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  • Exclusive: Mother Of Boston Marathon Bomber Says US Will Burn

    05/18/2015 1:19:34 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 50 replies
    vocativ.com ^ | 5/17/2015 | Sarah Kaufman
    Family friend tells Vocativ that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s mother sent a distraught message after her son was given the death penalty. With her terrorist son sentenced to death, the mother of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sent raging messages to his supporters saying the United States will burn “in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire,” her close friend told Vocativ. “They think that they are killing us and they celebrate this, but we are the ones who will rejoice when Allah grants us the chance to behold them in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire, an otherworldly...
  • Death Sentence for Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Unsettles City He Tore Apart

    05/17/2015 10:33:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Katharine Q. Seelye, Abby Goodnough and Jess Bidgood
    Since a federal jury on Friday sentenced the convicted bomber to death, the [Boston Marathon] finish line suddenly seems to be a place of ambivalence. Fresh flowers are accumulating. A sense of sorrow lingers in the air. Sightseers who come to snap a photo feel a little self-conscious. Residents train their gaze on the line, and the conversations turn to death — and disappointment. “I was shocked,” said Scott Larson, 47, a records manager who works near the finish line. “The death penalty — for Boston.” To many, the death sentence almost feels like a blot on the city’s collective...
  • Stop crying moonbats: Tsarnaev jury served up justice

    05/17/2015 11:49:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Thank you, jury! In case you had any lingering doubts about the wisdom of these 12 good men and women, consider the scurvy crew that’s frothing at the mouth over the fate of the tousle-haired All-American boy on the cover of Rolling Stone. Moonbats, NPR, The Boston Globe, terrorists — but I repeat myself. A crackpot nun was flown up here from New Orleans five times on the taxpayers’ dime to gaze into Tousle Hair’s dreamy brown eyes and attest to his EBT card-carrying Third World hunkiness. The Joker gives the courthouse camera the finger, and now the jury gives...
  • Boston Marathon bombing—it had nothing to do with Islam

    05/16/2015 3:09:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/16/15 | ARTHUR
    Head-in-the-sand approach to Islamic terror There are several “laws” such as Godwin’s Law. Godwin’s Law is named after American lawyer and author, Mike Godwin, and postulates the longer a discussion on the Internet goes, the chance that one of the participants will compare someone or something to Hitler or the Nazis increases. A new and similar law is needed; perhaps it could be called “Ortiz’ Law.” Ortiz’ Law would hypothesize that the longer a person discusses Islamic terrorism, the more certain it will be that that person will say the act or acts in question have absolutely nothing to do...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Likely Won’t Face Execution For A Very Long Time

    05/16/2015 12:59:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | May 15,2015 | By BEN CASSELMAN
    The vast majority of those cases took place at the state level. Federal prisoners like Tsarnaev are even less likely to be executed. Between 1988, when Congress reinstated the death penalty for federal cases, and 2013, 71 federal defendants were sentenced to death; only three were executed, compared with 10 who had their sentences or convictions overturned on appeal. (One inmate died on death row, and another had his sentence commuted to life by President Bill Clinton in 2001.) No federal execution has taken place since 2003. Of those still awaiting execution, the typical inmate has already spent a decade...
  • US Attorney: Boston Marathon Bombing ‘Not a Religious Crime,’ It Was ‘Political’

    05/15/2015 7:09:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 May 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz stated that the Boston Marathon Bombing “was not a religious crime…it was a political crime” at a press conference on Friday. Ortiz said, “Make no mistake, the defendant claimed to be acting on behalf of all Muslims. This was not a religious crime. And it certainly does not reflect true Muslim beliefs.
  • Poll: Most Bostonians Oppose Death Penalty for Marathon Bomber

    05/16/2015 12:37:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    UPI ^ | April 27, 2015 | Thor Benson
    According to a new poll, most Boston and Massachusetts residents oppose the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Boston Globe poll found that fewer than 20 percent of Massachusetts residents supported the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber. Only 15 percent of Boston residents believe he should be executed. One-third of Massachusetts residents and one-quarter of Boston residents believe execution is typically appropriate for egregious crimes. "It seems that voters have concluded that Tsarnaev does not deserve a quick death, but rather should spend the remainder of his days in a windowless cell contemplating the heinous acts that put...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Father on Death Sentence: 'We Will Fight Until the End'

    05/15/2015 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 58 replies
    Good Morning America/YAHOO! ^ | DADA JOVANOVIC, TANYA STUKALOVA and EMILY SHAPIRO
    "We will fight until the end," Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father told ABC News by phone after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death today for the Boston Marathon bombings. "What a parent can feel at such moment? It is hard," Dzhokhar's father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said from Dagestan, Russia. "Hope exists always. We had hope and still do." Anzor Tsarnaev's brother, Saeed Tsarnaev, said they will appeal. Saeed Tsarnaev blamed the lawyers for giving the family hope and said they are all "very worried" about Dzhokhar. He called the decision a "big tragedy" for the family and "insulting to our name." Anzor Tsarnaev's sister,...
  • Jury sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for marathon attack

    05/15/2015 4:17:29 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15 2015 | Laurel J. Sweet, Joe Dwinell and Owen Boss
    A jury's ruling today to sentence marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death is "justice" and a warning Boston "will not tolerate terrorism," survivors and police said after the verdict. "This is nothing to celebrate. This is justice," said survivor Michael Ward. "He wanted to go to hell and he's going to get there early." The verdict against Tsarnaev, who'll turn 22 in July, was announced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole Jr.'s courtroom clerk Paul Lyness. Tsarnaev showed no emotion as the verdict was read. Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost a third of her left leg...
  • FLASHBACK— Boston Bomber Mom: “AMERICANS CAN BURN IN HELL”

    05/15/2015 1:59:18 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 15 May 15 | Jim Hoft
    The mother of the Boston bombing suspects says she does not believe her sons carried out the marathon attacks. “My sons were framed by the US authorities.” [VIDEO AT LINK]
  • "Rolling Stone" Cover Boy Sentenced To Death

    05/15/2015 1:42:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 15,2015 | John Nolte
    In a first for the embattled publication, one of Rolling Stone’s cover boys was sentenced to death by a federal jury in Boston late Friday afternoon. This is a double whammy this week for the left-wing publication. On top of losing its cover boy, Rolling Stone was also sued this week over a fake rape story published earlier this year.
  • Tsarnaev gets death penalty

    05/15/2015 12:32:01 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 206 replies
    twitter | 5/15/15 | Laurel Sweet
    BREAKING: Dzhokhar #Tsarnaev is to be executed for the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Live Coverage: Jury sentences Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death

    05/15/2015 12:31:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    FOX CT ^ | May 15, 2015 | Staff
    Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have reached a verdict over whether he should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. Tsarnaev is dressed in a dark blazer and light shirt. U.S. marshals are stationed around the courtroom.
  • Penalty decision reached in Boston terrorist attack

    05/15/2015 11:52:15 AM PDT · by cll · 148 replies
    Jurors have reached a decision in the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial. The jury was tasked with deciding whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to life in prison or death for his role in killing four people and wounding hundreds more. Court was to convene at 3 p.m. for the reading of the verdict. Get complete coverage of the Tsarnaev decision on CNN TV, CNN.com and CNN Mobile.
  • Prosecutor on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: 'The only sentence that will do justice is death'

    05/13/2015 11:00:20 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 5-13-2015 | Garrett Quinn
    BOSTON — The government pushed strongly for the death penalty in their closing argument in the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber on Wednesday calling it the just punishment for the crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Mellin painted a vivid picture of a reckless and remorseless young man driven by radical Islam, bent on destroying as many lives as possible during the week of April 15, 2013. "He struck at what citizens hold dear. He went after the core values of society: children, family, neighborhoods, public safety. After all of the carnage and fear and terror that he has created...
  • Deport the Tsarnaev Sisters

    05/05/2015 2:36:14 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | Sept. 3 , 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The Sisters Tsarnaev have been nothing but trouble. Double, bubbling trouble. While their Boston Marathon bomber brother Dzhokhar awaits trial this month for the bloody 2012 attacks that killed three and injured hundreds, his elder Chechen immigrant siblings Ailina and Bella remain on the loose in the U.S. after their own frequent run-ins with the law.
  • Tsarnaev brothers' Russian links off limits for Moscow media

    05/04/2015 3:08:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Shaun Walker
    The trial of Dzhokar Tsarnaev has gripped America, but in Russia the Boston bomber’s trial has received little media coverage, with even the arrival of five Tsarnaev family members from Russia to testify receiving no attention. The relatives are staying in Massachusetts over the weekend, after a sick juror meant their testimony for the defence could not be heard on Thursday. But Russian state-controlled media has shown little interest in their trip to the US, and a decision appears to have been taken that the Tsarnaevs’ links to Russia should be played down. On 8 April, the jury convicted Tsarnaev...
  • Boston Marathon bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

    05/04/2015 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 4/5/15 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial. Tsarnaev, 21, wiped tears from his eyes quickly and fidgeted in his chair as his mother's sister sobbed uncontrollably. He had maintained a disinterested expression since his trial began in January. The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, cried as she sat down about 10 feet from Tsarnaev. The tears began falling before she began to testify, and she was only able to answer questions about her...
  • Boston Bombing Trial: Feds Turned Away Tsarnaev Relative

    05/04/2015 11:09:39 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 12 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 4th 2015 | Tom Winter and Jon Schuppe
    A relative of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was denied entry to the United States last month when he arrived from Russia for the penalty phase of the trial, sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News. The family member was turned around at Logan International Airport and sent right back home to Russia 10 days ago because he did not want to adhere to security measures imposed on the family members, the two sources confirmed, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing trial. These measures included ankle bracelets and law enforcement monitoring. The sources did...
  • Latest on Boston trial: Tamerlan’s wife researched martyrdom

    04/28/2015 7:40:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2015 10:31 AM EDT
    A computer expert testifying for the defense in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says his brother Tamerlan’s wife did research on her computer to try to find out what the rewards would be for the wife of someone who dies as a martyr fighting in a holy war. Mark Spencer testified Tuesday that Katherine Russell’s computer showed search terms more than a year before the bombings that included: “rewards for wife of mujahedeen” and “if your husband becomes a shahid what are the rewards for you?” …
  • 'Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life

    04/27/2015 11:08:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    shepherdstownchronicle.com ^ | Associated Press
    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother. David Bruck delivered the defense's opening statement in the penalty phase of Tsarnaev's trial, saying there is no punishment Tsarnaev can get that would be equal to the suffering of the bombing victims. "There is no evening the scales," Bruck said. "There is no point in trying to hurt him as he hurt because it can't be done."
  • Tsarnaev family’s trip to US, heavy guard paid for by taxpayers

    04/27/2015 2:41:18 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/25/15 | Robert Spencer
    The survivors, however, are giving no help with their expenses at all. And remember: the Tsarnaev brothers’ mother said: “Americans are terrorists, my son is the best.” “Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev’s family’s trip to US paid for with American tax dollars,” My Fox Boston, April 24, 2015: BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) — The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax...
  • Latest on Boston trial: Wife says Tamerlan home for bombings

    04/27/2015 2:11:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 27, 2015 4:59 PM EDT
    A woman has testified that Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife texted her the day of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings to say as far as she knew, her husband was at home at the time of the attacks. Gina Crawford is the best friend of Katherine Russell, Tamerlan’s wife. She testified Monday for the defense in the federal death penalty trial of Tamerlan’s younger brother, Dzhokhar. The brothers committed the bombings together. Dzhokhar was convicted of all 30 charges against him, and jurors will decide whether to sentence him to life in prison or to death. Tamerlan was killed days after the...
  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    04/26/2015 2:42:02 PM PDT · by yuffy · 17 replies
    myfoxboston ^ | Posted: Apr 24, 2015 5:25 PM CDT
    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25's Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you. Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of...
  • Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

    04/25/2015 6:10:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America. Newspaper op-eds, advertisements and social media posts have highlighted connections between Boston-area mosques and terrorists and suspected terrorists, despite efforts locally to denounce them.
  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    04/25/2015 5:40:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    MyFox Boston ^ | 4/24/15
    The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25's Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you. Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of the defense team's...
  • Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev's family's trip to US paid for with American tax dollars

    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25's Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you. Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of...
  • Inn hosting terrorist’s clan hit with cancellations, complaints

    04/25/2015 10:41:03 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 25, 2015 | O'Ryan Johnson, Owen Boss
    Hosting the relatives of convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is proving to be very bad for business, the manager of the Hampton Inn in Revere is finding out as complaints and cancellations pour in. When asked how many people had called to drop their reservations since news broke that six of Tsarnaev’s relatives are staying at the Route 1A hotel while they wait to testify in his blockbuster death penalty trial, general manager Cathy Cucchiello simply said, “Enough.” A half-dozen TV news satellite trucks lined the sidewalk outside the hotel and reporters and cameramen were bunched in a group near the...
  • Harris-Perry Guest: Don't Execute Tsarnaev—Could Become Spox for Reconciling with Islam

    04/25/2015 10:26:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the rotten reasons not to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, we'll give the booby prize to the one offered by Paul Raushenbush, a HuffPo religion editor and ordained American Baptist minister. On Melissa Harris-Perry's show today, Raushenbush imagined that in twenty years, Tsarnaev might become "a spokesperson for reconciling Islam with America. We don't know what this life is going to lead to." Anything's possible, but surely Tsarnaev's sentence should not be based on this sort of idle speculation. What made Raushenbush's argument particularly galling was his statement that "the idea of ending any life for any reason is for...
  • MSNBC's Wagner: Tsarnaev Middle Finger Was Just Him Being A 19-year Old

    04/23/2015 8:52:18 PM PDT · by absentee · 24 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/23/15 | Caleb Howe
    On Now with Alex Wagner today, the host and her guests were discussing the Boston bomber trial when they touched on the photograph that has been shocking and angering people around the world since it was revealed. Wagner notes that the photo was shown during the sentencing phase, and the panel discusses the relative fairness of the image as a true representation of the murderer. "In arguing for the death penalty. prosecutors in the Boston marathon bombing trial on Tuesday used this image to argue that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was quote 'unconcerned, unrepentant, and unchanged'," says Wagner. "But surveillance video released...
  • Tsarnaev gives finger to prison camera; jury in Boston Marathon trial sees photo

    04/21/2015 3:14:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Denise Lavoie/AP
    BOSTON (AP) — First, the jury was shown large, vibrant pictures of the four people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Then prosecutors pulled out the photo they saved for last: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev giving the finger to the security camera in his jail cell. “This is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — unconcerned, unrepentant and unchanged,” federal prosecutor Nadine Pellegrini told the jury that will decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed. The penalty phase in the Boston Marathon bomber’s trial opened in dramatic fashion Tuesday, with prosecutors portraying Tsarnaev as a coldblooded killer and “America’s worst...
  • Tsarnaev Conviction Puts Death Penalty Opponents in an Awkward Spot

    04/10/2015 7:32:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    How about now? Are you in favor of the death penalty now? I ask because the preferred argument from opponents of the death penalty is doubt: We can never be sure; look at all of the people released from death row; we can't afford to risk ending a single innocent life. None of those arguments apply to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He admitted, through his lawyers, that he and his brother murdered three people and maimed 260 others at the Boston Marathon. (A few days later, they murdered a police officer.) Tsarnaev knowingly left a bomb next to a family on...
  • Boston bombers’ mom: US ‘will pay for my sons’

    04/10/2015 4:06:10 PM PDT · by jonascord · 115 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | Chris Perez
    She’s just as twisted as he is. The mother of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has furiously bashed Americans and promised that the US “will pay” for convicting her “innocent” son and killing his older brother. Just moments after learning that her 21-year-old was found guilty of all 30 counts in the Boston Marathon bombing trial Wednesday, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva sent an angry tirade to the technology website Vocativ through the WhatsApp messenger app.
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's mother: ‘My sons are innocent’

    04/09/2015 9:55:48 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Apr. 9 , 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    “MY SONS ARE INNOCENT, AS INNOCENT AS ALL THOSE WHO ARE BEING KILLED BY YOUR COUNTRY,” Zubeidat Tsarnaeva wrote, according to the website. “TODAY THEY ARE KILLING MUSLIMS, AND TOMORROW WILL COME YOUR TURN AND HE WHO DOUBTS THIS IS DEEPLY MISTAKEN!!! “HOW CAN A MOTHER FEEL WHOSE SON IS IN THE CLAWS OF A PREDATOR PREPARING TO TEAR HIM TO PIECES LIKE MEAT???” she wrote. “THEY WILL PAY FOR MY SONS AND THE SONS OF ISLAM, PERMANENTLY!!! THE TEARS OF THEIR MOTHERS WILL BE FUEL FOR THEM IN HELL, AND ALSO THEIR BLOOD, I AM DOUBTLESS AND ETERNALLY GLAD...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Mother: ‘My Sons Are Innocent’

    ‘The terrorists are the Americans and everyone knows it,’ Zubeidat Tsarnaeva writes. The mother of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev condemned the guilty verdict delivered by the jury in his federal death penalty trial on Wednesday, calling Americans “terrorists” and proclaiming her sons’ innocence. In an interview with the website Vocativ conducted over the WhatsApp messaging application, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva insisted on the innocence of her Chechen sons, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who planted the twin bombs that killed 3 people and wounded nearly 300 others near the finish line of the 2013 marathon. She went on to say that the...
  • Boston Marathon Bomber’s Mother Goes on Bizarre Rant to Define Who the ‘Real Terrorist’ Is

    04/09/2015 2:09:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Independet Journal Review ^ | 2015-04-09 | Lawrence Bonk
    Coming as much needed closure for victims of 2013’s Boston Marathon bombing, Dhozkhar Tsarnaev was found guilty yesterday of all counts. Next will be  his sentencing, in which he could face the death penalty. However, his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, just unleashed a bizarre rant via text message that shows what she thinks of the recent verdict:
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Guilty in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

    04/08/2015 11:18:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | Katharine Q. Seeyle
    After 11 hours of deliberations over two days, a federal jury on Wednesday found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a failing college student and the youngest child in a dispersed Russian immigrant family, guilty of the 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon, the worst act of terrorism on American soil since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The bombings almost two years ago transformed one of the world’s most prestigious road races on a glorious spring afternoon into a scene of carnage with bodies strewn across Boylston Street, giving the nation a horrifying glimpse into the consequences of homegrown, self-taught terrorism. The bombs,...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Found Guilty. Faces Death Penalty Trial.

    04/08/2015 11:16:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NBC News Live Feed ^ | April 8, 2015 | Staff
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Found Guilty. Faces Death Penalty Trial.
  • BREAKING: Verdict in Boston Marathon Trial reached, to be read at 1:45 ET [guilty!]

    04/08/2015 10:30:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 210 replies
    twitter ^ | 04/08/2015 | US Attorney MA
    U.S. Attorney MA @DMAnews1 · 14m 14 minutes ago Court will reconvene at 1:45 for jury's verdict in Tsarnaev case.
  • TROOPER TESTIFIES Boston bomber Tsarnaev had abandoned three additional bombs

    04/06/2015 4:40:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies
    www.people.com ^ | 3/13 15 | STAFF
    Trooper Robert McCarthy of the state bomb squad revealed at trial that Tsarnaev abandoned three bombs. Two at the site of a police shootout; a third in the driver's seat of the stolen 2013 Mercedes SUV Tsarnaev drove while fleeing...in a Tupperware container packed with "2-3 pounds" of blast powder and "multiple fuse lengths taped together." One of two undetonated bombs was a length of metal pipe, and the other a pipe's elbow joint.....an improvised grenade...very heavy so as to stop in the spot where the bombers intended. The Chechnyan bomber brothers, in the US on expired student visas, engaged...
  • Newly Released Photo Shows Tsarnaev Behind Youngest Marathon Victim

    03/30/2015 7:11:12 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 3/30/15 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    A newly released photo submitted into evidence Monday in the Boston Marathon bombing trial shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaaev standing behind the Richard family, including 8-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest victim, on Boylston Street before the blasts. Tsarnaev can be seen directly behind the tree in the center of the photo. Martin Richard is in the center-front of the photo, standing on the fence in a black jacket, while his father, Bill Richard, looks on over his right shoulder. In the trial on Monday, jurors were shown graphic photos of Martin Richard’s autopsy and heard testimony from the medical examiner who performed...
  • Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Cop Said Shootout Felt Like 'Hundreds of Rounds'

    03/16/2015 11:18:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 16, 2015 | AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO
    The shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts, ended with Tamerlan Tsarnaev's death and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's brief escape into a boat stored in someone's backyard. "For eight minutes," Watertown Police Officer Joseph Reynolds testified, "it felt like there were hundreds of rounds" being fired at him by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
  • Bank Records Reveal Saudi Elites Gave Millions to Boston Marathon Bombers’ Mosque

    03/08/2015 6:28:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Ilya Feoktistov
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, currently on trial for terrorism charges from his role in the Boston Marathon bombings, prayed at the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) mosque in Cambridge, MA, which was founded by an Al Qaeda operative and funded with money from Saudi Arabia. According to Newsweek, the Tsarnaev brothers became radicalized after they started to attend this mosque.
  • Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing

    03/04/2015 8:28:24 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    fox ^ | 3-4-2015 | DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer
    "He believed that he was a soldier in a holy war against Americans," Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb said. "He also believed that by winning that victory, he had taken a step toward reaching paradise. That was his motive for committing these crimes." A shaggy-haired, goateed Tsarnaev, 21, slouched in his seat and looked at Weinreb as the prosecutor launched into his opening statement. Three people were killed and more than 260 hurt when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line seconds apart on April 15, 2013. Tsarnaev is accused of carrying out the attacks with his older brother,...
  • Feds: Tsarnaev ‘decided to place his bomb right behind a row of children’

    03/04/2015 12:44:47 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/4/15 | Laurel Sweet, Bob McGovern and Owen Boss
    Federal prosecutors today kicked off the long-awaited trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with a devastating chronology of his alleged actions on the day of the bombings that killed three and wounded 260 — as defense attorneys freely admitted “it was him.” “He decided to place his bomb right behind a row of children... one of them was Martin Richard,” federal prosecutor William Weinreb said during opening statements at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston. “When he was a safe distance away, he detonated his bomb ... Some bled to death on the sidewalk as...
  • Widow of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev may face charges for attack: report

    03/04/2015 9:14:19 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    The trial for the Boston Marathon bombing might become a family affair. Katherine Russell, the widow of slain suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, could face criminal charges for the April 2013 terror attack, ABC News reported. Police reportedly believe that Russell knew about the havoc Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokar, planned for the marathon, and failed to let authorities know about it. Dzhokar Tsarnaev is currently on trial for the attack.
  • A friend no more, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part of their souls

    02/22/2015 11:54:13 AM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | Patricia Wen
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 left his closest friends from high school stunned and, for a time, disbelieving...To many of these friends, Tsarnaev is now viewed as a callous killer of innocent people, as well as a betrayer of friends. Though most of them oppose the death penalty in principle, some say they won’t lose sleep if he’s executed...Phillipos, 21, is expected to be sentenced this month for two counts of lying to federal agents...Silva was arrested for, among other things, providing a gun to Tsarnaev at some point in early 2013, and that this...
  • No plea deal likely in Boston Marathon bombing case

    01/18/2015 1:23:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2015 | Eric Tucker - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack. With testimony expected to start later this month, the Justice Department has given no indication it is open to any proposal from the defense to spare Tsarnaev's life, pushing instead toward a trial that could result in a death sentence for the 21-year-old defendant. In a deadly terror case that killed three people, including a child, and jolted the city, there may be little incentive for prosecutors who believe they...
  • Tsarnaev lawyers: Suspend jury selection over Paris attacks

    01/13/2015 4:28:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2015 6:52 PM EST | Denise Lavoie
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge Tuesday to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because the recent terrorist attacks in France have again placed the marathon bombings “at the center of a grim global drama.” The lawyers said a delay would allow some time “for the extraordinary prejudice flowing from these events—and the comparison of those events to those at issue in this case—to diminish.” …
  • Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev wants 'supporters’ moved away from courthouse

    12/22/2014 7:10:40 PM PST · by windcliff · 10 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 12-22-14 | Holly Bailey
    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is asking a federal judge to clamp down on “self-appointed supporters” protesting on his behalf outside a Boston courthouse, arguing that their “inflammatory accusations” could hurt his right to a fair trial. In a court filing Monday, Tsarnaev’s defense team sought to distance themselves from the demonstrators, arguing they could have a “deleterious and prejudicial impact” on his trial, which is set to begin Jan. 5. The supporters, his attorneys wrote, “advocate various conspiracy theories concerning the marathon bombing, including that the resulting deaths and injuries have somehow been faked as part of a...