imagine how great your life would be if you had a professional hair and makeup team
Imagine if you didnt need one because you finally accepted that you are beautiful the way you are and dont need to hide yourself in professionally styled hair and makeup.
id rather get the hair and makeup team
M.I.A. for Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2008 photographed by Juergen Teller
Who’s stalling now? The BMB ‘official report’ circus continuesTodashev ShootingDespite several different announcements over many months, the release of the complete and definitive report that will purportedly shed some light on the circumstances of Ibraghim Todashev’s death appears further away than ever.
In early January, the enquiry being conducted by DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the FBI Inspection Division, was said to be ‘ongoing’, with no indication given as to the timing of the report’s eventual release. However, just days later on January 10th 2014, the FBI made a surprise announcement, noting their own report into Todashev’s shooting, which had been ready for release ‘months ago’, was to be made public very ‘soon’, with some reports putting an estimate at the end of January.
It didn’t happen.
At the time, FBI director James Comey said:“I am eager for the report of that incident to be released. The bureau, long ago we completed our internal review of the matter. My piece of it, the internal investigation, is complete, so it is really on others to finish their work”Comey’s suggestion that ‘others’ are to blame for the Bureau’s delay now appears to have been thrown into doubt.
The Florida State Attorney’s office had previously stated that their own investigation into Todashev’s shooting would be ready for release by the end of March 2014. A recent press release indicated they may now be preparing to go it alone, regardless of whether Federal agencies intend to release their independent conclusions in conjunction with the office or not. Depressingly, the office also notes they have no knowledge as to whether the DOJ and the FBI intend to follow suit. If the Attorney’s office itself has enquired but doesn’t know, who does?
So, as suspected, it appears the FBI have been paying lip service to the avalanche of bad publicity recently surrounding the case. They have been in a position to publish their own report, independently, for a considerable period of time: they have simply chosen not to do so.
The stalling by the FBI with respect to the release of the Todashev report is well documented. If the Florida State Attorney’s Office does procede with an independent release, the Bureau will be in no position to offer any more pitiful excuses. Any further use of duplicitous tactics (with the sole aim of delaying their own release) will be patently transparent.
Therefore, rather than risk piling even more suspicion and scorn on the Bureau, Comey would do well to recognize the increased public awareness of the Todashev case - and take decisive action. He should be serving the public’s interests, not withholding information because it suits the self-serving interests of the government agency he, himself, heads.
But unfortunately, the investigation headed by Comey is not the only Boston marathon bombing related report the government have stalled on. Despite widespread publicity of its release date, U.S. Rep. William Keating’s report into a separate matter has been withheld also.Keatings ReportOn January 20th U.S. Rep. William Keating announced he would be making public the findings from his 6 month inter-continental investigation into Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s alleged links to terrorists from Dagestan and any intelligence issues arising from it. The expected date of release? ‘Imminent’, according to Keating, within the first week of February.
It didn’t happen either.
Instead, the much anticipated release date came and went with barely a mention. On February 7th, Keating informed Fox25 News the release of his report was ‘likely to be pushed back until March’, but gave no reason for the delay.
We contacted Rep William Keating for comment. His office told us the delay occured due to ‘people being in the process of scanning over the draft of the report’. Why? What changed in the intervening period? What was of such vital importance, it put the release of the report back by weeks?It’s all in the timing…..
It seems no coincidence both reports were purportedly ‘ready for release’ at the same time, and also set to coincide with another marathon bombing related announcement: whether Federal prosecutors would be given permission to seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or not. They were.
So the timing could not have been clearer. Were the government expecting Tsarnaev to accept a hurried plea deal in a bid to avoid the possibility of execution? The court docket indicated a flurry of unprecedented activity at that crucial time, all of which was dutifully sealed.
Under such circumstances the contents and conclusions of each report would hardly have mattered. Tsarnaev’s admission of guilt would have overshadowed all other media coverage, effectively burying any perceived failings present in either report, whilst summarily exonerating the FBI for Todashev’s killing - but Tsarnaev refused to be coerced. This situation would have presented as a real problem for government, leading to the ‘push back’ in each instance and the inevitable ‘tweeking’ and re-drafting that has occured in the interim.
Regardless of the cynical view that both reports are expected to be an absolute whitewash, the public has a right to know the government’s conclusions. They also have a right to the absolute truth presented in a timely fashion.
Unfortunately, the outrageous political posturing continues - so they’re still not getting it.
someone shouted “do it for the vine” at the train station earlier and i was afraid for my fucking life
The mother of Azamat Tazhayakov, one of three friends of Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev facing federal criminal charges, said today her son remains convinced he will be treated fairly by the American courts when he is tried later this year.
Tazhayakov, fellow Kazakhstan native Dias Kadyrbayev, and Cambridge resident Robel Phillipos are all facing criminal charges stemming from their friendship with Tsarnaev when the Cambridge resident was a student at UMass-Dartmouth.
Tazhayakov’s mother, accompanied by an English-speaking friend, attended a hearing in US District Court in Boston, though the three defendants themselves did not appear for the hearing on defense pretrial discovery motions. Tazhayakov’s mother spoke while holding her daughter, a toddler she had brought to meet her college-age sibling.
“He is doing all right now,’’ Tuyrsynai Ismagulov said in Russian that was translated by a Globe reporter. “He believes in justice.’’
In court, US District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock sharply criticized some of the requests for information filed by the lawyers for the three men, telling them at one point during the hearing that defense lawyers were engaging in a “fishing expedition.’’
Phillipos is facing two counts of making false statements while Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice and obstructing justice with the intent to impede a terrorism investigation.
Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev allegedly discarded evidence, including Tsarnaev’s computer and backpack containing fireworks, which were later recovered by authorities from a New Bedford landfill. Phillipos allegedly lied about what he knew, authorities said.
In court, Assistant US Attorney B. Stephanie Siegmann said that no DNA or fingerprints were found on the items recovered from the landfill.
All three men have pleaded not guilty.
Woodlock, at another point in the hearing, told the lawyers that the cases against their clients are not complex even though they are connected to the Marathon terror attacks that killed three people, and left more than 260 wounded.
The charges relate to “what did the defendants know, and when did they know it, and what did they do with that knowledge,’’ the judge said. “Did they answer the questions [from law enforcement] truthfully?’’
Woodlock also cautioned federal prosecutors not to engage in semantic games when identifying the large number of federal, state, and local officials who were on scene in Dartmouth and New Bedford on April 19 and April 20 when authorities investigated Tsarnaev’s connection to the three suspects.
In one court filing, according to the judge and the defense, prosecutors suggested the agency that oversees legal immigration was not part of the federal government. “Everybody who was involved with this process is part of the government,’’ Woodlock told prosecutors.
Robert Stahl, Kadyrbayev’s lawyer, said prosecutors told defense attorneys that Tsarnaev destroyed his cellphone before his arrest. He asked Woodlock to ask prosecutors to seek any text messages involving the defendants and turn them over to the defense.
Assistant US Attorney Siegmann said prosecutors have already given the defense text messages between Tsarnaev and the three friends taken from the cellphones of the friends.
“I believe the messages we’ve given them are all we could get,” Siegmann told the judge.
All three men have so far presented a united legal front, but Phillipos defense attorney Derege Demissie said in court Monday that he may file a motion to have his client tried separately.
I wouldn’t say I think that’s “probably” happening, but if it is, I don’t condone it for one second. Rape is unacceptable under any circumstances and anyone who commits it should face severe consequences. I personally believe rape is a crime of equal severity to murder.
I doubt this is happening. While, yes, this does happen, statistics show that prisoners within the BOP, or prisoners within solitary are more protected from rape (whether by guards or other inmates) than prisoners who reside in a private, or state-run institution.
Yup, my thoughts exactly. Especially in solitary.