Sunil Tripathi Found Dead — Missing Person Speculated as Boston Bomber on Social Media Found in River

This story still has a long way to go before we will know for sure just what happened here. What we do know is that Sunil Tripathi got fingered by users of social media as a possible suspect in the Boston Marathon terror attacks. Basically, he was a reported missing person, and someone found someone bearing his likeness in the crowd shots from the day of the attack and raised the theory that he went missing because he was about to embark on a terrorist adventure. Now, the boy has turned up in the water.
The medical examiners should be able to help us out on this one. If the estimated time of death is before the bombings then it’s safe to say that the boy either decided to take his own life from unrelated circumstances or was the victim of foul play. If the time of death comes after the bombings, then we’ve got a whole new can of worms opening up, just like that.
Common Sense Conspiracy has cautioned against the power of the Internet in situations like this. We openly criticized Alex Jones’ websites for publishing photographs that were even picked up by the mainstream media. There was more than one innocent person that awoke that Tuesday morning to find their likeness plastered all over television and the Internet when they apparently had nothing to do with it. The Internet is a powerful thing, and while the fact that empowers the average person with an ability to speak out and say something to the world, as the famous saying goes, with that power comes responsibility. And consequences…
So, did Reddit kill Sunil Tripathi? Or was it Twitter? We can only wait and see what the reports show, but it doesn’t matter. The facts remain that we have to make sure that we all understand that just because we are fortunate enough to have freedom of speech does not mean we are free from the consequences of the words that we say. And those consequences don’t always just come back on ourselves, but sometimes the repercussions can catch others in the path.

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  1. **Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me
    – Emma Lazarus, “The New Colossus,” 1883

    This gives us someone to blame for unemployment, terrorism, welfare and uninsured medical care. Why look inward?

    ** Statue of Liberty engravement – perhaps just a bad joke from the French?

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