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When the 30-count indictment against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was announced last month, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz indicated that the 19-year-old defendant, if convicted of murdering three spectators during the race and an MIT police officer days later, would face life in prison or the death penalty.
Consistent with Justice Department procedure, Ortiz would consult with the victims' families before making a recommendation of whether the federal government should seek to execute Tsarnaev.
Hopefully, this stage of the decision-making process is more about political correctness than public policy. It is certainly appropriate for the victims to be kept infor ... Read more »
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A Rolling Stone cover story on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is generating controversy.

The magazine's cover is a photo in which Tsarnaev looks more like one of the rock stars that usually grace it than a suspect in a high-profile bombing. A preview on the magazine's website says the story by contributing editor Janet Reitman traces how "a bright kid with a charming future became a monster."

Some Twitter users call the decision to use the photo disgraceful.
Two New England-based retailers announced Wednesday they will not carry the magazine in their stores: Woonsocket, R.I.-based pharmacy chain CVS, and a Rockland, Mass.-based convenience store chain, Tedeschi Food Shops.
An email seeking comment was sent to ... Read more »
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BOSTON (CBS) – Rolling Stone is stirring up controversy with its new cover. The August issue of the music magazine features a photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover.
The magazine did a feature story on Tsarnaev with a headline of "The Bomber.”

According to Rolling Stone, the story, written by contributing editor Janet Reitman, delivers "a riveting and heartbreaking account of how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster.”

Rolling Stone put out the cover on its Facebook page and has already gotten hundreds of negative comments.

Dzhokhar, and his brother Tamerlan, allegedly put two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April. Three ... Read more »
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