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  •  You seem to think that a family member (0+ / 0-)

    ought to suspend all rational judgment where a relative is concerned. There is no reasonable case to be made that these two men are not responsible for the Marathon bombing. A victim saw the elder brother put down the sack that exploded and took off both his legs below the knees less than three minutes later. Come on.

    That's the same kind of attitude that made friends and family members of accused rapists attack those young rape victims so viciously and publicly recently.

    I find that attitude abhorrent.

    The presumption of innocence is a principle that applies to jurors in a criminal trial so that the state must prove its case with evidence presented. It doesn't apply to the rest of the world.

    •  Oh, for Christ's sake, stop putting words in my (2+ / 0-)
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      Leslie Salzillo, hdbooth

      mouth. Please review the entire thread before imputing to me sentiments that I never expressed. To wit, I said it 'brought me down' to see the Uncle throw not only his nephews but his brother under the proverbial bus. No serious observer is alleging that the father of the two Tsarnave brothers had anything to do with this, but he's also a 'Loser' in his brother's (the Uncle's) eyes.

      Since you mention rape and rape victims, not sure if you noticed, but the Central Park 5 (the supposed Central Park 'wilding' rapists) were all found to be COMPLETELY INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES only recently. Yet, at the time, the same media firestorm surrounded them. Judging from your response immediately above, you would have had their family members calling the Central Park 5 'Losers' and not lose a moment's fucking sleep about it.

      http://www.innocenceproject.org/...

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