Thanks to this unbelievably asinine government shutdown, thousands and thousands of furloughed employees are getting royally screwed. But a gentle reminder that even excepted employees have been shafted too, employees like the corrections officers who're tasked with the Very Important Patriotic Work of guarding marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
In response to the Rolling Stone cover featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Instagram selfie, Boston magazine has published a number of incredible of photos from behind the scenes of the manhunt that captured the accused Boston bomber, taken by Sgt. Sean Murphy, a Massachusetts State Police tactical photographer.
The City of Boston is very unhappy with Rolling Stone's decision to feature Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its August 1 cover, so unhappy that a long list of New England-tied retailers have refused to stock the issue. As of today, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's former college, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has joined the boycott.
Cameron D’Ambrosio is the Massachusetts teenager and amateur rapper who was rather outrageously charged with terroristic threats last month after referencing the Boston Marathon Bombing in lyrics he’d posted on Facebook. On Wednesday, a Grand Jury declined to indict D’Ambrosio; yesterday, the high-school senior was finally released to his family on his own personal recognizance. This was after the 18-year-old spent more than a month locked up and less than 10 days after a Massachusetts Superior Court judge denied a bail request.
For days and days Tamerlan Tsarnaev's corpse sat in the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Home in Worcester, Massachusetts, not so far away from where police killed the Boston bombing suspect on April 19. Authorities were mostly done examining Tsarnaev's body, of course, but as of last Saturday, four cemeteries in three states had rejected requests to bury him. And so he sat.