Little jahar is adorable (◕‿◕✿)
Baby Jahar, I can’t ;___;
I said I wouldn’t reblog pictures of him young. Damn.
Maybe it’s the wine talking, but I want to confirm that I still believe in my initial theory. I think Dzhokhar followed his big brother into a war, that was not his fight or cause, to win Tamerlan’s admiration and respect. I have felt it since the beginning and I still feel it now. I recognize that Dzhokhar is an “adult” but I truly believe if Tamerlan had never sought out this “revenge” Dzhokhar would have never even considered performing such an act. That makes me very sad for him. Incredibly sad. It actually angers me that he gave up such a promising future. But, what can you do? What’s done is done. The media is certainly bringing a lot of speculation into this mess, but at the end of the day, if this young man did it then he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Or receive the death penalty. What an insane string of events. This entire case has blown my mind.
Same here. You said it better than I would have.
The Real Face of Terror: Behind the Scenes Photos of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt
Now that the shock of the new photos of Jahar has worn off, I can look at the stated motive of the photographer in releasing them. He was upset with the glamourization of Jahar’s image in Rolling Stone so he wanted to retaliate. But here’s the problem: these photos do not give us the “dark side” of Jahar- if that was his intention. They simply show an unarmed SUSPECT who was needlessly shot at and injured by the police. The photos do not show a monster, just a hopelessly, miserably unfortunate individual who was hunted by law enforcement. Since the photos do not prove anything about Jahar’s guilt or monstrosity, what does the photographer want the public to do with them since this is after the fact, even after he has pleaded NOT GUILTY? The one and only thing that I can think of is, he wants to give the public the opportunity to gloat over his capture. That’s it.
Now tell me if that is not a truly depraved act by a dehumanized individual. And if 98.9% of America delights in these photos, then we as a human race are truly damned.
Good quality pictures of Jahar leaving the boat.
Fell on them on the Dailymail website, my heart missed a beat.
People need to stop being so idealistic about the “innocent until proven guilty” clause.
The legal system & the human judgment system, are two separate systems of judgment. The legal system was put in place to keep the human judgment system in check. It ensures we are protected, & prevented, from many of the flaws in the human judgment system. (so we are not just throwing each other in jail over minor/nonexistent offenses, because that’s what used to happen a loooooong time ago)
Because of the flaws in the human judgment system, they can only be combated with a fair evaluation from our peers; hence, trial by jury.
There are specific rules in the legal system, because judgment needs specific, concrete, & objective rules. This combats the broad, abstract, & subjective human judgments. They counteract, but they also cooperate with each other.
We live in the 21st century now, evidence of someone’s guilt is documentable at our finger tips. When this evidence exists & is documented, than ONLY in the legal system are they TECHNICALLY “innocent until proven guilty”. But, if there are HUNDREDS of witnesses to a crime, SEVERAL conditions pointing towards someone’s guilt of the crime, AND a confession of guilt of the crime… yes, in the legal system they are not yet declared guilty until after a trial; BUT in the human judgment system, based on basic, obvious, inductive & deductive reasoning & logic, that doesn’t mean the accused is actually innocent.
“Innocent until proven guilty” is a LEGAL clause, BUT it’s not necessarily always a human judgment principle. It is not always true & applicable in the human judgment system’s knowledge & evaluation of guilt.
& the legal system is LARGELY directed by basic, obvious, inductive & deductive reasoning & logic. So if that system is pointing towards someone’s guilty, most likely the legal system will follow.
Killers on magazine covers
It’s been done before, so why do people really find the latest Rolling Stone cover so objectionable?
I guess it is the fact they chose the most flattering picture of Jahar instead of a caricature/ a non-flattering shot more than the fact that he’s on the cover but people won’t admit it. Here they chose to confront the idea of terrorism and monstruosity with that picture of an obviously attractive young man. And even if you’re not attracted to him, you’ve got to recognize he looks like any other teenager in that selfie, he looks so normal. They want their readers to feel uneasy, they want to shatter the clichés around terrorism. Absolutely everybody can be a killer and there is no way you can guess who’s who by their appearance. We’ve been taught that beautiful = good and ugly = bad in an implicit way and the reality proves that it’s wrong (and stupid, duh). There is no correlation whatsoever between someone’s appearance and intelligence, and his/her ability to kill. Yeah it can be your neighbour or that sweet innocent girl or whoever. Life isn’t black and white. We’re all grey and we are all capable of the best but also of the worst. That’s what people don’t want to hear.
Free Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Junes is back on Twitter?? \o/