Senior law enforcement official: Boston jihadi told police that he and brother detonated bombs

If this is true, we should get this over and done with as fast as possible. No need for it to take years in the court system:

BOSTON GLOBE – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev admitted to authorities Sunday that he and his brother were behind the Marathon bombings, according to a senior law enforcement official.

Tsarnaev made his admissions to FBI agents who interviewed him at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds. He had not yet been given a Miranda warning.

Tsarnaev’s attorneys are certain to challenge the legal admissibility of those admissions, and other information he gave them, such as claiming that he and his brothers acted alone, and that his brother was radicalized in an extreme form of Islam in part because he opposed US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But in an interview with the Globe, a senior police official said authorities are not worried about the initial admission to authorities being thrown out, because they have a strong witness: the man who was abducted by the Tsarnaev brothers last Thursday night.

Police sources told the Globe that the carjack victim has told police that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother pointed guns at him and, in an apparent effort to intimidate the victim and dissaude him from trying anything foolish, Tamerlan Tsarnaev told him, “We just killed a cop. We blew up the marathon. And now we’re going to New York. Don’t [expletive] with us.”


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61 thoughts on “Senior law enforcement official: Boston jihadi told police that he and brother detonated bombs

      1. I would take a “senior officer’s” word for it any more than I would my brother’s sister in law’s boyfriend’s uncle. After seeing the video of the cops putting the naked older brother in a car, then finding out that he was shot and run over, and the cops saying that the younger brother did it, I just can’t trust what they say. The shootout with the younger brother didnt’t make sense either. They shoot a few thousand bullets at him, he climbs out of the boat and walks, then the next thing you know he was shot in the throat and can’t talk, and we are  supposed to believe that he confessed it all.
        Sorry Wolfie. Can’t believe it. Have you seen the picture of the younger brother leaving the bombing with his backpack? These two may have been involved somehow, but they didn’t place the bombs. There were two other guys with the same backpacks that the bombs were in who left the scene without the backpacks. The pictures are all out there. I’d post them, but I am at work and don’t have time.

  1. While I detest the KGB, Stasi and their ilk, sometimes the idea of a 7.62 X 25 to the back of the head has a certain charm to it.

  2. 1) I don’t know about federal cases, but a lot of states won’t allow guilty pleas in death penalty cases.
    2) It doesn’t matter if he said he did it. 
    Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
    He has the right to a trial. He has the right to be called “suspect” until the end of that trial. Hell, he has the right to recant his admission that he did it and claim that he didn’t at that trial.
    By the book guys. Tim McVeigh killed a hell of a lot more people and we somehow managed to keep the law intact for him.

      1. linguaphonica WolfieUSA The one surviving bastard terrorist admitted setting off the bombs.  There is no more “suspects”, now, we just need a tall tree and a strong rope!

        1. WolfieUSA linguaphonica Not the way it works in this country. Until the court says he’s guilty, he’s innocent, which means he’s a suspect. Plain and simple.

          Doesn’t matter if he says he did it or not, unless he’s FOUND guilty, he’s not guilty.

          For the record, I don’t disagree with you, but I am also kind of a stickler for this whole nation of laws thing.

        2. linguaphonica WolfieUSA 
           And I’m a knuckle dragging Neanderthal Tea Tea Party supporter, is that what you’re suggesting?
          Come on man, the bastards are as guilty as the day is long!

    1. Glace I’m waiting for the conspiracy theorists to say that a SWAT sniper shot him in the throat to keep him from talking.

  3. Just like with Major Hassan? A speedy trial?
    Why heal him now? His Miranda (sp?) rights have been administered already – he confessed… time for him to go.

    1. The Sentinel  Just a little thing known as Due Process, that everyone subject to US jurisdiction is entitled to under our Constitution.

  4. I think the hi-jack “victim” is double crossing the boys. They would have been really dumb to admit the stuff he quotes. I think they thought he was giving them a “clean” car to escape in. Then he choose to attempt to get them killed by the cops, closing off the link.  It doesn’t make sense they let him go so quickly.

  5. This guy is a real “Chatty Cathy” – He is admitting everything BUT
    Alan Dershowitz  (of whom I am not a big fan of) 
    Stated that if this POS were executed after a trial – 
    He would become a “Martyr” and become a poster boy for recruitment of more Islamic nutjobs 
    I almost agree with Dershowitz – What do you think ? 
    Should he rot in solitary until he dies  or be executed?

    1. YoJoe I see your point, but I still think he should be executed.  If his people want to make a martyr out of him, then let them.  The spirit of those he killed cry out for justice and justice they should have.  I know one thing if I were executing him I would not a make a media circus out of it.  Invite relatives of the victims to watch the execution, but other than that I would do it quietly behind closed doors.

      1. Conservative_Hippie YoJoe He is going to be a martyr regardless. I think the bigger picture should always be about justice. Anything else is extemporaneous.

        1. Laurel A Conservative_Hippie YoJoe He already is.  FreeJahar was already trending on Twitter. It’s totally disgusting.

        2. Orangeone Laurel A Conservative_Hippie YoJoe  
          Wonder if the FBI are making a list of those sick puppies who are signing up to this hero worship of a child murderer and those sick puppies who are signing the petition to free the bastard terrorist who’s admitted to setting off the bombs that killed the innocent runners. 
          Probably not…  Too many members of the Tea Party to enter into their database…  Those Tea Party are Dangerous! Don’t you know!  /facepalm

        3. WolfieUSA Orangeone Laurel A Conservative_Hippie YoJoe Oh they are making the list but it doesn’t mean they will actually do anything about it. They actually knew of the older brother and did nothing. They are not going to scrutinize Islam because the left of this country resides on the same side of the aisle of Islam and gets a lot of money from Islam. Idiotic Republicans will tell us of the shared conservative values of Islam.

          Honestly Wolfie I think Obama only takes radical Islam serious enough to see how he can exploit it. He constantly keeps this country wound up tight and makes things snap so he can take advantage of it. If there isn’t a crisis to let go to waste he certainly can make one to take full advantage of. No I’m saying he knew directly of the Boston bombings but I am saying his administration is not serious enough about terrorism at home so he might as well have.
          Yeah and before some idiot points to Osama, that was an issue Osama created and Obama took full advantage of. Notice Obama likes to take all of the credit for that capture and kill. Obama couldn’t change public opinion of Osama so he capitalized on it. And before we get to the drone attacks it is looking more and more like that is a blatant power grab and a domination message for the broader world. Obama is playing people and not just in this country.

      2. Conservative_Hippie
        I don’t have a point really – I would to personally blow his brains out 
        just sayin’

    2. YoJoe I think he should rot in prison for the next 70 years or so but that’s only because I’m opposed to the death penalty. I’m also opposed to solitary confinement though.

      1. linguaphonica YoJoe The only problem is that in our prisons he won’t rot, he’ll have a TV, a fitness center, free room and board, free education, free internet and all thanks to the taxpayers he terrorized.

        1. Conservative_Hippie linguaphonica YoJoe And the ability to train other prisoners in the jihad ways and convert them.

      2. linguaphonica YoJoe The defense team would love you on the jury.  Wonder if you would change your mind if your family was one of the victims.

    3. YoJoe If you’re executed, you’re not considered a martyr and you don’t pass Go and don’t collect 72 virgins.

  6. No Miranda? This will get thrown out but Dem judges.  Admissions to a car jacking victim?  Dem judge will toss as hearsay.

      1. YoJoe Orangeone But they will Joe.  It shows the absolute stupidity of the liberal courts.  When did mandating someone to buy something = tax?

        1. Orangeone There was a Federal Magistrate present in the hospital room when he was deposed.  Technically, all the Magistrate has to do is ask if the defendant is aware of his rights. Any affirmative response from the defendant will suffice.

        2. KenInMontana I hope so but only time will tell. I’ve seen many a case tossed when someone was Mirandized by later saying they didn’t understand because of “language”, “trauma”, etc.

          Never did I believe the Admin could argue ObamaCare was not a tax and then have the SCOTUS say it is Constitutional if the individual mandate was categorized as a tax.

        3. Orangeone It’s known as the “Public Safety exemption”, the Miranda Rule is not an absolute as cited in SCOTUS New York v Quarles 1984, The rule of Miranda is not, therefore, absolute and can be a bit more elastic in cases of public safety. Under this exception, to be admissible in the government’s direct case at a trial, the questioning must not be “actually compelled by police conduct which overcame his will to resist,” and must be focused and limited, involving a situation “in which police officers ask questions reasonably prompted by a concern for the public safety.”

        4. KenInMontana Orangeone I realize that and you did a great job explaining it.  Scoop posted Levin on a thread I think last night too.  I’m just skeptical, I trust nothing from this Admin. One need only look at Holder dismissing the NBPP case.  Again, I truly hope that precedent is followed.

        5. Orangeone KenInMontana 
          Apparently this guy is pretty lucid and forthcoming
          I doubt he could say – He didn’t know

        6. KenInMontana Orangeone 
          No wonder you are the Sheriff 
          BUT since you were appointed – You are actually a Marshall 
          BTW – Very few people know what a STOOP is 
          You must have been raised in a BIG CITY

        7. Call me skeptical but I don’t trust what we are being told about his condition either.  Remember, the Admin MUST get their illegal alien amnesty and the Boston Bombing by one naturalized Terrorist and the other not a citizen, is throwing a wrinkle in Barky’s big plan.

    1. Orangeone Why would a judge toss it as hearsay? It’s something that the suspect told him directly about his own actions. It’s not hearsay and no judge would treat it as such.
      Any confession made before mirandizing should get thrown out, although I doubt it will.

      1. linguaphonicaOrangeoneSomething SAID to someone is hearsay, you must WITNESS it to testify about it.
        There are exceptions to the hearsay rules, but again it’s raw meat for the terrorists’ taxpayer-funded legal team.  And remember, his Aunt is an attorney.

        1. Orangeone linguaphonica From the article you just linked to: “Hearsay is information gathered by one person from another person concerning some event, condition, or thing of which the first person had no direct experience.”
          Key word here – of which the FIRST PERSON HAD NO EXPERIENCE.
          John is accused of rape. John tells Sally he did it. Sally tells Mary John says he did it.
          Sally: John said he committed rape. – NOT HEARSAY
          Mary: Sally said John said he committed rape. – HEARSAY

        2. linguaphonica Orangeone The car jacked victim has no first hand experience of the Boston Bombing.  Anything someone MAY have said to him is hearsay.  You might catch Judge Judy sometime or attend law school, I hear the gov’t has lots of grants available.

        3. Orangeone linguaphonica Did attend law school, thanks.
          Let’s go through this again.
           “Hearsay is information gathered by one person from another person concerning some event, condition, or thing of which the first person had no direct experience.”
          The carjack victim doesn’t have any experience of the boston bombing but the suspect, who made the remarks, DID have knowledge of the bombing and that’s what’s relevant. Again
          Dzhokhar tells victim, let’s call him Steve, he blew something up. Steve tells his friend Derek.
          Steve’s testimony of Dzhokhar’s remarks – ADMISSIBLE. Dzhokhar has first hand knowledge of the bombing and is relating that knowledge to another person. Inculpatory remarks by a suspect are admissible.
          Derek’s testimony of Steve’s discussion of Dzhokhar’s remarks – INADMISSIBLE.  Steve told Derek something that he had heard. That is hearsay.
          The rules are very cut and dry here, whether or not you choose to understand them is up to you.
          By your logic no cops could testify regarding any confessions they acquired from suspects.

        4. linguaphonica Orangeone I don’t appreciate your condescending tone.  When you can compare your expertise against mine, we can have a conversation.  Law enforcement is not the same as a car owner.

  7. This will get the Major Hasan treatment.    The US court system and public have NO MORAL CLARITY.
    NO sense of righteous indignation.   NO proper valuation of human life.
    Abortion and perversion, greed and idolatry have darkened our collective mind.
    Look at the stupidity of Rubio and company on Immigration and Islam.   Look at the Boy Scouts and the APA ignoring the health and science statistics and evidence on homosexuality.  Look at the economic policies, spending, 48 MILLION PEOPLE ON FOOD STAMPS and they want to put 3 million more illegals on welfare????
    Puh-leeze.  These people are irrational.

    1. Isaiah 54 It far exceeds irrational. It’s is a grand plan that has been coming in through the backdoor for 100 years. The difference now is that they don’t have to hide it any longer. They’ve been teaching America’s children this goop since the 60’s, when God was thrown from my classroom.
      The real question we the people should be asking is: how do we reverse it?
      There are only 2 ways; the first, is at the ballot box. Too bad that only 60+ % of Americans vote, at all. Too bad that the core of Americans stayed at home in the last election, what was it? Oh yeah, over 30% of registered republicans bothered to vote for ABO.
      The second way should be unthinkable, that is by force. I fear that a civil war would damage America beyond fixing. Besides tearing her apart, our children and grandchildren would be fighting it, not us old farts. The best I could do is to keep them busy while younger people escaped. Think long and hard at the horrors of any war torn country. Do you want America to look like that?

    2. Isaiah 54 Not sure where the 3 million illegals on welfare came from. There are 11-20 million here and they can bring their families, more like 100 million.

    3. Conniption Fitz  Hasan is an unusual case, because he is (for the moment) a commissioned US Army officer he will go through a Court-Martial which operates very differently than a civilian court, however there is a higher probability of him getting the death penalty in the military system than the Federal civilian system.

    4. Conniption Fitz Major Hasan is not in the federal court system, he’s being tried by the military. Not the same court system.

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