Troy Crossley, a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has taken to Twitter trying to cast doubt on whether his friend is guilty of the Boston bombings. He has turned into Alex Jones and is now trying to raise money, allegedly for his friend’s defense.
This would all be a bit crazy and worthy of snark.
Except for the fact that he and one of Dzhokhar’s other friends, @xxjungaxx, another Twitter defender, exchanged tweets with Dzhokhar about fireworks, doing more damage and getting to “fuk shit up”.
Twitter expressions of twenty-somethings sometimes use “fuk shit up” without meaning much. What makes the tweets interesting is the clear reference to fireworks and damage.
Eight days before the above discussion which referenced use of prior “fireworks”, there were unexplained explosions in nearby Hanover, about half an hour away. Hanover is a town on the way from UMass Dartmouth, where Dzhokhar went to school, and Cambridge, where he lived.
Hanover fire and police departments seek the public’s help in identifying suspects or providing information in relation to two recent incidents where, over the past week, witnesses have reported explosions.
Officials are concerned the explosive devices could lead to injury or property damage. The recovered explosives appear to be homemade.
“We’re hoping neighbors may have seen something that may help us identify those responsible for detonating the devices,” said Hanover Fire Chief Jeff Blanchard.
The first incident was reported at 8:34 p.m. on March 12. Police and fire personnel responded to the area of Pine Street and Tower Hill Drive. Witnesses at the nearby Target store on Washington Street reported seeing a bright flash and hearing two explosions from that area.
Several unexploded devices were found at the scene and later detonated under secure conditions by the State Police Bomb Squad.
The second incident was a few days later at 7:49 p.m. on March 15. The second incident was near the first, in the area of Hearthstone and Fieldstone lanes.
Perhaps the FBI needs to take a further look at those explosions, and maybe others, if they exist, to see if there is a relationship with the Boston case.