Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Photos: Police Sergeant Sean Murphy Releases Photos Of Capture Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect
Sean Murphy, a Massachusetts State Police Sergeant, released graphic photographs of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev emerging from the boat in the Watertown, Mass., driveway.
Murphy released the photos to Boston Magazine as a response to the current Rolling Stone cover, which he believes is “glamorizing the face of terror.” He wanted his pictures to show the “real Boston bomber,” as opposed to the image of the young man “fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.” The police sergeant believes that the cover photo was an affront to all law enforcement officials, military personnel and family members of those who have died in the line of fire. Murphy also maintains that the image could be an “incentive to those who may be unstable” to commit an atrocity to get on the cover of the publication.
Since Murphy’s statement and leaked images appeared on Boston Magazine’s website, he has been suspended from duty, according to John Wolfson. Massachusetts State Police have taken his gun, badge and computer and have forbidden him from talking further with the media about anything relating to the bombing and the resulting investigation and capture of Tsarnaev.
Murphy is not the only individual incensed by Rolling Stone’s cover photo of the younger Tsarnaev brother. When the music magazine teased the issue on Facebook earlier this week, it was met with a firestorm of complaints. Tedeschi Food Shops, CVS/pharmacy and Rite Aid are a few of the company’s who have deferred to customer pleas to not carry the magazines in their stores.
Inside the cover of the controversial Rolling Stone magazine issue is an article penned by contributing writer Janet Reitman titled “The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster.” Reitman spent the last few months interviewing law enforcement officals close to the case, as well as those who knew Tsarnaev intimately, to write the comprehensive article on the accused terrorist.
Tsarnaev pled not guilty on July 10 to all 30 counts relating to the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 that injured hundreds and killed three.
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