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Friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – Suppression Hearing – Updated

By: oldgold Wednesday May 14, 2014 11:14 am

The suppression hearing involving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s three college friends continues in the Federal Courthouse in Boston today.

The hearing can be followed on Twitter here and here.

Tuesday’s session brought forth some interesting information.

Wednesday’s session was intersting and at times farcical.

Judge Woodlock flashed a little personality on Wednesday when he displayed displeasure with defense counsel for “rhetorical flourishes” and then said this hearing should be like “a yankee meal – serve it cold and slice it thin. ”

Patricia Wen tweet: “Def. Atty says a sign of Dias’ poor English is that, when he went to police bathroom & asked by agent if going “1 or 2″ Dias was clueless.”

Laurel J. Sweet tweet: “Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov kept a lizard as a pet and offered to let FBI agents play with it. They declined.”

Thursday the hearing continues. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, is scheduled to testify. It should be must see twitter. In particular, I am interested in learning what his current feelings are towards Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Unfortunately, before Dias Kadyrbayev could testify, the hearing was suspended as a consequence of an expert witness being unavailable.

AP is reporting that Judge Woodlock has denied Robel Phillipos and Azamat Tazhayakov bid to suppress their statements. Dias Kadyrbayev will have an opportunity to offer more evidence in few weeks.

Here is a good factual review of the hearing through the time it was suspended


Almost Cut My Hair

By: oldgold Saturday February 7, 2009 7:35 am

Late last night I ran into a beguiling metaphor at the Dangling Participle Lounge. Wow, what a figure of speech. She similied at me and I thought, "What’s not to like." She reeked of stimulus.

It is hard to chat-up a metaphor, so I listened. She had had a hard and confusing week. It seems she stumbled out of the gate while extending an open hand that resulted in ruining a planned 100 day honeymoon. Worse, by the end of the week she found herself in the middle of the road giving Bill Stimulus a haircut! It must have been too stimulating for her, because after knocking back a couple of Ablative Absolutes she just kept repeating "haircut" ad nauseum.

When she started talking about meltdowns and the nuclear option my head cleared and I backed away seeing that she was a lost clause. Turns out that like most metaphors, she was shallow and way too easy. At last call I saw her leave hand in hand with two lowlifes – Bottom Line and Bottom of the Ninth.