Comment: No, My Statement Was Not Conjecture

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No, My Statement Was Not Conjecture

Conjecture implies inconclusive or incomplete evidence, in other words, guesswork. I was not guessing or theorizing anything. I stated the obvious fact the complaint did not provide proof that connected the two men with the devices that detonated because there has been no documented evidence that we know of so far that shows the knapsacks the two men had in their possession actually exploded. As I wrote earlier the FBI agent deduced the two men did it from what he saw in the surveillance video. But it's not conclusive.

Also, keep this fact in mind. We haven't been shown the chronology of the events that shows a continuity of time, meaning we have not seen date/time stamps associated with the videotape. If I was the defense attorney I would exploit this fact unless further review showed the chronology associated with the video recordings. Gaps in the image capture evidence offer a defense by introducing reasonable doubt (i.e., "Agent Genck, is it possible there were dozens of other people wandering around the finish line wearing the same color and style of backpack as the two defendants? Is it also possible that someone else could have placed the bombs around the same time as witnessed in the videos? Isn't it a possibility the government is prejudicing the defendants because they are Muslims?)

See where I'm going with this? Establish reasonable doubt is all the defense has to accomplish in the minds of the jury. This tactic would force the prosecution to explain with further circumstantial evidence why they focused on these defendants and not other people who could just as well been the bombers, too. This will not be an easy case for the government despite all the media attention given to this tragedy.

Lady Justice must always remain blind and deaf to emotional rage and only hear and "see" the facts of the case. I'm sure you as an American and a father can understand it regardless of the temptation to judge guilt solely based on events indirectly related to the bombings (kidnapping, carjacking, etc.) but not necessarily relevant to the federal charges in the complaint.

For your homework (just kidding) read the novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee or watch the movie. You'll see how Atticus Finch almost won his case.