Many question if those in positions of power during Boston bombing massacre knew more than they admit and put people at risk in order to try to control public opinion.
Richard DesLauriers, FBI agent in charge in Boston seemed to be pleading with the public to do whatever they could to help them catch the terrorists responsible for the attack in Boston. He said: “Somebody out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members of the suspects,” he said. “Though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with infOrmation to come forward and provide it to us.
And yet many wonder if those in power really presented all the information in an effort to do everything they could to catch the terrorists. Barak Obama publicly stated “We will find you,” he said. “We will hold you accountable.”
However, despite what is a very common practice in law enforcement of describing the suspects, even more so in dramatic events such as the one which occurred in Boston , law enforcement officers refused to describe the ethnicity of the suspects. In spite of statements from the White House and the FBI that all efforts were being made, the simple effort of sharing basic information with the public which could lead to a quick capture of the suspects was not made.
FBI agent Greg Comcowich, a spokesman for the Boston FBI office admitted that withholding information from the public would be good in their eyes because: “It would be inappropriate to comment on the ethnicity of the men because it could lead people down the wrong path potentially.”
Officials in the White House, the FBI and other authorities were privy to information that was not made public. If, as they stated, their primary concern was to catch the terrorist and ensure public safety many question why this vital information was not made public. Many critics feel that because of past patterns of politicization of events it is highly likely that the White House and other agencies rather than seeking justice in this terrible situation are seeking to politicize it. The exceptional step of withholding descriptive information of subjects which are known to be dangerous has led many to join in that criticism.