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#21 AmScray

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

View Posttimwakefield, on 17 April 2013 - 11:58 AM, said:

Ya it's cute that 4chan and reddit are pretending to be FBI, but the chances of them discerning something that eluded the real FBI is pretty close to zero.

The fact that a group of people not affiliated with law enforcement can congeal to assemble and observe facts quicker than any law enforcement body could ever dream to do is amazing.

What 4chan is doing with those photos is unbelievable, in a positive way.
For every time they do something that makes you question humanity, they do something like this that makes you trust and believe in the power of people.

This is a little disquieting.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:37 PM

I mean they're certainly not doing any harm, but I highly doubt that they are doing anything faster than law enforcement. The Boston Globe is reporting that while nobody has been arrested, they do have an image of a suspect and are "very close" to...something, presumably an arrest. If 4chan has managed to identify an attacker, it's extremely unlikely that the FBI hasn't done the same, and done so faster than the internet. The FBI also has access to surveillance that the rest of the world doesn't, and it's been reported that a surveillance video from a department store across the street is what they've used to identify a suspect.

Again 4chan are doing no harm that I can see, and if there's one chance in a million that they come up with something that investigators missed then it's worth it. They do have a history of breaking some cases of child molestation and child pornography, but that's because they were basically the only ones investigating it. Hundreds of FBI agents have pored over everything that 4chan has pored over regarding the marathon attack.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:22 PM

You drastically overestimate law enforcement.

They have the ability to compel information and access to non-public information which may or may not be relevant, but when it comes time to play Where's Waldo, crowdsourcing eyeballs beats an office full of feebs.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:41 PM

To be fair to the FBI, their hiring pool is a great deal stronger than a major metropolitan (IE Boston's) police force. I'd agree with office full of feebs for a typical police force, but not for the FBI.

That said, crowdsourcing this kind of thing I think has a great deal of utility, and the people doing it are eager to do it, which matters a lot. The FBI agent in the office stuck on Waldo spotting duty is likely not anywhere near as enthused to be assigned that sort of detail.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:23 AM

Hell, the Feds have access to video, more photos, better techonolgoy, facial imaging software, etc... so they are likely on top of this. But, I think it really think this has opened a new era of response to these types of crimes. What the crowdsourcing has done is pretty amazing and can have some long term benefits. On Reddit there was a constant sense of "not jumping to conclusions" and fair assessment of the evidence, despite some strong bias to find the dick. If the police were to jump the gun and try to frame someone (as if always claimed by the conspriracy theorists) much of the evidence is there to contradict and open to the public. And there is always the chance that someone in the public viewing the photos will see something different or have specialized or intricate knowledge of the situation that could help. Interesting as hell anyway.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

No thread for West, Texas? Oh right, that one was just the fault of negligent rich guys, not something we can use to witch-hunt innocent brown guys.

Fun game - look how far down in an article about West, Texas you have to go to find the actual name of the company. And I doubt you can even find the name of the parent company, or any information on their executives, quality control people, etc. And yet we have newspapers jamming names and faces of any brown people who happened to be within 500 metres of the bombing in Boston in their headlines. You can bet when they have a suspect, they'll mention his name three times in the first paragraph.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

Was it the fault of negligent rich guys?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:38 PM

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No thread for West, Texas? Oh right, that one was just the fault of negligent rich guys, not something we can use to witch-hunt innocent brown guys.

Fun game - look how far down in an article about West, Texas you have to go to find the actual name of the company. And I doubt you can even find the name of the parent company, or any information on their executives, quality control people, etc. And yet we have newspapers jamming names and faces of any brown people who happened to be within 500 metres of the bombing in Boston in their headlines. You can bet when they have a suspect, they'll mention his name three times in the first paragraph.


I'm pretty sure that the response to the marathon bombing vs the response to the Texas explosion are vastly different because one was an accident, and the other was purposeful.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:30 PM

View Posttimwakefield, on 18 April 2013 - 12:38 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure that the response to the marathon bombing vs the response to the Texas explosion are vastly different because one was an accident, and the other was purposeful.

Meh, it could be said one was purposeful, and the other was due to negligence. Both are morally reprehensible. I haven't read a lot on the Texas incident but initial reports (that could be biased) have mentioned the lack of regulation at the facility. I don't care what color they are, but anyone that allows your business to operate that dangerously should be held accountable and punished.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

None of the articles I've read have said that anyone knows the cause of the explosion.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:03 PM

that's because the evil rich guys paid them off!

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

View Posttimwakefield, on 18 April 2013 - 12:38 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure that the response to the marathon bombing vs the response to the Texas explosion are vastly different because one was an accident, and the other was purposeful.

You'd think that distinction would go without saying, but I guess to those driving the anti-acknowledging-predictable-patterns-in-certain-races agenda, it needs to be said.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:34 PM

I don't know the source, only that this was posted on imgur. Far left. Click to enlarge.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:05 PM

View Postmrdannyg, on 18 April 2013 - 11:22 AM, said:

No thread for West, Texas? Oh right, that one was just the fault of negligent rich guys, not something we can use to witch-hunt innocent brown guys.

Fun game - look how far down in an article about West, Texas you have to go to find the actual name of the company. And I doubt you can even find the name of the parent company, or any information on their executives, quality control people, etc. And yet we have newspapers jamming names and faces of any brown people who happened to be within 500 metres of the bombing in Boston in their headlines. You can bet when they have a suspect, they'll mention his name three times in the first paragraph.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

View Postmrdannyg, on 18 April 2013 - 11:22 AM, said:

No thread for West, Texas? Oh right, that one was just the fault of negligent rich guys, not something we can use to witch-hunt innocent brown guys.

Fun game - look how far down in an article about West, Texas you have to go to find the actual name of the company. And I doubt you can even find the name of the parent company, or any information on their executives, quality control people, etc. And yet we have newspapers jamming names and faces of any brown people who happened to be within 500 metres of the bombing in Boston in their headlines. You can bet when they have a suspect, they'll mention his name three times in the first paragraph.


Boston was a terrorist attack with the time and place chosen to get the most attention, impact and strike the most terror.
You spin this to blame the media for covering it and drawing probable conclusions?
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

I'll bet it was Monsanto and Wal-Mart that caused the Texas explosion.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:27 PM

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:43 PM

Check out this twitter, the guy was right by the shoot out, amazing pics/video, including a bullet that went through his house. https://twitter.com/AKitz
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:37 AM

My guess is that they were looking to plant something at MIT, that cop spotted them, called them out, they killed him in a panic and at that point, the cover was blown.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:43 AM

View Posttimwakefield, on 18 April 2013 - 04:34 PM, said:

I don't know the source, only that this was posted on imgur. Far left. Click to enlarge.



That's definitely him.
In junior high school, my friend and I coordinated a stink bomb attack at the intersection of halls B and 2 with those old school glass vial stink bombs you'd get at magic shops. We walked past one another according to plan, gave the nod, simultaniously dropped the vials then took up positions about 10 feet away to watch the carnage ensue. It was hillarious. The wailing, the gagging; one girl cried.

It would be better if we could eliminate deadly terrorism and simply troll one another because I'll tell ya. I hope that ************ is killed graveyard dead for what he did, but if he had set off an enormous stink bomb at the same spot and made everyone at the finishline start whinging and hacking, he would've made everyone laugh and god knows laughter and mockery wins more hearts than this stupid shit.
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