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CNN's Phil Black talks exclusively to the father of a man who knew the Boston bombing suspect and was killed by the FBI.
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they did "handle" your son. listen. his son was at that time a person of interest, but not a suspect and was not being charged with anything at the time. unless they have a warrant- which they did not and had no reason to have at that point- they cannot enter his residence without his consent, which means they asked to come in and he said yes. there was not one question they needed answers on that they could not acquire from a normal witness interview. he was not combative or aggressive in any way. there have been no reports of any signs of forced entry, further suggesting that he let them in voluntarily. he did not have a prior criminal record or history of violent crimes, and since law enforcement at that time had absolutely no reason to consider him dangerous, and with all of those boxes being checked, they had no reason to bind him with cuffs or observe a heightened level of security, even if he's standing in front of a steak knife in the kitchen. if they felt there were legitimate security concerns, they would not have spoke with him in his residence, they would have cuffed him and then questioned him in an interrogation room at a police station.
it's entirely possible it went down like some bad B-list crime drama with doors being kicked in and all that before being murdered or whatever it is some of you are insisting is the case. based on what information the public does have at this point, and frankly nothing that probably went down here is anything new or outrageous. this is super basic, well documented protocol which has been around for a long time. as a responsible person, i don't rule anything out and it's best to come at this with prudence, and i understand it can be tempting, more so for some than others, to skip B through Y and to be a bit generous with regard to offering our suspicions, but based on just what has been reported so far, there is really no reason to believe that this was a brilliant display of law enforcement ineptitude, that it was poor execution of a tragically flawed conspiracy plot, and while the press and public asking the tough questions is absolutely a good thing, some times a cigar is just a good smoke, gentlemen.
Going off complete speculation, I think the guy may have had something to do with the murders, thought the FBI wanted him as a terrorist, figured he was going to be disappeared to guantanamo either way, freaked out and attacked FBI agents, as a ninja kicked said FBI agents butts, agents get tired of getting butts kicked by ninja, they shoot him several times, FBI doesn't want to admit getting butts kicked by ninja, and so he suddenly is reaching for a gun/knife/sword .... The lesson of this story is don't bring a ninja to a gun fight.