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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
     (11049.41)
    For levity:

    Rusty Shakleford is an alias of Dale Gribble from King of the Hill

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    The footage has been on all day apparently
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
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      CommentAuthormattmwise
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
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    Walked into my LCS here in Framingham MA just as they got the word from Hynes Convention Center that all weekend events were cancelled, effectively pulling the plug on Boston Comic Con. Sure this is small potatos in the Great Scheme - sure they'll manage to reschedule - but they as sponsors are well out of pocket and many out of towners won't be able to reschedule or afford another trip.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
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    The T is up as of about an hour ago, so the people already in town should be able to go to the con.
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
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    Massive volley of shots heard in Watertown, just reported now on WBUR.
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
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    Three different news sources now reporting that an individual is allegedly cornered in the yard of a house in Watertown, alive.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013 edited
     (11049.47)
    He's hit, but sitting up (again, grain of salt)

    My wife just told me there was more gunfire--she's listening to WBZ via Radio.com

    EDIT: Might have been flashbangs
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
     (11049.48)
    I sort of figured they'd work out where he was holed up, then 'lift the lockdown' to tempt him into making a move...
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
     (11049.49)
    Yeah, but since the subject is considered armed and dangerous that'd be a risk to civilians.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
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    This seems to be someone coming out of their house after the lockdown has lifted and finding someone injured hiding in the boat in their yard and then calling the police...
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
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    got him
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
     (11049.52)
    Confirmed, the suspect has been taken alive.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
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    So, I guess we're going to have our first Trial of the Century.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
     (11049.55)
    Dzokhar Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda Rights upon his arrest, as per the FBI's Public Safety Exception.

    While I understand the reasoning behind this (and understanding that, as someone on Twitter pointed out, Tsarnaev may not have been able to hear his Miranda being read to him under the effect of flashbang grenades), I don't like this. It casts a bad light on the future of the legal proceedings, and I'd much rather see this guy go on trial for a long time than disappear into Guantanamo or somewhere else.

    We've handled this disaster, as a culture and a lawful nation, pretty well so far. I'd like to think we can continue to do so.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013 edited
     (11049.56)
    Still kind of upset that the surviving suspect is just a kid. It's fucked up on all kinds of levels. I'm sure that over the next weeks and months something is going to be horribly bungled, but at the core of all of this, I'm just deeply saddened by the fact that a 19 year old boy was part of this.

    I'm sad that anyone is capable of this kind of behavior, but it just drives it home when it's a 19 year old.

    (I have this response whenever I hear about things like this where a very very young person acts in such a violent, hateful manner. This isn't unique to this situation. This is just going to be more visibly covered in the news).
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
     (11049.57)
    To bring some much needed levity into this, here's a gif sort of in the spirit of Foamhead's Zooey Deschanel thing.

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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2013
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2013
     (11049.59)
    Now that "it's over" (it's not), let the dim-witted analysis begin.

    The Miranda question is somewhat troubling. But then again, so was locking down a major city for an unendurably long day. Had I lived there and run out of cigarettes, I'd be in Guantanamo right now. (It would take an army to keep me from my tobacco, nevermind booze.)
    • CommentAuthoratavistian
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2013
     (11049.60)
    Lockdown was voluntary.

    Miranda question is nothing new; the public safety exception has been there since 1980. It's a very specific, very formulaic part of Miranda at this point.