Skip to comments.See the complaint against the alleged Boston Marathon bomber
Posted on 04/22/2013 11:45:04 AM PDT by illiac
Here is the filing of the complaint filed by the Department of Justice against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old who is accused of carrying out the attacks on the Boston Marathon that killed at least three and injured hundreds.
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Doesn’t matter what complaint says. If they give him a civilian trial after the irregularities of his detention... He’ll almost certainly walk free. (The obvious intention).
Oh, did it say “He b bad, we b good.”?
Any more words than that from Holder’s clown show?
The evidence laid out in the complaint demonstrates that.
What irregularities? That he wasn’t immediately Mirandized? At worst, that means that anyhting he said before being Mirandized can’t be admitted against him. But they won’t need any of that - there is plenty of video evidence agaist him (not to mention the whole chase/throwing IEDs at cops/shootout issue).
There are a lot of uninformed kneejerk comments on this point.
Not much of a limiting factor given he wasn't capable of speech when arrested or at last report. Speculation he shot himself through the mouth damaging his throat.
Watching a memorial ceremony and moment of silence for the victims of the terror attack. What I find distasteful is the appearance of the Gov, mayor and usual pols ... Like they were the individuals involved in the 10 minute gun battle with the two terrorists.
True, though there are reports that he’s been answering questions in writing, and the same point would also apply to those writings.
The point being, this guy is never going to walk free.
So it came unsealed?
Justice delayed is justice denied. It’ll take decades to get this guy tried and through the endless appeals process, a delay eagerly supported by our progressively politicized justice system and sycophant press. He’ll probably die of old age before it’s all said and done. A military court would’ve made short work of him. Fair trial, quick hanging. Done.
Doesnt matter what complaint says. If they give him a civilian trial after the irregularities of his detention... Hell almost certainly walk free. (The obvious intention).
This animal isn’t going to “walk”.
19. Near midnight on April 18, 2013, an individual carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint in Cambridge, Massachusetts....The man pointed a ñrearm at the Victim and stated, Did you hear about the Boston explosíon? and I did that.
Wait a minute!!! There's something missing between 18 and 19. Oh yeh -- all those friends, associates, "patriots" in Boston calling in to identify these two known killers. How many called these two instead to warn them rather than calling the police???
Another OJ. World’s best lawyers will clamor to represent him. Money will pour in from overseas to pay for it. And even if he does get jail time, there’s no need to recount the hundreds of killers who’ve been freed over the years by the courts. It’s now far from certain he’ll receive appropriate punishment, a lot less certain than if he’d been tried as an enemy combatant. No wonder people are upset. This stinks.
No, the FBI will be scrambling to look good after their obvious screw ups on this one. There will be more arrests (or at least arrest warrants) coming.
All of that in between stuff has no place in the criminal complaint. The complaint is designed to tell what the defendant did that led him to be charged with the crimes listed in the complaint. Whether or not he was called/warned/etc has nothing to do with the crimes he is charged with.
So according to this the car owner escaped. They didn't let him go.
It will certainly be interesting to see what their phone records reveal.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a U.S. citizen and resident of Cambridge, Mass., has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, resulting in the death of three people and injuries to more than 200 people.
In a criminal complaint unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Tsarnaev is specifically charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (namely, an improvised explosive device or IED) against persons and property within the United States resulting in death, and one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. The statutory charges authorize a penalty, upon conviction, of death or imprisonment for life or any term of years. Tsarnaev had his initial court appearance today from his hospital room.
“Although our investigation is ongoing, today’s charges bring a successful end to a tragic week for the city of Boston, and for our country,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with each of the bombing victims and brave law enforcement professionals who lost their lives or suffered serious injuries as a result of this week’s senseless violence. Thanks to the valor of state and local police, the dedication of federal law enforcement and intelligence officials, and the vigilance of members of the public, we’ve once again shown that those who target innocent Americans and attempt to terrorize our cities will not escape from justice. We will hold those who are responsible for these heinous acts accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
“The events of the past week underscore in stark terms the need for continued vigilance against terrorist threats both at home and abroad,” said John Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security. “Friday’s arrest and today’s charges demonstrate what can be achieved by a collaborative, round-the clock response involving law enforcement officers, intelligence professionals, prosecutors and the general public.”
“Today’s charges are the culmination of extraordinary law enforcement coordination and the tireless efforts of so many, including ordinary citizens who became heroes as they responded to the call for help in the hours and days following the Marathon tragedy,” said Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. “The impact of these crimes has been far-reaching, affecting a worldwide community that is looking for peace and justice. We hope that this prosecution will bring some small measure of comfort both to the public at large and to the victims and their families that justice will be served. While we will not be able to comment on any possible communications between the suspect and law enforcement at this time, as a general rule, the government will always seek to elicit all the actionable intelligence and information we can from terrorist suspects taken into our custody.”
“The events of this week have moved at a breakneck pace. Yet the one consistent element of this investigation has been the collective efforts of our law enforcement and intelligence partners, working side-by-side, day and night, to identify and find those responsible for this attack, while keeping the public safe,” said Rick DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Division. “We are grateful to the American people for their assistance; we would not be successful without their trust and support. We will continue to investigate this matter with the greatest diligence and expediency, and we will do all that we can to protect those we serve.”
“Friday night’s capture of the suspect brought immediate relief to a community from a public safety viewpoint. However, much work remains and many questions require answers. Today’s charges represent another step on the long road toward justice for the victims of these crimes. On behalf of the citizens of this great Commonwealth, the Massachusetts State Police will continue to work diligently with our federal and local partners to bring this defendant to justice for his alleged acts and ensure the public’s safety,” said Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police.
“Finding the alleged perpetrators of this savage act of terrorism four days after the attack on the City of Boston was a herculean effort and shows the true cooperation and dedication of the law enforcement community,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. “We were relentless in our pursuit of the suspects. The arrest of Tsarnaev and today’s charges should send a clear message to those who look to do us harm, the entire law enforcement community will go after you, find you and bring you to justice.”
This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Boston Division, the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and member agencies of the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is comprised of more than 30 federal, state and local enforcement agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Secret Service, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and others. In addition, the Watertown Police Department, the Cambridge Police Department, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Police Department, the Boston Fire Department, the National Guard and police, fire and emergency responders from across Massachusetts and New England played critical roles in the investigation and response.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William Weinreb and Aloke Chakravarty from the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, with assistance from the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
The public is reminded that charges contained in an indictment or criminal complaint are merely allegations, and that defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
FBI screw ups make Obama look bad too, so they will be swept under the rug. I’ll bet $50 no one else gets charged in this affair.
So he kept the white hat rather than throw it away.
But why isn’t he tried as an enemy combatant?
simple US law prohibits citizens even naturalized citizens from being held or tried as enemy combatants. The admin could revolk his passport and strip him of his citizenship but that is not likely to happen. If held as an EC once his surrender is accepted he would be legally afforded all the rights of a captured prisoner of war and could not be executed without a military tribunal, his home country could petition for he return and since we are not at war with Chechnya we would be obligated to return him unharmed per the Geneva convention. unless we can prove he was a spy. No this admin is doing the right thing try him as a citizen under our federal law system and execute him as the traitor he is.
“...No this admin is doing the right thing try him as a citizen under our federal law system and execute him as the traitor he is.”
Except Massachusetts does not have the death penalty.
He is going to be tried in the federal system not Mass system, just like Timmy from OKC and we most certainly gave the needle to little timmy. Do not fall for the trap of Mass has no death penalty he is being tried under federal courts not state courts and the use of a WMD which an IED is considered an WND carries a max FEDERAL penalty of death, since he is a citizen and has committed treason he can also be executed for that as well. Giving this loser enemy combatant status actually give him more rights not less under the Geneva convention once his surrender is recognized he is a POW and would have to be treated as such only on the battlefield can an EC surrender be denied and summarily executed that does not apply to stateside. I should know I was a combat MP and have extensive training in EPW regulations and laws under the UCMJ and Federal statues.
Thank you for that information. Good.
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