16 Feb 2015

Boston Bombing News: “I Didn’t Realize Not Guilty Was A Choice!”

To date, we have had 15 days of voir dire in the case of USA v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  There have been 193 prospective jurors interviewed so far and it has not been made public which jurors are being kept for the next stage and which jurors are dismissed.  In addition,

19 Jan 2015

Boston Bombing News: O’Toole: I’ll Make You A Believer

Judge George A. O’Toole said to defense attorney Miriam Conrad:  I’ll make you a believer.  We know, of course, he was referring to the start of the trial, but I wonder … Was he was really referring to having things his own way, rushed and hurried?  This appears now to

31 Dec 2014

Boston Bombing News: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Why Do We Care?

As the start of the trial is imminent, I would like to reflect, remind and reassure. I’ve posted and commented on many FDL threads related to the Boston Marathon Bombings.  However, I actually got a rather late start after happening upon a post by Ed Beall in August of 2013.   I

15 Dec 2014

Boston Bombing News: Practice For The Trial?

The final pretrial status conference in the case of USA v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is later this week.  This will be unlike the other nine status conferences in this case, simply because the defendant will be present after seventeen months of solitary confinement away from the public eye.  Some have waited

22 Nov 2014

Boston Bombing News: Throwing Fish Out or Convicting The Big Fish?

Most everyone knows the statuses of those accused in relation to the Boston Marathon Bombings, but if you’ve been living under a rock for the last several months, here’s a summary of how I see it: Stephen Silva – Although Silva’s charges of  conspiracy to distribute heroin, distribution of heroin

21 Oct 2014

Boston Bombing News: More McPhee Maxim

In a previous BBN post, “What’s Up Michele McPhee” by woodybox, we learned a of new piece written by Michele McPhee about the Tsarnaev family.  When I first opened the Newsweek site, I was unable to read the article.  I couldn’t get past the first few words, it was so

02 Oct 2014

Boston Bombing News: Guilty or Innocent – Robel Phillipos Doesn’t Stand A Chance

These BBN threads usually feature comments about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  He is the main defendant related to the bombings, is charged with the most counts and may possibly pay the highest price if found guilty.  However, we need to remember there are others going through their own life altering battles with

14 Sep 2014

Boston Bombing News: In The Case of USA v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, What’s Next?

During the 7th status conference coming up on September 18th in the Tsarnaev case, several issues will hopefully be discussed.  I say hopefully because not only does Judge O’Toole delay many of his rulings but he has also been known to not even hear discussions on motions. During the 6th status

25 Aug 2014

Boston Bombing News: Will Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Get A Fair Trial Or Won’t He?

Dick Rauscher of Stonyhill Nuggets wrote an article on April 25, 2013, called We Have A Choice To Make:  Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a Monster of Wounded Child?  Although I’d like for everyone to go back and read this old article completely, I will only quote just the last paragraph here: The world

29 Jul 2014

Boston Bombing News: The Silva Arrest Is Just Another Exhibition

In the last BBN thread of July 24th by jane24, we were informed of and went on to discuss the arrest of Stephen Silva, another acquaintance of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  From the night of Silva’s arrest, one witness described what he saw.  He said “officers swarmed the building Monday night, many of