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Trailer: ‘Stronger’ - Sept 22

Directed by David Gordon Green, written by John Pollono, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Clancy Brown and Miranda Richardson.

True Crime Books List

I’ve seen quite a lot of posts recently asking for tips about true crime books, so I decided to do a list with some of the books I’ve read lately. I didnt like all of these books, but most of them. I added a few books about 9/11 too, bc i found them interesting. So, in no particular order:

If I did it: confessions of the killer by O.J Simpson
How I helped O.J get away with murder by Mike Gilbert
A death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger (Boston strangler)
Restless Souls by Alisa Statman (Manson family)
The Bundy Murders by Kevin M. Sullivan
Chasing the devil by David Reichert (Green River Killer)
Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss (Jeffrey MacDonald)
Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
The stranger beside me by Ann Rule (Ted Bundy)
The zebra murders by Prentice Earl Sanders
The serial killer files by Harold Schechter
Boston Strong by Casey Sherman (Boston Bombings)
The Devil’s Defender: My Odyssey Through American Criminal Justice from Ted Bundy to the Kandahar Massacre by John Henry Browne
No easy answers by Brooks Brown (Columbine)
The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth by Stephen Singular 
A mothers reckoning by Sue Klebold (Columbine)
The general by Ahmed Errachidi (Guantanamo)
Oklahoma City by Andrew Gumbel
102 minutes by Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn
Parkland by Vincent Bugliosi (JFK)
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (Charles Manson)
One of us by Åsne Seierstad (Breivik)

These are basically fiction, but I think most of them are worth reading:

Dear Charlie by N.D Gomes  (School shooting, just read it, its awesome.)
Give a boy a gun by Todd Strasser
Nineteen minutes by Jodi Picoult (School shooting, and its so fkn good)
House rules by Jodi Picoult
Finding jake by Bryan Reardon  (School shooting, also fkn awesome)

mysticcatfury  asked:

Y'all idk that much about Jahar can y'all educate me?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “Jahar”


  • born July 22, 1993 in Kyrgyzstan
  • Father: Anzor Tsarnaev
  • Mother: Zubeidat Tsarnaev
  • Brother: Tamerlan Tsarnaev
  • emigrated to Russia, later to the United States

On April 15, 2013 Jahar and his brohter Tamerlan detonated bombs at the Boston Marathon. Three people died and several hundred were injured. The reasons for the attack were religious. The two brohters were angry about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the death of Muslims there. They were captured on CCTV and on April 18 the FBI released the images of the two brothers.

On the run they killed the policeman Sean Collier, kidnapped a man in his car, and had a shootout with the police, leaving two officers severely injured. Tamerlan was shot several times and Jahar even ran him over while escaping in the stolen car. Tamerlan died soon after. 

This is Tamerlan.

On April 19, around 6:00 p.m. Jahar was discovered by a Watertown resident. He was wounded and hiding in a boat in his backyard. Jahar was shot by police while still in the boat and then arrested.

He appeared to struggle for consciousness and then he was hauled down to the grassy ground by a SWAT officer. Medical staff helped him immediately.

He was later treated in Boston for severe injuries in the intensive-care unit, being in a serious but stable condition but unable to speak because of the wound to his throat. According to one of the nurses, he had cried for two days straight after waking up.


  • Skull fracture
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Injuries to the middle ear
  • Injury of the mouth
  • Injury of the throat
  • Vascular injury

He was convicted on April 8, 2015 and sentenced to death on May 15, 2015. Jahar is currently on death row, and no date has been set for his execution.


Facts about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

  • He is twenty-two years old.
  • He’s an ethnic Chechen.
  • He was born in Kyrgyzstan.
  • He is in the Islamic Faith
  • He is supposedly 5 foot and 10 inches tall.
  • His last known address is at 410 Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • He was a student-athlete of the month for wrestling at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.
  • He had “foreign military training.”
  • He was popular and untroubled in high school, according to a friend.
  • He’s a “second-year medical student” (and “an angel”) according to his father, who lives in Russia.
  • He smoked pot, and was also a marijuana dealer on his college campus.
  • He was born on July 22, 1993
  • His parents are Anzor Tsarnaev and Zubeidat Tsarnaev
  • He has two sisters; Ailina Tsarnaev and Bella Tsarnaev
  • His brother Tamerlan participated in the Boston Bombing with Jahar.
  • After 14 hours of deliberation, the jury of five men and seven women came to its decision; he was sentenced to death by lethal injection on June 24, 2015.
  • He worked as a lifeguard as well
  • If you’re feeling generous, you can send him a book.  Here’s the link  and the guidelines.
  • The Daily Mail edited his picture to make him look more ethnic.
  • He was incredibly popular and had lots of friends.
  • He remained silent during his trial (except to plead guilty) until he released his statement, apologizing for his and his brother’s actions and for the victims, the survivors and their families. You can read his statement here.

**This is an on going list*


Above are some of the photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev revealing whether or not he had any explosive devices on him. 

The chaos erupted shortly after 6 p.m. when boat owner David Henneberry — alerted by a flapping tarp and a blood smear — found the fugitive bomb suspect huddled and bleeding in the bottom of his craft. Henneberry immediately called 911 and cops moved in, rushing people out of their homes while helicopters roared overhead.

As Watertown police crept closer, Tsarnaev was spotted “poking through the plastic” that covered the boat, said Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau.

Tsarnaev may have been inside the boat all day Friday as cops and SWAT teams combed the city looking for him. The wounded teen, who was lying in his own blood, didn’t surrender easily. An FBI agent negotiated with him for more than 20 minutes, Deveau told CNN.

Nobody wanted to approach Tsarnaev for fear he had explosives on his body. A robot was sent in to pull the tarp off the boat.

“Slowly, over a 15- to 20-minute period, we were able to get him to stand up and show us he didn’t have a device on him,” said the police chief. “We needed him to lift his shirt up and we could see his chest.”

Tsarnaev, who was cuffed about 8:45 p.m., wasn’t strapped with explosives.

It was stated that there was so much blood surrounding the young man that if he hadn’t have been found, he would have bled out. 

Hospital records show that Mr. Tsarnaev suffered gunshot wounds, including one to the
head, which likely caused traumatic brain injury. Following emergency surgery, Mr. Tsarnaev
was prescribed a multitude of pain medications, including Fentanyl, Propofol and Dilaudid.2
The side effects of these medications include confusion, light-headedness, dizziness, difficulty
concentrating, fatigue, and sedation. Damage to cranial nerves required that his left eye besutured shut; his jaw was wired closed; and injuries to his left ear left him unable to hear on that
side. Although apparently able to mouth words when asked about his medical condition by
hospital staff, he was unable to talk, in part because of a tracheotomy. He was handcuffed to the
bed railing and under heavy guard.
A “high powered” gunshot wound had fractured the base of his skull. See transcript of
April 22, 2013 testimony of Dr. Stephen Odom, at 4, DE 13. This injury would likely have
caused a concussion. Immediately before the initial appearance on April 22, Dr. Odom, who was
treating Mr. Tsarnaev, described his condition at that time — approximately 36 hours after the
agents began their interrogation and two hours after it ended — as “guarded.” Id. Mr. Tsarnaev
had received Dilaudid, a narcotic painkiller, at 10 a.m. on April 22.