How I feel.

July 21, 2014

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov should of been tried together. Dias doesn’t stand a chance at his trial. This is heartbreaking about these young men.

meenamaekay:

Hopefully it’s granted
July 21, 2014 meenamaekay

meenamaekay:

Hopefully it’s granted

meenamaekay:

justice4tsarnaev:

the-road-not-taken88:

meenamaekay:

Of course she is 😒

Eugh

That woman…ew.

She disgusts me

Fuck Carmen Ortiz
July 21, 2014 meenamaekay

meenamaekay:

justice4tsarnaev:

the-road-not-taken88:

meenamaekay:

Of course she is 😒

Eugh

That woman…ew.

She disgusts me

Fuck Carmen Ortiz

inktablet:

dzhoslibrarian:

ktoy1800:

maybe the judge will be merciful.  this boy is going to be deported and (no doubt) put on a no-fly list.  he’s already served a year.  just let him go home.

Yeah, that’s exactly how I feel about it. A year+ is enough.

I agree. For Aza, I think time served is enough. Sentencing guidelines will probably prohibit that though.


My heart is broken for this kid
July 21, 2014 patsysvodka

inktablet:

dzhoslibrarian:

ktoy1800:

maybe the judge will be merciful.  this boy is going to be deported and (no doubt) put on a no-fly list.  he’s already served a year.  just let him go home.

Yeah, that’s exactly how I feel about it. A year+ is enough.

I agree. For Aza, I think time served is enough. Sentencing guidelines will probably prohibit that though.

My heart is broken for this kid

(via ladyjeanne)

Jury Resumes Deliberating in Tsarnaev Friend Trial

let-goletgod:

Boston: Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial.

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room three days after the attack. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 marathon.

Prosecutors say Kazakhstan-born Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev took Tsarnaev’s backpack containing fireworks that had been emptied of their explosive powder from Tsarnaev’s dorm room hours after the FBI released images of Tsarnaev as a suspect.

Tazhayakov’s lawyers say it was Kadyrbayev who removed the items and later threw them away.

Jury deliberations that started Wednesday resumed Monday.

Trial of marathon suspect's pal sparks fearful memories for neighbors | SouthCoastToday.com Mobile Edition

let-goletgod:

About a month ago, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tweeted two photographs of a group of college-ages males posing next to this black BMW with a vanity front plate reading TERRORISTA #1.
Trial of marathon suspect’s pal sparks fearful memories for neighbors
By Ariel Wittenberg
awittenberg@s-t.com
July 18, 2014 - 12:00 AM
NEW BEDFORD — There’s a new name on the buzzer for the ground floor apartment at 69 Carriage Drive, and the black BMW with a vanity plate reading “Terrorista #1” is no longer parked outside.

But neighbors of Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev say they still can’t shake the fear they felt last April when a SWAT team swarmed the neighborhood in search of the two UMass Dartmouth students who were friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tazhayakov was on trial this week for obstruction of justice, and a jury is now deliberating on the case. Neighbors, though, are just trying to get back to normal.

Next door to where Tazhayakov lived, Henry Fernandes, who follows local and national news on television, said he was keeping up with the trial.

"You can’t help but be aware of it," he said.

Sometimes the networks will flash photos of FBI agents searching the local landfill, or arresting Tazhayakov down the street. Then his memories of April 20, 2013, come back, he said.

On that night, he said, he looked out his window when he heard a commotion, and saw a laser reflecting on his chest. He assumed it was from the sights of a sniper and went back inside quickly and unharmed.

"I still visualize that, though, when the agent had the laser on me," he said Thursday.

Since then, Fernandes said “peace and stability have returned” to his neighborhood. But, he said he’s been more aware of who lives near him. He made a point of meeting the two people who moved into Tazhayakov’s former apartment, and said they are nice, quiet people.

Nina Toro, who lives across the street from Fernandes, said Thursday that she had not been paying attention to the trial, which included six days of testimony.

"I just want to mind my own business," she said. "This is a quiet neighborhood, and we want to keep it that way."

She didn’t know either Tazhayakov or Kadyrbayev, but remembers vividly when the SWAT team came to the neighborhood.

"That was the most frightening night of my life," she said.

At UMass Dartmouth, which Tazhayakov, Kadyrbayev and Tsarnaev all attended, students and faculty say they too are trying to move on.

Graduate art student Xi Nan said she has a friend who knew Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev. When the two were first arrested, it was a subject of discussion in her social circle, but not any more.

"We are just trying to move on, we have other things in our lives," she said.

Professor Brian Glyn Williams said he is trying to move on, too, but it’s been difficult for him. That’s in part because three years ago, when Tsarnaev was still in high school, they had an email correspondence about Tsarnaev’s Chechen heritage.

Now Williams, who teaches classes on Chechen history and the War on Terror, said he isn’t following Tazhayakov’s trial but is still haunted by the fact that Tsarnaev didn’t attend his class upon arriving on campus.

"In it I talk about how this mountain society was seen by the world as being on the side of justice until it started resorting to terror tactics," he said. "It completely alienated (Chechens). Maybe I could have changed Tsarnaev and his friends’ minds if they were in my lecture."

For Williams, the fact that the UMass Dartmouth student body and faculty have not been following the trial closely shows “our resilience.” But, he said, he thinks the school may have to face the issue again this fall, when Tsarnaev himself is tried.

"When he starts making headlines again, I’m sure it will reopen curiosity, and also the wounds for those who knew him," he said.

Trial of marathon suspect's pal sparks fearful memories for neighbors | SouthCoastToday.com Mobile Edition

let-goletgod:

About a month ago, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tweeted two photographs of a group of college-ages males posing next to this black BMW with a vanity front plate reading TERRORISTA #1.
Trial of marathon suspect’s pal sparks fearful memories for neighbors
By Ariel Wittenberg
awittenberg@s-t.com
July 18, 2014 - 12:00 AM
NEW BEDFORD — There’s a new name on the buzzer for the ground floor apartment at 69 Carriage Drive, and the black BMW with a vanity plate reading “Terrorista #1” is no longer parked outside.

But neighbors of Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev say they still can’t shake the fear they felt last April when a SWAT team swarmed the neighborhood in search of the two UMass Dartmouth students who were friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tazhayakov was on trial this week for obstruction of justice, and a jury is now deliberating on the case. Neighbors, though, are just trying to get back to normal.

Next door to where Tazhayakov lived, Henry Fernandes, who follows local and national news on television, said he was keeping up with the trial.

"You can’t help but be aware of it," he said.

Sometimes the networks will flash photos of FBI agents searching the local landfill, or arresting Tazhayakov down the street. Then his memories of April 20, 2013, come back, he said.

On that night, he said, he looked out his window when he heard a commotion, and saw a laser reflecting on his chest. He assumed it was from the sights of a sniper and went back inside quickly and unharmed.

"I still visualize that, though, when the agent had the laser on me," he said Thursday.

Since then, Fernandes said “peace and stability have returned” to his neighborhood. But, he said he’s been more aware of who lives near him. He made a point of meeting the two people who moved into Tazhayakov’s former apartment, and said they are nice, quiet people.

Nina Toro, who lives across the street from Fernandes, said Thursday that she had not been paying attention to the trial, which included six days of testimony.

"I just want to mind my own business," she said. "This is a quiet neighborhood, and we want to keep it that way."

She didn’t know either Tazhayakov or Kadyrbayev, but remembers vividly when the SWAT team came to the neighborhood.

"That was the most frightening night of my life," she said.

At UMass Dartmouth, which Tazhayakov, Kadyrbayev and Tsarnaev all attended, students and faculty say they too are trying to move on.

Graduate art student Xi Nan said she has a friend who knew Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev. When the two were first arrested, it was a subject of discussion in her social circle, but not any more.

"We are just trying to move on, we have other things in our lives," she said.

Professor Brian Glyn Williams said he is trying to move on, too, but it’s been difficult for him. That’s in part because three years ago, when Tsarnaev was still in high school, they had an email correspondence about Tsarnaev’s Chechen heritage.

Now Williams, who teaches classes on Chechen history and the War on Terror, said he isn’t following Tazhayakov’s trial but is still haunted by the fact that Tsarnaev didn’t attend his class upon arriving on campus.

"In it I talk about how this mountain society was seen by the world as being on the side of justice until it started resorting to terror tactics," he said. "It completely alienated (Chechens). Maybe I could have changed Tsarnaev and his friends’ minds if they were in my lecture."

For Williams, the fact that the UMass Dartmouth student body and faculty have not been following the trial closely shows “our resilience.” But, he said, he thinks the school may have to face the issue again this fall, when Tsarnaev himself is tried.

"When he starts making headlines again, I’m sure it will reopen curiosity, and also the wounds for those who knew him," he said.

Jury out until Monday in Tsarnaev friend’s case

let-goletgod:

The jury in the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has finished its first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

The jury will not return until Monday because of a scheduling conflict that will prevent US District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock from presiding on Friday.

The jury late this afternoon also reported that one of its members had fallen ill. A nurse saw the juror and decided she should go home, but Woodlock said the illness wasn’t likely to be an issue next week.

Jurors had spent about three hours deliberating Wednesday.

During closing arguments on Wednesday, defense lawyers implored jurors to remember the often-clueless minds of teenagers when judging whether Tazhayakov meant to obstruct justice.

Attorney Matthew Myers said Tazhayakov was in the dark about why his off-campus roommate entered Tsarnaev’s dorm room on the night of April 18, 2013. Myers said that while Dias Kadyrbayev rummaged through Tsarnaev’s things, including a drawer where Tsarnaev kept marijuana, Tazhayakov, then 19, watched television. The only item the defendant took, he said, was some headphones that he said belonged to him.

But Assistant US Attorney John Capin said Tazhayakov was far from naïve and was part of a calculated plan to protect Tsarnaev from the FBI. Capin said the defendant and Kadyrbayev entered Tsarnaev’s dorm room hours after the FBI published photos of the two bombing suspects and took Tsarnaev’s backpack containing fireworks, and his laptop, among other things.

Tazhayakov faces charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. The defendant, now 20, a native of the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan, faces up to five years in prison if found guilty of conspiracy, and 20 years if convicted of obstruction of justice.

Tazhayakov is the first of three friends of Tsarnaev to go to trial on charges of interfering with the investigation. The trial of Kadyrbayev, who faces the same charges, is scheduled for early September, and another friend, Robel Phillipos, who is accused of lying to investigators, is scheduled to stand trial in late September.

Prosecutors have never alleged that any of the young men knew about the bombing plan ahead of time.

Tsarnaev is being held at a prison medical facility in Fort Devens. He and his older brother, Tamerlan, are accused of detonating two homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013, killing three and injuring more than 260.

The brothers are also accused of killing MIT police Officer Sean Collier on April 18, 2013. Tamerlan died around 1:30 a.m. on April 19 in a shoot-out with police, and Tsarnaev was apprehended that evening in a docked boat behind a Watertown home.