Patriots Day

Question: How did they work out Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were the bombers?

Question: How accurate is the carjacking scene?

Question: Did the argument on whether or not to make the bombers' photos public really take place?

Answer: In short, no it likely did not. In real life the FBI voluntarily released the photos of the suspects to the press with a message to the public to help identify the suspects. The FBI statement also claimed they were doing this to help protect people wrongly identified as suspects on social media. While it is possible there could have been some back and forth privately regarding the photo release, it is also relatively common for law enforcement to release photos of suspects to the public for the same reasons as were done in the Boston Marathon bombings.

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According to history vs. Hollywood there really was a debate on whether or not to release the photos.

Question: Why did the Tsarnaev brothers have Dun Meng go with them when they take his car? Why didn't they just take it and leave Dun Meng behind?

Answer: As an insurance policy to escape. Since they had just confessed to him that they were the marathon bombers, they had no reason to believe that he wouldn't go the police the moment they were out of sight.

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Question: Were the bombers members of a terrorist organization?

Answer: They were not members of any terrorist group. They taught themselves how to build bombs with internet research and acted alone.

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