We Could've Stopped Boston Bombers
By: Jackson Cox
We Could Have Stopped Them
Yes. Law enforcement agencies began to investigate, they identified the bombers: brothers Dzhokhar(20) and Tamerlan(26) Tsarnaev. The Tsarnaevs had killed 1 officer and wounded others in a shootout on April 18. Dzhokhar was captured that evening, and Tsarnaev died early April 19 because of his wounds.
"I do think that had we taken a second look,we could have stopped this,"
-Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security
United States surveillance intelligence failures could have prevented the tragic event. Instead of monitoring communications of suspects, they monitored the communications of everybody. Had we put forth more attention towards the suspects communications we could have caught them early.
This Tragic event could have easily been prevented, but due to wasted surveillance footage and intelligence failures, we allowed these terrorists to carry out their plans.
1st Bomb Explodes
The First Bomb Explodes to the Left of the Finish Line
Bird's Eye View of Boston Streets
This will help give you a better idea of situation
Image from a surveillance video spotting the 2 bombers
ABC News. ABC News Network, 15 Apr. 2014. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.
Ferran, Lee. "Snowden: Wasted Surveillance Resources May Have Stopped Boston Bombing." ABC News. ABC News Network, 10 Mar. 2014. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.
"Boston Marathon bombing." World Book Discover. World Book, 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2014.
(I would have indented on the 2nd line but it did not allow me to)