In photos taken by Sgt. Sean Murphy, a Massachusetts State Police tactical photographer, Tsarnaev can be seen in the harrowing last moments of the manhunt he sparked when he and his brother Tamerlan injured more than 200 and killed three with their pressure cooker bombs at the Marathon.
Here’s what the magazine had to say in response to the Rolling Stone cover, which they believe glamorized the terrorist:
The Rolling Stone cover featuring the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has, of course, set off a firestorm of controversy across the country. Critics believe that the cover glamorizes Tsarnaev, depicting him as a kind of rock ‘n roll outlaw rather than a terrorist who has been charged with killing four people and seriously wounding hundreds of others.
Sgt. Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer with the Massachusetts State Police who has photographed the funerals of many officers killed in the line of duty, is furious with the magazine. Murphy, who also acts a liaison to the families of fallen officers, is so angered by the cover—which he says is both dangerous and insulting to the victims of the bombings—that he feels the need to counter the message that it conveys.
Take a look at an injured Tsarnaev emerging from the boat where he was hiding from police after the bombing:
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