Boston's top cop asked if bombing was preventable
May 9th, 2013
12:15 PM ET
7 years ago

Boston's top cop asked if bombing was preventable

Washington (CNN) - Could the Boston Marathon bombing have been prevented?

That was the question legislators tried to answer at Thursday's House Committee on Homeland Security hearing, where the members of Congress asked a former senator, Boston's top cop and two experts on public safety about whether or not the intelligence community dropped the ball when they closed an investigation into one of the alleged Boston bombers before the marathon bombing in April.


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  1. g

    you win some -you loose some

    May 9, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  2. just sayin

    the fbi never let the local law enforcement in on these guys when they investigated them. total incompetence. that was a major failure.

    May 9, 2013 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Oh brother. This is honest, friendly advice to you, GOPers/Teatrolls: You will pay dearly if you try to turn this into another witchhunt/conspiracy theory rumor mill like your Benghazi nonsense.

    Take the advice or leave it, I really don't care.

    May 9, 2013 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  4. just sayin

    but then rush in to take over the investigation once the bombs go off. but then have to go out and risk their lives to capture or kill the guys!

    May 9, 2013 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  5. Pam from Iowa

    Well, you aren't talking about Cleveland here, where cops come to your door and then leave if no one answers!!!!

    May 9, 2013 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. ja

    the answer is no certain people get a pass in america, desipte warning signs, and complacent enforcement, evil can always find methods of destruction

    May 9, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  7. truth hurts but reality bites

    The Feds egg all over their face with this one. Even after several warnings from the Russians, they couldn't put 2 & 2 together. No check backs, no followup, no nothing. This is another 9/11 type failure, only worse because the government was supposed to fix these kinds of problems, but they haven't.

    And the leftists loons want the feds to control everything. What a farce.

    May 9, 2013 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  8. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Where's the investigation into the Texas explosion?

    May 9, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    I say let the Republicans conduct their witch hunts.
    The American people are watching and waiting for them to address the will of The People.

    May 9, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. Tom

    I'm sure it's all Hillary Clinton's fault and Republicans are at work writing a report to blame her.

    May 9, 2013 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  11. just sayin

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes
    Where's the investigation into the Texas explosion?
    contact the texas fire marshall. there was a fire at the plant which is why all those fire fighters was there.

    so now you clueless lefties are comparing an explosion from a fire with a terrorist bombing in order to distract from yet more federal government incompetence?

    May 9, 2013 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  12. Name lynn

    The people involved news these bombing was taking place. The lord new what was going to take place. No one couldnt do nothing about the,bombing my heart goes out to those families involved with the bombing.

    May 9, 2013 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |

    Play along and a promotion, huh, what do you say? you will be on tv. who knows where this could lead, how bout it officer?

    May 9, 2013 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "Where's the investigation into the Texas explosion?"

    I'm sorry, but highlighting the effects of deregulation, lax oversight and corporate greed and malfeasance is anathema to the MSM.

    May 9, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |

    How much time and effort funded by my tax dollar are we going to waste on this one? alot of, if not all gop time and efforts are spent trying to find anything to make the pres and next pres bad? these are our tax dollars going to waste, where is all the efforts on jobs the gop promised, seems like their only interest is in party politics, no wonder its taking longer to get out of the hole they put us in

    May 9, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |