More than 100 hurt in #Boston Marathon blasts, some gravely - Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick -- RTRS
— Chloe Cho (@chloecnbc) April 16, 2013
MSNBC already has theme music for Boston explosion. Another example of media treating a tragedy like a tv mini series. #p2
— PragmaticObotsUnite (@PragObots) April 15, 2013
FBI issuing subpoenas for cell tower data so they can begin tracing each & every call that was made from Copley Plaza at the time of blasts.
— Jake Carpenter (@jakeacarpenter) April 16, 2013
Breaking: Officials found what they believe are five additional, undetonated explosive devices in Boston area.on.wsj.com/15aYSxH
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 16, 2013
Patriots’ Day defiled washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-par…
— Katrina vandenHeuvel (@KatrinaNation) April 16, 2013
Police search for Penske truck that tried to gain access to marathon route before blasts, but was turned away. on.cnn.com/139ikHp
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 16, 2013
"dead included an 8-year-old boy...those treated included 9-yr-old girl, a 7-yr-old boy, a 12-yr-old, & a 2-yr-old." bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/…
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) April 16, 2013
That older man in all the photos/video who was knocked to the ground by the explosion? He's OK - heraldnet.com/article/201304…
— Cory Bergman (@corybe) April 16, 2013
Toll at the Boston Marathon rises to 125 injured. Person of interest questioned. bostonglobe.com
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 16, 2013
Doctors are "pulling ball-bearings out of people' in the ER, suggesting #bombs were designed to propel shrapnel. on.cnn.com/139ikHpThis one is especially interesting...
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 15, 2013
Stunning: This week marks anniversaries of VA Tech shooting, Waco siege, Oklahoma City bombing, and Columbine school shooting.
— Sarah Pulliam Bailey (@spulliam) April 15, 2013
Striking feature of our times: no matter in Boston, Cairo or Aleppo, it seems there's a daily atrocity to make you worry over loved ones.
— Ms. Entropy (@MsEntropy) April 15, 2013
A line like a blow to the chest. “These runners just finished and they don’t have legs now." "nytimes.com/2013/04/16/us/…
— radleybalko (@radleybalko) April 15, 2013
“These runners just finished and they don’t have legs now,” said Roupen Bastajian, 35, a Rhode Island state trooper and a former Marine. “So many of them. There are so many people without legs. It’s all blood. There’s blood everywhere. You got bones, fragments. It’s disgusting.”
"I took my shoes off because they were covered in blood,'' Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki ti.me/118qQn6
— carolynryan (@carolynryan) April 16, 2013
Thanks to generosity of volunteer blood donors there is currently enough blood on the shelves to meet demand. #BostonMarathon
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) April 15, 2013
Imágenes de las explosiones mortales en Boston youtube.com/watch?feature=… #BostomMarathon
— ❖ΛnonsWordWideNews❖ (@AnonymousWWN) April 16, 2013
The sad thing is that people will forget about this #BostomMarathon just as fast as they forgot about Aurora or Sandy Hook
— Paul G (@PAULs_totheWALL) April 16, 2013
"Every major Muslim group in America sent out press releases condemning the attacks and offering their sympathy..." slnm.us/6WAuvlL
— Salon.com (@Salon) April 16, 2013
DJ UPDATE: Investigators Now Doubt Additional Devices Found in #Boston Area Are Bombs - Official
— Chloe Cho (@chloecnbc) April 16, 2013
IED explosions sadly, tragically lead to severed limbs. cc: 11 years of this in Iraq, including a bunch just today. nyti.ms/YWtzDo
— David Dayen (@ddayen) April 16, 2013
Have you guys seen this? Not for the faint of heart. twitter.com/GubernievDima/…
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) April 16, 2013
@juliaioffe That 'cowboy' is apparently holding the victims artery so he didn't bleed out. Incredible.
— AdamBlickstein (@AdamBlickstein) April 16, 2013
Bomb status of those 5 other devices being walked back. Big news stories have always been this messy, but now visible online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) April 16, 2013
Two people briefed on the investigation said officials initially believed that the five additional devices could be undetonated explosives. Later Monday, a law-enforcement official said subsequent closer examinations led investigators to doubt that they were bombs.Patton Oswalt said:
Boston. Fucking horrible.
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."
But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."
Blast injuries like those in #BostonMarathon some of hardest, most complex to treatusat.ly/11jD6Uq via @lizszabo
— André Picard (@picardonhealth) April 16, 2013
Photo page from the #bostonmarathon explosions in Tuesday's Telegraph. twitter.com/NashuaTelegrap…12 Examples Of People Being Awesome After The Attack On The Boston Marathon (Another collection like this one. Excellent!)
— The Telegraph (@NashuaTelegraph) April 16, 2013
A message from New York to Boston projected on Brooklyn Academy of Music instagram.com/p/YJbQeygCFP twitter.com/michaelhayes/s…
— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) April 16, 2013