Applause for Massachusetts Law Enforcement

Kudos to the Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, and the FBI. To identify the Boston marathon bombing suspects in the thousands and thousands of pictures, and with such a large crime scene, in only three days, is remarkable. My hat goes off to all the officers and investigators.

According to CNN (admittedly, not the most reliable source, as we have seen over the past few days), Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers and the one who was killed this morning in a shootout with police, once posted on social media, “I don’t have a single American friend.” 

I’m no Emily Post, but blowing up a beloved event and maiming and killing people doesn’t seem like the best way to make friends. Maybe try buying a round of beers next time. In a place like Boston, you will instantly have an entourage.

And now we find out that the younger brother, Dzhokhar, has been tweeting while on the lam. Are young people really so addicted to Twitter? Didn’t he have other things to do this week?

I find the concept of tweeting terrorists funny, which is why I put some in my forthcoming book, Victor in the Rubble. (This last part of this post is bald promotion, nothing else. At least I admit it.)

 

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