Title Image: Sketch of Jahar and Judge George O’Toole in court, 2015.
Continuation of Part 1. Heather and Tom Frizzell further discuss the July 31, 2020 First Circuit Court decision to overturn Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev’s death sentence. In this episode, we talk about the remainder of the appellate rulings and the significance of the “smaller” issues, including the far-reaching consequences of anti-Muslim bias, new case details revealed by the decision, and the vacation of three of Jahar’s convictions in the guilt phase. We also discuss the political reaction to the decision, next steps for the appeal, and what you can do to help.
Read the First Circuit decision here
Appealcast – First Circuit Decision Extravaganza, Pt. 2 – United States v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
- Appealcast – First Circuit Decision Extravaganza, Pt. 2
- Appealcast – First Circuit Decision Extravaganza, Pt. 1
- Appealcast #3 – Jahar's Appeal Hearing
- Orientalism, Islamophobia, and the Tsarnaev Case, Part 3: The Micro, Continued
- Orientalism, Islamophobia, and the Tsarnaev Case; or, What I learned in Grad School, Part 2: The Micro
Episode music: “The Complex” by Kevin MacLeod
3 thoughts on “Appealcast – First Circuit Decision Extravaganza, Pt. 2”
Yes, I’ve been in certain shock since Ruth Ginsburg’s past away,I read lots of staff on our social media criticizing her from being the “WHITE LEFT” or the “regressive left”as they so called ,but despite the barrier that had hung between the east and the west,she is surely a great person that need to be honoured.
As to the Waltham piece, surely the opinion was a lot for someone who knows little about the triple murder, describing Tarmerlan as “bossy ” was never accurate according to his behaviours that the affidavit has shown.The defense needs this piece of evidence to support different defense strategics.And if anyone is on the jury, they might not agree to the “duress” claim before this piece,but they’ll certainly re-consider their opinion when they’re asked to view other evidence.
If I was on a jury and I had access to all the information about Tamerlan’s alleged role in the Waltham murders including the Todashev statement I would at least have a 50/50 opinion that Jahar acted under duress. In the appeal document that they state a few times that the government does not say that Tamerlan was not involved. That it is still under open investigation in Middlesex is interesting.
It is also interesting to learn that Jahar, according to Dias, learned about Waltham in late 2012. How and why?
As for information on Islam, the government did a poor job of “proving” that Jahar was a radical jihadist though they like to throw that around.
Thanks for delving into the appeal document with your podcasts. Look forward to the next one.
I’ll definitely visit this blog again, thank you 🙂