Posts tagged "Suspects"

Week in Review: More Bombing Suspects in Custody, Crime Down in South End

There was heavy police presence outside of the Moakley federal courthouse Wednesday, as three suspects connected to the Boston Marathon bombing were enroute.

The following were the top articles on South End Patch from April 29 to May 3, 2013:

South End Senate Primary Results

Gomez, Markey get the most votes in the South End’s precincts.

Boston Police: Three New Bombing Suspects in Custody

Officials stress there is no threat to the public, details still emerging.

What Sold in the South End: Douglas Park Condo for $ 352K

Sold properties in the Boston area this week, April 24 – May 1.

South End Crime Down Over First 4 Months in 2013

See how big a drop in crime the South End experienced in 2013 over the same period in 2012.

Police: Man Charged with Drug Possession, Attempting to Break into Car on Harrison Ave

The man told police the car allegedly belonged to his girlfriend. It allegedly didn’t. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

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Boston Police: Three New Bombing Suspects in Custody

There was heavy police presence outside of the Moakley federal courthouse Wednesday, as three suspects connected to the Boston Marathon bombing were enroute.

Boston Police announced a major new development in the Boston Marathon bombing case Wednesday morning. According to the department, there are three new suspects in custody.

Boston Police tweeted the news just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. There were no further details, though the police said they would offer more information soon.

There is no additional information being released at the moment. BPD said additional details will be provided when they become available. 

Police stressed there was no immediate threat to the public.

UPDATES BELOW

12:25 p.m. Governor Deval Patrick told Boston Globe reporter Michael Levinson that the three suspects did not participate in the bombing, but may have committed crimes after the fact.

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12:09 p.m. There is a heavy security presence around the Moakley Federal Courthouse right now amid reports the three suspects are being transfered there to appear in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm

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Menino: Stop Terror List Suspects from Buying Weapons

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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wants to know how one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was able to get a weapon, despite being on a federal terror watch list. 

“Right now there are thousands of people on terror watch lists who are considered too dangerous to fly on a plane, but when it comes to buying an assault weapon — no problem. It’s crazy,” said Menino to the Boston Herald.

Menino, one of the co-founders of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, said there are glaring loopholes in our federal gun laws, calling it the “Terror Gap”, which enabled Tamerlan Tsarnaev, to get his hands on weapons. Menino said current loopholes allow individuals on terror watch lists to pass background checks to purchase guns legally. 

But some detractors do point out that Tsarnaev did not purchase weapons legally, so it doesn’t matter if he was on a list or not.

According to the Government Accountability Office, individuals on terror watch lists tried to buy guns and explosives 1,453 times between Feb. ’04 and Dec. ’10. And a staggering 91 percent of the time, or 1,321 occasions – the FBI could not block gun or explosives being sold to suspected terrorists. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

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Dic Donohue Continues Recovery After Firefight with Bombing Suspects

Richard "Dic" Donohue.

The MBTA officer seriously hurt in a gunfight with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects continues to recover from life-threatening injuries.

Richard “Dic” Donohue, 33, was hit in the leg April 19 in Watertown, Mass., authorities said.

Donohue is a police officer with the Massachusetts Bay Tranportation Authority. His wife, Kim, is from Exeter and graduated from Exeter High School in 2000.

“Right now Dic is making amazing strides,” Kim wrote in a post on a Facebook page that Donohue’s family is using to give updates on his recovery.

Authorities said Donohue lost a massive amount of blood. At one point, he went into cardiac arrest, according to Dr. Russell Nauta, a doctor at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. where Donohue is being treated.

A pair of Watertown firefighters were instrumental in getting Donohue to a hospital after he was shot.

The MBTA Transit Police Benevolent Fund Inc. created a website to collect donations for Donohue’s recovery. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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Mayor on Suspect’s Condition: ‘Who Cares’

Boston Mayor Tom Menino didn’t mince words when asked about the marathon bombing suspect currently under heavy guard at Beth Israel Hospital after Friday’s manhunt.

“Who cares,” Menino answered reporters when asked about the man’s condition.

When asked about the condition of the MBTA officer who was injured during Friday’s manhunt, Menino was softer in his response.

“He’s showing some improvement. It’s encouraging to us,” he said.

The mayor was attending a celebration marking the grand opening of Spaulding Rehabilitation Network’s new hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard Saturday night and spoke to reporters prior to the event.

When asked about the events of the past week, Menino said, “This city has never worked more efficiently than it has the past week.”

He commended public safety personnel, city workers, businesses and residents for their cooperation during the citywide shelter-in-place order on Friday. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 21, 2013 at 2:46 am

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Mayor on Suspect’s Condition: ‘Who Cares’

 

Boston Mayor Tom Menino didn’t mince words when asked about the marathon bombing suspect currently under heavy guard at Beth Israel Hospital after Friday’s manhunt.

“Who cares,” Menino answered reporters when asked about the man’s condition.

When asked about the condition of the MBTA officer who was injured during Friday’s manhunt, Menino was softer in his response.

“He’s showing some improvement. It’s encouraging to us,” he said.

The mayor was attending a celebration marking the grand opening of Spaulding Rehabilitation Network’s new hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard Saturday night and spoke to reporters prior to the event.

When asked about the events of the past week, Menino said, “This city has never worked more efficiently than it has the past week.”

He commended public safety personnel, city workers, businesses and residents for their cooperation during the citywide shelter-in-place order on Friday. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 21, 2013 at 1:17 am

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PHOTOS: Boston Celebrates Bombing Suspect’s Capture

Boston Conservatory students (left to right) Matthew Rodin, Gavin Parmley, Beka Burnham, Rachel Giannattasio and Alexis Schear celebrate the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on Friday, April 19, 2013, near Copley Square.

After a long day trapped indoors under a citywide lockdown, Boston residents were eager to hit the streets Friday night to celebrate the apprehension of the two suspects believed responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing and to celebrate the end of what many called a “very long week.”

By 11 p.m., Boston Common was filled with hundreds of people, many college-aged, who stood around in clusters wearing and waving American flags, cheering and breaking into song—“God Bless America,” “The Star-Spangled Banner” and that old Boston favorite, “Sweet Caroline.”

A huge group of people filled the Common’s bandstand, climbing the poles and one another’s shoulders, hanging over the edge and leading chants of “USA, USA!” and “BPD! BPD!”

Another chant: “We got him!”

Others lined up to shake the hands of Boston police officers who stood off to the side keeping an eye on the crowd, while others shouted, “Thank you! God bless!” at them. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

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FBI Releases New Photos of Marathon Bombing Suspects

The FBI released new photos of the Boston Marathon bomber suspects in the early hours of Friday morning. The 2 a.m. posting included direct shots of the two suspects’ faces.

The wee-hours release comes on the heels of Thursday afternoon’s press conference, when 11 images and a video segment of the suspects were released. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 8:31 am

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