Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Pretrial Detention Conditions DOJ Memo August 2013 (article) see also here and ACLU challenging SAMs (special administrative measures)

ACLU ICCPR Report United States’ Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights February 2014

Page 10 Death Penalty

As noted in the initial report, while the death penalty in the United States is predominantly practiced at the state level, the federal government still retains the authority to use it. On January 30, 2013, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the government would seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon. Holder stated, “The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision,”1 even though under federal constitutional law, the death penalty is never required.

2005 Report on Death Penalty Juries

2013 ACLU report on FBI “Unleashed and Unaccountable” on how FBI abuses rights of citizens and how too much surveillance fails to stop attacks

Report                            The Boston Marathon Bombings, one year on:                                                                    House Homeland Security Committee April 9, 2014

Report                                  Lessons learned from the Boston Marathon Bombings:                              Senate Homeland Security Committee April 30, 2014

Report             The Road to Boston: Counterterrorism Challenges and Lessons from the                          Marathon Bombings House Homeland Security Committee March 2014

Combined Inspectors General report on Boston Bombings

2010 DOJ Memo Guidance for Conducting Interviews without Providing Miranda Warnings in Arrests of Terrorism Suspects

More Documents available on these websites

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Documents

Boston NBC 7 Trial Documents

Boston Fox25 Trial Documents

Who’s Who in Tsarnaev Trial (WBUR)

Judge and Lawyers in Trial (Associated Press)

Official US Attorney Boston Marathon Bombings Page

DocumentCloud search (beware of multiple results of same document)



DOJ Report on Michael Brown Shooting

DOJ Report on Ferguson Police Department

DOJ Report Pattern and Practices Chart

Sentencing Project Report Black Lives Matter: eliminating racial inequity in the criminal justice system

Civil Rights Investigations PERF report

2001 Report Racially Biased Policing: A Principled Response by Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and PERF

DOJ report Civil Rights Division accomplishments in 2013

DOJ Report Civil Rights Division 2009-2012

Body Cameras

Every 28 Hours Report by Operation Ghetto Storm

2012 Annual Report on the extrajudicial killing of 313 Black people by police, security guards and vigilantes

The Report exposes how every 28 hours someone inside the United States, employed or protected by the U.S. government kills a Black child, woman or man.

clarifying what the report actually says

On August 20, in one of those debates that corporate media set up more for entertainment than for enlightenment, CNN pitted right-wing Black pundit, Larry Elder against liberal Black commentator Marc Lamont Hill.  Lamont attempted explain that the killing of “unarmed Black youth Michael Brown” was part of a pattern. Elder interrupted and demanded to change the subject to “Black-on-Black” violence. In an exchange, now partially deleted from CNN’s website, Elder accused Hill, “You don’t even know how many Black people are killed by police.”

“Yes we do know,” Hill proclaimed, “Every 28 hours an unarmed Black person is killed,” and he cited the Report. Unfortunately for Hill, neither the hashtag, nor the Report, distinguished between “armed” or “unarmed”. It counted the total.






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