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Federal charges filed in Boston terror attack
April 22nd, 2013
07:45 PM ET

Federal charges filed in Boston terror attack

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death, according to a statement from the Justice Department. SEE THE CHARGES

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  1. Phil, philadelphia

    Is there any mention that the police were outgunned......there should be no way regular citizens danger their hands on war weapons, and magazine clips. The blood is on republican hands. Republicans have no constituents, anytime 90% of people agree on something. They just have special interests.....

    April 29, 2013 at 10:18 am |
  2. ANGRY

    April 26, 2013::::tonight at @ 6:40 pm jeffrey was on wolf's show, talking in circles, saying 16 hrs of questions was enough time for the fbi to get answers they needed from "joker." i don't think so. 16hrs from when? if the 48 hr allotment of time was up, then that time shd have started only from when the 1st info re new york was offered up, & not a min before. and why have these two terrorists been referred to as young men, & pics shown of them in gyms or with friends? all that does is make them endearing. they're thugs, murderers, terrorists and bullies. they're not kids. their mother shd be brought back to the States, and tried for the felony theft she's accused of, and questioned regarding this terror attack in boston. she knows plenty....

    April 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
  3. Griff.

    "All this back story now, just keep repeating the same thing. The youger brother was just another witness more than an assailent. He's going to need these witnesses for his defense."

    April 26, 2013 at 6:09 pm |
  4. Mycroft Lake Travis Texas

    I've been overwhelmed by the questioning as to why the Brothers Terrorists, would do it. They seemed to have all the money they needed, one of them going to prestigious college, one a beautiful wife and somewhat young to be filled with the kind of hate needed to commit the horrific crime, they obviously committed. The reports are 'Religious Fervor' , I call it fanaticism. Whatever the misguided reasons are, they don't measure up to the importance of what ever happened to Homeland Security, the FBI and the CIA. The complete department of Homeland Security came into existence,because a selected President couldn't read or understand Intelligence Reports. That department listens in on millions of phone calls, tracks computer usage, virtually spies on millions of Patriotic USA Citizens and for some reason that department doesn't monitor people learning to make bombs or going to computer sites that promote terror. If I was looking to thwart terrorism it would be precisely those sites I would develop a terrorism watch list from . Lets see, Russia warns the CIA and FBI, the guy travels without a visa,goes to computer sites for Islam extremists, goes to the site of killed terrorist and visits sites that teaches people how to build bombs, and Homeland Security hasn't a clue ? Quite mind blowing, isn't it. That is why, the waters are so muddied, why the all truth is likely to covered up, never really investigated. It's kinda like a mini 911, isn't it. It's true their were bombs during the late sixties and seventies, most of by USA citizens trying protest a War and get US out of Vietnam, but they didn't have Homeland Security in those days, listening in on phone calls and tracking people on computers using the internet. At least five country's intelligence agencies tried to warn the USA of Bin Laden planning a strike on the USA, and our intelligence agencies chose to ignore them, noting they unspecific. I don't know what it's going to take for our Intelligence Agencies to protect us,we've already given up our rights to privacy, pay 300% more than the entire world combined on defense and when other countries are handing us terrorists on silver platter, they can't even figure out a 26 and 19 year old out... If they are that incompetent, we might have to start a new department, one that teaches them how to wipe their behinds. That is what they are expecting us to believe. I know better.

    April 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm |
  5. Phil, Philadelphia

    Ohh Wow. He is shaking in his boots now... Why does he even get a trial, waste tax payers dollars; he was clearly at the scene and committed the acts. he should be taken in front of firing squad and let the family members of the maimed do the shooting. These bombers are treasoners, turn coats and need to be treated like army combatants. Also, we have to realize that a lot of these threats are radical Muslims and the Muslim community needs to keep taking steps to better teach their people and to report any dangerous radical behavior. Authorities must watch these groups closer....I wouldn't care if it was Christians, if they kept committing these crimes then they would need to be investigated more. And there is no way that these bombers were not influenced by many other radicals.....you don't jus become this phonation without others influence.

    April 25, 2013 at 8:20 am |
  6. J. Clarke

    It is amazing how CNN will quickly believe the Russian government's account of the sharing of information and not believe this American government. I have not heard Wolf Blitzer ask why the Russian government allowed this suspected person back into their country and into a troubled region if they had concerns about him? Did Wolf ask how this family can travel back and forth into a troubled region with the Russian government's consent. This American government will never get any credit from anyone for anything. Oh, I forgot 09/011/01 happened on President Obama's watch.

    April 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm |
  7. Irmgard Kastner

    This is so hard as I do not believe in the Death sentence, there is no such thing as a Life for a life, it is a tragedy all around. devastating for the Victums, unimagenable, tragic for the Mother and family of the young Man. What can bring anyone to such a crime, nothing but extreme Hate, yet I see this Hate everwhere' I would wish he could die, otherwise we need to learn what makes People become so evil and we have to jail him forever. I listen to some selfrightious revengeful People and they are just as Evil given the time and opportunity.

    April 23, 2013 at 7:32 am |

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