By James F. Tracy
(Two years ago today the Boston Marathon bombing event occurred. Major media still maintain that at least 260 individuals suffered injuries as a result of the incident, most recently as the implied rationale behind the curious prosecution and conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the crime. This article originally appeared on May 11, 2013. Additional research and analysis of the Boston bombing is available here.-JFT)
Exactly how many people were injured as a result of the April 15 Boston Marathon Bombing (BMB)? An official tally from the Boston Public Health Commission puts the number at an incredible 282 injured and four killed, including MIT police officer Sean Collier. “Only two patients wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings remained in critical condition” on April 22, the Boston Globe reported, “but the count of injured people who were treated in area hospitals has risen sharply to 282, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. That is far higher than the initial estimate of 170.”
Memorial to the victims of the massacre inside Dunblane Cathedral. [Image Credit: Wikipedia]
By James F. Tracy
A recent BBC documentary airing in March 2015, Surviving Sandy Hook, calls to mind the series of made-for-TV films produced by British news media memorializing Dunblane. Indeed, the March 13, 1996 massacre of 16 five-to-six-year-old school children and their teacher in Dunblane Scotland by a single recluse bears a number of similar characteristics to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, yet Sandy Hook is seldom considered in the context of this important precursor.
The foremost of such similarities is the fact that Dunblane was the key pretext for the introduction of draconian gun laws and school safety measures throughout the United Kingdom–a move ostensibly pursued to placate grieving parents, some of whom advocated for such. By late 1997, all cartridge-loading handguns had been banned throughout the UK following separate legislation passed under the Conservative and Labour governments of John Major and Tony Blair.
Fellowship of the Minds
The State of Connecticut’s Public Safety and Security Committee (PSSC) is a joint standing committee of the Connecticut General Assembly and contains members of the Senate and the House. In the Connecticut Legislature, there are no separate chamber committees.
PSSC is charged with matters relating to homeland security, the Department of Public Safety, including state police, state organized task force on crime, municipal police training, fire marshals, the fire safety code and the state building code, civil preparedness and legalized gambling, and military and veterans’ affairs, except veterans’ pensions.
Confirms Information Discovery Forthcoming
By James F. Tracy
On March 4, 2015 former Florida State Trooper and school safety expert Wolfgang Halbig appeared on The Alex Jones Show to announce a lawsuit he has filed in Florida seeking information from officials across the United States involved in the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre event.
Northern California-based environmental activist and Rense Radio Network host Deborah Tavares is a guest on this week’s Real Politik. She explains impending threats to US citizens’ human and property rights via the ongoing aggressive United Nations’ Agenda 21 program being stealthily enacted in towns and counties throughout the United States.
By Kevin Cannell
[The following was an unsolicited contribution to MHB. The evidence and conclusions provided within the article are uncertain. The post will remain with this proviso in the hopes that it may promote continued collaborative engagement with the site and between readers on the Boston bombing event.-JFT]
A widely overlooked element of the Boston Marathon bombing event involves photographs of the backpacks carrying the explosives that purportedly killed 3 bystanders and maimed and injured dozens more.
The white tabs on the black backpacks are passive RFID adhesive tracking tags/labels. Such devices are used to track merchandise from manufacture to consumer and for check-in/check-out operations. The two largest entities in the USA that require these identifying tags/labels are Walmart and the Department of Defense.
Political blogger and videographer Peter Klein joins the program to discuss his latest documentary production, We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook, a major collaborative effort released by Independent Media Solidarity on November 30, 2014. Founded in 2014, IMS includes several dozen independent researchers and media producers, ten of whom contributed directly to the 2014 documentary.