The Boston Bombing: Armchair Investigators and Social Media

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FBI Agents Investigating a Crime Scene

It has been less than 4 full days since the tragic Boston bombing took three lives and injured more than 1980. SInce Monday, social media has been  rife with theories, conclusions and impatience. Many are wondering why the perpetrators of this murderous act are not yet in custody. Clearly, they should have been apprehended, indicted and sitting ready for trial. It’s an exaggeration, but just a bit.

The immediacy of media in the digital age has provided many advantages but ratcheted up expectations even more. It’s very easy for armchair investigators to comment on and second guess the investigators in the field. Many seem unable to understand why progress in the investigation is not keeping up with the 24 hour news cycle.

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