Tsarnaev Brothers Received Welfare, but Probe Shut Down
By Harold Hutchison
The suspects in the bombing of the Boston Marathon that killed three people, and who are later alleged to have killed a MIT police officer were receiving welfare benefit. But exactly how much they got will remain a secret if Governor Deval Patrick gets his way.
The Massachusetts governor has apparently ordered a clampdown on information across the board, citing privacy rights. This comes as more details emerge about warnings sent to the FBI and CIA by the Russian government about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s increasing radicalism. Tamerlan was killed in a gunfight with police hours after the MIT police officer was killed.
Meanwhile, the other suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has stopped talking with authorities after he was Mirandized by a federal judge, who arrived with public defenders. According to a report from Breitbart.com’s Big Government, the actions of the judge may have cost the United States “valuable intelligence.”
The Mirandizing of Dzhokhar shortly after being taken into custody is reminiscent of when Umar Abdulmutallab was captured after the botched bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, 2009. Like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Abdulmutallab stopped cooperating after he was told he could remain silent.