19 at the time of the Boston Marathon bombings. Press accounts of the younger bomber brother often portrayed him as the hapless follower of his brother into radical Islam – which is not true. The teen had two social media identities with one espousing anti-American jihadi-sympathizing beliefs for years before the terror attack in 2013. At the time of the blasts US taxpayers were paying for his UMass Dartmouth education and dorm. He supplemented his income by selling weed on campus. He was found hiding in a dry-docked boat a day after the brothers murdered MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. Prosecutors told jurors in his trial he intentionally picked a crowded area full of children to cause maximum harm.
Look at how thick the people are there. It would cause memorable damage. He picked this place. And he was waiting for his brother. He’s waiting. He knows it’s coming. And there it is. He waits for a moment, and then like a salmon upstream, he’s on his way up, and right before he leaves the screen he turns his head. This is the defendant running away, pushing people out of the way. He’s got places to go.