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    How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

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    How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

    Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/04/21...#ixzz2RD5Iqyby
    Among the many mysteries lingering over last week’s horrors in Boston is this one: How did the Tsarnaev brothers allow the man they carjacked on Thursday night to get away? The release or escape–it’s unclear which is the case–of a person to whom they had identified themselves immediately put the police hot on their trail. For Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it was a colossal error. For the rest of the world, it was a crucial development that led to their capture and may have saved numerous lives.
    So I guess, TIME's message to up-and-coming terrorists is to make sure you kill everyone you come in contact with so you'll have a better chance to evade authorities.

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    re: How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

    I don't think it was so important. We knew who they were thanks to the guy who lost his legs (his son also lost his legs).

    "He woke up under so much drugs, asked for a paper and pen and wrote, 'bag, saw the guy, looked right at me,'" Chris Bauman told Bloomberg News.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/19...#ixzz2RD84WUS1
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    re: How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

    Way to take that out of context!
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    re: How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    So I guess, TIME's message to up-and-coming terrorists is to make sure you kill everyone you come in contact with so you'll have a better chance to evade authorities.
    Oh brother, did you read the article?


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    re: How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

    The article is poorly written for sure. It comes off as insensitive and sarcastic, which is completely inappropriate given the gravity of the situation. Nevertheless, I think the main point of the article is that terrorists often make mistakes that lead to their capture, which prevents further lives from being endangered. I don't think the intention of the article was to appear as a terrorist advice column.

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    re: How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Oh brother, did you read the article?
    Uh huh - it ain't just me then.
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    Re: How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

    Every criminal makes mistakes - that's how we catch them and find out they're criminals.

    If, for some unknown reason, these two criminals showed mercy on the SUV owner, I wouldn't necessarily call that stupid but perhaps a form of devine intervention or the concept that even in the most evil of hearts and minds, some goodness must exist.

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    Re: How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

    Preparing for this took time, some money and some serious planning. So, the utter absence of an escape plan is rather mystifying.

    As CanadaJohn pointed out, most criminals are very stupid. That's why they get caught.

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    Re: How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    So I guess, TIME's message to up-and-coming terrorists is to make sure you kill everyone you come in contact with so you'll have a better chance to evade authorities.
    I look at the precise and instant media coverage we got on this event as providing an excellent template for future bombers/terrorists on what not to do. This is just another in a series of those.
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    Re: How a Stupid Mistake Led Police Straight to the Boston Terrorists

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Every criminal makes mistakes - that's how we catch them and find out they're criminals.
    I think it was in Crime and Punishment, the quote is something like ~"In every crime/murder one makes at least 12 mistakes, a genius is aware of one". The more common quote from C&P is ~"14 or 114" and without the mention of being aware of the mistakes.

    My C&P quote search failed. Perhaps it's Niet or Mach, quoted in C&P. T'was to do with the burying of the hatchet.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 04-22-13 at 02:15 PM.

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