smart ..something pushed them over the edge. Reading between the lines they were 'idealstic' .... injustces of the world may have gotten to them and they snapped ......... http://www.nytimes.com/2013...& - American
The distinct possibility is beginning to emerge that they were in fact radical Islamists. - Sean McBride
The big questions are whether or not they were tied to a larger group, and if the attacks are the beginning of more attacks. As much as I disagree with what the U.S. does in the Muslim world, I understand that there is a threat in return. - Todd
I don't know any way to interpret the available data so far other than to conclude that the Tsarnaev brothers were motivated by radical Islamism. And they have managed to wreak havoc on the city of Boston and the United States as a whole. Pamela Geller, Steven Emerson, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes and their crew are going to be shouting, we told we so. And there are no easy comebacks.... more... - Sean McBride
There can be no forgiveness or understanding ever for the monstrous crime they committed against Boston Marathon runners on April 15 -- they are evil fanatics. - Sean McBride
Here's the deal-----the US can stop fucking around other countries and all this will end....OR... we can keep on and more and more 'others 'who are sick of being bombed , droned and screwed and controlled will start making us pay for it for a change. If the US klls innocent civilians--which we do every day---then ours are gonna be klled also. Tit for tat, eye for eye..was bound to... more... - American
The United States offered the Tsarnaev brothers extraordinary generosity -- they were pro-actively motivated by a sick ideology promoted by religious extremist leaders like Feiz Mohammad. - Sean McBride
I guess a bigger question is why these people were in the U.S. in the first place. We could also ask similar questions about the people who brought Pam Geller's worldview to the U.S. Why should Americans be caught between the two groups? - Todd
The obvious and easy comeback to Geller, Pipes, etc. is to rightly state that Zionism and Jewish radicalism are as crazy and un-American as is radical Islam, and that Americans have no business being caught between the two groups. - Todd
There is not a shred of evidence to suggest that the Tsarnaev brothers were motivated by anti-Zionism or care about Israel one way or the other -- they have an entirely different agenda. You need to expand your analytical framework. - Sean McBride
Granted, Chechnya isn't Palestine, but if you call the bombers radical Islamists, then Zionism is a general issue. Besides, I was mainly referring to the views of Geller, et al. Are they distinguishing between Chechens and Palestinians when they go on the offensive against Islam? Also, the target in Boston wasn't Russians. - Todd
What many reasonable and moderate Americans must be thinking now: if two terrorists motivated by radical Islam could wreak this much mayhem and disruption on Boston, what damage might ten or more terrorists with their agenda be able to inflict on Washington, DC, Manhattan, San Francisco or some other major American city? And how many of them are out there now -- some of them American... more... - Sean McBride
Just remember...Radical Islam is not targeting us for no reason . We had no problem wtth religous or radcal Islam prior to the US injecting itself into the ME after WWll. And even after we expanded our 'blaancng act" in the ME we stll didn't have a problem for a long, long time...radcal Islam was a 'inhouse problem ' only for Muslims. But as we got more intrusve, twisted more arms for... more... - American
American -- religious extremists of all stripes often don't need a provocation to behave badly -- they tend to be pro-active and aggressive. I doubt that your analysis explains the behavior of the Tsarnaev brothers. - Sean McBride
''What many reasonable and moderate Americans must be thinking now'''.....If they were reasonable ((smart) they'd be asking whats causng this hatred of the US. ....but we know many arent that smart....if they were we wouldn't have ths problem. - American
"perfectly assimilated, sane and innocent?" the last time I checked "assimilation" was something negative, symbolizing the hierarchical relationship between the cultures, on the other hand the words sane and innocent are positive things. sean mcbride seems like a fair person and I recall that neither bill of rights nor the founding fathers never had such an altering spirit. - Summer
"The Tsarnaev brothers have really managed to get the attention of Americans with regard to this issue -- especially in America's most liberal city -- Boston. - Sean McBride" Which is ironic, since the Northeastern establishment has pushed the immigration that brings people like the Tsarnaev brothers to the U.S., produces the people who make and push U.S. foreign policy and gave the Neocons a place in polite society. - Todd
Who did Tamerlan Tsarnaev meet with in Russia from January through July 2012 -- that is what everyone wants to know -- it is probably the key to answering the deeper questions about the Boston Marathon bombings. - Sean McBride
Summer -- being "assimilated" into American culture means acquiring an understanding of and respect for American values and developing a regard and concern for one's fellow Americans. Clearly the Tsarnaev brothers were not truly assimilated into American culture even though they pretended to be. They were living a lie. - Sean McBride
" I doubt that your analysis explains the behavior of the Tsarnaev brothers. - Sean McBride "......You always assgn too much to religion, make it the sole factor, Islam may be part of it but it's clear they morphed into a larger ideological 'political' belief concerning US imperalism and agression----that's why they bombed civilians. - American
American -- do you have any evidence at all to support your speculations about their motives? Have you checked out the videos that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was promoting on Youtube? - Sean McBride
Being assimilated into American culture doesn't mean abandoning affection for one's ethnic and religious traditions. - Sean McBride
Perhaps Twitter provides the best platform for following this developing story: https://twitter.com/search... - Sean McBride
@sean mcbride I was trying to understand you correctly and I think I do but assimilation is not the correct word to define the case. I am sure many immigrants perceive it as an insulting attitude towards them because contrary to the common belief they don't want to lose their own culture or assimilate it one way or another. and as a middle eastern resident I can say that you and... more... - Summer
summer -- I am all for nurturing one's unique cultural traditions as American citizens in the United States -- America is enriched and enlivened by its complex cultural tapestry. I also agree with American that some of America's aggressive actions in the Mideast and around the world have stirred up a hornet's nest. But I am not willing to give the Tsarnaev brothers a pass for their... more... - Sean McBride
To be clear about this: I haven't been converted to Gellerism or Islamophobia -- I detest that kind of bigotry. But I am beginning to realize that we need to treat the issue of radical Islam (not Islam as a whole) with the utmost seriousness. - Sean McBride
To add some complexity to this controversy: apparently the American government is supporting some al-Qaeda extremists in the campaign to overthrow Assad in Syria. And of course for a period of time we provided support for Osama bin Laden. - Sean McBride
The uncle of the mad bombers gave an eloquent statement of what Americanism means to him today -- it's all over the mainstream media, and is quite moving. - Sean McBride
@sean mcbride I totally agree with you and moreover, islamist anti-imperialism is not like the socialist concept of anti-imperialism. not even close. quran has many invasive approaches towards the non-muslim groups. and besides islamic ant-imperialism was a political trend developed against the british existence in the arabic lands and it failed miserably during the WWI. I dont think it... more... - Summer
summer -- I hear you there -- every word. - Sean McBride
"..If they were reasonable ((smart) they'd be asking whats causng this hatred of the US. ....but we know many arent that smart....if they were we wouldn't have ths problem." I get the impression that neither of the brothers or their relatives are the high IQ genius types that we supposedly can't do without. There is also no way to deny that the bombing is also an immigration issue. Why were these people in the U.S.? - Todd
On what grounds would you have denied them immigration? There were no red flags to predict their behavior during the last week. - Sean McBride
"The two known suspects in the Boston marathon bombing were naturalized U.S. citizens originally from Chechnya. But it's rare for Chechen men to be granted asylum in the USA." http://www.usatoday.com/story... - Sean McBride
summer, you live in Turkey, so what's you're problem wth Islam there. - American
It's not an issue of denying immigration. It's an issue of not considering having them here in the first place. Why have the nation wide open? Even though I believe that there is more to 9-11 than the official version, it's clear that Atta and his cohorts were willing patsies. They were also here legally. Why have the nation so exposed? - Todd
@american, as an atheist and a woman I feel threatened by their will to power. recently one of the best composers in turkey was sentenced to 10 months of jail for insulting the muslims' feelings. (this is crime due to the turkish penal code) and before that the right of abortion was on the table and they still argue that it should be banned. I seriously dont care whatever they practice,... more... - Summer
summer....everythng is relative I suppose...as an American l feel far more threatened by Jewish zionism in the US and our own Christian religious freaks than I do by Islam. Just as radical Islam seeks power in some countries, these both seek power the US and are as dangerous as radical Islam. - American
so in conclusion; religion sucks, whichever it is. seeking for chances to destroy social harmony as if it properly existed ever. - Summer
""to destroy social harmony as if it properly existed ever. - summer ''...We seem to be in an age of growing fanaticism..I don't know what is causing it...maybe as the world shrinks and cultures start overlappng each other people feel their particular world is spinning out of control. and so they double down on fighting against it. - American
Noticias de Portugal
O estudante de Boston Salah Eddin Barhoum está em pânico: foi (...) - http://www.destakes.com/redir...
O estudante de Boston Salah Eddin Barhoum está em pânico: foi confundido com um dos dois alegados terroristas, suspeitos de serem os responsáveis do atentado de segunda-feira.... in Correio da Manhã - Noticias de Portugal
Noticias de Portugal
Jovem confundido com terrorista de Boston em pânico - http://www.destakes.com/redir...
O estudante de Boston Salah Eddin Barhoum está em pânico: foi confundido com um dos dois alegados terroristas, suspeitos de serem os responsáveis do atentado de segunda-feira.... in Correio da Manhã - Noticias de Portugal
Hostile to Jews or Israel
Teen 'fearful' after portrayal as US bomber - http://www.aljazeera.com/news...
Salah Eddin Barhoum, wrongfully labelled as Boston blasts suspect, says will not feel safe until bombers are caught.
Kazuhito Mori
Teen 'fearful' after portrayal as US bomber
Salah Eddin Barhoum, wrongfully labelled as Boston blasts suspect, says will not feel safe until bombers are caught. - Kazuhito Mori
HuffPost
Boston Teen Stunned To Be Portrayed As Bombing Suspect - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013...
REVERE, Mass. — A teenager said he is scared to go outside after he was portrayed on the Internet and on the front page of...
News Roundup
Boston Teen Stunned To Be Portrayed As Bombing Suspect - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013...
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