Boston

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Die umfassendste Berichterstattung zu den Explosionen in Boston findet man wohl auf Reddit (Thread 1, 2, 3, 4) und natürlich auf Boston.com, oben ein Video aus der Perspektive eines der Läufer (Lautstärke runterdrehen). Mittlerweile geht man von Terroranschlägen aus, das Wall Street Journal hatte gestern Nacht fünf weitere, nicht explodierte Sprengsätze gemeldet. Hier zwei Info-Bits, die mir für die Anschläge relevant erscheinen:

The Atlantic Wire: The Boston Marathon's Final Mile Was Dedicated to Newtown Victims: „Newtown families were reportedly seated in the VIP section right by where the explosions went off.“

Political Violence (hervorragendes, sehr zurückgelehntes Blog über politisch motivierte Gewalt von Politik-Wissenschaftlern): Terror in Boston:

The most probable story relates to the timing. April 19, 1985 — federal agents arrested the leaders of the Covenant, Sword, and the Arm of the Lord, an extremist group in Arkansas. April 19, 1993 — federal agents chose to lay siege to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. April 19, 1995 — Timothy McVeigh bombed the Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. All three of these events dealt with gun rights and federal agencies confronting groups with extreme beliefs on the issue.

It is Tax Day and Patriot Day, a celebration of the first shots fired in the Revolutionary War. Controversial gun legislation is currently being debated in Congress.