I fell victim to fingering the wrong person on Thursday night as the suspect. I had it right at the top, on the front page of the DP, that Sunil Tripahi was the bomber, and the shooter engaged in the firefight with police.
The only evidence I had was that everyone was saying it on twitter that night, and they said it came off the police scanner.
I put that at the top of the front page on Friday morning at 3:00am, and when I got up five hours later, everything had changed.
I feel pretty terrible about that. Here is an article about the family's anguish over that:
And today, they've pulled a body from the river that they think might be his:
Personally, I hope it is not - that that kid has 9 lives, and he's still alive.
But to go back to the points I made in other comments here:
- NOT ALL CONSPIRACY THEORIES ARE CREATED EQUAL
- TO COLLECTIVIZE ALL CONSPIRACY THEORIES / THEORISTS IS WRONG
What you say in your second paragraph is absolutely true, and I'm guilty of what you describe. Sometimes it takes making a mistake in order for one to see the horror of the error and its impact.
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