Monday, April 22, 2013 >>>> Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and responding in writing to questions posed. In writing because he can’t talk due to billet wounds in neck and throat.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>> “Back at college, bombing suspects called bombing “crazy.” He nailed it.
Sunday, April 22, 2013 >>>> Your typical teenager. Not your typical teenager. Yup, both. As are we all. Most if us recognize the signs in us and stop; he saw the signs in him and said “go!” http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/04/20/alleged-twitter-account-boston-bomber-suspect-tsarnaev-uncovered/
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>> SHARING Dave Wedge‘s suggestion. Moment of silence tomorrow at 2.50 PM in respect of the killed & the maimed — and their loved ones & friends — in last Monday’s Marathon Bombing.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>> MESSAGE TO ALL DD’s FRIENDS:
Just had to shut down a thread in which ppl got totally bent discussing whether or not there was egregious overkill in the lock-downs imposed on Boston during the hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
There was overkill. WAY WAY overkill. DD said so in her Huffy post blog. DD feels even more strongly today that there was overkill.
1. When Lee Harvey Oswald — and there could have ben more out there — was on the loos after assassinating JFK,l did the Dallas police shut down Dallas and send 1000s of uniformed armed police to invading people’s homes ?
When the Manson gang was loose killing people in LA, did the LA authorities lock down LA and send LA cop s-0- not known for their niceness about civil rights — invading people’s homes ?
3. when the DC snipers wee out there killing people at random, did area police lock down neighborhoods and invade people’s homes ?
So what has changed now ? We were hunting for one (1) person. Violent, yes. Crazed, we thought so. Still; ONE (1) person.
or this you lock down 1,000,000 people, close businesses, stop transport, shut down hospitals, fill the streets with eavily armed grim faced guardia civil (as in Spain you see all the time), and then make of East East Watertown martial law zone ?
f you want to declare martial law, say so. And be able to justify it. If not,
DD has nothing but THANKS for the 1000s of officers who went without sleep and risked a gunfight for two days to help hunt for the one Tsarnaev. All should be thanked, and have been,
But for the authorities who gave them their orders and put all of us on ice in confinement, DD says “NO THANK YOU!”
This was not “Boston strong,” it was “Boston scared.’
It wasn’t “the terrorists will never change us,” it was “the terrorists have imposed their way of life upon us.
It should never ever happen again, especially to a city that wants to– presumes to — dares to — has the gall to — talk about “Boston strong.”
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>> People : DD just shut down a thread on which people were yelling at and insulting one another. DD will not tolerate thus dirt if thing on this page. Discuss stuff intensely but civilly. And never ever insult another commenter. DD will NOT permit it. Thank you for your co-operation.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>> MESSAGE FROM BOSTON 04/21/13 12.44 PM. Officer Sean Collier escorted home at least 100 strong….
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>> MsDD says : “It is the highest duty of a lawyer to represent the most unpopular client. That is what we fought a revolutionary war to establish (as Charlie Pierce blogs at Esquire). Represent him in atrial involving fact, evidence, and argument. hat is how we do. John Adams represented British mercenary soldiers firing on our people (*the “Boston Massacre”). his defendant is a US citizen. No “public safety’; exceptions either. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/20/dzhokhar-tsarnaev-defenders_n_3123796.html
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>> MESSAGE FROM BOSTON, 04/21/13, 10.33 AM —-
Life goes on, sees DD. The “conservatives’ are still talking / legislating nonsense, the President’s DOJ is still oppressing, and the progressives are still trying to reform a world going wobbly. Normal life. Time to get a grin on.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>> BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING : AN ELEGY FOR ALL THE NEWSIES ON THE CASE
Horrible and ongoing as this bombing has been to all of us here — numbing and holding us in its grip — DD just has to say a kudo to all of us in the news biz up here. We have had the good fortune to chronicle it all; the violence, the miming, the rescues, the fear; the unanswerable questions; the might have beens; the timelineof it all, photos and events.
None of us in Boston can ever forget an iota of what we know and/or feel about this Bombing, and we neswies have assured Boston — and continue to assure — that almost all that can be known about it will be there to remain unforgotten. For us newsies this been both duty and reward, trauma and salve, and as awful as the Bombing was, is, and shall be, DD just feels blessed to have had, and still have, a small part among news giants above moi, in reporting the event and many, many of our people in it — neswies included.
Pray for us, and give us a fist bump too if you can.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>> BOSTON BOMBING : THE RESCUED & THE RESCUERS —-> great story in today’s Boston Globe. Infinitely moving, read it over and over, with six lumps of OMG in the throat.http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/20/bombsavior/QE8kIjEyj7XYF6Dje9QDsO/story.html
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>> Some news for you Party People: it appears that the Susanne Bartsch dress-up party that was to take place at the Revere Hotel last night has been moved to May 11 and will now be a benefit for those hurt in the Marathon Bombing.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 >>>>
http://www.esquire.com/_mobile/blogs/politics/Midnight_On_Franklin_Street?src=rss Can’t say enough about how eloquent and right DD’s old Boston Phoenix colleague Charles Pierce states the case here for according young Tsarnaev every right that a citizen has: to counsel, right away – as Charlie writes, John Adams, when defending the British soldiers who fired on a crowd in the Boston Masscre, recognized no “public safety” exception: so much the less should anyone suggest such an exception for a citizen ! As he says: this was a crime, and to great it as such and to have a good old fashion rd trial with fact, evidence, and argument is what we created a nation to be able to do !
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>>> They DEFINITELY weren’t there to watch the race. Just look at Dzhokhar’s (Jahar’s) facial expression… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/20/boston-marathon-suspects-photos_n_3121953.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>>> Jahar’s last tweet : “I’m a stress-free kind of guy” …..http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/19/dzhokhar-tsarnaev-tweets-j_tsar-twitter_n_3117232.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>>> http://m.nbcmiami.com/nbcmiami/pm_117603/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=xMQPlsW7 Feds to seek criminal charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as soon as Sunday. Assuming they can question him first ?
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>>> “Donations exceed 360,000 for Boston marathon Bombing hero Jeff Bauman.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/04/20/jeff-bauman-donations-boston-bombing_n_3123795.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 Jeff Bauman’s ID of Tamerlan Tsarnaev made the difference. Now, both lower legs blown off, he needs US to make a difference for him.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>>> Continue to be angry at the martial law conditions imposed upon an entire metropolitan city by an over -frightened “authority” yesterday that only a day before had boasted and puffed about ” we are Boston string. ! No terrorist can change our way of life.” Ya right.
Don’t blame the officers who did the job they were told to do, although being intimidated by armed grim faced guys with weapons drawn is not fun, not something a free people should ever face.
It’s bad enough that you can’t fly without bring searched like a common criminal; but flying is something you choose, so you consent to its conditions. Going about ones business on a weekday in the city is not a choice entailing consent, it’s a necessity and a right.
We are slowly becoming not free people but prisoners. This troubles DD enormously.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>>>
New words to the English language as a result of the Boston Bombing :
“Presser” meaning “press conference”
“Shelter in place” = the authorities who rule us telling us we’re locked up in our homes without trial or appeal
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>>> Sorry, FB friends, there is no such thing as a person with NO rights. Even in war there are some rights.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>>>
HEROES —> Jeff Bauman – who had both lower kegs blasted off — just did what he could. Like The Greatest Generation, he’d probably be the first to say that. Just did what he had to do.
Meet Jeff Bauman, after losing both legs to the Boston Marathon bombings Jeff managed to identify both suspects for police.
Jeff is now recovering, and even got a visit from his favorite celebrity Bradley Cooper.
Jeff, you’re a hero. We wish you a speedy recovery.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>> The “public safety” exemption to a basic Fifth Amendment right is here explained and, as you can read. Is already being expanded by today’s DOJ. I reiterate my opposition to it. (captioning post “What You Need To know About Why Bombing Suspect Hasn’t Been Read His Miranda Rights.”)
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>>> You will, DD is sure, notice that we haven’t posted a whole lot of music on this FB page recently. It hasn’t exactly been a music time here in Boston this past week. Nor will the music come back lickety-split quick. Give DD a couple of days to unburden. Next week will have a more musical sound.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 >>>> IT IS OVER —> probably DD should share the whoop of triumph, the self-congratulation, the parade pride that she hears – feels – booming through Boston these past eight hours or so. But I don’t. Feel only a sense of relief; of a great burden being lifted off me ; a burden of duty that justice shall be done. Justice , not joy. Justice, not vengeance. And sadness for the maimed and the killed, and for their families; and, yes, also fur the Tsarnaev family that has been blasted apart – for generations to come – by their two sons gone so horribly wrong. There are no winners here; only those who have lost and all of us who have done our duty. And life now gives on for Boston, not as strong as we are cheering we are but not as weak as we feared we might be. The future us ours to shape.
But before the future comes a settling of scores with the past, if possible. DD hopes that young Tsarnaev will speak; will tell us what he had in mind, what his older brother had in mind, and why; why unleash a firestorm of IED’s upon us in Boston ? What quarrel did the Tsarnaev brothers have with us ? we gave them schooling, and safety from the horrors they were born into in Chechnya. Hopefully we will hear from him. BUT — if he chooses not to tell us ? that is his right. DD doesn’t accept in any way the so-called “public safety exception” to the basic civil rights guaranteed to us by the Fifth Amendment and the Eighth, for that matter. here can be no such exceptions; for it is precisely in the most grievous of cases that the rights our forefathers fought for are most needed. If we are to shape the future better, and not worse, we must accord to young Tsarnaev the same rule of just law — including a lawyer provided at public expense, if needed ! — that Israel accorded to Adolf Eichmann 50 years ago. Let us show Tsarnaev that we are the very society that he had, maybe, come to feel we aren’t. Then and only then can we shape a future worth doing our duty for.
Friday night, April 19, 2013 >>>> “We got him !”