Reading Time: 2 minutes Prosecutors in the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev turned hostile toward their own witness once it became clear her findings didn’t support their allegations of murder. Joanne Potter unpacks the strange reversal.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The latest from the prosecution in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the federal courthouse in Boston.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In a case that fully demonstrates the pervasiveness of surveillance cameras in America, the absence of cameras at one of the biggest trials of the year is glaring. Andrew Quemere examines how the federal courts have managed to stay happily anachronistic.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Grainy, dark, faded and inconclusive. That’s what most of the photographic and video evidence in the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev looks like. And since the defense has done little to question it, who’s going to? Lara Turner looks at the state of the prosecution’s proof.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Imagine if someone looked at a Christian cross on the wall, and took it to be representative of the cross-burning Ku Klux Klan? That’s the logic some reporters are applying to the black Muslim flag found on Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s wall. They’re equating the flag, a common symbol of a Muslim’s faith, to a sign of affiliation with al Qaeda.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Traditional news outlets have all but abdicated their duty to ask the hard questions. Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen is a case in point – he’s on a first-name basis with the police involved in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capture. Klaus Marre looks at what’s missing from the mainstream press at Tsarnaev’s trial.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Will a $30 million lawsuit being filed over the FBI killing of a Boston Bombing witness shed any more light on shooting riddled with questions, secrecy and official reversals? Joanne Potter looks at the case of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s dead friend, Ibragim Todashev.
Reading Time: 3 minutes ABC News took the Boston Marathon bombing prosecution’s spin at face value—and quickly regretted it. Instead of correcting it, though, ABC just made stealthy changes to its online story. Who’s got the secret online life now?
Reading Time: 2 minutes The opening arguments in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial flew right past the need to secure a conviction toward the only truly contested part of the case: the sentencing. Jeff Taylor analyzes how the looseness with the truth in this case goes well past the shading of evidence seen in most trials.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker and reporter Andy Thibault are tweeting live from the opening of the trial of accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tune in for real-time updates and analysis from inside the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston.