Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Yay! Another big trial I can watch!

(Image from Ninian Reid)

(Image from Ninian Reid)

Sometimes I try hard not to be swayed over to believe conspiracy theories about the American government, but ever since I started watching Scandal,  the horizons that be have been broadened and I’ve been made to believe that anything is possible. Shonda Rhimes, you did that.

I plan to keep my attention zeroed in on the first of the Boston Marathon trials and hopefully the subsequent ones after that. You know me. I love a good court trial. Plus, I think it’s very interesting that we’re putting people who are younger than me to trial. Fresh baby faces with active Twitter accounts — it’s almost haunting and disheartening.

The major penalty that 20-year-old Azamat Tazhayakov (one of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friends who will be going to trial first for fucking with evidence) faces if convicted is 25 years in prison. 25 years in prison? God damn. He’ll be getting newsletters from AARP by the time he gets out.

I can’t imagine how it feels to be… well, him. The way I see it, the kid was just trying to be a good friend. It’s so shitty that he’ll probably have to live the rest of his life linked to an unfortunate AMERICAN event. I emphasize AMERICAN because Americans can be assholes when they hate you.

All he did was toss a backpack around and hope for the best. I don’t even think he’s linked to any terrorist organizations.

To take it back to my jumbled conspiracy ramblings, I’m baffled as to how one of the alleged Boston Bombers became linked to a separate murder — which ironically, ends with the interrogator shooting a person of interest. Who’s there to question now?

It’d be interesting to see the verdicts of those who are connected to the Boston Marathon bombings, and I say that only because we can see how unforgiving Americans can truly be. And if you couldn’t already tell, I’m expecting a guilty verdict. I expect some good ol’ finger pointing and racism in these trials. The whole “are you Muslim? So do you believe in Sharia law? SO YOU’RE A TERRORIST THEN, AREN’T YOU?!” combo.

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About neilprotacio

Freelance journalist who just so happens to know what goes well with certain breads.
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