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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.

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Anonymous asked: 21 years old dealing Heroin and selling stolen guns these kids were headed nowhere fast.

dzhoslibrarian:

joeypuniverse:

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joeypuniverse:

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patsysvodka:

Are they sure it’s the same gun tho? I keep hearing its a similar gun - ruger with the serial numbers removed. They can certainly find out for sure if it’s the same gun, so far the only connection is friendship with jahar.

That’s interesting. They claim he supplied he the gun that killed the officer but then it’s not mentioned on any of the official paperwork. At this point it seems they can make whatever allegation they want in the press.

Yes wouldn’t that be front and center in the indictment? Confused.

no it’s not relevant at all to the charges. law enforcement is simply seriously and unfairly prejudicing Silva’s trial by leaking this to media like they’ve done for everyone even remotely connected to BMB. It’s disgraceful, now they are going to struggle to find an unbiased jury YET AGAIN. Also the gun charges weren’t enough for LE so they did an undercover op in order to add heroin charges 

Yeah, and I wonder why that officer is talking to the media about the gun belonging to Jahar? This is so suppose to be about Stephen Silva, but the officer is talking about Jahar being a mastermind. This is not good for Jahar’s defense.

Or is it GOOD for Jahar’s defense? Law enforcement “media leaks” everyone - if Jahar’s judge saw it again he said he would be PISSED… Will Judy Clarke be all over this like a rash? Will this be more supporting evidence to move trial? We shall see…

You make a good point about media leaks. The officer took the opportunity to make it about Jahar when it should not have been. I wonder what the judge will do? 

But even if they did move his trial, I am unconvinced it would help him.

Sigh. Why do all the new developments happen when I’m away. Looks like I have a lot to catch up on.

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Anonymous asked: Do you think tamerlan was all muscle no brains? I don't think he was completely stupid but I feel like he was sort of a dope.he used his muscles and large height to intimidate people I think, he didn't want people to know that he was really pretty dumb.

gardens-of-secrets:

dzhoslibrarian:

It seems to me just from his reading choices (e.g., the stuff he got from Donald Larking) he was not a particularly rational person. That doesn’t mean he had no brains, it means that from where I sit, he didn’t appear to use them to think critically and logically. I hesitate to call him stupid or dumb, because that implies something about his raw intellectual ability that I’m not in a position to know.  Therefore I prefer to say that he did some dumb things (as did Jahar). That doesn’t mean they weren’t intellectually capable of doing better.

Perhaps with different training and a different home environment, he could have learned to think more rationally. I would have been ridiculed mercilessly (or at least subjected to a line of critical questioning) for thinking/believing some of the things he did  (I’m referring to the conspiracy stuff, as well as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion). I don’t get the sense that he was made to give a rational defense of his views. I don’t believe critical thinking was stressed in that household.

Remember, Zubiedat was also a 9/11 “truther.”

Jahar’s beliefs about 9/11 changed, too, from believing it was a consequence of U.S. foreign policy (which is completely understandable) to calling it a government conspiracy in early 2013 while watching a TV documentary with his roommate Andrew Dwinells.