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FBI visit home of wife of dead Boston bombing suspect

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The time has come for the wife of the now dead Boston bombing suspect to go view the body. She also got paid a visit by the FBI about the proceedings of the on-going investigation of the bombing. The dead suspects nephew and alleged co-conspirator, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently still in jail with newly hired, high-profile attorney, Judy Clark.

It has been reported that Katherine Russell, the wife, is doing everything she can to assist FBI agents is the case. She is also currently not talking to the press.

See full story: Yahoo!

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Written by annafrancis2013

May 1, 2013 at 9:03 am

Boston Bombing Victim Reunited With Hero

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This video from CNN news features heralded British journalist Piers Morgan interviewing Tyler Dodd, a man who rescued a girl who was injured as a result of the Boston marathon bombing.

Victoria, the injured girl, had put out a public appeal to seek out her rescuer. She didn’t know his name or anything about him, only that he shielded her, supported her, and helped her in her time of need. Dodd got word of Victoria’s inquiry and went to visit her at her bedside in the hospital.

In the interview, the two discuss the moment when the two finally encountered after she had searched so long for him. Dodd describes the moment as “one of the most amazing spiritual moments of his life.” He recalled being at a loss for words when he saw her, and that there was an immediate unspoken bond between the two. Dodd’s tone in the interview was that of a genuine, pure happiness and gratitude of what had unfolded in the hospital room. The interview was done marvelously and Piers Morgan knows how to handle an interview and how to control the conversation.

Written by tnrwtsn

April 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

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FBI investigators are still struggling to find the culprits behind the Boston bombing. Now there were pictures taking of a very peculiar looking bomb that goes by the name of a “pressure cooker.” The picture and directions on how a person could make one was published in an online magazine by Al Qaeda.

This video is from the CBS Website. Even though there is no sound to it, I found this video very interesting and I thought I would share it with you today.

Written by Keionda Hearts Books

April 21, 2013 at 2:35 am

An Argument Defending Publishing Graphic Photographs

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While reading all the updates on the Boston Marathon Bombing, I ran across a story that truly resonated with me. This article by Jason Farago on the New Republic website articulates the best argument I have heard explaining why graphic photos need to be published. Farago centered the article around this pervasive photo of a severely injured bystander that lost both of his legs as a result of the bombings:516d8e417f320.image

The photo, which was taken by Associated Press photographer  Charles Krupa, shows  Jeff Bauman being rushed to a waiting ambulance after being injured by the bombs. This photo made Bauman’s father, also Jeff Bauman, aware that his son had been badly injured, after Bauman tried to contact his son unsuccessfully. It is only one example of how photos can positively impact the world. The man in the cowboy hat,  Carlos Arredondo, was at the race handing out flags as a memorial for his son, who died in Iraq in 2004. Because of this photo, he can be recognized for his heroic act of picking Bauman up off the street and getting him help.

In the article, Farago explains the ethical decision making behind the publishing of graphic images such as this one. He articulates the point of view of photojournalists the world over, and I really appreciate it. His argument is what pops into my head every time I hear someone say that a photo shouldn’t have been published. It clearly and intelligently narrates what a photojournalist thinks when they press that shutter button.   The article itself is a very compelling and passionate piece of work, and I highly recommend you click through and read the author’s work.

Written by jessicaeking

April 17, 2013 at 6:44 pm