Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev Captured Friday

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev  (joe-HARR tsar-NAH-yev) was found hiding in a boat late Friday Night, about 26 hours after his picture went into circulation. The owner of the boat, who had been inside all day as per request of the Boston PD went into his driveway where he saw blood leading to his boat. He lifted the boat’s tarp to find Dzhokar lying covered in blood. He quickly went inside his house called the police.

Boston PD – “Over the course of the next hour or so we exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was inside the boat, and ultimately the hostage rescue team of the F.B.I. made an entry into the boat and removed the suspect, who was still alive,” Mr. Davis said. He said the suspect was in “serious condition” and had apparently been wounded in the gunfight that left his brother dead.

Federal lawenforcement officials said they did not plan to read Dzhokar his Miranda rights despite his citizenship invoking the public safety exception in order to question him extensively about other potential explosive devices or accomplices and to try to gain intelligence.  The F.B.I. released a statement late Friday confirming it had scrutinized Mr. Tsarnaev but “did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign.” It had requested more information from the foreign government, it said, but had not received it.

Tsarnaev is charged with detonating a weapon of mass destruction and maliciously destroying public property, capital offenses that carry the death penalty. He is currently in the hospital being treated for wounds sustained in a shootout with police last week prior to his capture.

He said “no” he was asked in his hospital bed if he could afford legal defense. Miriam Conrad is his public defender and heads the Federal Public Defender Office in Boston. Her resume includes defending “shoe bomber” Richard Reid in 2001 for trying to blow up a Paris to Miami jetliner. She and her team are highly qualified and skilled to defend one of the most hated men in America.

While there are outcries of terrorist and the call for torture by Republican Sen. Greg Ball, there is little to no evidence the brothers had affiliations with extremist group, Russian, Chechnen, or otherwise. Speculation has already begun and Senate is rethinking immigration laws and have introduced a reform bill six days after the bombing.

I strongly encourage people to wait for the facts. Resist the urge to demonize any larger group for these two young men’s actions. Hate and division is the last way the wounds ripped open on April 15th, 2013.

 

 

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