When FBI Special Agent In Charge Richard DesLauriers stood before cameras at a live nationally- broadcasted press conference and announced the FBI had narrowed its search to just two individuals the law enforcement agency suspected of planting the two "bombs" detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, he made a very incriminating statement regarding the evidence against Suspect No. 2, the unarmed man later arrested during a one-sided shootout by police who is now standing trial in a Boston federal court room for the terrorist act after surviving near fatal wounds inflicted upon him during his capture. Agent DesLauriers specifically claimed the video evidence obtained by the FBI showed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev setting down a backpack near the site of the second explosion.
Today, we are enlisting the public's help in identifying the two suspects. After a very detailed analysis of photo, video and other evidence, we are releasing photos of these two suspects. They are identified as Suspect 1 and Suspect 2. They appear to be associated. Suspect 1 is wearing a dark hat. Suspect 2 is wearing a white hat. Suspect 2 set down a backpack at the site of the second explosion just in front of the Forum restaurant . . . We have photos of the suspects. The photos and videos are posted for the public and media to use, review and publicize. For clarity, these images should be the only ones, and I emphasize the only ones, the public should view to assist us. Other photos should not be deemed credible, and they unnecessarily divert the public's attention in the wrong direction and create undo work for vital law enforcement resources . For more than 100 years the FBI has relied upon the public to be its eyes and its ears. With the media's help, in an instant these images will be delivered into the hands of millions around the world. we know the public will play a critical role . . . someone out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members of the suspect . .. the nation is counting on those with information to come forward and provide it to us . . .As opening statements begin in Tsarnaev's trial in Boston tomorrow, we learn for the first time that Agent DeLauriers' claim that Tsarnaev was captured on camera placing a backpack at the site of the second explosion was not true. No such video ever existed. Agent DesLauriers will not be testifying at Tsarnaev's trial, but the prosecution planned to let him testify by playing his live press conference during the accused's trial. During a pre-trial hearing yesterday, Tsarnaev's attorneys argued the press conference should be excluded from evidence because the video footage DesLauriers described at the press conference doesn't really exist. The prosecutors reacted by saying they would edit the press conference video footage to remove DesLauriers untrue statements. Who What Why describes this major late-breaking development that is being ignored by the mainstream media covering the trial:
What do former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, an appeals court justice, several potential members of the Boston Marathon bombing jury and thousands of regular Americans have in common?
They all believe that they’ve seen a video of accused bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropping a deadly backpack behind victims at the marathon on April 15, 2013—a video his defense said “does NOT actually exist.”
In a pre-trial hearing yesterday, Tsarnaev defense attorney David Bruck argued that the April 18, 2013, press conference in which former Boston FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers identified the brothers should be excluded from evidence. That, he argued, is because the FBI agent described the video footage that doesn’t really exist, which subsequently was used to convict Tsarnaev in the media.
U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole ordered the defense and prosecution to edit the recording of DesLauriers’ press conference in a manner satisfactory to both sides. He reserved the right to rule on the defense’s motion to suppress the entire recording if the two sides can’t agree.So what else was the FBI lying about? They were lying about plenty. DesLauriers boasted about the quality of the video images they had of the two suspects, both of whose images were contained in government databases because they were recent immigrants to the country. The FBI had at its disposal sophisticated face recognition software that could have easily identified the suspects with the photo images the government had in its vast database from their immigrant files. Instead of using that technology, the FBI enlisted the public's help in identifying them knowing that many family, friends, acquaintances and the victims themselves would recognize their images. Moreover, the government knew their uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, who helped the brothers and their parents emigrate to this country, had a long-standing relationship with the CIA and had been married to the daughter of a former high-ranking CIA officer, Graham Fuller. Why create a public frenzy to find and capture two suspects the FBI should have been able to quickly track down in a discrete fashion without endangering the public by making the suspects desperate like cornered rats?
At the same time the FBI agent lies to the American public about video footage implicating Tsarnaev and his brother, Agent DesLauriers tells the public not to focus on any other suspects, and to help the FBI in identifying only these two suspects. That brings up the next big lie. The FBI already knew who the Tsarnaev brothers were because they had been monitoring them prior to the bombings, had been warned about them by the Russians and had interviewed them on several occasions. The evidence that these two brothers were nothing more than mere patsies in this entirely manufactured terrorist event is overwhelming. Yet Tsarnaev was long ago tried and convicted in the court of public opinion, rendering it next to impossible for him to obtain a fair trial in the Boston courtroom where his trial begins tomorrow. That's to say nothing about the heavy-handed tactics the FBI employed against all friends and associates of the Tsarnaev brothers to ensure nobody would be available to testify in their defense, including his older brother, the supposed mastermind of the bombings who somehow wound up dead after being arrested and taken alive after an alleged shootout with police. The indifference of the media and the American public to the injustice playing out in Boston is quite troubling to say the least.