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New Photos Show the Moment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Captured by Police

Posted by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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New Photos Show the Moment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Captured by Police

 

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A police officer who was there the night Dzhokar Tsarnaev was captured has decided to counter the "normalcy" of Rolling Stone's contorversial cover by releasing photos showing the bomber how many would apparently prefer to see him: bloody, covered in dirt, with the red circle of a laser target trained on his forehead. "This guy is evil," Sean Murphy, a tactical officer for the Massachusetts State Police told Boston magazine. "This is the real Boston bomber. Not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine."

 

Photo: Sean Murphy, via Boston Magazine

Here's what Murphy told the magazine about his motivations for releasing the photos: 

As a professional law-enforcement officer of 25 years, I believe that the image that was portrayed by Rolling Stone magazine was an insult to any person who has ever worn a uniform of any color or any police organization or military branch, and the family members who have ever lost a loved one serving in the line of duty. The truth is that glamorizing the face of terror is not just insulting to the family members of those killed in the line of duty, it also could be an incentive to those who may be unstable to do something to get their face on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

I hope that the people who see these images will know that this was real. It was as real as it gets. This may have played out as a television show, but this was not a television show. Officer Dick Donohue almost gave his life. Officer Sean Collier did give his life. These were real people, with real lives, with real families. And to have this cover dropped into Boston was hurtful to their memories and their families. I know from first-hand conversations that this Rolling Stone cover has kept many of them up—again. It’s irritated the wounds that will never heal—again. There is nothing glamorous in bringing more pain to a grieving family.

 

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The photographer, the magazine notes, is also responsible for photographing the funerals of police officers. 

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Murphy, like many, want to see people unequivocally designated as an enemy of the U.S. depicted as defeated, disheveled, taken down to size. That, presumably, is why Tsarnaev's image on Rolling Stone, which was a photograph widely used in the media this week, was so striking: it looks like any other cover of any other culture magazine, insinuating that Tsarnaev could be anyone. The new images will give those who wanted it their Khalid Sheikh Mohammed moment with Tsarnaev — the images are reminiscent of the 2003 photo of the 9/11 mastermind shortly after his capture. And while Murphy's photographs certainly put some distance between Tsarnaev and the audience, both physically and emotionally, they will, like nearly any photograph, depend on the interpretation of the viewer to complete their message. While Rolling Stone's image's normalcy is uncomfortable, its eeriness speaks volumes, And while the new images depict a man, at a distance, defeated, he is also seen at his most vulnerable. 

Boston magazine says they'll publish more photos of Tsarnaev's April capture in their September print edition. For now, you can see their first selection of Murphy's photos on their site

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SageAdvice
by on Jul. 19, 2013 at 1:47 PM

 I personally like the picture with the laser light on the forehead myself -  yep all it would have taken was one shot!!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Mobile Photo

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jul. 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

 Lol, what does that mean?  Those are pictures of him taken by police.

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Mobile Photo

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM
It means that just because the police took the pictures doesn't mean the story behind them is true. It means that anything could have been happening. They could've been taking pictures of them arresting and shooting an innocent man (not saying he is). There's always two sides to a story.

Quoting Lunarprancer:

 Lol, what does that mean?  Those are pictures of him taken by police.


Quoting Anonymous:


Mobile Photo


 

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Bump

MixtlisMomme
by Gold Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Poor thing

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 6, 2013 at 4:15 PM

 Really?

Quoting MixtlisMomme:

Poor thing

 

KaylinC03
by Platinum Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 4:16 PM

I second that. Really? Unless "thing" is referring to the victims, the police department, etc. then no. Not "poor thing".

Quoting Lunarprancer:

 Really?

Quoting MixtlisMomme:

Poor thing

 


MixtlisMomme
by Gold Member on Aug. 6, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Here we go....I wont sit and argue. Turn off your tv and read. Educate yourself and stop letting media control your mind.

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 6, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Huh? Argue about what?

Quoting MixtlisMomme:

Here we go....I wont sit and argue. Turn off your tv and read. Educate yourself and stop letting media control your mind.


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