The name Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rings a too familiar bell with many people as a few months ago, a number of us sat glued to the media reporting about bombs exploding at the 2013 Boston Marathon. After a prolonged chase, Tsarnaev was found hiding in a resident’s boat that was covered with a tarp.
For almost 2 years, Tsarnaev has spent most of his days in isolation. His only visitors are his legal team and two sisters, who are always under strict observation of an FBI agent. He has not been allowed to mingle or talk with other inmates, and he is fed through a slot within a thick glass observation window in the corner of his cell.
As the surviving suspect of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, he is scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom in Boston on December 18th for a status hearing in this case before his trail which is set to begin on January 5, 2015. This month will be the first time Tsarnaev has been seen publically since he was charged in July 2013 with helping to plot and carry out two bombings. Tsarnaev faces the death penalty if convicted, although he pleads not guilty.
With Tsarnaev’s trial coming up soon, do you think it will rehash some negative feelings? Do you think people will react like the Ferguson protestors?
What about Tsarnaev’s attorneys? Do you think the public will hold it against them that they are defending him?
I can see this hashing up some very raw emotions that can lead to destructive behaviors.