New Developments in the Boston Marathon Bombings Case
There have been several new developments today in the Boston bombings case.
Authorities are searching a landfill for a laptop believed to be tied to the Boston Marathon bombers, according to CNN.
Information from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev himself, plus other leads, spurred authorities to look through the New Bedford, Massachusetts, landfill, the official told CNN’s Susan Candiotti. The 19-year-old went to school — at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth — in an adjacent town, and he was spotted in his dorm room there in the days after the April 15 twin blasts that left three dead.
ABC News also has more on this development.
The lead regarding the laptop resulted from interviews authorities conducted with acquaintances of the suspects.
From the same ABC News report, we learn that the two acquaintances, who are from Kazakhstan, have been arrested by immigration officers on a violation of their student visas.
Immigration officers arrested the two men, Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazhayakov, 20, on Saturday on suspicion that they had violated the terms of their student visas because they were no longer attending classes. They are being detained on the administrative charges at the Suffolk County (Mass.) House of Corrections.
The men lived in an apartment near the campus of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, had been enrolled as a student. Both Tsarnaev brothers were believed to have visited the New Bedford apartment of Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov after the bombing, according to three law enforcement sources, who spoke on the condition they not be named because they were discussing an ongoing investigation. The police sources told ABC News they traced calls and Russian language text messages from one of the bombing suspect’s cell phone to the Kazakhstani men.
The father of one of the young men maintained that the two “knew Tsarnaev and hang around together sometimes,” and that they “were questioned only as witnesses.”
Lastly, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the bombing suspects, had also been added to a federal terrorism database about 18 months before the attack, according to the Associated Press.
Two government officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation, said the CIA had Zubeidat Tsarnaeva’s name added to the terror database along with that of her son Tamerlan Tsarnaev after Russia contacted the agency in 2011 with concerns that the two were religious militants.
About six months earlier, the FBI investigated mother and son, also at Russia’s request, one of the officials said. The FBI found no ties to terrorism. Previously U.S. officials had said only that the FBI investigated Tamerlan.
In an interview from Russia, Tsarnaeva said Friday that she has never been linked to terrorism.
“It’s all lies and hypocrisy,” she told The Associated Press from Dagestan. “I’m sick and tired of all this nonsense that they make up about me and my children. People know me as a regular person, and I’ve never been mixed up in any criminal intentions, especially any linked to terrorism.”
Legal Insurrection will try to provide additional updates as new information becomes available.
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Thankfully it was onkly a classroom disput not terrorism
I thought they wre sports-related injuries?
What happens when you don’t believe a damn thing the government says, anymore.
Outside the two Russians placed the kettle bombs, got in a firefight with police, one killed, the other surrendered in a boat the next day, you’ll have to do more than parrot statements given by “authorities”.
From the outset, the FBI treated the Tsarnaevs as though they were building a criminal court case rather than as though they were enemy combatants. Instead of taking the necessary steps, they refused to act because of insufficient proof. The word of the Russians, with the mindset of terrorism as regular crime instead of acts of war, would not have constituted sufficient proof no matter how fact based.
Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva
Jus’ can’t trust them thar White Southern gun shootin’, NASCAR racin’ mens and wimmins right wingin’ rednecks, from Climax, Georgia – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, now Kenya Chrissy!?
The Democrat media’s focus on the laptop will be whether it was a Mac Airbook or a Mac Pro — and what was loaded onto his iTunes; and what apps he had — including which apps are the coolest; etc. etc.
The point being, distraction from the malignancy of Obama and the creation empathy for the Boston bombers. (‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend.’)
I absolutely quit watching or listening to the news. I get all info from blogs. It turns out to be far less obnoxious, less time consuming, I do now participate in enabling the Democrat/government/union/education complex’s propaganda machine, and above all — I actually have more accurate information!
The problem has become, just who are the ‘feds?’ Barack Obama? Eric Holder? Janet Napolitano?
Which one of them do you even trust?
At some point he may be screwing with the feds. Remember, he is a terrorist. His time of understanding how bad this is will be coming when his attorney explains to him what the death penalty is really all about.
I’ve handled big cases, not this big, but big. I had the opportunity to work with some great prosecutors, my best experience in watching bad guys cry and pee themselves came when their defense attorney, after seeing the case against them, turn to them and said, “You are sooooo screwed!”
Suddenly it isn’t funny anymore. A career felon is tougher, but this kid will find out being a terrorist is a bad thing.
I haven’t been involved in any cases, but Giuliani said what you said basically, that sometimes the defense lawyer can get the guy to realize that he better cooperate because of the cold facts he is facing.
BUT, another interrogator guy was on saying there is no way we are in as good a position now as when he was already giving up info, AND much more so if we had him for 30 days or several months being treated as an enemy combatant. We are in a much weaker position, where there is a negotiation through an attorney before we get anything.
My understanding is they could still declare him enemy combatant (fat chance Obama would do that even if they had al Qaeda connection proof). As a citizen I’m hearing he would not be tried as enemy combatant, but they could still hold him that way till the got all his intel.
I got called in for jury duty on a pair of teens who accidently killed a guy. Long story. Any how, they were having a good time, laughing and smiling, until I gave them the poison eye, sort of like I was going to vote “GUILTY!!!” without even leaving the box. I’m good at looking like a hanging judge.
One caught a look at me and it was all of a sudden “Oh, crud. Time to change my underwear.” The defense attorney and judge both caught it and had a hard time keeping their faces straight.
I got bumped. Too bad. Bet I could have made them have a nervous breakdown. (sigh)
They got off, but it could easily have gone the other way.
What odds would you give that the two will be deported hastily for violating the terms of their visas. Tragically, that will dead end any investigation about the nonexistent terrorist cell.
You’re right, Subotai. Not even “sequestration” will save them from deportation because deportation will ensure that Obama’s pro-terrorist narrative stays in place.
My what a web we weave… Beginning with the reading of “his rights” earlier this week which actively cut off any more volunteered information.
This administration is so inept, corrupt and self centered that we all are, “so screwed.”
This administration is most efficient at refusing to defend the Constitution and the rights of Americans citizens.It is willfully most inept at putting the safety of America above the hurt feelings of Muslims.
BTW, I am not anti-Islamic. I just take people seriously when they say they want to kill me, when they kill my Judaeo-Christian brethren, when their book tells them they must not have us as friends and will enter their paradise as a reward for slaughtering us. Other than that, I’m cool with Muslims.
Likewise. Their defenders say we should assume they are liars?
Not someone who says he is supposed to kill atheists and pagans, and I’m both.
The despicable cold-blooded conscienceless monsters were on their way to NYC with SEVEN more bombs when they were intercepted.
Just like Benghazi, Obama would rather everyone get away clean than the act be exposed as a) an act of islamic terrorism and b) another example of his failure to act on clear and specific warnings to protect American from islamic terrorists.
So… how is the left going to frame this as being GWB’s fault?
I know the muddleheads who are weeping and wailing after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are not thinking. If they were, they would realize that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is not a poor misled teen whose brother forced him into an act of terror. Instead, he is a killer. A jihadist. A terrorist who has no concern for any lives but that of Muslims.
How do I reason that?
From all accounts, after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev completed the terroristic act with his brother, he returned to his Dartmouth dorm. There, it was business as usual. No remorse. No guilt. No grief. He was just the same taqqiyotomist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that everyone believed to be a sweetheart, an angel, a great guy.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would have remained the wolf amongst the silly sheep had not his sister-in-law informed him and his brother that the FBI was seeking the older Tsarnaev.
That’s how I know Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is what he is accused of being: a terrorist, a cold-blooded murderer, a jihadist. I know this not only from the act of terror itself, but from the actions of the perpetrator after.
No sympathy for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev here. Hang him high.
nothing to see here
it was simply a kitchen appliance malfunction
Holder’s worst nightmare is that kid, alive, explaining in detail how they got away with it. It will once again expose the administration’s foolhardiness.
Obama can’t run again (assuming he leaves), but that doesn’t mean another Dem doesn’t want to run. The last thing they need is to be known as the party that got us killed.
What a crock of shtye! Actively pursue a few for visa violations, meanwhile 30,000,000 felons with no visa go free …. ole!