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People photograph a banner reading "Boston Strong" as it hangs at Rowes Wharf on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston.  (AP)

People photograph a banner reading “Boston Strong” as it hangs at Rowes Wharf on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston. (AP)

On this one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, there’s still a great deal local and national investigators don’t know about the alleged perpetrators. During our look at the attack and the ongoing debate on terrorism threats in America, we invited our own David Boeri of home station WBUR to talk about the continued investigation into the attack and the motivations behind it.

“There’s still much we don’t know about the Tsarnaevs,” Boeri told host Tom Ashbrook. And with the surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, set to go to trial this November, the investigation continues to frustrate observers and reporters alike.

“The FBI is still convinced he was a homegrown terrorist,” Boeri said, discussing the deceased Tsarnaev brother, Tamerlan. And the FBI could have the right to claim it. “Since 9/11, the FBI has been reprogrammed, re-purposed and re-branded as America’s chief counter-terrorist force…They are now the elite counter-terrorist force in the United States.”

Much of the discussion around the case is still speculation. “The FBI never notified state and local police that Tamerlan was planning a trip to Russia and that he had been radicalized.”

What do you make of the ongoing investigation into the alleged bombers? Is there more you want to know?

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