Government’s stance: ‘Look, we know what we have and you don’t need to know about it’
Sept. 27, 2013
The government is withholding pertinent evidence from Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers, making it difficult for them to adequately defend the 20-year old. Boston.com reports that based on the evidence being withheld, Tsarnaev’s lawyers are requesting a time extension in order to better prepare their defense.
Tsarnaev’s representation has requested a judge to force the government to turn over crucial interviews with the family of the accused “as well as grand jury testimony,” reported the Boston Herald.
His defense team is arguing that the evidence being withheld is critical in preparing “their opposition to the enforcement of the death penalty in the case.”
“The government has taken the position that, ‘Look, we know what we have and you don’t need to know about it,’ ” attorney Judy Clarke told U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr.
“It’s of concern that the government thinks it can make a decision based on what they know without some defense input. They may have a completely erroneous story.”
The 20-year old is accused of carrying out the attacks at the Boston Marathon on April 15, killing 3 and injuring hundreds. While it’s still unclear exactly what role the Tsarnaev brothers played in the attacks, they were most likely patsies set up by the government to carry out their false flag event.
Prosecutor William Weinreb said, “We have provided a great deal of information.” He argued that six months is enough time to compile their report and make their case (however, no amount of time is enough when you don’t have all the evidence).
“Calling it ‘the biggest philosophical dispute we have with the government right now,’ fellow public defender Miriam Conrad argued the missing discovery is potentially ‘relevant’ and ‘exculpatory,’” reported the Boston Herald.
The government claims that they have video footage of the younger brother dropping the backpack bomb at the site, however, that footage likely doesn’t exist, or else it would have been made public by now.
The government had no problem releasing footage of Navy Yard shooting suspect Aaron Alexis entering the building with his firearm before carrying out an attack that left 13 dead, including himself.
“US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz plans to make a recommendation by Oct. 31 on whether to seek the death penalty to US Attorney General Eric Holder, who will ultimately make the decision. And under federal guidelines, Ortiz can consider Tsarnaev’s opposition. She has set a deadline for Oct. 24 for the defense team to respond, a deadline the team says it can’t meet.”
Tsarnaev has plead not guilty to the charges, and remains incarcerated without bail.
Yesterday, Infowars released reports exposing the harassment of Ibragim Todashev’s friend and girlfriend before and after his death. Todashev was executed by the FBI on May 22 in his Fla. home after hours of interrogations by the FBI regarding his relationship with Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The girlfriend, Tatiana Gruzdeva, was jailed for three months on immigration charges, and Todashev’s friend Ashurmamad Miraliev, is currently in jail on charges of “tampering with a witness or evidence,” which under Fla. State law is a second degree felony.
His bond is currently set at $50,000, however, even if he were to make bail, there’s an immigration hold on him meaning he’d be released into their custody and possibly deported.
Miraliev was coached into not answering any questions unless a lawyer was present by the Florida Council on American-Islamic Relations, however he was still denied the right to an attorney.