Boston Crime Scene Enhancement – the Busted Bench?
It would seem that the area in front of the Lens Crafters store and the Marathon Sports Center were never crime scenes. Anyone could just go in and alter the scene. Police were indifferent to what was going on, that is unless an unauthorized person came into the area. Then, they would get active, yelling at them and chasing them out.
Hollywoodpastels and others, including many people posting, here, have pointed out that there is an issue with the benches. After the smoke-pyrotechnic bomb blast, the benches were in a specific conformation, one upright and the other leaning against the railing. They were free of all damage, no breaks or splinters.
It doe seem untenable that a bomb-blast of the proposed proportions, one capable of blowing off feet and legs, splintering and splitting bone, would do essentially no damage to the blast site: no chairs overturned, no tables upended, no scorch marks on the buildings, no damage to infrastructure or trees. Yes, windows were broken and street debris blasted about. Yet, this is the only damage that can be fully seen.
It is patently illegal to commit any alteration of a crime scene, which this purportedly was, as fatalities were reported, as were dire injuries, although the only known on-site reporter of fatalities, giving details and essentially method of death, was the spy Carlos Arrendondo.
Regardless, all law enforcement know it is not only wrong but also criminal to manipulate the crime scene structures or evidence with malicious intent. That appears to be precisely what occurred at the Boston Marathon event.
Here is relatively early photo; there is still smoke or dust in the air. No one is attending to the wounded, the benches in the background, some slight damage, apparently, to the Marathon entryway roof; no glass damage at this store, though; the railings, apparently made of wood, are fully intact.
A side view. There is no damage of any kind to these benches. Nor are they splattered with blood or considerable debris. Note the coordinator pointing to one of the operatives. The paper hanging sign has damage; could easily have been torn. No one in this frame, by the way, as a drop of blood on them, which seems untenable considering the reported nature of the bomb, that is shrapnel, nails, and ball bearings (or BBs).
A close-up view proving its intact nature mere seconds after the bombing.
Caption: an important, clear picture, which will prove alteration of the crime scene
Not any longer. By the time the scene was taken over by crime scene investigators the bench had been smashed. It’s splintered parts can be seen clearly; it was crushed with considerable power, the parts spread out nearly to the entrance:
Note that the other bench was knocked over. Looking carefully at the bench it can be seen that it was specifically smashed for effect, that is to enhance the claim of a legitimate, powerful blast. The eyes do not lie, though they can be deceived. This is irrefutable evidence of the manipulation of a crime scene, a criminal offense.
Then, in the minds of the perpetrators is it really a crime, when it is all a play–a fake, a fabrication of the most grand scale conceivable?