The lawsuit specifically cites in part the allegation that prison guards took his hat and bandana away while restricting his use of showers, something Tsarnaev asserts is contributing to his anxiety.
The Boston Herald reports that Tsarnaev “specifically cites the confiscation of his white baseball cap and bandana that he purchased at the prison commissary and not being able to take more showers.”
The report notes that Tsarnaev claims “the harsh treatment has made his life inside the prison’s H-Unit so anxious it is adding to his ‘mental and physical decline.'”
The 27-year-old is seeking $250,000 in damages from a maximum security prison in Colorado.
He claims his baseball cap and bandanna were confiscated by prison guards “because, by wearing it, [he] was ‘disrespecting’ the FBI and the victims” of the attack.https://t.co/LOkiZDMD98
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 9, 2021
Boston Marathon Bomber – Who Killed Four People – Sues the Federal Government
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan set off homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013, killing three people and injuring over 260.
They later shot Sean A. Collier of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department six times, killing him.
Tamerlan was killed during a shooting with police three days later after the bombing, while Dzhokhar was captured following a massive manhunt the following day.
Tsarnaev was referred to by law enforcement as “White Hat” as security video caught him sporting a backward cap during the terror attack.
The lawsuit claims guards took his cap “because, by wearing it, I was ‘disrespecting’ the FBI and the victims” of the bombing.
FLASHBACK: Should convicted terrorists like the Boston marathon bomber, people on death row, and people convicted of sexual assault be able to vote from prison?
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) June 28, 2019
Kamala Harris Thinks We Should Consider Allowing the Boston Marathon Bomber to Vote
Tsarnaev was convicted for his crimes and initially sentenced to death.
The death sentence was overturned last July after a three-judge panel ruled that the trial judge “fell short” while screening the jury for potential biases.
That decision has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Democrats have moved so far to the radical left that their actual proposals now include giving full voting rights to terrorists in prison like the Boston Marathon bomber, all while stripping away the 1st and 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. pic.twitter.com/xs2YlFFCVs
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 24, 2019
Kamala Harris, who will officially be sworn in as Vice President of the United States in just days, said during the primaries that she thinks the Boston Marathon bomber’s right to vote should be considered.
Harris initially called voting a right people “should not be stripped of needlessly” adding that released felons having that right taken from them is racist.
CNN host Don Lemon pushed her further asking about the right to vote for people currently in prison or “on death row.”
“I think we should have that conversation,” Harris replied.
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