The World- Entry 4 (April 19, 2013)

The people of Boston were told to stay indoors Friday, April 19th, as a massive manhunt occurred. Police searched for a surviving suspect of the bombing that happened Monday at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had not yet been found at the time of this broadcast. His brother had been killed in a shootout with police early Friday morning. Police were able to obtain Dzhokhar later Friday evening, after this broadcast. I am glad that they were able to get justice for the people who were hurt and injured. My Uncle was running the marathon on Monday. Fortunately he runs very fast. He finished and made it back to his hotel with his wife and two foreign exchange students before the bombs went off. I feel that this attack really affects people throughout the country because people from all over went to run that marathon. I feel that we were lucky that more people were not hurt or killed.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev & Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

My Uncle

Dzhokhar wasn’t a violent or angry person according to one of his classmates. She said, “He was always, a nice, funny guy…He never seemed like the kind of person that could do this”. The cynical side of me always thinks it is amusing that these types of people who are capable of this heightened level of violence are always so good at hiding it from the people around them. Most of the time the news reporters say that these types of people had higher than average IQs and were geniuses.  I find myself wondering how much these intelligent individuals could accomplish if they were interested in making the world a better place rather than wanting to destroy it. Could they have invented a dish washer that actually cleaned the dishes during the first washing? Or maybe been able to find a cure for the common cold? Is there something wired wrong in these types of peoples brains at birth? I feel like medical science is going to improve within our lifetimes and this question will be answered. Part of me hopes this will happen and the other part does not. I think that if scientists could prove that certain people were more likely to commit these types of offences that the whole nation would be tested and many people would be persecuted for actions they haven’t committed. On the other hand if that happens events such as the Boston bombings would not be likely to occur. Anyway it’s just speculation.    




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