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  •  The missing Brown student (8+ / 0-)

    that was misidentified online as one of the Boston bombers.

    The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

    by raboof on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 11:50:04 AM PDT

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    •  It wasn't online that he was misidentified. (2+ / 0-)
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      The Boston Police named the suspects on the scanner, as they were chasing them down, as Sunil and another man. Won't repeat the second man's name here, but the police named him. Redditors SPECULATED that it looked like him, but didn't state it as a fact until the police named them over the scanner.

      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:29:59 PM PDT

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      •  Boston and NPR stories deny (1+ / 0-)
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        the police used the name on the scanner. 4chan involved in the online "id the terrorists" movement.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:32:10 PM PDT

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      •  The Atlantic says not (2+ / 0-)
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        They've posted a recording of the scanner. I can't listen from this computer, but they say:

        The only problem is that there is no mention of Sunil Tripathi in the audio preceding Hughes' tweet. I've listened to it a dozen times and there's nothing there even remotely resembling Tripathi's name. I've embedded the audio from 2:35 to 2:45 am for your own inspection. Multiple groups of people have been crowdsourcing logs of the police scanner chatter and none of them have found a reference to Tripathi, either. It's just not there.
        http://www.theatlantic.com/...

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:04:36 PM PDT

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        •  Problem is, that recording stops at 2:45 am (1+ / 0-)
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          Looking back at where I was listening to this on Twitter, the chatter about the names was at about 2:55-2:58am.

          I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

          by second gen on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:24:43 PM PDT

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          •  But by that time the tweet had gone out (1+ / 0-)
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            2:43 AM, and presumably was retweeted multiple times before 2:55.

            http://www.unlikelywords.com/...

            “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

            by Catte Nappe on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:48:07 PM PDT

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            •  I'm telling you when it was heard on the (0+ / 0-)

              scanner. Don't care what others that I have no clue who they are and don't follow tweeted.

              I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

              by second gen on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 03:20:14 PM PDT

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              •  But the point Atlantic and others are making (0+ / 0-)

                It was widely tweeted before the time you claim you heard it on the scanner. So the misinformation was propagating from sources other than the scanner.

                “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

                by Catte Nappe on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 03:27:39 PM PDT

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                •  So, BPD was reading Twitter, and decided (0+ / 0-)

                  to report suspect names from that? There's a whole lot more wrong with that statement than I can even unpack.

                  I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

                  by second gen on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 03:43:22 PM PDT

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