Renewed Interest in the case today, 3-25-2014, in the form of an excellent follow up on The Rachel Maddow Show, keeping this story alive. Maddow showed the FBI’s ‘evidence’ ‘justifying’ the shooting; including a signed confession by Todashev (redacted) and audio (withheld) where he incriminates himself. She correctly points out how preposterous this is! Please take the poll at the end of the article!
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT -The Boston Bombing investigation took a turn for the bizarre when police and/or FBI shot and killed Ibragim Todashev; a young man with ties to Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
As for the facts, the Atlantic Wire story on this ran them down well-
“The facts: Todashev (pronounced TOE-duh-shev) was a 27-year-old ethnic Chechen who hung out with the elder Tsarnaev in Boston and moved to Florida two years ago. He was shot dead after apparently lunging at an officer after walking away from questioning at his condo near Universal Studios in Orlando. What spilled out in the immediate aftermath were reports that 1) Todashev was about to complete his written confession, perhaps strengthening the case against Tsarnaev; and 2) Todashev pulled a knife on investigators, prompting them to kill one of the only men in America who have known when Tsarnaev turned for the worse. Both of those claims seem a…
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