So what would Fred Gailey say? How would he defend Dzhokhar? The how that follows is just a guess. My only certainty is that he would.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I am but a simple lawyer. I’ll admit there are many questions about the Boston Marathon bombing I can’t answer. Thankfully, I don’t have to.
I stand before you today for one reason and one reason only – to prove to you that this young man (gestures toward Dzhokhar) is not the person responsible for what happened in Boston. Beginning at the marathon and ending on the streets of Watertown, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had NOTHING at all to do with any of it.
If my client appears a bit bewildered today, I assure you its for good reason. He’s wondering why he’s here. For that matter, so am I. You see, I’ve reviewed the evidence against my client, evidence that you will be shown as well. And it really comes down to three photographs. Three photographs of a backpack. And based on what those photographs show, this young man should never have been indicted, much less convicted of any crimes.
Nevertheless, he was. And that, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, is the travesty I will seek to undo today. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is an innocent man as the government’s own evidence against him will prove.
So why ARE we here today if this is so, you might ask. Well, that is one of the questions I can’t answer. And perhaps it’s best left for another day. Oh, I could talk to you about false confessions, the behavior and bias of the media and its effect on jurors, prosecutorial misconduct, judicial overreach, government corruption and islamophobia… I could do that. I could also talk to you about greed, fraud and the love of money, which the Bible says is the root of all evil. And we may end up talking about these very things in great detail before this trial is over. But right now, the simple truth remains with these photographs of a common, everyday backpack.
Two words: not guilty. That’s what I ask you to find in this case. Two words, and the nightmare this young man has had no choice but to endure – ends. It’s up to you. You are the gatekeepers.
I ask you to see for yourselves that black and white are two different colors and to acknowledge that difference with a “not guilty” verdict as any sane and honest person would be able to do…
I believe the spirit of attorney Fred Gailey as portrayed by actor John Payne in “Miracle on 34th Street” still exists. Somewhere, there is an attorney who lies awake at night, thinking about this case. Bothered by the outcome, deeply troubled by the injustice, angered over all the lies, even possibly knowing some of the who-got-away-with-what details of the case.
When it is time, this person, whoever they are, will come to the foreground and no amount of threats will deter them. No lack of funds will dishearten them. You see, instead of the fear that keeps many attorneys back from this fight to save Dzhokhar, there is fire. A holy fire. The fire of truth. The same fire that burns in me and keeps me writing this blog.
“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and your fruit should remain…” John 15: 16
This person understands the meaning of the above scripture, and, like me, they take it to heart. They see it as their marching orders and this work to free Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a higher calling. They are a lot like the flesh-and-blood person portrayed by actress Julia Roberts in the following scene from “Erin Brockovich.”
So, this is what we are looking for: Fred Gailey meets Erin Brockovich for a David vs Goliath matchup. Spread the word.
And David said, “What have I now done? Is there not a cause?” 1 Samual 17: 29 KJV
v32 David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”
v41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him. He said to David, “Am I a dog that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. “Come here,” he said,”and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals.”
Goliath was confident, sure of the outcome as he breathed threats against David. Those government entities responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing and coverup are just as confident when they revile and threaten us. Like Goliath, they too will learn the hard way…
If you are an attorney who is able to assist in this case, if this case and this blog have stirred you, please contact me via the comment section. I will leave your comment unapproved so that no one sees it but myself. Your email address will be visible and that is how I will make contact.
There are persons waiting to discuss next steps and I will put you in touch with them.