posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 04:32 PM
Originally posted in the other, now locked, thread on Suspect #2's condition
I am curious about the possible discrepancy between Watertown Police Department's claim that the F.B.I. negotiated with D. Tsarnaev for 20-30
minutes, yet recent reports suggest his wounds prevent him from speaking.
Police use "flash-bangs," devices meant to stun people with a loud noise, and start 20 to 30 minutes of negotiation with Tsarnaev.
From: CNN - Manhunt Timeline
Perhaps the "negotiation" was one-sided; in which case, this discrepancy only rises to the level of hyperbole. Alternatively, it could just be
miscommunication. Watertown PD was probably back of the bus during the final stages of this event, hearing second or third hand what F.B.I. HRT was
doing at the boat house.
The wounded teen, who was lying in his own blood, didn’t surrender easily. An FBI agent negotiated with him for more than 20 minutes, Deveau
(Watertown Police Chief) told CNN.
From: NY Daily News -
Boston Marathon Suspect Hospitalized
Every image released so far during the arrest / capture is framed in such a way as to almost entirely obscure the suspect's face. Also, as far as
resolution, the released photos all seem to be very low resolution, further obfuscating things.
I'm also interested in what the law enforcement motivation would be to only release photos in which the subject's face is almost entirely obscured.
Perhaps the throat wound is gory. Perhaps there is consideration for the danger of "tainting the jury pool." I don't know. Why not be more
explicit about the capture?
Authorities were more explicit about suspect imagery in similar cases.
I understand the perspective that the "world has changed" in relation to terrorists. I still find it odd.