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Boston Bombings Opens Debate on Rights

Categories: North America, U.S.A., Breaking News, Migration & Immigration, Politics

After the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday April 15, Twitter became a primary source of breaking news, and also of misinformation [1]. Conversations were curated around the hashtags #bostonmarathon [2] and #bostonexplosions [3] the first days. On Thursday night, one of the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed during a police persecution in Cambridge, and the city of Boston and close communities were on lockdown on Friday during the search (#manhunt [4]) of Tamerlan's younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.  Dzhokhar was found wounded Friday evening in Watertown (#watertown [5]). A debate has ensued after it was announced that he will be questioned without being Mirandized [6] (#mirandarights [7]). Many are also worried about how this will affect immigrants [8] in the U.S. due to the Chechen ethnic origin [9] of the Tsarnaev brothers.