Boston Bombing News: Fact or Fiction?

By: Thursday December 11, 2014 3:42 pm

“It contains inaccuracies, misconstrued quotations, and non-factual dramatizations” of marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s interactions with Matanov.” These words are used by Paul Glickman, Khairullozhon Matanov’s defense attorney, in Document 88, (Motion For Hearing Concerning Leaks to Press and Dissemination of Documents by Law Enforcement), which was filed in response to an article [...]

 

Boston Bombing News: Phillipos Trial – Tazhayakov Testifies

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 2:35 pm

What can be counted as the second day at trial in the case of US v Robel Kidane Phillipos began at 9.00 am at Moakley Courthouse in the city of Boston today, (10/07/14), with Judge P. Woodlock presiding, Stephanie Siegmann and John Capin in court for the prosecution and Susan Church and Derege Demissie for the defense.

Late, Late Night FDL: Sweet Caroline

By: Monday April 22, 2013 10:00 pm

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

Boston Strong…! As Big Papi said in Fenway,This is our f*cking city…! I should add that this is our f*cking planet too, on this dismal Earth Day…!

Not Reading the Boston Bomber Suspect His Miranda Rights

By: 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.”

Media Covering Boston Bombing Will Be Partly Responsible if Shame Is Put on Ethnicity of Chechens

By: 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.

Late Night FDL: The Onion, Come to Life

By: 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.

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