Every Picture Tells a Story

Buy truth and do not sell it – wisdom, instruction and insight as well.   Proverbs 23:23

New photoshopped vs original pic of Jahar running awayWith pictorial evidence like this in existence before the trial, how does an experienced attorney come to the conclusion that their best and only strategy lies in saying “it was him” in opening remarks?

I don’t understand it.

I will never understand it.

(The picture above has been removed for unknown reasons. It must have been more significant than I knew.)

Jahar pic 7The backpack Dzhokhar is carrying will never be the backpack lying on the street in shreds no matter how many times or from what angle you photograph it.

And look again at this picture:Jahar pic 3

While writing the previous post, when it came to this picture, I had an odd feeling which I confess I dismissed. I shouldn’t have. Not that this picture does not also speak to Dzhokhar’s innocence. It does. However, not for the reasons presented by Scott Creighton. Sorry Scott.

Look at the color – again.

It matters not whether this bag is being carried at an angle because this is not Dzhokhar’s bag. It matters not that this bag is not touching the ground because this is not Dzhokhar’s bag. It matters not that the prosecution used this photo as their “evidence” of Dzhokhar setting down the backpack that contained the second bomb because this is not a light gray bag with black trim. This is not Dzhokhar’s bag.

I am thankful to a supporter for pointing this out to me and feeling a bit chagrined at my decision to initially ignore what my own eyes were telling me. This is another example of photoshopping. The wrong color backpack has been inserted.

Not only is the color of the bag wrong but its placement in the picture cuts into the legs of the two girls standing in front of Dzhokhar. With people lining the barricade in front of him, the portions of this backpack that are clearly visible in the picture simply would not be if this was an undoctored image.

The defense tried to submit some photos into evidence in the guilt phase of the trial. They were denied. The judge never attempted to hide his bias, it was evident in the majority of his rulings.

But do you remember how dramatic, how intense it was when the defense surprised the prosecution with those photos? I certainly do. In the end, we were left to wonder what they could have been.

The photos from my last two blog posts so clearly exonerate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, I am wondering now if this was the missing link the defense tried and failed to present in the guilt phase. If these photos are one and the same, we need more than one trial to clear this up.

We need a trial to acquit Dzhokhar. We need a trial for prosecutorial misconduct. The prosecution had a legal obligation to hand over any exculpatory evidence. What they did instead was manipulate that evidence with photoshop until they believed it no longer existed. And Judge O’Toole, if he clearly saw both sets of photos and denied admission of the originals, needs to be removed from the bench by whatever process that is done.

I can’t end this post without also bringing this up:

What could make an experienced and compassionate attorney do so poor a job? Why would they choose to leave so many cards unplayed?

Is fear that powerful?

Yes it is.

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Your secrets have power over you. They make you vulnerable. I have determined not to have any. That’s why the FBI would never be able to control me.

I care not that people find out I was a less-than-perfect mother; my child loves me. I care not that people find out I was a less-than-perfect employee; I did the best I could at the time. I care not that people find out the failures of my past. I have learned and grown from each and every one of them. In fact, many of them became topics in this blog with the hope that others could learn from them as well.

All that I have, all that I love I have put in God’s hands. If someone were to threaten my child, I would tell them they will have to go through my God to get to her.

Job said “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.”  Job 13:15

I agree. There’s not much an enemy can do to someone with that attitude.

Somewhere out there is an attorney that has this belief, this fire in them. God will bring them on the scene when He is ready. Until that time, I will be here blogging no matter how many or how few read my words.

My love for Dzhokhar and my love for truth compel me.

Published by: iwasleah10years

Winston Churchill said no crime is so great as daring to excel. I am ready to take that dare. An unexpected and somewhat unexplainable compassion for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has drawn me out of my comfort zone.


8 thoughts on “Every Picture Tells a Story”

  1. Brilliant blog Lynn…you never seem to cease from the truth….that was NOT Jahar’s backpack. I just wish defense would of seen all these pics before they entered court blindsided by the prosecutions lies and the corruption of the crooked judge. Then it makes me wonder…did they and not speak up. We will never know why Clarke said “it was him” but I do know one thing….Jahar is innocent. Innocent until proven guilty right….well it wasn’t proven…so that means they sentenced an innocent man to death. What do you know….its not the first time the justice system fails and I’m damn sure…its not the last. Great blog Lynn!!!! Superior writing as always!👌

  2. It is just a matter of time before hard evidence of prosecutorial misconduct emerges in this case. I believe the FBI doctored photos to coverup a drill gone bad. From the very beginning people have pointed out that the photo of Dzhokhar rounding the corner after the second bomb blast was “funky”, that his arm positions indicated he was carrying a backpack, that odd pixelation in that area of the photo suggested manipulation and that the pattern of the bricks was also wrong in that area of the photo. All clear signs of Photoshopping or other manipulation done quickly and unprofessionally. And now, the real, actual photo emerges of him with his backpack! Also would explain why the same backpack is on a window sill in a photo taken of the Norfolk St apartment.

    Bet there are plenty more doctored photos. Hope the defense is aware of this key photo. It proves the bomb was not in his pack and that he set nothing down. Besides, in the photo of him and his alleged back in front of the Forum, his arm would have to be a mile long to be hanging on to it.

    Hope the Defense has seen this and are moving on it ASAP!

    Thanks, Lynn.

    1. Another supporter is sending my blog posts to the defense which I really appreciate. Now as to whether or not they read them…

  3. Great post Lynn! It all goes to show that the prosecution/LE managed to demonize Dzhokhar very early on, long before any trial, by just showing these photos and falsely saying it was Dzhokhar’s backpack, when anyone with eyes can see that it is not Dzhokhar’s backpack, not the same backpack at all, but it worked for them. Never second guess what you can clearly see for yourself, and never let anyone else tell you what you are seeing. The entire trial was based on a huge lie. Maybe we will find out what the defense mystery photos, that caused such a commotion are, at the next trial. Thank you for writing these wrongs for Dzhokhar.

    1. I can only hope that is the end result of this blog – that those wrongs are righted some day. If so, you will have played a huge part in that outcome!

      1. So good to have your support and to hear from you tonight Josee. You, Julie, Salted Muffins & several others keep me going!

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