#FreeJahar Hashtag Hits Twitter as People Sympathize With Boston Terror Suspect Who Allegedly Placed Bomb That Killed 8-Year-Old
This undated photo provided by the vkontakte website shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been on the run, described as "armed and dangerous" and suspected of the Boston Marathon bombing. His brother, Tamerlan, was killed during a violent police chase. The two ethnic Chechen brothers came from Dagestan, a Russian republic bordering the province of Chechnya. Credit: AP
Despite the mounting evidence against him, there are actually people who believe that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev is an innocent patsy being framed by the government.
Sure, the FBI reportedly has photo evidence of 19-year-old Jahar placing what is thought to be one of the bombs next to an 8-year-old boy who was later killed. And of course there's the whole alleged killing of an MIT campus officer and leading police on a 24-hour manhunt during which he and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly threw explosives and fired multiple rounds at police officers -- but that's not enough to convince some people that he could even possibly be guilty.
Seemingly spitting in the face of the victims of the Boston bombings and everyone else affected by the senseless attack, several people began using the hashtag #FreeJahar on Twitter. Why? Because he's all innocent and stuff.
This girl "literally" did research "all day" and that has led her to believe that there's a good chance the suspected terrorist is innocent.
#FreeJahar is trending.. i've been doing research literally all day and i do think there's a big chance he's innocent.
To be fair, while there were plenty of people defending "Jahar" over his alleged involvement in the Boston terrorist attack, the overwhelming majority of Twitter users relentlessly mocked and criticized the hashtag.