|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday April 20, 2013 12:20 pm|
During the press conference after Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested and taken to a hospital seriously injured, FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick Deslauriers told reporters the communities of Boston, Cambridge, Watertown and other cities could “breathe a sigh of relief knowing” there was “no longer a threat to our personal safety and to our communities.” Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed Davis also stated, “I think based upon our investigation at this point in time, the citizens of the city Boston and this area can be confident that the threat has been removed.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday April 19, 2013 1:15 pm|
Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle of brothers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, gave a passionate press conference, where he attempted to give a prepared statement but was cutoff by reporters, who began to ask questions.
Asked what he would say to Dzhokhar, who was still running from law enforcement, he said he would urge him to ask for forgiveness from the victims. He added, “He put a shame on our family. He put a shame on the entire Chechen ethnicity cause everyone now names—They play with word, ‘Chechen,’ so they put that shame on the entire ethnicity.”
From his statement, it is clear that Tsarni recognizes the media in America will begin to discuss Chechens and terrorism and all other Chechens will now have to answer for why two people with a Chechen background would commit violence, as if their ethnicity is responsible for inspiring them to bomb the Boston marathon.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday April 18, 2013 8:00 pm|
It’s funny, in the least funny of ways, how a week that began in unspeakable tragedy unfolded into one filled with so much absurdity and journalistic malpractice, along with a truly bizarre string of unrelated events, that the actual news was often so frankly guffaw-inducing that The Onion would have a hard time topping it.