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The Boston Marathon bombings show difficulty in securing public spaces

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Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. Charles Krupa/AP

Investigators are still piecing together information about the two bombs that detonated Monday afternoon at the Boston Marathon. Meanwhile, here in Los Angeles, security remains heightened at LAX and sporting events. 

From Chief Beck:

"In the city of Los Angeles this raises extreme concern. Obviously we are a city that loves its crowds, loves its sporting events, and the Los Angeles Police Department will take every effort to make those safe ... But I want to remind the public of this: Police officers cannot be everywhere. We live in a very mobile, very free society. There are not enough cops to watch everything ... Your safety is your responsibility as well as it is mine."

LAPD Commander Andy Smith joins the show to talk about what LA is doing to beef up security at key places. 

Then, investigators are trying to piece together what they know, and there are still no suspects in custody and no motive. Joining us to review what is currently known and how the investigation is unfolding is RAND counter-terrorism expert Brian Jackson.

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