Terrorism Investigations

Good Twitter Sources and News Links on the Ongoing Boston Marathon Bombing Manhunt

By Alan Z. Rozenshtein, Wells Bennett, Susan Hennessey
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:39 AM

We're reposting our Twitter feed of reliable sources on the manhunt that's ongoing in Boston right now. As with last time: "This does not mean that everything they are saying will turn out to be correct. This is a fluid situation. But these are all responsible people and outlets." In addition, we'll be posting useful news links as we get them, down below the Twitter feed. Please send sources and suggestions to [email protected].

Live CBS News feed:

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News Links:

  • New York Times main story
  • New York Times Lede Blog, a live blog account of events surrounding the manhunt
  • L.A. Times main story
  • Washington Post main story
  • Boston Globe main story
  • Boston Globe map of manhunt locations
  • Boston Globe profile of the suspects
  • RT (Russian bilingual news) profile of the suspects.  According to the piece, the father of the still-at-large suspect talked with his son about the bombing earlier this week
  • BuzzFeed profile of the suspects
  • New York Times profile of the suspects.
  • Boston Police giving live update here
  • AP reports suspects spent the night in Honda CRV
  • NPR's round up on information on suspects
  • Much-discussed CBS News interview with suspects' uncle, Ruslan Tsarni
  • Eli Lake's Daily Beast article regarding a Youtube account belonging to one Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  (A person by that name was suspected of involvement in the bombings, and killed this morning during a shootout with Boston police.)  The account apparently includes links to videos by a radical Islamists.  Slate also has coverage on the Youtube account.
  • NBC New York's report to the effect that Tamerlan Tsarnaev traveled to Russia last year, via New York City, for six months.
  • Izvestia, a Russian newspaper, has this interview with Anzor Tsarnaev, father of the two bombing suspects and a resident of Dagestan.  In the piece, Anzor says that his sons were framed; that he spoke to the elder, Tamerlan, just after the bombing; that Tamerlan was happily married to an American woman before his death; and that both Tamerlan and Dzhokhar remain Russian citizens.  [In Russian but translatable via Google; Slate has an English-language summary here, too.]
  • Reason magazine connects two Lawfare-relevant dots: one, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's reported acquisition, last September, of American citizenship; and second, Senator Lindsey Graham's call, via Twitter, to hold the Boston bombing suspect as an "enemy combatant for intelligence gathering purposes."  "The last thing we may want to do," Graham went on, "is [sic] read Boston suspect Miranda Rights telling him to 'remain silent.'"
  • The Wall Street Journal Law Blog has this item on Graham's comments, along with explanations of why this may not be legally possible---and why Miranda might not be such a problem, in reality.