In this three-part podcast miniseries, Heather is joined by Tom "Attorney Dad" Frizzell in a bit of a role reversal. Tom plays host and invites Heather to share what she learned in her Master's program in International Studies at the University of Washington. She discusses how writing her academic thesis on Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev's case helped her better understand not just the Boston Marathon bombing, but the War on Terror, American foreign policy, and systemic discrimination against Muslims.
An exhaustive new report, submitted by Heather Frizzell for her master's thesis at the University of Washington, explores the ways in which law enforcement, the mainstream media, and federal prosecutors manufactured prejudicial myths against Muslims in general and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in particular.
Heather is joined by Tom "Attorney Dad" Frizzell and resident historian Eric Bowsfield to discuss their initial impressions on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's opening appellate brief. Then they take a deep dive into Dzhokhar's suppressed hospital confession, the contents of which were kept from the public until October 2018, when they were unsealed by Dzhokhar's appellate team. They look at what's there, what isn't, and the likelihood that the entire narrative of this case was created by overzealous FBI agents illegally interrogating a critically injured teenager.
A phone call to Tamerlan Tsarnaev's friend two hours before the murder of Sean Collier changed everything I knew about the Boston Marathon bombing. So why did the government protect him?
The government claimed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev coordinated the Boston Marathon bombing with a cell phone. The evidence shows something different.
Gorka's Islamophobic rhetoric orchestrated Dzhokhar's conviction and death sentence. Now the U.S. Attorney's office denies using his "expertise" in an apparent attempt to distance themselves from a toxic administration.
Thanks to tips from readers, the knit hat mystery is solved, Howie's role in the chain of custody may be clearer, and there is an indication of where the Invisible Person went. Plus, what's coming up next for this blog in 2017.