Judge Refuses To Delay Boston Bomber Trial

A judge on Wednesday denied attempts by lawyers for the Boston Marathon terrorism suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay the start of his trial.

The decision by U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole, Jr. means that jury selection will begin Monday in Boston federal court.

Lawyers for Tsarnaev tried to make the case that it would impossible to find an impartial jury in Massachusetts because of the amount of publicity given to the case.  They also said they needed more time to examine the large amounts of discovery turned over my prosecutors.

The lawyers tried to use the example of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh whose trial was moved to Denver because of media attention.

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges that could bring the death penalty if he is convicted.

Jury selection in the case is expected to take weeks because of the intense media coverage and the number of local residents impacted in some way because of the bombings.  Also, jurors who object to the death penalty could also be excluded from the case.

Boston Bomber on Rolling Stone Cover Draws Outrage

The magazine Rolling Stone has placed Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its most recent edition drawing outrage from the Boston area as well as the entertainment industry.

The magazine claims it is maintaining a “commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage” of issues that impact their readers. They noted the average Rolling Stone reader is about the same age as the bomber. Continue reading

Three Arrested For Helping Boston Bomber

Three people are facing charges related to assisting one of the Boston Marathon bombers.

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakova are friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in UMass-Dartmouth and according to investigators removed evidence from Tsarnaev’s apartment in an attempt to deceive police. The two 19-year-olds removed a laptop, backpack and Vaseline that was used in producing the pressure cooker bombs. Continue reading

UN Official Blames America for Boston Marathon Bombing

A United Nation official has blamed the Boston Marathon terrorist bombings on “American global domination.”

In an article called “A Commentary on the Marathon Murders”, UN Human Rights Council’s Palestine monitor Richard Falk wrote “the American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world.” Continue reading

Boston Bombing Terrorist Cites Religion As Motive

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is communicating with interrogators and has said that his Islamic faith was motivation for the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon.

Tsarnaev was officially charged today with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. He suffered a throat injury in his standoff with Boston police leaving him unable to speak. He has been communicating through writing. Continue reading

FBI Hunting “12 Strong Sleeper Cell”

The London Daily Mirror is reporting that the FBI is searching for a “sleeper cell” containing as many as 12 people in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.

A source close to the investigation reported that over 1,000 FBI workers were tracking down the cell and had arrested a man and woman about 60 miles from Boston just before the capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Continue reading