When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev helped plot the terror bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, he probably didn’t suspect he’d remain alive long enough to take advantage of the ensuing media tidal wave.
Not so fast. Tsarnaev survived the bombing and ensuing chase, and is now on trial for murder in what might shape up to be one of the most hostile venues in the history of the American legal tradition. (Think that’s hyperbole? Have you ever met someone from Boston? They take Boston seriously.)
U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. has denied Tsarnaev’s attorney’s request to move the trial to a venue less intimate to the vicious crime his client committed, and at the latest hearing, supporters of Tsarnaev came from around the country to demand justice for a man they claim is being framed by the U.S. government.
The mother-in-law of a Chechen murder suspect killed by FBI agents probing the Boston Marathon bombing disrupted a pre-trial hearing for defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, shouting the U.S. must “stop killing innocent boys.”
The outburst came as Tsarnaev seeks to move the Jan. 5 trial to Washington or New York from Boston, where his lawyers argued jurors will be biased against him. The 21-year-old faces possible execution if convicted in the 2013 attack that killed 3 and injured 260. An earlier request to move the case was denied.
She’s not the only one who made a scene:
Among them was Elena Teyer, 45, a Russian native living in Savannah, Georgia. She yelled to Tsarnaev in Russian what she later said were words of support. He didn’t respond to Teyer, who was led out of the courtroom by marshals.
On her way through the doors, Teyer switched to English to decry what she said was the U.S. government’s assassination of her son-in-law, Ibragim Todashev. Federal investigators said he was suspected of carrying out a triple murder with Tsarnaev’s older brother Tamerlan two years before the marathon bombing.
“They were telling the whole family that they know for sure that Tamerlan and Ibrahim were involved in a triple murder,” Teyer said outside the Boston federal courthouse. “When it came to the evidence, they said they have nothing.”
This trial is going to be a circus, and the American media is going to make it worse.
We already know that in the wake of the attacks, the progressive hivemind insisted upon swinging away from the terrorism narrative and instead focused on a narrative that cast America as an aggressor against young idealists who were clearly just caught between two very different worlds. I am certain that in the lead-up to this trial, the media is going to do their best to resurrect this narrative and transform what should be an effort to seek justice for three dead Americans into “a conversation” about how America treats immigrants—especially Muslim immigrants.
Progressive America is so eager to find explanations and scapegoats and “conversation” topics that they tend to ignore inconvenient things like evidence and facts. It happened in Ferguson, and it’s about to happen in Boston, a city that’s been through quite enough without the media complex poking around for a reason to start blaming the victims for the sins of the accused.DONATE
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