A Case of Judicial Murder?

In the so-called Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was defended by court-appointed lawyers who did not do their job. His chief counsel had powerful exculpatory evidence available, yet she forcefully asserted that he was guilty in her opening statement, never used the exculpatory evidence at trial, and did not even ask for a verdict of not guilty in her final argument to the jury. In view of his prior CIA links, I have always believed he was a patsy just like Lee Harvey Oswald.

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By John Remington Graham

October 27, 2017 “Information Clearing House” –  I have been asked many times why I have intervened in the federal prosecution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man who was convicted and sentenced to death in the Boston  Marathon bombing case where two brothers, on April 15, 2013, allegedly detonated pressure cooker bombs on Boylston Street in front of the Forum Restaurant that killed or maimed many people.

As I wrap up my career of fifty years as a member of the bar, including service as a public defender in state and federal courts, co-founder of an accredited law school, and chief public prosecutor in Minnesota state courts, I am apprehensive that my country might be entering into an era of judicial murder.

Judicial murder is the practice of designing a trial to get a guilty verdict, regardless of the facts, and a death sentence carried out…

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3 thoughts on “A Case of Judicial Murder?

  1. This is nothing new; ‘judicial murder’ has been practiced for years too numerous to count. Ask many of the Black people who have been tried in what amounted to a ‘kangaroo court’. We have no rights here and the fact is that millions are now starting to realize that and what they do about it? Become afraid, very afraid, that’s what! Meanwhile, this absurd mess will continue.


  2. For sure, Shelby. Your comment is very apt. The US lords it over developing countries about their commitment to the rule of law. The US is and has been a totally lawless society. This is what made the institution of slavery, Jim Crow, the annexation of half of Mexico (they just took it) and native American genocide possible. Sometimes I find it hard to understand how the people who run the US can look themselves in the mirror.


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