Rolling Stone Put the Boston Bomber on the Cover Because He’s Young (Like You)

Boston bomber rolling stoneIn perhaps the worst, most distasteful PR move of this year, Rolling Stone magazine decided to run an issue featuring Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – who, with his now-deceased brother, killed three people and injured nearly 300 using a homemade explosive in April – on the cover.

Rolling Stone’s editors have already said that they are committed to “serious and thoughtful coverage” of important political and cultural issues, arguing that Tsarnaev’s age makes him a prime candidate. From Facebook:

“The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens. –THE EDITORS”

I think it’s pretty obvious why the definitive music magazine put him on the cover. Controversy = sales.

The tactic works, but there’s just no way to show that the face of a murderer can appear quite normal and non-threatening without also allowing future terroristic criminals to not only believe, but know that their face can one day be on the cover of a trendy and established magazine.  Continue reading “Rolling Stone Put the Boston Bomber on the Cover Because He’s Young (Like You)”

Threat in Boston Eliminated: Younger Tsarnaev Brother Taken Into Custody After Day-Long Manhunt

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19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured on Friday, April 19 after a city-wide search that turned Boston into a virtual ghost town.

Residents stayed inside, school was cancelled and businesses were closed down until around 8:45 p.m, when the standoff between the younger Tsarnaev and the police ended behind a home in Watertown.

Dzhokhar (known to peers as “Jahar“) and his brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, killed earlier in the day, were legal residents of the U.S. originally from Chechnya, Russia.  Continue reading “Threat in Boston Eliminated: Younger Tsarnaev Brother Taken Into Custody After Day-Long Manhunt”

Here Are The FBI’s Two Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Boston bombing suspectsThe Federal Bureau of Investigation have released a video and photos of two men who are thought to be responsible for the bombing in Boston which left three dead and around 183, including nine children, injured.

Suspect One has dark hair and was wearing a black forward-facing hat, a white shirt and khaki pants while Suspect Two had a white backwards hat, dark hair and a black jacket with white trim. Both had backpacks thought to contain the pressure cooker bombs later discovered by the bomb squad.

The FBI is asking for the public’s help with the case, advising anyone to submit additional information, footage or photos to bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov or to call their offices (1-800-225-5324, prompt #3).

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Hundreds Injured, Two Dead in Boston Marathon Bombing

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Massachusetts police are still trying to determine what happened after two bombs detonated rapidly next to the finish line at the Boston Marathon, killing two and injuring at least a hundred more at around 3:00 p.m.

AP reports that two more explosive devices were found after the initial blast in Copley Square. “There are people who are really, really bloody,” a Toronto woman said while being treated in the medical tent.

Another witness wrote on Twitter that victims “with lost limbs” were wheeled from the scene.  Continue reading “Hundreds Injured, Two Dead in Boston Marathon Bombing”