Boston Suspect Described as Medical Student

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  2. VenusinFurs

    VenusinFurs I am tired, I am weary 7+ Year Member

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    He's 19 and a 2nd year med student?
     
  3. sazerac

    sazerac rye sense of humor 5+ Year Member

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    What kind of medical school would accept a homicidal applicant?
     
  4. Ventric

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    Based on going to a normal high school, his age (19), and being enrolled in high school as recently as 2011, I doubt he has even completed undergrad.
     
  5. Textbookversion

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    Use your brain, he's 19. Also not the forum for this.
     
  6. tantacles

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    A medical school that interviews applicants and does standard background checks. Hello? Remember the BU craigslist killer? This isn't unheard of. People start killing at all stages of life.

    Insofar as my thoughts are concerned, who cares? Anyone can kill, medical student or otherwise.
     
  7. ih371990

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    i believe his brother is the med student, and he's 20-something.
     
  8. tantacles

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    The interviews indicated that the 19-year-old was the medical student.
     
  9. Winged Scapula

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    My thoughts are that this is yet another parent who doesn't know how the medical education system works. He is probably a premed student yet his family refers to him already as a medical student or perhaps even doctor.
     
  10. tantacles

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    More importantly, though, is it really relevant what this student studies? Not really, except to remind us that anyone, regardless of career, is capable of homicide.
     
  11. ih371990

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    you are correct. i was mistaken. sorry!
     
  12. Ventric

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    That's exactly what I think is going on.
     
  13. circulus vitios

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    Boston University, for one.
     
  14. pre med 2014

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    they are talking about the 1st suspect who was 26 years old and was killed in the police shootout.
     
  15. pre med 2014

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    this is very dangerous thinking and can lead to witch hunts.
     
  16. Ventric

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    Read the article again, they are talking about the younger one. The older one was a mechanical engineering student.
     
  17. Ventric

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    What are you talking about? No it's not.
     
  18. dsoz

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    This was my thought when I read the article.

    Anyone. Any race, any gender, any religion, any reason, any socioeconomic class. I really hope that this does not turn into an Islamic hating issue.

    :thumbup:

    :thumbup: :scared:

    I have many friends that are Islamic. They are not all radical and terrorists. In fact, all of the ones that I know are very level headed and some of the nicest people that I know. They very vocally state that acts like this are not allowed in the Islamic faith, and only the quacks and radicals follow lines of thought that would end in violence.

    I really hope that this does not lead to a "witch hunt" for Islamic "terrorists."

    Maybe next time there is a bombing at an abortion clinic, we should just round up all the Christians and burn them at the stake or feed them to the lions.

    Yes, find the person/people responsible and give them a fair trial with all the evidence. That is what the American way is supposed to be!

    dsoz
     
  19. futureczar

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    +billion for the above statement. The muslims that I have met through school have been, on average, much nicer than most other people.
     
  20. itsthat1guy

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    Is everyone forgetting about James Holmes?
     
  21. Ventric

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    He wasn't a medical student.
     
  22. sazerac

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  23. pre med 2014

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    I think there could be witch hunts for 'homegrown terrorists' . none of these recent criminals have been Muslim. All seemingly normal, fairly achieving college students. don't underestimate the power of large groups of ignorant people overcome with emotion. What I'm worried about is how they are starting to use terms like 'loners' and so on for college students who play a lot of video games.

    Witch hunts for 'loner' 'homegrown terrorists' could just as likely emerge with serious consequences. I do think it's still worse for saudi's and Arab's etc... But It could shift because all these recent shooters/bombers have not been Muslim.
     
  24. PrideNeverDie

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    the suspects are muslims, but lets keep the generalizations out of this thread please

    "On the site [facebook], the younger Tsarnaev identifies himself as a 2011 graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, a public school in Cambridge, Massachusetts."

    SOURCE: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/us-usa-explosions-suspect-site-idUSBRE93I0JL20130419

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Rindge_and_Latin_School

    Cambridge Rindge and Latin School is a public high school. he would have to be accepted in some sort of BS+MD program.
     
  25. Kaustikos

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    Okay, he's not a medical student. I'm surprised NO ONE thought to just google his name -

    "Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in 2011" He graduated from high school in 2011. He's a pre-med. There you go. :p


    oops. Thanks
     
  26. Ventric

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    Have you read any of the articles about the two? As others have said, they were Muslim but their own uncle said he thought religion didn't play a part in this. Not sure what part video games plays into this.....
     
  27. Trogghunter

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    I think that it was rock and roll music.
     
  28. Instatewaiter

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    Goddamn kids with their rock and roll music and their harry connick jr.
     
  29. Lafakads

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    The brother that got killed was a second year in med school. He was 26. At least that's what the news is saying.
     
  30. Ventric

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  31. Geebeejay

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    Lol...my american parents have no idea how the medical education system works. The suspect's Chechen father likely has no idea what his son is doing....he's probably a premed if anything. And who knows how good the translation is....
     
  32. NeuroLAX

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    Where is the idea that the older brother was a medical student originating?
     
  33. Chemdude

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    The older brother is community college dropout.
     
  34. tantacles

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    The YOUNGER brother is the one that has been reported to be a medical student. Whether or not that's true, who cares? He gunned down some biddies and clearly isn't one anymore, if he ever even was.

    It's been established that the older one is not a medical student.
     
  35. FunnyCurrent

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    Do you think doing poorly on the MCAT was what tipped him over the edge?
     
  36. NeuroLAX

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    Right, this is what I've read. The older brother had aspirations of engineering, allegedly.
     
  37. sazerac

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  41. alpinism

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  42. IlDestriero

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    He was shot multiple times and reportedly run over by the Mercedes.
    The open chest is likely from attempted open cardiac massage.
     
  43. Medstart108

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    Hes not a medical student, News organizations LOVE to call all pre-meds medical students its so ridiculous. They do it all the time, i wouldn't be surprised if they messed up again.
     
  44. Spinach Dip

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    Given the lack of thorough reporting we've seen in the past few days, I'm not surprised in the least.
     
  45. Kaustikos

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    That's what I figured. They said thoracotomy was attempted but unsuccessful (well, sources say).
     
  46. Mass Effect

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  47. Mass Effect

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    They quoted the father.
     
  48. ComradeDoktor

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    Keep in mind that the family is from a country where medicine is an undergrad-level degree. Easy source of confusion. The guy would be a medical student IF he were studying in Russia.
     
  49. Ventric

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    I can't even imagine being the docs who tried to resuscitate him. I know it's not our job to judge people but still... Being treated by the same docs who days before treated the people he maimed and killed. Must have been tough for them.
     
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