April 22nd, 2013
04:56 AM ET

Boston honors victims; suspect can’t speak

At 2:50 p.m. Monday, Boston will fall silent to honor the victims of a tragedy that unhinged the city.

A minute later, bells will ring to mark the Boston Marathon bombings one week ago today.

As Americans reflect on the attacks, the lone surviving suspect remains hospitalized with a tube down his throat, unable to verbalize what he was thinking when a pair of bombs killed three people and wounded more than 170 others.

While authorities say Bostonians can rest easier now that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in custody, nagging questions hinder any total sense of security: Why would the assailants want to kill or maim throngs of innocent civilians, and could this happen again?


Filed under: Boston • Crime • Justice • Massachusetts • Terrorism
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  1. chrissy

    Lol @ s kel, you sure have a flair with words!

    April 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. justeye

    "And could this happen again." There is the mainstream media doing its job, keeping the people scared.

    April 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      As long as this closet case socialist president and the nanny state keep pushing this agenda of gun control, massive taxes and invasive policies it more thsn likely will happen again.

      April 22, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    "Dzhokhar has been charged with using WMDs" news.

    April 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yes, @saywhat, I saw that. I trust our federal judicial system to deal with him as they dealt with McVey.
      State charges can always be filed later for the murder of the MIT officer and the carjacking.

      April 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jersey Joe

      lol .... I think its mcveigh...oh know it all banasy...Hehe.

      April 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      That's not news. That was known before he was captured. But we don't need stupid people talking abour Miranda rights because Miranda rights do not apply to suspected enemy combatants who commit acts of war.

      April 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    No one can say for sure. Can Virginia tech, Columbine or Colorado massacres happen again?
    But yes the longer an issue like this remains media focus grief,fear, anxiety & speculation linger also.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pete

    Hey gang I apoligized so much on the other site for what I still don't know that my fingers are now stubs but again sorry to chrissy,banasy,s kel and myself for my writting sometimes that challenges even me...And don't worry about this 19 yr old kid talking because he'll have plenty of court time to speak thanks to our modern judicial system and Massachusetts is great as well with no death penalty ,just another Charles Manson living it great on death row!!

    April 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I've seen nothing directed towards me that you have to be sorry about, Pete.

      April 22, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Seavenom

    I think this is really bad what i think is that hes tricking people

    April 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    No apology required @ Pete, since you were obviously speaking of someone else named donna, or pretending their name was donna. Which is more likely than not given how much of a trollster/jacker, we know that person to be!

    April 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
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