Boston Marathon bombings: Horrific Facebook page supports suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev after charges
Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was only formally charged yesterday, but already crazy conspiracy theorists have started a horrible Facebook group in support of the alleged terrorist.
The page, called "Dzhokar Tsarnaev Is Innocent" is open by invitation only, but already has more than 11,000 fans worldwide and is expected to collect a lot more. Can you believe that? What is wrong with people?!
Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, which could result in the death penalty. The 19-year-old has asked a court to appoint two lawyers with experience in death penalty cases to help with his defense. And now, his supporters have created a social media page to raise money for his legal aid, as well as petition against his charges.
Fans of the page are proclaiming that the bombings are all a big conspiracy against the two brothers, insisting that Dzhokhar still had his backpack slung over his shoulder after the explosions went off and therefore couldn't have been responsible. They also claim that the now famous photo of Jeff Bauman, who lost both his legs in the explosions, actually shows double-amputee soldier Nick Vogt pretending to be a victim. Wow, talk about a new low.
The thought that people are proclaiming this man innocent after everything that has happened is just sickening. And the fact that they're going so far as to call the victims' injuries fake is even more disgusting. Don't they realize how many lives have been forever changed because of this senseless crime? How can they sleep at night knowing they're defending the person responsible?
Hopefully, this page gets taken down and these cruel people start keeping their ridiculous BS claims to themselves. The victims, their families, and quite honestly, the rest of the world should not have to face this as we all try to move on from last week's attack.
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