(BOSTON, Mass.) LATEST: A 24-year-old man accused of stabbing a rabbi multiple times outside a synagogue was ordered held without bail on Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.05: A judge ordered a hearing for Khaled Awad, of Brighton, the Boston Herald reported. Awad is charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a police officer.

#AceDailyNews reported on this incident on Thursday of the stabbing of Rabbi Shlomo Noginski outside the Shaloh House Jewish Day School in Brighton Fox News reports that a Jewish rabbi stabbing suspect has been denied bail as Jewish leaders urge hate crime probe,” by Louis Casiano, Fox News, July 2, 2021:

He sustained multiple non-life threatening wounds to his arm and is recovering in a hospital.

Awad allegedly drew a gun and told the rabbi to take him to his car and attempted to force him inside, Rabbi Dan Rodkin, executive director of Shaloh House, told Fox News. Noginski tried running across the street to a nearby park called Brighton Common and was stabbed eight times in the arm, he said.

“The victim and suspect walked toward the van and the suspect told the victim to get in the van. At this point, the victim began to flee. The suspect chased the victim across Chestnut Hill Avenue and into a park across the street. The pursuit continued into the park, where the suspect caught up to the victim and stabbed him several times with a knife,” according to court documents obtained by WCVB-TV.

Prosecutors said officers confronted Awad after the attack and drew their weapons on him after he pointed a firearm at one officer. After putting his weapon on the ground, he allegedly kicked an officer in the stomach.

The school was running a day camp at the time of the attack and went into a brief lockdown, Rodkin said. No one else was harmed.

A motive for the attack was not revealed.

In court, prosecutors said Awad does not have a criminal record in Massachusetts but faces charges in Florida for alleged battery and theft. He may also face civil rights charges, prosecutors said.

Rabbi Shlomo Noginski was stabbed multiple times Thursday outside a Boston synagogue, authorities said. He is recovering from his wounds.

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins was in the courtroom Friday and is facing calls from Jewish leaders to investigate the stabbing as a hate crime.

“This was an act of hate, of darkness,” Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston spokesperson Shira Goodman said, according to WBUR. “We will continue to live Jewish lives. We’re going to continue to pray at our synagogues, to attend our schools … and double down on social justice for all. That is light and that is love.”

Noginski, a father of 12, experienced anti-Semitism as a child in the Soviet Union when he was badly beaten in one attack, Rodkin told Fox News. In response, his mother put him in martial arts classes and he is now a black belt in judo, Rodkin said.

The family eventually moved to Israel where Noginski became a successful businessman and was a city councilman at one point. He moved to Boston to serve the city’s Russian-speaking Jewish community, Rodkin said.

“He dropped everything in Israel to come here to be a rabbi,” he said. “It’s hard to find a person who’s more kind, more gentle, very sincere, very humble.”

The case has renewed fears of anti-Semitic behavior following a series of attacks and vitriol against Jews that have gone viral in recent months.

In a tweet Friday, Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Nachman Shai, said the attack on Noginski was reminiscent of 1930s Europe and that “anti-Semitism is on the rise in the United States.”…

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.05: 2021:

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(BOSTON) JUST IN: Rabbi viciously stabbed in fron a ‘Jewish Day School’ on Thurs.01: July: 2021: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.03: BREAKING: Chabad rabbi in Boston viciously stabbed by gun-wielding assailant: Motive and identity of suspect remain unknown. pic.twitter.com/iUIoKa5HxP

— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) July 1, 2021

#AceDailyNews reports that in Boston: ‘Dark/Middle Eastern’ man viciously stabs rabbi in front of Jewish day school

Just spoke to rabbi’s brother & got more details

– Happened in front of Chabad House w/day camp full of kids
– Attacker description: “dark/Middle Eastern”
– Attacker didn’t say/take anything, pointed his gun & tried to force rabbi into his car
– Rabbi ran & was stabbed 8 times

— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) July 1, 2021

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.03: 2021:

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(BOSTON, Mass.) TSA REPORT: Travellers caught with throwing stars, other bladed weapons at Logan Airport as incidents are increasing #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.23: Sometimes, it can be a bit confusing figuring out whether an item is ok to bring on a plane or whether it needs to be put in a checked bag. According to the TSA, some travelers in Boston attempted to bring a variety of sharp weapons on a plane, including at least one throwing star.

BOSTON: The TSA shared images of the weapons and reminded travelers not to carry them onto planes also another traveller caught with at least 50-bullets in a carry-on-bag at NYC airport according to of Fox News

Fox News Flash top headlines for June 22

Throwing stars aren’t meant for the friendly skies.

The TSA New England Twitter account shared images of the confiscated items, which also includes a variety of knives. The tweet doesn’t mention whether or not these items all came from one group of travelers or not.

The tweet states, “Let’s get straight to the point…these items are not allowed in your carry-on bag. Some passengers found that out this weekend when TSA officers at Boston Logan Airport detected these sharp objects. Sheathe these items and put them in your checked bag please!”

These are not the only unusual weapons recently discovered by TSA officers.

Authorities arrested a man at Newark Liberty International Airport when he was caught attempting to sneak a gun past security, NJ.com reports. According to the news outlet, the small weapon was packed in a case within the man’s suitcase and was reportedly designed to look like a belt buckle.

Unfortunately, it was discovered that the gun was functional. The man reportedly claimed that he had forgotten that he had packed the item in his luggage.

In a statement obtained by NJ.com, TSA Federal Security Director for New Jersey Thomas Carter said, “Claiming to forget that you have a gun with you is inexcusable. If you own a gun you need to know where it is at all times. Each of these individuals now faces a stiff federal financial penalty that could cost them thousands of dollars.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.23: 2021:

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(BOSTON.Mass.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard rescued five mariners from a vessel fire 85 miles east of Cape Cod on Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.03: Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews were launched and when they arrived on scene the bow and wheelhouse of the vessel were engulfed in flames and all five Nobska crew members were on the stern. The air crew directed them into the water where they were safely hoisted and transported back to shore. No injuries were reported:

‘Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from burning vessel 85 miles east of Cape Cod: At approximately 5 p.m. Coast Guard First District watchstanders received an EPIRB notification from the 100-foot trawler Nobska’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/01/2021 10:32 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast
Contact: 1st District Public Affairs
Office: (617) 223-8515
After Hours: (617) 717-9609
1st District online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from burning vessel 85 miles east of Cape Cod

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from burning vessel 85 miles east of Cape Cod

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A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, and HC-144 Hercules crew responded. 

Weather on scene was 25 mph winds with six-foot seas.

#AceNewsDesk report …Published: May.03: 2021:

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(PHILADELPHIA) ICE/ERO REPORT: On Monday, March, 29, Officers removed a Colombian Crime Syndicate Leader’ sentenced to prison in connection with his role in a conspiracy to invest the proceeds from the sale of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine #AceNewDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.03: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO): From approximately 2001 to September 2014, Mira Perez was a high-ranking member of La Oficina de Envigado (Oficina) a Colombia-based organized crime syndicate involved in the distribution of thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Colombia to locations worldwide, including the United States:

ICE removes Colombian crime syndicate leader: ‘Fredy Alonzo Mira Perez, a/k/a Fredy Colas 54, of Medellín, Colombia, was sentenced by the U.S. District Court in Boston to seven years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $25,000 fine, and forfeiture of $4 million’

Among other things, the organization served as a debt-collection agency for narcotics traffickers; controlled the flow of narcotics through Medellín and its surroundings; and invested in shipments of narcotics to the United States and elsewhere around the world. Members of Oficina have been known to employ kidnapping, violence and extortion to achieve these ends.

As one of the leaders of Oficina, Mira Perez conspired with others to import cocaine into the United States and to invest the proceeds from those sales. For years, including from 2012 to 2014, Mira Perez’s served as Oficina’s principal debt collector. Mira Perez also was responsible for the collection of debts on behalf of other drug-trafficking organizations in Mexico and Colombia. These organizations contracted with Oficina to recoup missing drugs and drug proceeds. Among other things, Mira Perez adjudicated disputes regarding any drugs or drug money that was lost, stolen or seized by law enforcement, and he conducted investigations to determine which parties would bear responsibility for the missing drugs and drug money. Mira Perez then set a repayment schedule. Mira Perez typically charged a forty-percent commission on behalf of Oficina for all recovered drug money and he invested the commissions to fund the ongoing operations of Oficina.

Mira Perez surrendered to U.S. law enforcement officials in Bogotá, Colombia in March 2015, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to invest illicit drug profits in April 2015. The U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), sanctioned Mira Perez and assigned him to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list based on the aforementioned activities.

Today, he was handed over to Columbian officials without incident.

ICE is charged with enforcing federal immigration laws enacted by Congress.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.03: 2021:

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(PHILADELPHIA) ICE/ERO REPORT: Deportation of ‘Columbian Crime Syndicate Leader’ sentenced to prison in a conspiracy to invest proceeds from sale of cocaine #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.02: On Monday, March, 29, Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed an Colombian crime syndicate leader sentenced to prison in connection with his role in a conspiracy to invest the proceeds from the sale of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine.

ICE removes Colombian crime syndicate leader: ‘Fredy Alonzo Mira Perez, a/k/a Fredy Colas 54, of Medellín, Colombia, was sentenced by the U.S. District Court in Boston to seven years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $25,000 fine, and forfeiture of $4 million’

From approximately 2001 to September 2014, Mira Perez was a high-ranking member of La Oficina de Envigado (Oficina) a Colombia-based organized crime syndicate involved in the distribution of thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Colombia to locations worldwide, including the United States. Among other things, the organization served as a debt-collection agency for narcotics traffickers; controlled the flow of narcotics through Medellín and its surroundings; and invested in shipments of narcotics to the United States and elsewhere around the world. Members of Oficina have been known to employ kidnapping, violence and extortion to achieve these ends.

As one of the leaders of Oficina, Mira Perez conspired with others to import cocaine into the United States and to invest the proceeds from those sales. For years, including from 2012 to 2014, Mira Perez’s served as Oficina’s principal debt collector. Mira Perez also was responsible for the collection of debts on behalf of other drug-trafficking organizations in Mexico and Colombia. These organizations contracted with Oficina to recoup missing drugs and drug proceeds. Among other things, Mira Perez adjudicated disputes regarding any drugs or drug money that was lost, stolen or seized by law enforcement, and he conducted investigations to determine which parties would bear responsibility for the missing drugs and drug money. Mira Perez then set a repayment schedule. Mira Perez typically charged a forty-percent commission on behalf of Oficina for all recovered drug money and he invested the commissions to fund the ongoing operations of Oficina.

Mira Perez surrendered to U.S. law enforcement officials in Bogotá, Colombia in March 2015, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to invest illicit drug profits in April 2015. The U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), sanctioned Mira Perez and assigned him to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list based on the aforementioned activities.

Today, he was handed over to Columbian officials without incident.

ICE is charged with enforcing federal immigration laws enacted by Congress.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.03: 2021:

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(BOSTON, Mass.) MSP Report: MANHUNT: Suspect that shot a trooper on Friday night around 22:30hrs during a Hyannis traffic stop is being sought according to CBSlocal #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: A suspect is on the loose after shooting a Massachusetts State Police trooper during a Hyannis traffic stop late Friday night: Sources told the WBZ-TV I-Team the trooper was shot in the hand: The suspect’s car has been recovered: It happened on Camp Street just after 11:30 p.m:

Massachusetts State Police investigate after a trooper was shot during a Hyannis traffic stop: (WBZ-TV) CBS Boston https://ift.tt/2UMsZKx

Another trooper rushed his injured colleague to Cape Cod Hospital. He was then taken to a Boston hospital by ambulance: The trooper’s injuries are considered life-threatening.

As of Saturday morning, police were still in the area searching for the suspect.

No further details are currently available………

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Nov.21: 2020:

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BOSTON: ‘ TRIAL STARTS FOR TSARNAEV DZHOKHAR ACCUSED OF MARATHON BOMBING ‘

#AceNewsServices – Editors Post:BOSTON:March.04: His life on the line, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he used a backpack to plant a bomb designed to “tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle.”

A shaggy-haired Tsarnaev, 21, stared straight ahead and did not look at either the jury or Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb as the prosecutor launched into his opening statement in the nation’s most closely watched terrorism trial since the Oklahoma City bombing more than 20 years ago.

Timeline of Events & FBI Press Releases:   

Updates on Investigation Into Multiple Explosions in Boston

October 21, 2013, 11:45 a.m. EDT
Joint Release from Massachusetts Law Enforcement Agencies

There has been recent reporting relating to whether or not the FBI, Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police, or other members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force knew the identities of the bombers before the shootout with the alleged marathon bombing suspects and were conducting physical surveillance of them on April 18, 2013. These claims have been repeatedly refuted by the FBI, Boston Police, and Massachusetts State Police. The law enforcement agencies have released a statement in response to the media inquiries and recent news reports. Press release

August 29, 2013, 1:50 p.m. EDT
Cambridge Man Indicted for Making False Statements in the Boston Marathon Bombing Terrorism Investigation

Robel Phillipos, 19, was indicted on two counts of making false statements in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. The indictment alleges that during interviews with Joint Terrorism Task Force law enforcement officials, Phillipos concealed the fact that he and others had gone into suspect Dzhokhar Tsaraev’s dormitory room to remove several items, including a laptop and a backpack. Phillipos was originally charged on May 1, 2013 via criminal complaint. Press release

August 8, 2013, 1:40 p.m. EDT
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two Men for Obstruction of Justice in the Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazhayakov, 19, nationals of Kazakhstan who were residing in New Bedford on student visas, were charged today with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstructing justice with the intent to impede the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov were originally charged on May 1, 2013 via criminal complaint. Press release

June 27, 2013, 2:55 p.m. EDT
Federal Grand Jury Returns 30-Count Indictment Related to Boston Marathon Explosions and Murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier

The indictment charges Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a U.S. citizen and resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for his alleged role in using weapons of mass destruction at the Boston Marathon to kill three individuals and seriously injure many others, as well as for using a firearm to intentionally kill Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Police Officer Sean Collier.

Tsarnaev was specifically charged with the use of a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and conspiracy; bombing of a place of public use resulting in death and conspiracy; malicious destruction of property resulting in death and conspiracy; use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence causing death; carjacking resulting in serious bodily injury; interference with commerce by threats of violence; and aiding and abetting. Seventeen of the charges authorize a penalty of up to life in prison or the death penalty. Tsarnaev is scheduled to be arraigned on July 10, 2013. Press release | Indictment

May 29, 2013, 6:00 p.m. EDT
Statement Regarding Shooting Incident in Orlando, Florida

The FBI is conducting a review of the May 22, 2013 shooting of Ibragim Todashev, 27, which occurred at Todashev’s residence, at 6022 Peregrine Avenue, Orlando, Florida. The FBI’s shooting incident review team interviews witnesses and gathers information regarding the shooting incident for presentation to a Shooting Incident Review Group (SIRG), which consists of members from the FBI and the Department of Justice. The SIRG examines all of the information and determines the reasonableness of the application of deadly force in accordance with the Department of Justice’s deadly force policy and the law. While this internal review process is occurring, we cannot comment regarding investigative details.

The FBI takes very seriously any shooting incidents involving our agents, and as such, we have an effective, time-tested process for addressing them internally. The review process is thorough and objective and conducted as immediately as possible under the circumstances. Press release

May 22, 2013, 10:45 a.m. EDT
FBI Boston Division’s Response to Shooting Incident in Orlando, Florida

The FBI is currently reviewing a shooting incident involving an FBI special agent. Based on preliminary information, the incident occurred in Orlando, Florida during the early morning hours of May 22, 2013. The agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers, and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual. During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries. As this incident is under review, we have no further details at this time. Press release

May 10, 2013, 9:15 p.m. EDT
Joint Statement from Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers and Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis

In light of recent media reports, the FBI and BPD want to ensure the public and our community members that our agencies have long had—and continue to have—a close, strong and effective partnership. More

May 9, 2013, 3:45 p.m. EDT
Statement by Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers Regarding Information Sharing

Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTFs) members, including the state and local members, are responsible for maintaining awareness of possible threats to their respective jurisdictions. To manage and provide accessibility to the significant number of assessments conducted by the JTTF, each task force member has access to Guardian, a web-based counter terrorism incident management application that was launched in July 2004. In Guardian, threat and suspicious activity incidents are entered, assigned, and managed in a paperless environment and allows terrorist threats and suspicious activities to be viewed instantaneously by all system users. The primary purpose of Guardian is to make ready to avail threat and suspicious activity information to all system users and to provide all users with the capability to search all incidents for threat trend analysis. More

May 1, 2013, 1:15 p.m. EDT
Three Men Arrested in Connection with Marathon Bombing Investigation

Opened and Emptied Fireworks
Opened and emptied fireworks found in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dormitory room; Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov are charged with conspiring to destroy the evidence, among other offenses. | Higher resolution

Three men were arrested and charged today in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazhayakov, 19, both of New Bedford, were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to obstruct justice by conspiring to destroy, conceal, and cover up tangible objects belonging to suspected marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, namely a laptop computer and backpack containing fireworks. A third man, Robel Phillipos, 19, of Cambridge, was charged with wilfully making materially false statements to federal law enforcement officials during a terrorism investigation. More | Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov complaint (pdf) | Phillipos complaint (pdf)

April 24, 2013, 11:45 a.m. EDT
Update on Condition of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

According to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains in fair condition. The FBI is releasing this information at the request of the hospital. Press release

April 23, 2013, 12:50 p.m. EDT
Update on Condition of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

According to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in fair condition. The FBI is releasing this information at the request of the hospital. Press release

April 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EDT
Crime Scene Handed Back to City of Boston

Crime Scene Turnover
During an informal ceremony, the FBI’s Evidence Response Team handed the crime scene area on Boylston Street back over to the city of Boston. Above, FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers thanks personnel from several federal, state, and local agencies for their tireless work in the case. | Higher resolution

April 22, 2013, 1:35 p.m. EDT
Suspect in Boston Marathon Attack Charged with Using a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a U.S. citizen and resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, resulting in the death of three people and injuries to more than 200 people.

In a criminal complaint unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Tsarnaev is specifically charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (namely, an improvised explosive device, or IED) against persons and property within the United States resulting in death, and one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. The statutory charges authorize a penalty, upon conviction, of death or imprisonment for life or any term of years. Tsarnaev had his initial court appearance today from his hospital room. Full press release | Criminal complaint (pdf)

April 22, 2013, 9:00 a.m. EDT
Update on Condition of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

According to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains in serious condition. The FBI is releasing this information at the request of the hospital. Press release

April 21, 2013, 9:55 a.m. EDT
Update on Condition of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

According to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains in serious condition. The FBI is releasing this information at the request of the hospital. Press release

April 19, 2013, 10:10 p.m. EDT
Message from FBI Director Mueller on the Arrest of the Boston Bombing Suspect

During this long week, we have seen an extraordinary effort by law enforcement, intelligence, and public safety agencies. These collaborative efforts, with the help and cooperation of the public, resulted in the successful outcome we have seen tonight. The investigation will continue as part of our efforts to seek answers and justice, and there will be no pause in that effort. But tonight, I wish to thank all those who worked so tirelessly throughout the week in the pursuit of safety and justice. Press release

April 19, 2013, 9:53 p.m. EDT
Remarks of Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers at Press Conference on Capture of Bombing Suspect

It seems like many months since Monday, April 15, the day of the Boston Marathon bombings. Yet, it has merely been five days since the tragic explosions that took three lives, critically injured over 180 spectators, and instilled terror and fear among the citizens of the city of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and elsewhere.

Today, the city of Boston, the city of Cambridge, and the city of Watertown—and many other communities—can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that two perpetrators who caused so much pain and anguish are no longer a threat to our personal safety and our communities. More

April 19, 2013, 9:15 p.m. EDT
2011 Request for Information on Tamerlan Tsarnaev from Foreign Government

In early 2011, a foreign government asked the FBI for information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The request stated that it was based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.

In response to this 2011 request, the FBI checked U.S. government databases and other information to look for such things as derogatory telephone communications, possible use of online sites associated with the promotion of radical activity, associations with other persons of interest, travel history and plans, and education history. The FBI also interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev and family members. The FBI did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign, and those results were provided to the foreign government in the summer of 2011. The FBI requested but did not receive more specific or additional information from the foreign government. More

April 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m. EDT
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect in bombing investigation, is now in custody.

April 19, 2013, 8:20 a.m. EDT
Updated Photo of Suspect 2 Released

Suspect 2
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, age 19 | Higher resolution

April 19, 2013, 3:00 a.m. EDT
Law Enforcement Activity in Greater Boston Area

We are aware of the law enforcement activity in the greater Boston area. The situation is ongoing. We are working with local authorities to determine what happened. Press release

April 19, 2013, 2:00 a.m. EDT
Additional Photos Released in Bombings Case

Suspect 2 Behind Lady 1
April 18, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EDT
Video and Photos Released in Bombings Case

April 18, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EDT
Remarks of Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers at Press Conference on Bombing Investigation

Our collective law enforcement team has pursued thousands leads and tips. As I said two days ago, we are working methodically and with a sense of urgency to identify those responsible for the bombings. Within the last day or so, through that careful process, we initially developed a single person of interest. Not knowing if the individual was acting alone or in concert with others, we obviously worked with extreme purpose to make that determination…

More importantly, it was done to ensure the future safety of the city, the commonwealth and the country. Indeed, through that process, the FBI developed a second suspect.

Today, we are enlisting the public’s help to identify the two suspects.

After a very detailed analysis of photo, video, and other evidence, we are releasing photos of the two suspects. They are identified as Suspect 1 and Suspect 2. They appear to be associated. More

April 18, 2013, 2:45 p.m. EDT
Media Advisory: Press Briefing

Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Office Richard DesLauriers, United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz, and FBI JTTF law enforcement partners will hold a press briefing today, April 18, regarding the Boston Marathon investigation, at 5:00 p.m. at The Sheraton Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Third Floor, Commonwealth Ballroom, Boston. Valid media credentials are required for admittance. Press release


April 17, 2013, 2:50 p.m. EDT
No Arrest Made in Bombing Investigation

Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting. Press release

April 16, 2013, 5:15 p.m. EDT
Remarks of Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers at Press Conference on Bombing Investigation

Let me recap our efforts in this investigation.

Yesterday at this time, our collaborative efforts were focused on saving lives and treating the injured. At the same time, resources were directed to ensure the safety of our community.

As soon as those important tasks were completed, first responders focused on establishing a criminal investigation. The FBI Boston’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, composed of more than 30 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police, and ATF, HSI, United States Secret Service, and others responded to the scene. Many of them were already there as part of the general security for the marathon already in place.

The first step law enforcement took was to secure the physical area around the blast for the purpose of preserving evidence in the area related to the devices itself. This morning the FBI, along with Boston PD, Massachusetts State Police, and ATF officially began its forensic evidence recovery effort at the site. Their goal was to recover physical items related to the blast. Those items have been recovered and sent to the FBI’s Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. There, specialized examiners will reconstruct the device and determine its makeup and components. Among items partially recovered are pieces of black nylon—which could be from a backpack—and what appear to be fragments of BBs and nails possibly contained in a pressure cooker device. We are expediting this blast evidence to our Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia for a complete and thorough analysis. More

April 16, 2013
Director Mueller Briefs President on Bombing Investigation

Director Mueller briefs President Obama

FBI Director Mueller updates President Obama on the explosions that occurred in Boston. Seated, from left, are Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Tony Blinken, deputy national security advisor; Jake Sullivan, national security advisor to the Vice President; Attorney General Eric Holder; Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).

April 16, 2013, 9:30 a.m. EDT
Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers Speaks at Press Conference Regarding Boston Marathon Explosions

I would like to start this morning by thanking the first responders from Boston EMS and Boston Fire Department and the volunteer physicians, nurses, and medical staff from the community who volunteered at the marathon. Their services and heroic actions saved lives yesterday afternoon.

Boston SAC DesLauriers at 4/16 press conference
Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the Boston Field Office, addresses the media.

We continue to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our JTTF [Joint Terrorism Task Force] partners and the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police, as well as all of the other JTTF agencies.

Our mission is clear—to bring to justice those responsible for the marathon bombing.

The American public wants answers. The citizens of the city of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts want and deserve answers. This group of dedicated men and women standing before you today pledge to do everything possible to get those answers. More

April 15, 2013, 8:45 p.m. EDT
FBI Assists Boston Police Department Regarding Explosions Along Marathon Route and Elsewhere

Disclaimer: This article is not written by ACE NEWS GROUP. Contributions from AP – FBI – Terrorism Task Forces & Many more. With a special tribute to all those who eventually brought these people to trial. 
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‘ FEDERAL JURY CONVICT FRIEND OF BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 28 – Following an eight-day trial, the jury convicted a college friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for making false statements to investigators assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The jury found Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, guilty of making false statements during the terrorism investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 20, 2013, and April 25, 2013.  U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock scheduled sentencing for Jan. 29, 2015. 

 “In the wake of one of the most significant events in this City’s modern history – an event which left two young women and a child dead, and many more injured – thousands of ordinary citizens assisted law enforcement in identifying and locating the perpetrators,” said U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz for the District of Massachusetts. 

“Today, a federal jury concluded that Robel Phillipos did just the opposite. 

He lied to agents when he could have helped. 

He concealed when he could have assisted.  It is a crime to lie to law enforcement agents, and that is why Robel Phillipos was charged and why the jury found him guilty today. 

But this case also reminds us that our public safety network relies on every citizen in the Commonwealth. 

We look to all of our citizens – our neighbors, our friends, our colleagues, even strangers whom we have never met before – to assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and solving crimes. 

Mr. Phillipos made a choice: a choice to lie instead of tell the truth.  With its verdict today, the jury got it exactly right.” 

Press Release: 

National Security Division. 

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BOSTON: ‘ DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATE CYBER SECURITY FLAWS IN MEDICAL DEVICES ‘

#AceNewsServices – BOSTON – October 27 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cyber-security flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters.

' U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws '

‘ U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws ‘

The products under review by the agency’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, or ICS-CERT, include an infusion pump from Hospira Inc and implantable heart devices from Medtronic Inc and St Jude Medical Inc, according to other people familiar with the cases, who asked not to be identified because the probes are confidential.

These people said they do not know of any instances of hackers attacking patients through these devices, so the cyber threat should not be overstated.

Still, the agency is concerned that malicious actors may try to gain control of the devices remotely and create problems, such as instructing an infusion pump to overdose a patient with drugs, or forcing a heart implant to deliver a deadly jolt of electricity, the sources said.

The senior DHS official said the agency is working with manufacturers to identify and repair software coding bugs and other vulnerabilities that hackers can potentially use to expose confidential data or attack hospital equipment. He declined to name the companies.

“These are the things that shows like ‘Homeland’ are built from,” said the official, referring to the U.S. television spy drama in which the fictional vice president of the United States is killed by a cyber attack on his pacemaker.

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‘ Boston Bombing Trial Will Not Be Moved to Washington DC ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – September 25 – Judge George O’Toole ruled Wednesday that the trial for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin January 5 instead of November 3, the Associated Press reported.

However, the federal judge denied the defence team’s request to move the trial 500 miles south of Massachusetts to Washington, DC. Tsarnaev’s lawyers argued that extensive media coverage, backed up by evaluations of public sentiment by their experts, meant that their client would not be able to receive a fair trial in the Bay State.

“Although media coverage in this case has been extensive, at this stage the defendant has failed to show that it has so inflamed and pervasively prejudiced the pool that a fair and impartial jury cannot be empaneled in this District,” O’Toole wrote. Tsarnaev, 21, has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges.

He could face the death penalty if convicted.

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UNITED STATES: ‘ Private Facility Treating Autism Applies Electrical Shock Treatments ‘

#AceNewsServices (Exclusive) – UNITED STATES (Boston) – September 14 – Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks – so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke AP reported. 

' Stock the Shocks to Children '

‘ Stock the Shocks to Children ‘

Another pulled out all his teeth.

Self-injury is one of the most difficult behaviours associated with autism and other developmental or intellectual disabilities, and a private facility outside Boston that takes on some of the hardest-to-treat cases is embroiled in a major debate:

Should it use electrical skin shocks to try to keep patients from harming themselves or others?

Some believe this has and still believe this can change behaviour patterns, as the past show’s:  

The original behaviourist, Skinner was an American psychologist most famous for his work with operant conditioning — getting the desired behaviour from a person or child through reinforcement, punishment and extinction.

 But like Freud, Skinner’s time was in the 1950’s and the 1960’s, a time when behaviourism was a fresh and new approach to tackling problems with human behaviour and emotions — a direct reaction to the psychoanalytic school of thought that  was prevalent throughout much of international psychology.

Cognitive behaviourism, a reaction itself to Skinner’s strict behavioural paradigm, acknowledged the importance of other factors in human psychology — you can’t treat people  like mice in a maze.

Well, you can, but you get  far more effective results if you treat them more like humans instead of behaviourally-driven animals.

So it’s not surprising that Matthew Israel was a student of Skinner’s, and his theories on child care and development were moulded at Harvard in the 1950’s, according to this insightful article into how shock treatment became an acceptable form of treatment for children in a facility in Massachusetts. 

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UNITED STATES: ' Dias Kadyrbayev Friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Pleads Guilty to Impeding Boston Bombing Investigation '

#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Boston) – August 21 – Dias Kadyrbayev, friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has pleaded guilty to impeding the Boston Marathon bombing investigation USA Today reported.

​Tsarnaev is accused in the attack in 2013 that left three people dead and more than 250 injured.

Prosecutors said that after Kadyrbayev and another friend, Azamat Tazhayakov, determined that Tsarnaev was a suspect in the bombings, they removed items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room.

Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, 20, both from Kazakhstan, were accused of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly helping bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover up the bombings that left three people dead and more than 250 injured..

At the plea hearing on Thursday, the prosecutor read the government’s facts in the case, WCVB reports. Asked by the judge if that is what happened, Kadyrbayev replied, "Yes."

Under the terms of the deal, Kadyrbayev — who faced up to 25 years in prison — would be sentenced to no more than 7 years. He would also be deported to Kazakhstan to serve out his sentence.

The judge in the case did not immediately rule on the plea agreement and set sentencing for November.

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' Jury Selection has begun in the Trial of the Friend of the Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev

AceWorldNews – BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv).

Azamat Tazhayakov (AZ’-maht tuh-ZAY’-uh-kahv) is accused of removing items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth several days after last year’s attack.

Jury selection began Monday with 225 potential jurors brought into the federal courthouse and asked to fill out questionnaires.

Another large group will be brought in Tuesday.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the marathon’s finish line.

Prosecutors say Tazhayakov and another friend took Tsarnaev’s backpack containing fireworks after seeing Tsarnaev’s photograph on the news and realizing he was a suspect.

The items were later recovered in a landfill.

Tazhayakov is not charged with having anything to do with the bombings.

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Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Also Ill


Several local hospitals have set up same area

This bad boy has W.H.O worried

Two of the health care workers who treated a MERS patient in Florida have come down with respiratory symptoms, and are being tested to see if they may have caught the mysterious virus from him, hospital officials say.

In at least one of the cases it’s almost certain not to be MERS — the staffer started showing symptoms just a day after treating the patient, who’s the second person to be diagnosed with MERS in the United States. The incubation period for MERS — meaning the time it takes from contacting someone who’s infected to showing the first symptoms — is usually about five days. “We want to be extra cautious,” said Dr. Antonio Crespo, infectious disease specialist and chief quality officer for the P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando. “These two people were in contact with the patient without a mask.”

Video via: Mary Greeley

One of the staffers was treated and sent home, and the other is in a special isolation room at the hospital, like the MERS patient is. Health care workers who treat patients with the virus are the most likely to become infected themselves, probably because of the close contact. Crespo said 20 health care workers at two hospitals who may have been exposed to the virus are keeping themselves isolated at home and being regularly tested for MERS.


MERS up close and personal

The MERS patient, a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, was visiting family in Orlando when he became ill enough to visit the emergency room on May 8. He’s been in the hospital since May 9 and has been kept isolated under special conditions ever since doctors suspected he might have MERS.

Middle East respiratory syndrome virus (MERS) is on the rise, especially in Saudi Arabia. It’s infected more than 500 people since it was first identified in 2012, spread to 16 countries, and killed about a quarter of its victims. The World Health Organization has been holding a special meeting about the outbreaks and was expected to issue a new report on Wednesday.

The first U.S. patient with MERS, also a health care worker who had been working in Saudi Arabia, has gone home after treatment in an Indiana hospital. Doctors say the risk to the general public is very low. MERS is not terribly infectious. Studies of those who have become infected show they were usually in close and prolonged contact with a victim. But it’s a new virus, and very deadly compared to something like the flu, so doctors want to err on the side of caution.

Health detectives are tracking down everyone who flew on four flights with the MERS patient, from Saudi Arabia to London, then to Boston, Atlanta and Orlando. The trouble with treating any respiratory virus is they all have similar symptoms — fever, cough, body aches. And people get these viruses all the time. it takes about two days to test for something specific like MERS. If MERS is suspected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises hospitals to just act as if it were MERS. So patients are being kept in special isolation rooms, with strict hygiene procedures. “When we go and visit the patient — I went this morning — I have to wear a special mask called an N-95 (respirator). I have to wear a gown and gloves. Once we get out of the room we dispose of everything,” Crespo told reporters.


White House press secretary Jay Carney

The MERS patient also visited a second hospital, the Orlando Regional Medical Center. Officials at the P. Phillips Hospital are not precisely sure why — he didn’t go to seek treatment, they say — but to be extra sure, they’ve asked five hospital staff who were in contact with him to stay home for 14 days, get tested for MERS and stay away from other people. But because he did not feel well, the patient didn’t travel around the region and mostly stayed home, doctors said. He did not go visit any tourist attractions in Orlando.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama had been briefed on the two cases.

Dr. Ken Michaels of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County says hospitals should prepare for cases like this. “I don’t think we have seen the last of this,” he told reporters. “We are going to see more travel from this part of the world.” With a surge of cases in Saudi Arabia, people are sure to carry the virus on trips with them, Michaels said — something that CDC and World Health Organization officials have also said. Both of the men who carried MERS to the U.S. worked in hospitals where MERS patients were treated — one in Jeddah, one in Riyadh. There’s no specific treatment for MERS. Patients get what’s called supportive care — intravenous fluids, oxygen or a breathing tube if needed, and pain medications.

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` US Department of Homeland Security Advises Users of Microsoft’s Explorer Browser to Use Alternatives ‘

#AceSecurityNews – BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.

The bug is the first high-profile security flaw to emerge since Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP earlier this month.
That means PCs running the 13-year old operating system could remain unprotected against hackers seeking to exploit the newly uncovered flaw, even after Microsoft figures out how to defend against it.

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a part of Homeland Security known as US-CERT, said in an advisory released on Monday morning that the vulnerability in versions 6 to 11 of Internet Explorer could lead to “the complete compromise” of an affected system.

“We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem,” Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute warned in a separate advisory, that US-CERT linked to in its warning.

FireEye, whose Mandiant division helps companies respond to cyber attacks, declined to name specific victims or identify the group of hackers, saying that an investigation into the matter is still active.

“It’s a campaign of targeted attacks seemingly against U.S.-based firms, currently tied to defense and financial sectors,” said FireEye spokesman Vitor De Souza on Sunday. “It’s unclear what the motives of this attack group are, at this point.

It appears to be broad-spectrum intel gathering.”

Ace Related News:

  1. April 28 – http://tinyurl.com/m4re4p2

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` Boston One Year-On and the People Start the ` Marathon ' Again with Hope in their Hearts '

#AceWorldNews – BOSTON – April 21 – (SkyNews) – The Boston Marathon has begun under heavy security a year after twin bombings at the finish line killed three people and shocked the city.

A moment of silence was observed before the race began, as America The Beautiful was played over a loudspeaker.

In a show of support for the event, 36,000 of runners have registered – the second-largest field in the history of the race, which is the world’s oldest annual marathon.

“I think I’m going to start crying at the starting line and I’m not sure I’ll stop until I cross the finish line,” said Katie O’Donnell, who was running the marathon last year and was stopped less than a mile from the finish line when the bombs exploded.

One million people are expected to line the route.

Ace Related News:
1. http://news.sky.com/story/1246421/boston-marathon-returns-one-year-after-blasts
2. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/boston-marathon-returns-one-blasts-104339371.html#59sms4F

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` Russia Reportedly Declined Providing FBI with Information of one Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects '

#AceNewsServices – BOSTON – April 16 – (RFRL) – Russia has reportedly declined to provide the FBI with information about one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects two years before the 2013 attack.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a native of Russia’s Chechnya region, is charged with killing three people and injuring 264 others when he and his brother planted two homemade bombs along the course of the Boston Marathon. Tsarnaev’s brother Tamerlan was killed by police after the attack.

Citing an unpublished U.S. government review, “The New York Times” quoted on April 9 a senior U.S. official as saying, “They found that the Russians did not provide all the information that they had on [Dzhokhar] back then, and based on everything that was available, the FBI did all that it could.”

The paper said U.S. lawmakers are to be briefed on April 10 on the report, authored by the inspector-general of the Office of the Intelligence Community.

Based on reporting by: The New York Times.

WASHINGTON – April 09 – (NYT) – The Russian government declined to provide the F.B.I. with information about one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects that would most likely have led to more extensive scrutiny of him at least two years before the attack, according to an inspector general’s report.

Russian officials had told the F.B.I. in 2011 that the suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, “was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer” and that Mr. Tsarnaev “had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/10/us/russia-failed-to-share-details-on-boston-marathon-bombing-suspect.html

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` Suspicious Backpacks left by a Man on the Anniversary of `Boston Marathon ‘ at Events Finishing Line ‘

AceWorldNews – NEW YORK – BOSTON April 16 – Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, on the one-year anniversary of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, police said two backpacks had been found in the area and immediately ordered people to evacuate.

Authorities said the backpacks were tied to a man who goes by Kayvon Edson. Edson was captured in several videos marching down Boylston Street in a black veil, wearing a backpack, and chanting “Boston strong.”Man who left Tuesday suspicious backpacks in down-town Boston was mentally ill, official the Police Department Mike McCarthy said http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/04/15/breaking-marathon-finish-line-evacuated-after-suspicious-packages-discovered/DTSiAn2NlNQe3honPF97uO/story.html

Two large black backpacks were found near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where a year ago was a terrorist attack.

According to witnesses, the offender of the incident was a barefoot man dressed in black. He threw backpacks on the ground with a cry of “Boston is the power!” And then tried to escape, but was immediately detained by law enforcement officials.

The FBT has joined to investigate the incident. Bomb-disposal experts destroyed the suspicious items using a special robot.

The police evacuated people, blocked streets and closed a nearby subway station immediately after the discovery of backpacks.

Bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 took place April 15, 2013 in down–town Boston, near the finish line of a marathon.

More than 3500 policemen, twice as many as last year, will provide security this year for the marathon April 21. The Boston Marathon is held annually since 1897 and it is the oldest and one of the most prestigious races in the world of athletics.

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` Boston Marathon Victims Remembered Twelve Months ago `Today’ when `Two Explosions ‘ Wrecked Peoples Lives ‘

#AceWorldNews – BOSTON – April 15 2013 – Two explosions occurred in the centre of Boston during the annual marathon.

As a result of the Boston Marathon bombing, three people were killed and over 260 were injured. The main suspects in the attack are two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tamerlan (26) was killed in a shoot-out with the police. Dzokhar (20) is facing death penalty.

The trial is set for November 3.

Three more people are involved in the case. Two of them are Kazakhstan citizens, Dias Kadyrbaev and Azamat Tazhayakov; the third is a US citizen, Robel Fillipos.

All three were were Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s room mates in the Boston University dorm. Kadyrbaev and Tazhayakov were charged with helping to cover Tsarnaev’s tracks, Fillipos is accused of false testimony.

Their trial is set for June 23, 2014

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