Things You Might Not Want To Do, Terrorism Investigation Edition

This news about two of three suspects charged today in connection to the Boston attacks has a lesson in it somewhere:

Two suspects who have been taken into custody in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings drove a car with “Terrorista #1″ printed on the front plate.

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Tazhayakov and Kadrbayev, who are reportedly in FBI custody, drove around in a black BMW with “Terrorista #1″ license plates and were also photographed with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Times Square.

If I didn’t know better, I’d think this was from the plot of a Direct-To-DVD movie.

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Comments

  1. John Burgess says:

    Any Che posters hanging in the bedroom?

  2. @John Burgess:

    Since they’re Kazakh, I was assuming it would be Borat

  3. grumpy realist says:

    Are we sure that the MSM didn’t get punked by the Onion again?

  4. rudderpedals says:

    Bit stale. The Herald reported the Terrorista #1 license plate 5 days ago noting the men were being held on immigration issues.
    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/04/lawyer_jailed_pair_shocked_by_boston_bomb_claims

  5. No hat tip? I am disappoint!

  6. Jeremy R says:

    Tazhayakov and Kadrbayev, who are reportedly in FBI custody, drove around in a black BMW with “Terrorista #1″ license plates and were also photographed with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Times Square.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Shake_(song)

    “Harlem Shake” is a song recorded by American DJ and producer Baauer. …

    The single did not begin to sell significantly until February 2013, when a YouTube video set to its music developed into an Internet meme of the same name. …

    The song begins with a sample of a feminine-sounding voice yelling “con los terroristas”, a Spanish phrase which translates to “with the terrorists” in English.[10] It was taken from the 2006 reggaeton song “Maldades” by Héctor Delgado, who often used the line as a refrain on his other songs. In 2010, the recorded phrase was used by Philadelphia disc jockeys Skinny Friedman and DJ Apt One on their remix of Gregor Salto’s dance track “Con Alegría”. Baauer said that he found the vocal sample from an unidentified source on the Internet.

  7. John Peabody says:

    Direct to DVD? Nahh, now those things are just uploaded to YouTube and get 3,376 views before they pull the plug.

  8. Barry says:

    Doug: “If I didn’t know better, I’d think this was from the plot of a Direct-To-DVD movie.”

    Nah, that’d be the old days (and it probably wouldn’t even be available on DVD, because those cost actual money to make). It’d be direct-to-YouTube.