Boston Bombing Suspects’ Relatives Speak to Media

newsReason 24/7Yesterday afternoon, the FBI released photos of two suspects in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing. A firefight with police last night left one suspect dead and police have launched a massive manhunt for the other, identified as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, originally from Chechnya. Now family in North America have reacted to the media.

An uncle, from the Baltimore Sun:

An uncle of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing delivered an emotional interview in front of his Montgomery Village home on Friday, calling his nephews "losers" while imploring one who fled an early morning police standoff that left the other dead to turn himself in.

An aunt, with a very different reaction, from the Toronto Star:

The aunt of the two Boston bombing suspects is calling for additional evidence showing they are behind the acts.

“I am a lawyer and there are four of us in the family,” Maret Tsarnaev told reporters Friday at her Toronto home. “I can’t lightly accept this kind of accusations without supporting evidence. Forgive me, but I cannot.

“Could it be staged? I have to question everything. That’s my nature.”

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  • Lord Humungus||

    quick, someone make a zombie/post-apocalyptic movie in Boston
    http://www.masslive.com/news/b.....nhunt.html

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    I wonder if this might be a bit of an overreaction to one guy. Unless they think he has friends?

  • Lord Humungus||

    I imagine it's fear of the police - being accidentally shot or clubbed - than one terrorist.

  • tarran||

    I sure as hell am not going outside. My appearance is much closer to that the guy they are hunting for than those women's appearance to Christopher Dorner.

    I'm less afraid of the guy showing up than catching a bullet from an amped up Medford cop.

  • ||

    That's pretty surreal. One of the country's largest cities shut down on account of one individual.

    Speaking of which, where the heck is he? How could he evade 9,000 cops for so long?

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    He ditched the Mercedes SUV with the "Coexist" sticker on the back. Now he blends in fine.

  • ||

    Jesus that's stupid. I've never seen Quincy Market so deserted except late at night. Overreaction is the new normal.

  • Tim||

    I'd be less worried about coming face to face with the suspect than getting hit by a stray bullet or flying police car.

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    I thought Bladerunner was in LA?

  • entropy||

    This is Boston we are talking about.

    Didn't that city freak out over a Lite-Bright?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    WHO IS BREAKING THE LAW BY GOING OUTSIDE AND WORSE TAKING PICTURES?

  • ||

    I see a lot of those posts using the hashtag #bostonstrong. I find that to be an inappropriate label for the current state of affairs.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    One light not - a certain eating establishment is giving away free food to law enforcement - guess which establishment?

    http://bit.ly/12t4Aby

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    light note

  • Agammamon||

    Wait, how are they doing this if everyone is supposed to cower inside?

    I think the cops busted down the door and stole yesterday's donuts.

  • mr simple||

    I can’t lightly accept this kind of accusations without supporting evidence.

    That's healthy and understandable but it's what trials are for.

    Also, did anything ever come of the 4 guys in the 4chan pics? Were they just innocents who got dragged through the mud?

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    There were four of them? I stopped looking at pix when I saw the chick's ass circled and captioned "DA BOMB"

  • ||

    Uh, that's when I started paying attention. Sadly, it was a total sausage fest after that.

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    Let me be clear, that was the only pic I paid attention to. I stopped looking at other pix after that.

  • ||

    I stared at that for a bit thinking one of the backpacks was lying behind her or something and then I realized it was 4chan.

  • Tman||

    Glad to see the leftists who were wishing the suspects were racist Tea Party folks who hated Obama and the government are handling the news so well.

    /Barf

    David Sirota or Michael Moore, who's the bigger asshole?

    Sirota-

    http://twitchy.com/2013/04/18/.....g-victims/

    Moore-

    http://twitchy.com/2013/04/19/.....ing-perps/

  • ||

    I'm at a loss of word to describe the Sirota tweets. Good Lord.

  • ||

    At least someone called him out for what it is: projection, as always.

  • Mike M.||

    Seriously. Shriek and Chony are like founts of thoughtfulness and wisdom compared to this guy.

  • Tman||

    I'm sort of in shock that Sirota makes Moore seem tame by comparison.

    They are both self-aggrandizing pricks but you truly reached new heights of douchebaggery to make Moore look like insane.

  • Kreel Sarloo||

    Oh, but, Islamic terrorists are just like rightwing conservatives. There all religious fundamentalists.

    That's what some Canadian told me anyway.

  • WTF||

    Because the cops are incompetent boobs?

  • WTF||

    To a serious man

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    I missed the boobs pic. Just the chick with her ass labeled "DA BOMB"

  • Tim||

    Wait till the conspricy types weigh in. There's so many photos out there of so many people that I am certain there will inevitably be all kinds of grassy knoll type crap floated.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    And how did you know this, hmmm? Unless you have inside information...

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    Just watched Penn & Teller's Bullshit! episode on UFOs, so I'm primed.

  • ||

    This has already happened. Alex Jones is basically crying in his cornflakes that the photos of the "private military contractors" are being ignored.

    Infowars.com...for when you need a really good laugh.

  • Sidd Finch||

    “I am a lawyer and there are four of us in the family,”

    shocking

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Even worse...Canadian lawyers.

  • Mike M.||

    “Could it be staged? I have to question everything. That’s my nature.”

    I'm beginning to understand more and more why this uncle decided to estrange himself from the rest of his family. The poor guy has a bunch of psychopaths for relatives.

  • Irish||

    I know. The dad said 'If something happens to my son, all hell will break loose.' That sounds a little threatening.

  • ||

    He might have been talking about the whoopin' his son will get when (if) he gets home for making piss-poor IEDs.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    Bahstan beanhead faggots over react to everything. That god damned city.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    They need another round of light brights.

  • forestgombosi39||

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  • LTC(ret) John||

    "grafting a 20 hour week"

    I just knew this was a criminal enterprise!

  • ||

    I'm no conspiracy theorist but I would like to see the evidence presented in a more clear-cut way.

    Is it possible that these are just two ordinary theives robbing a 7-11 who happen to look vaguely similar to the real suspects?

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    The only way those schnozzles could be confused with anybody else is if Howard Stern was robbing the joint.

  • ||

    They didn't "rob" the 7-11. The car-jacking took place at a 7-11, and witnesses to it calling 911 started the car chase.

    Also, your typical 7-11 holdup artists don't have pipe bombs, home-made grenades, and a pressure cooker bomb handy to hurl at their pursuers.

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