Massachusetts cop leaks surrender photos of Tsarnaev to counter Rolling Stone cover

posted at 10:51 am on July 19, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

I actually had the thought after seeing the “Rolling Stone” cover that I wished we had a more undignified shot of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to counter the teen dream image most of the available photos cultivate. I wondered how dreamy he’d be with a wound in his jaw, whimpering in a boat, or running over his brother. Yeah, I’m in no danger of being picked for the jury, probably.

Now we know.

The backlash over Rolling Stone’s cover photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev led to the release of new photos of his capture Thursday, images a police photographer said show “the real Boston bomber.”

In contrast to the tousle-haired, placid-looking 19-year-old on the front of the magazine, the new pictures show Tsarnaev emerging from the boat where he was cornered — his face smeared with blood, his skin ashen in the laser glow from snipers’ gun sights.

In one, he pulls up his shirt, apparently showing he has no weapon underneath; in another, he slumps across the deck of the trailered boat, his bloodied arm hanging down.

The pictures were taken by Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy and published online by Boston Magazine on Thursday afternoon.

In a statement accompanying the photos, Murphy called the Rolling Stone cover “an insult” and “hurtful” to survivors of the April 15 bombings.

“This guy is evil,” Murphy said. “This is the real Boston bomber. Not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.”

I admire this act of civil and professional disobedience by Murphy, though I don’t have the legal chops to know if it could be dangerous to Tsarnaev’s conviction if the pictures were intended as evidence at trial. They seem like the kind of pictures that might routinely be released or leaked to press in the wake of a man hunt, right?

Boston Magazine has all the photos, here.

A member of the prosecution team did respond to the leak:

A spokeswoman for US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, whose staff is prosecuting Tsarnaev, said State Police have indicated they will be “taking action” in response to the leak.

“The release of these photos was completely unacceptable,” spokeswoman Christina DiIorio-Sterling said in a statement.

A law professor t told The Boston Globe it “will exacerbate what is already a major problem: how to empanel a jury that has not seen or formed judgments about the case based on media coverage and photos,” but likely wouldn’t “transform” the case because it’s so universally known to begin with.

I just like having the pictures available as a counter to his glamour shots, and wish these were the more familiar images of him. Why didn’t we get a mug shot of him as soon as he was done being treated and booked in the traditional way? On the other hand, his groupies will love a martyr photo or two, and I’m resolutely ignoring what I’m sure is out there, which is perverse squealing over the picture with his shirt lifted. Ugh, get it together, tweens.

Murphy will have to take his lumps. He’s been suspended for a day and faces an internal investigation, which may affect his standing with the police. But police discipline being what it is, what are the chances he gets severely punished for this?

“Today’s dissemination to Boston Magazine of photographs of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev and police activity related to his capture was not authorized by the Massachusetts State Police,” spokesman David Procopio said in a statement issued Thursday night. “The department will not release the photographs to media outlets. The State Police will have no further comment on this matter tonight.”

Procopio told CNN late Thursday night that Murphy had been relieved of duty for one day and will have a status hearing to determine whether he will be on full duty, restricted duty or suspended during an internal police investigation.

The hearing will likely be next week, Procopio said.

Of course, maybe we didn’t need these pictures after all. Thank you, court room illustrator! Let’s put that on a cover.

Boston Marathon Bombing

And, let’s finish with two different takes on the “Rolling Stone” cover from two women I respect.

And, Rachel Sklar says to the downplayers, “No, that Rolling Stone cover is not brave, stereotype-busting journalism.”


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Shoot him again.

Save the taxpayers some money.

Good Lt on July 19, 2013 at 10:53 AM

The backlash over Rolling Stone’s cover photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev led to the release of new photos of his capture Thursday, images a police photographer said show “the real Boston bomber.”

I’d say the photos showing him placing the bomb “shows the real Boston bomber” even better.

Bitter Clinger on July 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Would have been a nice shot. Wonder why they didn’t take it?

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 10:59 AM

As I said in another thread…

You know…when I was a teenager, like many others, I had a fleeting fantasy of some day being on the cover of Rolling Stone.

For many, it’s far more than a fleeting fantasy, but it’s still that. A fantasy. Your odds of having a music career that’s successful enough to get there are somewhat akin to winning the Power Ball.

But, now we know that we can get on the cover just by bombing a major sporting event in America.

Well, that’s a far easier route.

Yes, that’s what Rolling Stone is saying this week.

Chris of Rights on July 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM

He looks much better with that little red dot on his head…

d1carter on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

S.E. Cupp is worth respecting because…?

SirGawain on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

d1carter on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

I would have gone with an even bigger red dot. ; )

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 11:02 AM

The only crush a person should have on Tsarnaev should involve a trash compacter.

portlandon on July 19, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Well it that cop is trouble for leaking that photo, I’ll bet the IRS people who leaked tax and personal information of conservative groups are really gonna get hammered, right?

forest on July 19, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Rolling Stone: “Our martyrs are supposed to look cool”

faraway on July 19, 2013 at 11:03 AM

The cop deserves a medal.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 11:03 AM

The photo leaker has been fired.

BobMbx on July 19, 2013 at 11:04 AM

He looks much better with that little red dot on his head…

d1carter on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

This makes me think of the scene in Dirty Harry when Inspector
Callihan has Scorpio on the football field…after shooting him
in the leg. Tells him he could SPLATTERED his head all over
the field if he wanted to.

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 11:04 AM

The cop deserves a medal.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 11:03 AM

And a much more sensitive trigger.

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM

The leaker lost his job, as well he should…however, I understand why he did it and applaud him for doing so!

Rolling Stone had to know the controversy this would cause, and I believe they did it because no one has talked about the magazine for a long time. ‘Bad press is better than no press’?! Still, shame on them!

easyt65 on July 19, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Why isnt he in Gitmo? Why a trial?

faraway on July 19, 2013 at 11:09 AM

surrender photos

MKH, a small quibble. The word ‘surrender’ makes it sound like he called the police and gave up. It makes him a sympathetic character.

He was captured, I believe.

faraway on July 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM

This ties in with Martin and Zimmerman. It is irresponsible of the the “NEWS” media to intentionally mislead the public with the selective use of photographs. Solely for the purpose of creating a false opinion. In the case of Martin. The photos always seen were of a 12-14 year old boy. The fact was that at the time of his death he was 6” 3” and weighed in at about 190lbs. Some news outlets actually said he was only 140lbs. Totally irresponsible and misleading. The same is true of the Cover photo vs reality. I doubt that much will come of this for the State Police Sergeant.

jpcpt03 on July 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM

A law professor told The Boston Globe it “will exacerbate what is already a major problem: how to empanel a jury that has not seen or formed judgments about the case based on media coverage and photos,”

… as opposed to the asinine Rolling Stone cover?

This sort of stupidity is why people hate lawyers.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM

To me, seems @RollingStone isn’t glamorizing terrorism, but proving that it can look innocent and young and attractive. Important lesson.

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) July 18, 2013

Ah yes. The face of evil is that of the Jihadist next door.

portlandon on July 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM

To me, seems @RollingStone isn’t glamorizing terrorism, but proving that it can look innocent and young and attractive. Important lesson.

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) July 18, 2013

That IS glamorizing, you blithering idiot.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM

‘Toons of the Day: Like A Trolling Moen*

* A moen is a New Zealand saying for someone, who acts like they are the man, but in fact is an idiot.

Resist We Much on July 19, 2013 at 11:17 AM

information control… if you haven’t learned anything by this administration, that is it… whoever controls the information controls the sheeples

gatorboy on July 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM

To me, seems @RollingStone isn’t glamorizing terrorism, but proving that it can look innocent and young and attractive. Important lesson.

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) July 18, 2013

That IS glamorizing, you blithering idiot.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM

You STOLE my post!! LOL

Yup, you nailed it!

SE lost me a loooooooong time ago….

she’s Kathleen Parker in training…

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Now if we can just get T-shirts showing Che’s cowardly surrender….

apostic on July 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM

That IS glamorizing, you blithering idiot.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM

I believe what S.E. is saying is that terrorists don’t all look like Osama bin Laden. They don’t always look like bitter raving lunatics. Sometimes they look innocent and kind. So, when looking for terrorism, we should look at people’s actions, words, and behavior, and not be fooled by their appearance.

Chris of Rights on July 19, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Now if we can just get T-shirts showing Che’s cowardly surrender….

apostic on July 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Sadly, we’re more likely to get t-shirts that look like the Rolling Stone cover.

Chris of Rights on July 19, 2013 at 11:25 AM

The leaker lost his job, as well he should…however, I understand why he did it and applaud him for doing so!

easyt65 on July 19, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Except that he didn’t lose his job-he was suspended for 1 day and there will be a hearing next week.

Del Dolemonte on July 19, 2013 at 11:25 AM

The Menendez brothers had women fighting to marry them in prison. Ditto Scott Peterson. Remember when there were women swooning over how cute Osama bin Laden was? The fact that these guys killed women didn’t bother these groupies at all. Tsarnaev will be getting marriage proposals for the rest of his life, he doesn’t need help from Jann Wenner.

vityas on July 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

The rolling stone cover has a lot of people in Massachusetts and New England incredibly angry. This in the heels of an article last week by a horrid terrorist sympathizer in the Herald. ( Margery Egan )

Cupp is a lunatic and so is Egan.

dogsoldier on July 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

To me, seems @RollingStone isn’t glamorizing terrorism, but proving that it can look innocent and young and attractive. Important lesson.

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) July 18, 2013

Ooooh, thanks for that, SE, golly gee whiz.

I’m getting real tired of being told what is an “important lesson”

ChicagoBlue on July 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

jpcpt03 on July 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Weight is not the only factor to consider.
How many average joe 200 pound guys, with minimal or no fighter training would want to take on any of these guys?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/228985-top-5-pound-for-pound-mma-fighters-and-the-science-of-determinatiom

dentarthurdent on July 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Kudos to the cop for true civil disobedience. When such disobedience has the risk of substantial negative consequences as here, it’s heroic.

philw1776 on July 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

He looks much better with that little red dot on his head…

d1carter on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

I just wish that particular sniper’s trigger finger had been a bit more itchy….

dentarthurdent on July 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Actually, a photo of a bloody Jokar Tsarnaev might make him look like a martyr of the police.

What would be more useful to counter the Rolling Stone cover would be a photo of some of the Boston bombing victims lying bleeding on the sidewalk, with a caption that this was the “work” of Jokar Tsarnaev.

Steve Z on July 19, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Not all terrorists look like Phil Spector.

celtic warrior on July 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM

I believe what S.E. is saying is that terrorists don’t all look like Osama bin Laden. They don’t always look like bitter raving lunatics.

I’m sure Rolling Stone can find pictures of bin laden that look just like Joker. You can do any guy up to look fairly decent, especially with some photo work.

But, that isn’t what the idiot, se, was saying. She was defending Rolling Stone, for some asinine reason. The mag was, quite clearly, trying to glamorize joker.

Sometimes they look innocent and kind. So, when looking for terrorism, we should look at people’s actions, words, and behavior, and not be fooled by their appearance.

Chris of Rights on July 19, 2013 at 11:24 AM

This is a truism about pretty much everything. I don’t see what point anyone could think they’re making about this and terrorism … in order to defend an America-hating, terrorist-loving cover of the despicable rag, Rolling Stone.

It used to be, in the 70s, that you had all the Scandinavian blondes who were in love with dreamy, despicable Pali terrorists (who would send the blondes onto planes with bombs in their luggage, unbeknownst to the idiots, not that they would have cared). ANd there are more than enough women who are taken with murderers sitting in jail, thinking they are all dreamy and cute, too.

Look, there is no defense of Rolling Stone. They are working for jihadi propaganda. That’s about all it comes down to. And the idiot, se, wants to defend them, for some reason – probably part of her MSNBC contract or CNN or whatever traitorous channel she works for.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM

To me, seems @RollingStone isn’t glamorizing terrorism, but proving that it can look innocent and young and attractive. Important lesson.

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) July 18, 2013

What’s the lesson? Don’t bother vetting Chechen college age immigrants, because they are so innocent looking?

kirkill on July 19, 2013 at 11:37 AM

The photo leaker has been fired.

BobMbx on July 19, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I know a few Texas sheriffs and police chiefs who’d be glad to have Murphy on their teams. Come on down, Sarge.

TXUS on July 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Have we stopped all muslim immigration into the USA yet? Stopped issuing any tourist visas, student visas, or refugee visas to muslims yet? Why not?

If it saves the life of a single child like Martin Richard, don’t we have to stop letting muslims into our nation?

slickwillie2001 on July 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM

slickwillie2001 on July 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM

I emailed them about the link thingy. We seem to be able to link there now.

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 11:47 AM

cnsnews.com that is.

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 11:49 AM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM

You may be correct. I’m willing to give S.E. the benefit of the doubt on this one. Note that I’m not willing to give Rolling Stone the benefit of the doubt.

You can definitely argue that I’m trying to walk a line that may not actually exist.

Chris of Rights on July 19, 2013 at 11:49 AM

A law professor told The Boston Globe it “will exacerbate what is already a major problem: how to empanel a jury that has not seen or formed judgments about the case based on media coverage and photos,”

… as opposed to the asinine Rolling Stone cover?

This sort of stupidity is why people hate lawyers.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Right2Bright most disappointed…

yubley on July 19, 2013 at 11:50 AM

I disagree with the police officer’s actions here. I don’t support the Rolling Stone either but this is once again government officials leaking info to sway political opinion.

Sure it feels good but for every one of these we have another Joe the plumber getting exposed…

Skywise on July 19, 2013 at 11:54 AM

He looks much better with that little red dot on his head…

d1carter on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

I think the photo would have looked much better with red mist and brain splatter on his head.

Bruno Strozek on July 19, 2013 at 11:55 AM

To follow up though… The better question to ask is why the government never released these pictures officially anyway?

Skywise on July 19, 2013 at 11:56 AM

The police officer deserved to get canned for this.

But I’d still buy him a beer or three if I ran into him at a bar.

Esoteric on July 19, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Too bad this creep survived. Boston, from top to bottom, feds too, was an utter failure and a disgusting usurpation of laws and rights.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Plus, it cost a fortune and so much enduring pain.

It’s disgusting what was not prevented and how the entire case was/is handled. To Hades with all who make it so, you scum of the Earth.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 12:01 PM

And we keep gettin’ richer
but we can’t get our picture
On the cover of the Rollin’ Stone

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Seems a bit harsh to fire the cop…after all he was only acting on his feelings, and if the MSM is correct, those feelings are kinda more important than any old rules and laws and old school stuff like that.

Have you visited Rolling Stone since the Glam Cover of “the Dzhokhar” came out?

Between the love fest from those who are just thrilled about the murdering bast*rd, probably more than a few want to have his babies…and comments such as “George Bush killed 100,000′s and was on the cover three times…” most of them sound like for anyone to criticize Rolling Stone is some sort of like major super awesome violation of Freedom of the Press or something.

Obscurity…that is what is needed with these Dzhokar’s of the world.

Arrest them, drone them, blow them to their Allah’s virgin’s waiting arms, toss them into the sea as shark chum…I do not care. But obscurity…striking their names from all records, erasing all evidence of their ever having lived…most appropriate in all cases.

This latest Rolling Stone cover?

A Dzhoke….and not a funny one at that.

We take all kinds of pills
that give us all kind of thrills
But the thrill we’ve never known
Is the thrill that’ll getcha
when you get your picture
On the cover of the Rollin’ Stone

They’ve done better…

coldwarrior on July 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM

A WHITE MALE.
Dems/liberals win big.
 
gumbyandpokey on April 18, 2013 at 5:05 PM

 
How is domestic terrorism a good thing, much less a big win for you?
 
rogerb on April 18, 2013 at 7:36 PM

 

BTW, we’re still waiting, gumbyandpokey.
 
Tell us what dems/liberals won when that first grader’s leg was shredded violently away from her body while as she watched the ball bearings ripping through her 8 year old brother.

rogerb on July 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Huh. So when did he shoot himself in the throat?

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM

S.E. Cupp is worth respecting because…?

SirGawain on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Indeed – she deserves no more respect than Gretchen, that View woman moving to Faux, and the likes.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM

What would be more useful to counter the Rolling Stone cover would be a photo of some of the Boston bombing victims lying bleeding on the sidewalk, with a caption that this was the “work” of Jokar Tsarnaev.

Steve Z on July 19, 2013 at 11:34 AM
How about a photo of the little kid he set his bomb down next to?….

dentarthurdent on July 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

To follow up though… The better question to ask is why the government never released these pictures officially anyway? Skywise on July 19, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Because the official story is that he shot himself in the throat when he was arrested. Oops: no spurting throat wound in the newly released photos, resulting in having to redo the initial script for the psy-ops we’re all supposed to be falling for.

Then the official story was that the kid was wounded by shrapnel from one of his bombs. Oops. Still no throat wound spurting blood.

~~~

These guys sure get around.

No real questions, please.”

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM

What would be more useful to counter the Rolling Stone cover would be a photo of some of the Boston bombing victims lying bleeding on the sidewalk, with a caption that this was the “work” of Jokar Tsarnaev.

Steve Z on July 19, 2013 at 11:34 AM

How about a photo of the little kid he set his bomb down next to?….

dentarthurdent on July 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Well – I really messed that up – strikethrough instead of quote.
Sorry Steve.

dentarthurdent on July 19, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Seems like Rolling Stone is engaged in a desperate bid for attention and relevance which will ultimately find it in the $1 bin along with Newsweek.

If she’s not careful, Sip E Cupp’s career will follow.

timmytee on July 19, 2013 at 12:14 PM

~~~

These guys sure get around.

“No real questions, please.”

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM

So what’s the big deal, I’ve seen those pics time and again and they don’t prove shite other than they might have had some info on a potential attack (but not the details), and as a result they had civilian clothes cops or special operations guys deployed to the event to keep an eye…..or they could have been simply cops in plain clothes blended in the crowd, which is standard procedure at events of this magnitutde, meaning with lots of people in attendance, kinda like the same rational as in the air martials case…thse pics prove absolutely nothing other than to the tinfoil hats, and then again, they do ‘t even need evidence to make some crazy shite up…

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Marshalls that is…

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 12:26 PM

S.E. Cupp is a sellout Lib right down to her hipster doofus glasses. Some were fooled because she was a mildly attractive girl who tried to sell herself as a conservative when it was convenient.

Rockshine on July 19, 2013 at 12:31 PM

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 12:25 PM

As you can see by the photo montage, the same uniformed “cops” that were interviewed in Sandy Hook were in Craft uniforms at the Boston marathon.

They weren’t in plain clothes, they were in Craft uniforms: tan pants, black jackets, tan shoes, and black back packs. I mean, google it.

Other Crafties were carrying the same back pack that was presented by the psy-ops brigade as the one that contained the bomb.

But I lose because you said “tinfoil hats.” Rats!

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 12:38 PM

rogerb on July 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM

rogerb, is that one still around?

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Oh……Hi HAL. Seems you lost your singing voice.

Bmore on July 19, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I used to have the hots for S.E. Cupp and respect for her political views (for the most part). I still have the hots for her, but politically she seems to have moved closer and closer to full-blown libtard over the last 18 months or so.

Moose Drool on July 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM

This poster from the link provided in the story sums up my feelings on this perfectly.

________________________________
Aaron K Kraus

If your objection is that the cover photo glamorizes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and presents him as an enticing role model to young readers because of his looks then you’re rightly concerned about something that has nothing to do with Rolling Stone.

If your objection is that the cover photo humanizes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and presents him as a multi-demensional — even sympathetic — figure, well you have just confronted one of humanity’s starkest truths: that we are all humans, endowed with a tremendous capacity for both evil and empathy. Again, your concern has nothing to do with Rolling Stone.

If your objection is that the cover photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev disrespects the victims of his alleged crimes because it focuses on the criminal rather than the crimes then you’re arguing for such a narrow view of journalism and journalistic priorities that the end product would probably do little to educate, enlighten, and engage readers.

If your objection is that Rolling Stone’s intention is to drive sales with sensational cover photos, well, yeah.

Then again, see the photos above, linked online, to drive traffic.
___________________________________

Politricks on July 19, 2013 at 12:55 PM

And we keep gettin’ richer
but we can’t get our picture
On the cover of the Rollin’ Stone

“I got a Freaky lady, named Cocaine Katy”

Doffs cap to Katy the mean old Lady!

(one of my favorite posters!)

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 12:58 PM

He looks much better with that little red dot on his head…

d1carter on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

He would look better if the red dot were shining all the way through and reflecting off the boat.

Bishop on July 19, 2013 at 1:16 PM

I guess RS didn’t have a “package” shot of Tsarnaev, or surely it would have been used.

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 1:16 PM

So no one is wondering how/when he got his “throat wound,” after apparently surrendering meekly. Huh.

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

What kind of back pack was the bomb in? Was anyone photographed wearing such a back pack? Was he/were they Craft employees?

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 1:28 PM

S.E. Cupp is worth respecting because…?

SirGawain on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

…..she’s hot?

BobMbx on July 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Other Crafties were carrying the same back pack that was presented by the psy-ops brigade as the one that contained the bomb.

But I lose because you said “tinfoil hats.” Rats!

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Rrrright, coz only Craft could have possibly dressed their people in tan pants, tan shoes and black jackets, I mean we all know thatthese are Craft proprietary ‘uniforms’ :), so it’s completely out of question that the police dress their plain cops like that too, when they send them on incognito missions….or, even better, maybe the cops ‘copied’ the Craft ‘uniform’ in purpose, to give the tinfoil hats some thrills in their neverending quest for ‘truth’, ummm…conspiracies :)…

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

“The release of these photos was completely unacceptable,” spokeswoman Christina DiIorio-Sterling said in a statement.

Thats because the Boston PD was ready to ink a deal with an un-named newspaper who reportedly was willing to pay several million dollars for the exclusive rights to publish them.

Ok, I made that up. Now tell me there’s Zero chance of that scenario.

BobMbx on July 19, 2013 at 1:34 PM

So no one is wondering how/when he got his “throat wound,” after apparently surrendering meekly. Huh.

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

That was my exact first thought when I saw the picture. “Hey wait a minute. I thought he was shot in the throat?” So did he have a throat wound and couldn’t talk or not? And if so when did he get it because he doesn’t seem to have one here. Nor does he seem to be resisting arrest. Weird.

Lily on July 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

What kind of back pack was the bomb in? Was anyone photographed wearing such a back pack? Was he/were they Craft employees?

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 1:28 PM

So, instead of keeping us, mortals in the dark, why don’t you instead tell us your theory on who’s responsible for the bombing….

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

S.E. Cupp is worth respecting because…?

SirGawain on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 AM

If we were liberals it would be because she’s an attractive celebrity.

kim roy on July 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Lily on July 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Umm, coz the wound was in the back of the throat, not sure how are you supposed to see that in a frontal pic here, that’s what media reported in the aftermath of the events…Besides most of it could have just been speculations by the media, only the medical report details (that will be presented at te trial) can be trusted on this…

‘CBS television quoted investigators as saying that Tsarnaev suffered two serious wounds and had lost a lot of blood. It said investigators had speculated that one wound in the back of his neck could have been a suicide attempt.’

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Too bad this creep survived. Boston, from top to bottom, feds too, was an utter failure and a disgusting usurpation of laws and rights.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Worse, Shad. Look what the jihadi nutcases learned from those events. They will study every event, point, by point and make careful plans. Two amateurs tied up Mass Law Enforcement for several days.

Imagine what a couple experienced well trained terrorists will do.

dogsoldier on July 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

S.E. Cupp is a sellout Lib right down to her hipster doofus glasses. Some were fooled because she was a mildly attractive girl who tried to sell herself as a conservative when it was convenient.

Rockshine on July 19, 2013 at 12:31 PM

.
I can neither confirm nor deny that she’s a “liberal in conservative clothing”.

I did, however, synpathize with her over the “HUSTLER Mag” photoshopped image of her.

She’s definitely no ‘hardline conservative’. My biggest gripe is that I find her voice ‘grating’, and her demeanor on “Real News” (The Blaze) reminds me of a High School student body groupie.

I don’t deny she’s pretty (how could I?), and I don’t deny her intelligence.

listens2glenn on July 19, 2013 at 1:56 PM

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Sorry, I forgot to mention the Craft logos on their hats.

But you said “tinfoil hats” again so I double lose.

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

So, instead of keeping us, mortals in the dark, why don’t you instead tell us your theory on who’s responsible for the bombing…. jimver on July 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

I thought I had.

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

dogsoldier on July 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Indeed, indeed

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Caption on picture of laser dot on Tsarnaev’s forehead:

A SNIPER TRAINS HIS BEAD ON TSARNAEV

Snipers don’t use laser sights, except in Hollywood movies.

Which is where most “journalists” get their extensive knowledge on firearms, I suppose.

Socratease on July 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Sorry, I forgot to mention the Craft logos on their hats.

But you said “tinfoil hats” again so I double lose.

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Saw those pics, not even close, allt they show is a blurred logo, could not infer anything really, unless you really, really, really want to believe it’s the Craft logo :)…as for the tinfoil hats, they and their theories surface everywhere and every time there’s an event like that, involving human loss, you can’t deny that now, can you…so, the use of the term is egit…

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

So, instead of keeping us, mortals in the dark, why don’t you instead tell us your theory on who’s responsible for the bombing…. jimver on July 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

I thought I had.

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

On this thread?? My bad then…if on other thread, then, sorry, but I don’t live at HA…do you care to repeat yor theory?

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM

It would have been good for Rolling Stone to have used one of those pictures. They could have made their point with that or both photos side by side.

TfromV on July 19, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Which is where most “journalists” get their extensive knowledge on firearms, I suppose.

Socratease on July 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM

There are special classes available only for journo’s and politicians.

BobMbx on July 19, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I’m thinking the officer was told to leak the photos. The whole thing smells.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 19, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Saw those pics, not even close, allt they show is a blurred logo, could not infer anything really, unless you really, really, really want to believe it’s the Craft logo

“In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated.” -Margaret Halsey, novelist (1910-1997)

:)…as for the tinfoil hats, they and their theories surface everywhere and every time there’s an event like that, involving human loss, you can’t deny that now, can you…so, the use of the term is egit… jimver on July 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

So it’s reasonable to believe that the FBI needed the public’s help to identify two guys the they had been in contact with for years?

It’s reasonable to believe that the question asked about the scheduled bomb drill at the press conference, which the FBI spokesman ignored, should have been ignored?

It’s reasonable to believe that the kid got out of the boat with his throat intact after he shot himself in the mouth, or his throat was slit by shrapnel? Which story do you believe? I don’t buy any of them.

Why did the cop who took these photos get fired for releasing them? Why weren’t they released day one? Do they reveal something we aren’t supposed to know?

Where did the story come from about him shooting himself? Since the photo showing him getting out of the boat shows no throat or mouth wound, nor traumatized behavior from such a wound.

Look at the back pack the Craft guy is wearing (google it), then look at the one the FBI says contained the bomb (google it). Then look at the packs the brothers were carrying (google it). Hello…?

None of this will have any impact on you, I understand that, because you’re a clown, but others here might want to consider this stuff.

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 3:56 PM

There are special classes available only for journo’s and politicians.

BobMbx on July 19, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Yes there are. They are essentially very basic courses that teach them not to touch a firearm, and if they do, to keep it pointed away.

Oddly enough, only survivors graduate the course. I hear it has an average 70% flunk rate….

Turtle317 on July 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

None of this will have any impact on you, I understand that, because you’re a clown, but others here might want to consider this stuff.

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Indeed, it looks like everybody on this thread is considering this ‘stuff’…. More like ignore it :)

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM

That laser dot in the middle of Tsarneav’s brain-pan is about the only way there is to portray him “in a positive light”.

Alberta_Patriot on July 19, 2013 at 5:18 PM

jimver on July 19, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Yeah that picture you linked with him on the ground and EMTs or whoever clearly working on the front of his neck is the one I remember seeing at the time. That is why I thought it was so weird to see him standing there with his neck uninjured. He also doesn’t look like someone who had “stuck a gun in his mouth and fired” causing an injury to the back of his neck. Especially since he was evidently unarmed. I have seen what a person who had done that to themselves looked like and believe me they weren’t in any condition to stand up and surrender or do much of anything else ever again.

But then again you can’t believe anything you read or see in the press, then or now. I just thought it was weird because his condition was so different from the picture I remembered seeing.

Lily on July 19, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Lily on July 19, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Why are people so invested in what they see on Fox and CNN etc?

As you demonstrate, all one has to do it think.

When your eyes and ears seem to contradict one another, cover your ears.

Akzed on July 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM

S.E Cupp is right. The problem with the LAMESTREAM DRIVE-BY media is that they always portray islamo-fascists in a favorable light and will never investigate further. Rolling Stone from what I understand did what the LSM DB media wouldn’t. That is to delve deeper into the issue. This police photographer is a total idiot wrapped in a moron. I haven’t read the article in RS but have heard bits and pieces about it but apparently he hasn’t even tried to find out more about the article.

I can conclude that there are too many US citizens who are STUCK ON STUPID for all of us to remain free

hamradio on July 19, 2013 at 8:18 PM

This officer deserves an award for his actions, not fired.

Whoever fires him should be fired.

Then let the job-offers pour in from other PATRIOTIC Agencies.

Screw mass’ State Police, you idiots!

TX-96 on July 20, 2013 at 6:38 AM

The State police have only disciplined the employee for one day so far. The worst reaction was from long time censor, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortez, a.k.a. female version of Duval Patrick. I don’t think the photos should have been secret at all, and a lot of information did get out to the public if you watched local TV and blogs and listened to WRKO talk radio. Avi Nelson, Howie Carr, Michele McPhee and Colonel Hunt took calls from locals all thru the saga. If you listened you got a lot of callers just calling up from locked homes, worried and angry, but also people who were on the ground were calling too, saying what they saw out their windows, and yes, finally, in their backyard in their boat. I was listening and knew there was a guy in a boat around the time of the lifting of the Stay in your Homes request, because the neighbors were calling the radio stations and the media people were on the ground walking the neighborhoods too.

The actual images released by the state trooper have been seen and have similar pictures out in the public domain: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/16/18295633-dzhokhar-tsarnaev-scribbled-note-inside-boat-where-he-was-hiding-sources-say?lite

You can see the ariel footage we all watched something similar that night on tv, and could have recorded it, and also there were pictures of the islamist terror message written inside the boat. It took a month for you to hear it out in the rest of the country, but if you were here you heard about it from eyewitnesses the night of the arrest.

Carmen M. Ortz and Duval have done everything they could to put a lid on information and deny what people saw with their own eyes or heard or saw on tv did not really happen. The are two DENIERS. Duval looked downright silly at his press conferences listening to Ortiz and Obama, he was so behind on the facts is was laughable.

Fleuries on July 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

SE lost me a loooooooong time ago….

she’s Kathleen Parker in training…

ToddPA on July 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Absolutely.

SE Cupp is worth her weight in seaweed. And any woman who fashions herself against Clark Kent needs serious help.

thejackal on July 20, 2013 at 11:26 PM

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