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
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    This is a time to focus our empathy on victims in Boston, not on the "teenager" who so far survives his terrorism.
    Republicans are right this time about whether "the system worked" or not. Ms Napolitano, take another bow.

    April 22, 2013 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    even know this guy may not be the guilty party it makes me sick that liberals want to give him more rights than I had when I was interrogated about Kelvin. I was never a suspect and they didn't care that I was injured. that's why I have no sympathy for Hillary Clinton and that bump on her head.

    April 22, 2013 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Hamsta your kind deserve no rights, NONE AT ALL!

      April 22, 2013 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      I was never an enemy combatant that committed an act of war. sleazeballs like you want to give a terrorist special rights so he can get off on a technicality.

      April 22, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Absurdity of an ID thief.

      April 22, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Trashta you filth every time u come on here is a act of treason against this country!

      April 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    who comes up with all this crap: starting at 2:50pm 60 seconds of silence after which a single bell to be rung at 2:51pm to commemorate a week has past...take you butt to mass and church services for about 1 to 3hours, bend your knees in prayer, assists those in need of mercy, and contribute financial support to assist burying the dead, and volunteer to provide relief to taxed community resources...anything other than that is plain foolishness

    April 22, 2013 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. ronvan

    WORRIED!! TV this morning talking about "problems" in charging this terrorist. Federal has death penalty, Boston, Mass. NO. Miranda rights. Government passed "exception" but a "grey area" as to legal or not. And WE all know that our legal system has alot of problems. Attornies that will use any means to get their client off, and on & on! In cases of mass murder, terrorism, etc., there should be separate laws to deal with them and the death penalty should apply. NO plea bargaining, NO back room deals! If found guilty, DEATH!!

    April 22, 2013 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • G. R

      can't agree more!

      April 22, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. G. R

    at least a couple of things that US Government can learn from Chinese Government, border control and homeland security. it is so easy to allow those potential terrorists enter our country.

    April 22, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. nick

    CNN just broadcast a video showing tamerlan tsarnaev naked and un injured being taken into police custody.
    now i have been watching all week and what i remember is that police said he was shot and run over by
    his brother with an SUV and had a bomb strapped to him? please explain.

    April 22, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Are you sure it was not the younger brother@nick as i didn't see that video?

    April 22, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Agree with@ronvan on the point that this case has to be wrapped up quickly & with swift punishment. The longer it is allowed to drag on , media & politicians would make a mess of it for their own agenda.

    April 22, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    The same goes for any mass murderer on our soil. swift and fitting punishment to deter others. No 'fame' & 'glory' or media circus.

    April 22, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    Btw, While you were being distracted by Boston and Texas, Congress passed CISPA

    April 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Well if they cant convict him they can sure deport him!

    April 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. nick

    My apologies i stated earlier that saw a video of Tamerlan naked being taken into custody.
    but i did not see it on CNN, i saw it in the internet and it turned out to be a hoaxed video.
    i am ashamed of myself for believing it. again My apologies.

    April 22, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    No problem.On an issue like this these things happen. There'll be all kinds of 'theories' and 'hoaxes' out there. I referred to an article myself yesterday.

    April 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Remember Holmes the monster who massacred 12 innocent people enjoying a movie in Colorado. he pleaded guilty in a plea bargain to avoid death penalty which he deserved.

    April 22, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    I hope there is no plea bargaining in this case.

    April 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
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