• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • Boston Marathon Bombing: Counterterrorism Investigation Process in Full Swing



    In the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the key to the investigation is strong cooperation and teamwork by the law enforcement entities involved.

    This cooperation largely occurs in the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) overseeing the investigation. Led by the FBI, the JTTF will work closely with all law enforcement entities to take leads, investigate those leads, and collect evidence. The painstaking process involves interviewing eyewitnesses, poring over pictures and videos from cameras of onlookers and permanent cameras in the area, combing through various sources to find “chatter” or potential clues about the bombing, and analyzing all evidence collected for potential fingerprints or other identifying marks that will allow law enforcement to unravel the how and the who behind the terrorist attack.

    Throughout this process, law enforcement entities will work with the U.S. Attorney’s office to obtain search warrants and other items in need of judicial approval to further gather evidence against suspects.

    This process could take days, weeks, or months, so patience will be required by Americans anxious to know how the attack was carried out and by whom.

    Posted in Featured [slideshow_deploy]

    Comments are closed.

    Comments are subject to approval and moderation. We remind everyone that The Heritage Foundation promotes a civil society where ideas and debate flourish. Please be respectful of each other and the subjects of any criticism. While we may not always agree on policy, we should all agree that being appropriately informed is everyone's intention visiting this site. Profanity, lewdness, personal attacks, and other forms of incivility will not be tolerated. Please keep your thoughts brief and avoid ALL CAPS. While we respect your first amendment rights, we are obligated to our readers to maintain these standards. Thanks for joining the conversation.

    Big Government Is NOT the Answer

    Your tax dollars are being spent on programs that we really don't need.

    I Agree I Disagree ×

    Get Heritage In Your Inbox — FREE!

    Heritage Foundation e-mails keep you updated on the ongoing policy battles in Washington and around the country.