justice4dzhokhar:

meenamaekay:

some of Jahars friends are thinking he ratted out Stephen

I think actually they are Stephen’s friends and are pissed that he got busted & are blaming Jahar even though this isn’t the first time this kid got busted.  As for Jahar “ratting”…this guy just got arrested like a week or so ago for dealing heroin so unless Jahar is psychic he couldn’t have known about any details of that.  As far as the gun…its more “unnamed” LE that just happened to mention to every paper on the East Coast that because this gun too had its serial # removed, it MUST be the one used to shoot Collier.  Then again they also said the gun used on Collier came from a Maine gang (maybe the guy in jail who they claim had the gun at one point is the one pointing the finger) and before that claimed Tamerlan had stolen it from the Waltham murder house so this gun is like a freaking hot potato.   Given the intelligence level shown in some other tweets by these guys, I think its fair to say complex thoughts and logical thinking may not exactly be their strong suit…just sayin’ lol
Furthermore…if Jahar was gonna rat, why wait until now and why on some chump change BS like this?  He’s the accused BMB’er, do you really think Ortiz is gonna give a crap about some small time dope dealer?  It would make more sense the other way around…Silva got busted for drugs and gun possession plus he had at least 1 prior drug arrest so given that he’d be looking at some time it would make more sense for him to rat on Jahar…I mean Ortiz has been arresting all of Jahar and Tamerlans friends hoping that eventually one of em will agree to say whatever the govt wants to save themselves so if this guy wants to shave some time off his sentence he could agree to testify to whatever to get off. 
And just on a random note…who the hell has twins and names em Stephen and Steven?  Seriously!

justice4dzhokhar:

meenamaekay:

some of Jahars friends are thinking he ratted out Stephen

I think actually they are Stephen’s friends and are pissed that he got busted & are blaming Jahar even though this isn’t the first time this kid got busted.  As for Jahar “ratting”…this guy just got arrested like a week or so ago for dealing heroin so unless Jahar is psychic he couldn’t have known about any details of that.  As far as the gun…its more “unnamed” LE that just happened to mention to every paper on the East Coast that because this gun too had its serial # removed, it MUST be the one used to shoot Collier.  Then again they also said the gun used on Collier came from a Maine gang (maybe the guy in jail who they claim had the gun at one point is the one pointing the finger) and before that claimed Tamerlan had stolen it from the Waltham murder house so this gun is like a freaking hot potato.   Given the intelligence level shown in some other tweets by these guys, I think its fair to say complex thoughts and logical thinking may not exactly be their strong suit…just sayin’ lol

Furthermore…if Jahar was gonna rat, why wait until now and why on some chump change BS like this?  He’s the accused BMB’er, do you really think Ortiz is gonna give a crap about some small time dope dealer?  It would make more sense the other way around…Silva got busted for drugs and gun possession plus he had at least 1 prior drug arrest so given that he’d be looking at some time it would make more sense for him to rat on Jahar…I mean Ortiz has been arresting all of Jahar and Tamerlans friends hoping that eventually one of em will agree to say whatever the govt wants to save themselves so if this guy wants to shave some time off his sentence he could agree to testify to whatever to get off. 

And just on a random note…who the hell has twins and names em Stephen and Steven?  Seriously!

let-goletgod:

The U.S. Attorney’s Office on July 22 indicted Stephen Silva on charges of distribution of heroin and unlawful possession of a Ruger model 95 9mm pistol with an obliterated serial number. Silva apparently is a friend of Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and lives in the same apartment complex as one of the UMass-Dartmouth students charged with making false statements to law enforcement after the attacks. Although the Silva indictments are silent on any connection his case may have to Tsarnaev’s, many media outlets have reported that the 21-year-old is believed to have once been in possession of the pistol allegedly used to murder MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. Some reports, quoting anonymous law enforcement sources, have stated that the government has evidence that Tsarnaev, and not his older brother, secured the weapon. Reports have also surfaced from unnamed sources that ballisticians were able to raise the obliterated serial number from the weapon and successfully trace it. Court filings in Silva’s case make no mention of such efforts. Jonathan Shapiro, counsel to Silva, released the following statement on July 22: “I am representing Stephen Silva who is charged with a number of offenses, including the possession of a firearm in February of 2013. According to news reports, law enforcement officials say it is the same weapon that was used, some months later, in the MIT Officer Sean Collier shooting. However, this has not been charged in the indictment. I am in the process of meeting with my client and reviewing the available evidence, which will eventually be presented in a court of law in accordance with our system of justice. Out of respect for that system and for my client, I cannot make any further comment on the case.” Starting with the release of a series of photos taken during the search for and apprehension of Tsarnaev, his defense lawyers have claimed that the already challenging task of ensuring a fair trial for their client gets exponentially more difficult with the leaks. I would expect the subject of the Silva coverage to become an issue before U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. when the Tsarnaev case returns to court. A motion for change of venue is under consideration by O’Toole; one would imagine the defense will cite the recent wave of publicity as yet another reason to send the case out of town. Judy Clarke, one of Tsarnaev’s lawyers, told the judge at a June 18 status conference that a court order was needed to address the leaks: “There’s got to be some sense of sanctions that people would face … if they violate the court’s order. There’s been a high level of rhetoric, which the prosecution team has not been able to stop, and I think the court weighing in would be the next necessary step.” O’Toole told the parties that he had seen some of the previous coverage of the case, “and I was not very happy about it.” But he said at the time that he didn’t think a formal order would accomplish much. “If something happens that is similar, with or without a formal order, I can take appropriate action,” O’Toole said. According to a transcript of the hearing, the judge said that while he was not inclined to sanction the government for any of the leaks, he wanted them stopped immediately. The local rules, which speak to the need to keep extraneous information out of the public arena, must be followed, O’Toole said. “I do think that the prosecution has practical, if not legal control over [the investigators], and I expect that the government will remind people involved in the case … of their responsibility to the integrity of the trial.” O’Toole can’t be too thrilled about the Silva news, but whether that prompts him to take action remains to be seen. Finally, Silva’s case has been assigned to Judge Mark L. Wolf. He has little tolerance for leaks and could have quite a bit to say on the issue if/when the defense raises it. Silva returns to court on Aug. 6. – David E. Frank
http://masslawyersweekly.com/2014/07/23/looking-into-leaks-in-tsarnaev/

let-goletgod:

The U.S. Attorney’s Office on July 22 indicted Stephen Silva on charges of distribution of heroin and unlawful possession of a Ruger model 95 9mm pistol with an obliterated serial number. Silva apparently is a friend of Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and lives in the same apartment complex as one of the UMass-Dartmouth students charged with making false statements to law enforcement after the attacks.
Although the Silva indictments are silent on any connection his case may have to Tsarnaev’s, many media outlets have reported that the 21-year-old is believed to have once been in possession of the pistol allegedly used to murder MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.
Some reports, quoting anonymous law enforcement sources, have stated that the government has evidence that Tsarnaev, and not his older brother, secured the weapon. Reports have also surfaced from unnamed sources that ballisticians were able to raise the obliterated serial number from the weapon and successfully trace it. Court filings in Silva’s case make no mention of such efforts.
Jonathan Shapiro, counsel to Silva, released the following statement on July 22: “I am representing Stephen Silva who is charged with a number of offenses, including the possession of a firearm in February of 2013. According to news reports, law enforcement officials say it is the same weapon that was used, some months later, in the MIT Officer Sean Collier shooting. However, this has not been charged in the indictment. I am in the process of meeting with my client and reviewing the available evidence, which will eventually be presented in a court of law in accordance with our system of justice. Out of respect for that system and for my client, I cannot make any further comment on the case.”
Starting with the release of a series of photos taken during the search for and apprehension of Tsarnaev, his defense lawyers have claimed that the already challenging task of ensuring a fair trial for their client gets exponentially more difficult with the leaks.
I would expect the subject of the Silva coverage to become an issue before U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. when the Tsarnaev case returns to court. A motion for change of venue is under consideration by O’Toole; one would imagine the defense will cite the recent wave of publicity as yet another reason to send the case out of town.
Judy Clarke, one of Tsarnaev’s lawyers, told the judge at a June 18 status conference that a court order was needed to address the leaks: “There’s got to be some sense of sanctions that people would face … if they violate the court’s order. There’s been a high level of rhetoric, which the prosecution team has not been able to stop, and I think the court weighing in would be the next necessary step.”
O’Toole told the parties that he had seen some of the previous coverage of the case, “and I was not very happy about it.” But he said at the time that he didn’t think a formal order would accomplish much.
“If something happens that is similar, with or without a formal order, I can take appropriate action,” O’Toole said.
According to a transcript of the hearing, the judge said that while he was not inclined to sanction the government for any of the leaks, he wanted them stopped immediately. The local rules, which speak to the need to keep extraneous information out of the public arena, must be followed, O’Toole said. “I do think that the prosecution has practical, if not legal control over [the investigators], and I expect that the government will remind people involved in the case … of their responsibility to the integrity of the trial.”
O’Toole can’t be too thrilled about the Silva news, but whether that prompts him to take action remains to be seen.
Finally, Silva’s case has been assigned to Judge Mark L. Wolf. He has little tolerance for leaks and could have quite a bit to say on the issue if/when the defense raises it.
Silva returns to court on Aug. 6.
– David E. Frank

http://masslawyersweekly.com/2014/07/23/looking-into-leaks-in-tsarnaev/

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Anonymous asked: If he made that much money by dealing weed, why wouldn't he help his family out that we're having to move? Buy a new car? Pay off loans? Etc... He was such a "generous" guy.

dzhoslibrarian:

What makes you think he didn’t help his family or that he wouldn’t have?

As for buying a new car, it helps to stop to consider the ramifications a bit further. He couldn’t finance one, because he’d have to offer proof of employment. That would be a problem since his employment was not legal.  Making a large cash purchase would have raised red flags as well. He’d have to get a cashier’s check for it and I believe financial institutions must report large cash transactions to the IRS, along with the buyer’s SS#. How would he have explained his source of income? He hadn’t worked out a system of laundering it to make it seem legit.  He would have needed to launder large sums of cash. He would have been limited in how he could spend his money or the IRS would catch up with him.

So it was much better for him to stick with his reliable Honda which was paid for. It was old but it had very low miles. It was a cream puff. I was told by one friend that it had just at or slightly under 50K miles on it when he got it from his dad. It’s true that Jahar toyed with the idea of getting another car (wasn’t it a BMW, presumably from a private seller?) that cost just $6K, but he (wisely imo) ended up keeping the Honda.

Yeah, he wanted a Beemer. But it sounds like he wised up and kept the Honda. He did like driving his friends’ fancy cars around, though.