Eric Bowsfield returns to help Heather hash out the issue of Islamophobia and how it affected the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Historian and fellow investigator Eric Bowsfield joins Heather to talk about historiography. We discuss how the discipline gives us the tools to study the Marathon Bombing and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's court case as a historical event.
Heather checks in with The Young Jurks' host Mike Crawford to talk about Dzhokhar's case and his chances on appeal.
Attorney Tom Frizzell returns to dive into submitted questions about the Boston Marathon bombing and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's case. He and Heather sink their teeth into constitutional law as they tackle the impact the case has had on the American legal system, and discuss how many times Dzhokhar may have had his constitutional rights violated.
Heather tackles some “alternative facts” about the note found in the boat after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture. Then attorney Tom Frizzell returns to finish up our discussion about the narratives presented about the case in court: what we do and don’t believe, our current theories about the events in question, and what can be expected for Dzhokhar’s case on appeal.
The first episode of the case-related podcast, Marathon, is now available for listen and download.
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.
On a rainy summer day, Heather and Attorney Dad take a car trip to test out a theory presented by the prosecution.
Tracing the Ruger that killed Sean Collier reveals a lot of information not shown at Dzhokhar's trial.