Breaking . . Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Arraigned – WCVB BostonPosted: April 22, 2013 Filed under: Civil Liberties, Crime, U.S. Politics | Tags: Boston Marathon bombings, Dshokhar Tsarnaev, no enemy combatant status 55 Comments
Moments ago, WCVB Boston reported that, according to “a federal official,” Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been arraigned in his hospital bed.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving accused Boston Marathon bomber, has been arraigned in his hospital bed, a federal official tells NewsCenter 5’s Kelley Tuthill.
The complaint against him has been sealed, according to Gary Wente, the circuit executive for the U.S. Courts in Boston.
Law enforcement sources tell ABC News Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing, is awake and responding sporadically in writing to questions.
The source told ABC’s Pierre Thomas investigators were questioning the 19-year-old Tsarnaev about other cell members and other unexploded bombs, but said no details were given yet on answers.
More information from Twitter — no links yet.
WCVB reporter Tuthill “a little frustrated” that no pool reporter was allowed to be present at the arraignment–they had been told it would be “public.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has no announced that Tsarnaev will not be treated as an “enemy combatant.”
Suck it, Lindsey!!
WCVB has also posted a newly released photo of Tsarnaev leaving an ATM after using the card stolen from the highjack victim.
I’ll post more details in the comment thread as I get them.
Video of WH briefing at Politico
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev “will not be treated as an enemy combatant,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.
Carney’s statement comes after a group of Republican lawmakers led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have called for Tsarnaev to be treated as an enemy combatant, at least for the purposes of interrogation. “The suspect, based upon his actions, clearly is a good candidate for enemy combatant status. We do not want this suspect to remain silent,” Graham said in a statement along with Sens. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte, and Rep. Peter King.
Tsarnaev, Carney said, is a U.S. citizen and should be treated as such and tried in civilian court. “This is absolutely the right way to go and the appropriate way to go,” he said.
The Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder made the determination of how to try Tsarnaev and “the whole national security team supports this decision,” Carney said, adding that because the suspect is a citizen, there is no other option for how to try him.
Emptywheel Two Years after Missing Abdulmutallab because of a Spelling Variance, Government Missed Tsarnaev because of a Spelling Variance
Russia Today: Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev charged in hospital, won’t be tried as enemy combatant
Thank you for sharing this information, I think it’s the right thing to let the justice department do it’s thing, and not the military……………somebody give Graham a box of lego’s to play with.
The Boston Globe: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bombing suspect, charged in a sealed complaint in federal court
After Boston: Don’t Get Fooled Again by the ‘War on Terror’ Hawks
Conor Friedersdorf has a very good post in The Atlantic. Seems appropriate.
You probably heard already, but the Obamas are going to Texas today.
I’m glad they’re coming. Hope someone puts in a kind word for regulations 🙂
That would be nice, wouldn’t it?
Lindsey Graham is a worthless pos … what is his problem? Why do Republicans want to disappear people?
From Boston Globe twitter account:
No word yet on the death penalty, but Chuck Shumer is screaming for it. I suppose it’s inevitable. Disgusting.
Here’s the official DOJ complaint.
Click to access marathon-complaint.pdf
Globe says Obama admin. hasn’t yet made a decision on the death penalty.
Usually it’s helpful to look at the case completely first rather than jump those things.
Of course. I’m just reporting what I’m finding–no opinion intended.
FBI definition of “weapons of mass destruction”
How does that definition fit this case?
Sorry, I’m just looking for news–haven’t had time to read it yet.
Looking at it briefly, it seems to cover just about anything they want it to. I suppose they are using the first one.
BB look at what Digby says: Hullabaloo
Exactly … and an assault rifle with all those rounds used at Sandy Hook wasn’t a fuggin’ WMD? WTF?
Gun group chief: Liberals OK with liberals dying in Boston to force more gun control http://ow.ly/kjiTg
Now CBS is claiming Tsarnaev has been “charged,” not “arraigned.” But the Globe said a judge was present. I suppose we’re going to get lots of false reports again.
I can’t tell if the suspect was read his rights either. Do they have to do that in order to charge him? I would think so, but who knows at this point?
The supposed al Qaeda follower had his college ID and other identification in his pocket when he was arrested.
Does that sound like a sophisticated enemy combatant, Lindsey?
Where are all the Obama haters today? I thought they’d all show up to comment on this.
Globe says an attorney has been assigned, still no mention of Miranda warning.
The Dzhokhar Complaint | emptywheel
I posted it above at 12:42.
WCVB Boston: Boston Marathon bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev eyed in Waltham triple murder
One of the murdered men was Tamerlan’s “best friend.” I mentioned this yesterday. It looked to be a drug-related execution. Tamerlan didn’t bother to go to his “friend’s” funeral.
Duh…I’m an idiot, what can I say.
Hey have you seen this? Steubenville’s football coach gets two-year contract extension – Salon.com
Yesterday, Buzzfeed spoke to friends of Tamerlan who now suspect he was involved in the unsolved 2011 triple homicide.
I’m putting this here because I don’t know where to put it: Canada just thwarted an Al Quaida attack on trains … toronto
Breaking News Breaking News @BreakingNews 18m
Canadian police charge 2 with plot to carry out attack on passenger train between Toronto and New York – @CBCNews http://bit.ly/ZEm5ok
Al Jazeera English @AJEnglish 8m
Canada foils ‘major terrorist attack’ http://aje.me/11Fql4e
Breaking News @BreakingNews 11m
Canadian Police: Believe plot against passenger train was supported by Al Qaeda – from broadcast
Open thread up top.
ah, thx … was starting to read that when the tweet came through … I’m a little distracted today by work
Why is Boston ‘terrorism’ but not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine?
Can an act of violence be called ‘terrorism’ if the motive is unknown?
Obviously, what distinguishes “terrorism” is the color of the perpetrator’s skin and/or his religion. The right wing nuts are now trying to claim that the Tsarnaev brothers are “not white.”
How do you get more white than Caucasian? Or does being muslim make your skin color irrelevant?
BB hmm how are they trying to justify that . they look white to me
The hysteria over Muslims is just beyond the pale. I always loved what Muhammed Ali said when some jerk asked him if he minded sharing a religion with the 9-11 terrorists. He said, do you mind sharing a religion with Hitler?
Xenophobia is just a prime motivator for right wingers and religious nuts.
You’d be surprised what conspiracy theories are floating around the GOP about Boston atm.
oh, and Joan Walsh must watch Criminal Minds …
Are the Tsarnaev brothers white?
Whatever their racial status, they seem to resemble young American mass murderers more than al-Qaida members
Beats me. I don’t understand right wing nuts. Maybe they are all paranoid schizophrenics?
Click to access Liu%20Ditto%2012%20What%20Dilemma%20SPPS.pdf
Social Psychological and Personality Science
The online version of this article can be found at:
published online 15 August 2012
Social Psychological and Personality Science
Brittany S. Liu and Peter H. Ditto
What Dilemma? Moral Evaluation Shapes
Greenwald must have the common sense of an dull 8 year old. It’s called fucking terrorism because such events as bombings have been classified as such for decades.
Blame the media if you don’t like the common usage of the term. I say tomato, you say tomahto, damned hysterical bullshit.
Transcript of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s first hearing today, from his hospital bed: http://bit.ly/Zh0SRJ
The judge read him his rights and he had an attorney present.
All that hysteria for naught, and no hysterics showing up here today. I wonder why?
Well, you can probably guess were I have been. They have Wizard of Oz tonight on TCM and I have to watch my munchkins of course.
But I was not thinking Obama was a dictator…I’ve never said that. I’ve always said, and I still say it…Obama isn’t a dictator. He is an asshole.
yup … not that any one else will read that
I wasn’t talking about you. LOL
BTW there is a movie on after that starring Cornell Wilde. When I was a kid I thought he was so gorgeous.
Oh yeah, Leave her to heaven… I love that film. Gene Tierney, so beautiful. It is a restored film so you can see Cornell Wilde in Technicolor brilliance. Oh wait, you don’t have TCM. Shit.
Just a thought, because things are not making any sense right now. If the definition of WMD is so broad when they use it here. Has the the president used this for other things too? And if so, it seems to me that Saddam could be charged with using WMD (after the fact I know.) but wouldn’t that be something if Bush/Cheney somehow finagled a way to use it to there advantage.
Guess what? I got TCM! They had a 6-mo. special, so I upgraded.
Holy shit that is wonderful!!!!!!!! The show just finish, wasn’t it fabulous. I put a funny open thread up. btw
personly I think if ther are going to pin a WMD
charge on him there going to loose .
Not a chance.