The Boston Marathon Bombing

The bombing at the Boston Marathon.


Above is a picture of good trying to respond to the terror of evil. The photograph was taken on April 13th 2013 at the infamous Boston Marathon bombing.

Policemen are scrambling to secure the area from further attack, as well as help any wounded they can find. The poor man on the ground had been knocked down by the blast of two bombs built from pressure cookers that were set off around 2:49 that afternoon, but luckily, he didn’t receive any substantial injuries. The event is made all the more tragic by the fact that this race that had been destroyed through terrorism was meant to be an event that would commemorate Patriots’ Day and celebrate America. Three people were killed by the bombs that had been packed with lethal shrapnel and an estimated 260 others received wounds. Many people required amputations to save their lives.

The city of Boston would become paralyzed with fear as police would issue a manhunt that would sweep the city multiple times in search of suspects caught on tape. These two men were Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, brothers from Kyrgyzstan who had immigrated to the United States ten years prior. For four days this would go on until the Boston Police Department found Tamerlan, who proceeded to open fire upon them. No policemen were injured, but Tamerlan was killed in the altercation. Dzhokhar would be arrested later that day and is currently scheduled to be executed. The city of Boston would eventually recover from the tragedy this event created thanks to the brave men and women of the Boston Police and Fire Departments who bravely risked their lives to protect their people.