One wonders if prosecutors considered that Ailina Tsarnaeva once threatened another woman, saying: “I have people. I know people that can put a bomb where you live.” Or would taking that into account have been “Islamophobic”?
“Boston Marathon suspect’s sister avoids by [sic] jail by admitting she misled police during investigation,” Associated Press, November 4, 2014:
A sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Tuesday to misleading a police detective during a counterfeiting investigation, avoiding jail time in an agreement with prosecutors.
Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, entered the plea in South Boston Municipal Court. If she avoids further legal trouble for 30 days, she will be free of any court supervision. If she does get into trouble, the judge could sentence her up to two and a half years in jail.
Prosecutors said Tsarnaeva failed to cooperate with a police officer investigating the passing of a counterfeit bill by a group of people eating at an Applebee’s restaurant in the South Bay Center, a mall in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, on April 16, 2010. A server saw the group leaving and wrote down their license plate number.
Police traced the car to Tsarnaeva at her family’s Cambridge home. When questioned, Tsarnaeva said she did not know the names of the people she picked up from the restaurant, according to the police report.
She also told police that she had not lied but ‘did not want to be a snitch,’ according to the report….