At this point it’s clear that many people are not exactly happy with the inconsistencies and contradictions in the official Boston Marathon Case narrative. Those who find no reasons to doubt it, however, are often less than cordial in asking what exactly it is that bothers them. Putting the derogatory adjectives and name-calling aside, it would seem their question boils down to this: “What are you talking about?”
As an European observer, the discord this case has caused among the American people saddens me. The tragedy of what has happened and the victims’ deaths and suffering have affected people from all over the world, and we all want the same: justice. As a rule, justice requires impartial, well-grounded arguments and indisputable evidence, something many people feel is lacking here. Below is a list, showcasing some of said consistency issues. Note that this is not meant to proclaim guilt or innocence, and it does not include speculation or information based on unknown sources. All of the information below is taken directly from official statements and documents, media reports and eyewitness’ accounts. All points include a source.