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User avatar #137 - Cambro (04/30/2013) [-]
This also applies to internet heroes who think they can do the work of the FBI.

Remember that post on 4chan that made its way to reddit and then finally FJ about the suspect based on torn pieces of a backpack and people wearing backpacks? Remember how the internet found the man's face?

Yeah, well it turns out it wasn't actually him. Also, he killed himself. He jumped off a bridge near his house into a river. It is unclear the full reason he did it, but it is no stretch to imagine this internet post had something to do with it.

Similar things happened to the agents protecting JFK when he was shot. A conspiracy theory was published that stated the agents had an inside job with the mob to allow it to happen. The men who swore their life to protect the president failed, watched the man's head get blown open, and then were blamed for it. All of the agents left the secret service (some because of the conspiracy theory). You would not believe the pain this caused those men. At least 1 of them was forced into hiding for a bit.

Also remember this comical bit: Buzz Aldrin punched another man in the face for claiming he did not really land on the moon. The man was basically saying the biggest accomplishment of Buzz's life was a lie.

Remember: when you're slinging around conspiracy theories, you can very well be ******* up and flinging mud on innocent men. We are not a mob, we have government agencies and the trial system for a reason. It is the only thing keeping us from being barbarians.
#197 to #137 - veryspecialagent (04/30/2013) [-]
Kinda like blaming Osama Bin Laden hours after the attack, when it took us two days to find out who was behind the Boston Bombing? weird... No survivors, but hours to find out who was responsible in the first case. TWO survivors and TWO DAYS to find out who was behind the second.
User avatar #171 to #137 - yuukoku (04/30/2013) [-]
Yep. You can say you have free speech all you want, but that doesn't mean you have the authority to publicly harass people, much less so blame them or attack them for something that you made up.
User avatar #149 to #137 - mrblueftw (04/30/2013) [-]
lol guys found the goverment agent
Although for real i do agree with what your saying.
User avatar #144 to #137 - xoyv (04/30/2013) [-]
it is better to focus on the fact that it DID happen, rather than throw about theories WHY it happened
User avatar #142 to #137 - mrmcsnodgrass (04/30/2013) [-]
The guy they found in the river had been decomposing since before the bombing.
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