Statement On the Boston Marathon Bombings

17 Apr


Statement On the Boston Marathon Bombings

17 April, 2013

Yesterday, our city was devastated by a bombing attack that killed 3, including an eight-year-old child, and injured at least 180. Two bombs, set to blow a few seconds apart from each other, exploded around 2:50pm at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Copley Square. According to CNN, of those wounded by the explosion, there are “at least 17 in critical condition and 25 in serious condition,” and “at least eight of the patients are children.” No arrests have been made, no suspects have been named, and the FBI has taken over the investigation.

We at the Cradle of Liberty are both sickened and saddened by the callous attack, specifically targeting a dense crowd of innocent civilians. We are disgusted that anyone would carry out such an evil deed in our city of Boston or anywhere. Our hearts are with the families of the deceased—we hope time heals their suffering and loss—and with the wounded—to whom we wish a quick recovery from ailments both physical and emotional. In these dark times, our hearts are lightened by the emergency responders, working people, runners, and residents who rushed to help the hurt, took in lost and separated runners and family members, and in general cared for each other. They are a reminder of the spirit of Massachusetts that we know and love, which will survive any catastrophe.

Lastly, we caution the people of our city not to jump to any rash conclusions, and especially to remember that this act was committed by an individual or individuals with no compassion or respect for human life. Regardless of their religious, national, or cultural identity, these individuals cannot and do not represent any broad segment of humanity.

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