Boston Magazine Responds to Rolling Stone Cover With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt Photos
Boston Magazine has responded to Rolling Stone’s decision to put suspected terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its latest issue in a very powerful way.
From Boston Magazine,
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.
Sgt. Sean Murphy’s way of countering Rolling Stone’s questionable decision is to release a series of unseen photos, taken by him, during the manhunt in Watertown, MA, for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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