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May 1, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Boston bombing brother had contact with extremists

American attacks treated differently Why is it that the pressure-cooker bombs that wreaked such horror and agony at the Boston Marathon are considered weapons of mass destruction, while a semi-automatic weapon, such as that used at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is not? [“FBI investigates elder brother’s visit to Russia,” News, April 29]. Bill Ames, Seattle


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April 26, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Boston Bombings stir up debate

Law enforcement deserves round of applause for Boston Every day, it seems, we see an article or two about the “terrorists” in Boston, speculations on whether they were brainwashed and how hard the Chechens have had it and other sympathetic views [“CIA had flagged bombing suspect,” page one, April 25]. Many are worthy considerations, but where…


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April 24, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Boston bombings bring privacy issue to the table

Security should take precedence over privacy It baffles me how people can really be concerned about their privacy at a time such as this [“Image analysis helps Boston probe, raises worries for privacy advocates,” page one, April 21]. To me, it seems that the most concerned people would be the criminals themselves. I think it is a…


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April 21, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Bombs over Boston

Install more security cameras After the horrible events in Boston, I believe most reasonable people should recognize the value of having Homeland Security Department cameras operating and overviewing most of our vital infrastructure targets [“Two bombs rock Boston Marathon,” page one, April 16].Seattle is as vulnerable as any other big city in America. The ability…


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