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Explosion rocks Boston Marathon, 3 Dead and 144 Injured!

boston-marathon-explosion-bombs-2013-570x760Today during one of the most historic races in a America, two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon, in Boston, MA. causing more than 144 injuries and leaving 3 dead including spectators and racers. Preliminary witness reports hearing two separate explosions near the finish line of the marathon about 15 seconds apart form each other as many of the racers were preparing to finish the race. Emergency responders are on the seen attending to all who were injured. Right now FBI investigators and law enforcement officials are investigating to determine the cause of the explosions and they have not yet released a statement about the definite cause of the incident, and they have neither confirmed nor denied whether this was a planned bombing or unfortunate explosion due to some type of unforeseen infrastructure failure.  Currently counter terrorism units are seen working with local and federal officials to help determine the cause of the incident as well.  Vice President Joe Biden has released a statement stating ” That his office has just been made aware of the incidents and that the thoughts and prayers of himself and his office are with all of those effected and they are waiting on information about the cause of the explosions as well.  My thoughts and prayers are with not only the city of Boston but also to the families of all of those who are effected. This is truly a confusing and perplexing turn of events and I am cannot wrap my mind round what could potentially be the motivation behind this incident and I will be keeping a close eye on events and actions not only surrounding this incident but events to come.

Grenade Launcher Hoax stirs Controversy

This video was shot by a Pheonix man named Micheal T. Hurley in where he had his 16 year old nephew dressed as a terrorist and tout around a faux Rocket Propelled Grande launcher in the middle of neighborhood while he had the camera rolling. The young boy in the video actually walked around the city pointing the RPG at cars, and people for over 15 minutes with no immediate response from authorities after several concerned calls to 911 from witnesses. Hurley stated that the entire video was done in order test police response time to an emergency situation.

Personally I agree with the ends to test your theory but I feel that this stunt was dangerous and over the top. This young man could have actually been shot on sight by authorities if they felt he was a legitimate threat, or a misguided vigilante might have taken matter into their own hands. Although I feel that emergency response times are grossly unacceptable, I feel that stunts like this only add to the problem and not the solution. refer to the story of the boy who cried wolf…after while no one cared when there was a real emergency. A Perfect example is my home city of Detroit where police no longer show up to calls that a re not life threatening emergency i.e. the reports of guns, gunshots, or gunfire mainly.
This is the reason we cannot waste time and resources on hoax’s and pranks like this video. I agree that things need to change as far response time but this is not he way to go. you can watch the short clip and judge for yourself. Below is a link to an article that describes the entire events of in full detail.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/27/michael-turley-grenade-youtube-video_n_1918706.html