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FBI: Forensic Evidence Recovered From Bombs Used in Marathon Attack

The FBI has recovered several pieces of forensic evidence from Monday’s attacks at the Boston Marathon, officials said on Tuesday night, but said they still have no suspects and no one has yet claimed responsibility.

FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers said the forensic evidence found at the scene of the blasts on Boylston Street included potential pieces of a pressure cooker device with BB gun bullets, nails and possibly gunpowder, stuffed into a black nylon backpack. Debris and evidence were found inside stores and along rooftops of buildings in the area, officials said. 

“That gives you an idea of the power of the blast,” said Special Agent Gene Marquez of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The evidence has been expedited to a lab in Virginia for processing. 

Officials said those at the scene should contact them if they saw anyone with a heavy black backpack in the area before the blasts occurred, and to note if any friends or family had spoken of an attack on April 15 or that they were targeting the marathon. Police said there might have been “test” bombs blown up prior to the event, and want to know of any other explosions that may have happened in the area prior to Monday. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 16, 2013 at 11:12 pm

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Donate Used Prom Dresses And Suits to Boston Teens in Need

Girls check out the gowns at an Operation PROM dress drive.

Think back to your own prom night. The feeling of getting dressed up and celebrating your senior year of high school with all your best friends was a pretty special, once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Now, picture what it feels like to desparately want to attend, but to be too short on money to buy a dress or a suit.

That’s what Deputy Superintendent Lisa Holmes of the Boston Police Department saw through her work in the Grove Hill community center and the Burke High School in Dorchester about five years ago. And that’s why she decided to start a prom dress drive.

“It came from working with young girls and hearing girls talking about how expensive it is and how many girls didn’t go to their proms because they couldn’t afford the experience, the dresses, the hair, the whole thing,” Deputy Holmes said.

Knowing that she and her friends would go to formal events, wear a dress once and leave it hanging in her closet, Holmes thought about asking her own friends to donate their gently used dresses so that girls in need could attend their prom. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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