How Do You Spell C - O - V - E - R - U - P ?
With a photo gallery of courageous whistle-blowers
09/11/2014 by M Baker
The luxury of hindsight renders in stark relief the outlines of an apparently concerted effort by various parties to disassemble, obfuscate, and render irrelevant uncomfortable facts and revelations in the Marathon bombing events.
Several embarrassing disclosures have surfaced in this case, some only admitted when it became laughable for the gov't agency to continue pretending ignorance of the facts. We have examples ranging from the reluctantly acknowledged 2010 FBI interviews with the "unknown" Tsarnaevs, to the defense allegation the FBI attempted to recruit the elder brother as an informant, to embellishments of a fierce police gun battle with the unarmed Dzhokhar, to the seemingly inexplicable ease with which Tamerlan evaded 'no-fly list' travel restrictions at least twice for a trip to Russia in 2012.
The following list, an even dozen, highlights what has been a very favorable climate for the prosecution in the case U.S. v. Tsarnaev. In spite of diligent efforts by Tsarnaev's defense team lead by M. Conrad, J. Clarke, and D. Bruck, much of what has transpired since Dzhokhar's capture on April 19th has not bolstered what should be a spirited and first-class advocacy effort, although each of these attorneys has a stellar reputation in earlier Capital cases.
In order of Appearance: Daniel Ellsberg, Erin Brockovich, John Kiriakou, Thomas Drake, Sharon Shoesmith, Jeffrey Sterling, Justin Hopson, Angela Levin, Samy Kamar, Jessalyn Radack, Sam Adams Award to Edward Snowden--each one a whistleblower on authorities who overstepped their mandates and took advantage of the public's ignorance and trust.