Leah Barkoukis

The crazies are coming out of the woodwork.  Incomprehensible (H/T Twitchy):

First of all,  a lot of people that apparently knew Dzhokhar keep saying how nice he was and they just can’t believe the news. Yes, a “true angel”. As Greg Gutfeld points out, however, evil people can still smile, hit the gym and apparently go to parties after killing three people and injuring more than 170 others. Ted Bundy was a nice guy, too.

Secondly, a government set up? Really? It’s not as though police found and arrested the Tsarnaevs solely based on footage of Dzhokhar dropping off a backpack near eight-year-old Martin Richard without further incident. No, no, no. Surveillance video shows Dzhokhar taking his backpack off, placing it down, not reacting to the first explosion and dodging the second. The brothers also murdered an MIT police officer, hijacked a car and bragged to the car owner that they were the bombers. A car chase with police ensued during which the Tsarnaevs threw explosives at them while making their way into Watertown...and then this happened (emphasis mine):

After more than 200 rounds were traded over several minutes, some officers were out of ammunition and charged the brothers’ position with their police car. The vehicle was disabled by gunfire from the Mercedes. Kitzenberg said he saw one of the shooters toss a metallic object — possibly a pressure-cooker bomb similar to the ones used in the marathon attack — in the direction of the police line. It rolled a few yards before detonating harmlessly.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, now out of his car, attempted to lob a makeshift bomb at police, but the device exploded in his hand. While Tamerlan Tsarnaev was firing a pistol with the other hand, police tackled and tried to subdue the 200-pound amateur boxer.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, apparently intending to help his brother, tried to ram the officers with the Mercedes. Instead, the officers lunged out of the vehicle’s path and he ran over his brother and dragged him along the street before speeding off with police in pursuit. ….

There are countless witnesses to these events and evidence suggests that the brothers were planning more attacks:

“Handguns, a rifle and at least six bombs, three of which detonated were fond at the scene on Friday after officers had their first showdown with the Boston bombing brothers in Watertown, Mass.”

#FreeJahar? How about this: 


Leah Barkoukis

Leah Barkoukis is the Managing Editor at Townhall Magazine.

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