There was a major red flag I noticed during a CNN report broadcast in late-April regarding the carjacking "victim" and I posted about it in another
thread and I'm going to quote highly from something I posted in another thread on 17 May 2013:
Back in mid-May I hadn't become tied to a theory of what actually happened on 15 April, and for full disclosure I still have more questions than
answers; but the evening of 18 April and events of 19 April opened my eyes to the fact that something was amiss...like when you go to bed at 3am on 19
April and wake up 3 hours later to learn everything you knew and viewed when passed out kinda, sorta didn't happen.
However it was on 26 April that I picked up on something that has yet to be appropriately or satisfactorily explained; here is what I wrote on 17 May:
CNN's Brian Todd covered the carjacking at the top of the 2pm hour on 26 April 2013. The story comes from Northeastern University criminology
Professor James Fox who met with "Danny" (who CNN notes is not his real name, it is his nickname) who refuses to go on camera or give his real name.
(* NOTE: Although a few days later "Danny" DID go on camera with his face obstructed and his voice altered for his first and only real interview
about the alleged carjacking. Guess which reporter landed this interview with "Danny"? Yep, you guessed it; CBS News' John Miller whose history I
detailed in my previous post).
Here is a direct quote from CNN's Brian Todd: "He's relayed everything through this professor, James Fox and they've told this to the Boston Globe
and they also told it to us." Todd continues to give the overview of the carjacking and before going to footage of his on camera interview with
professor James Fox he says "professor James Fox tells us the first words of the suspect." When I initially read the Boston Globe article a few
things about the carjacking story struck me as very strange and the details of the alleged carjacking seemed suspect; but add the fact that
"Danny's" mouthpiece is a Northeastern University Professor of Criminology, this "Danny" story just seems like a complete farce IMO.
Btw the story about how Tamerlan Tsarnaev allegedly gained access to the Mercedes has changed three times since the initial reporting and include:
Tamerlan opened the drivers side door from the outside, Tamerlan was screaming at "Danny" and "Danny" couldn't hear him so he rolled down his
window and Tamerlan opened the door from the inside, and "Danny" rolled down his window and Tamerlan opened the door (with no explanation of how it
If you recall "Danny" allegedly made his miraculous escape from the Mercedes SUV while Tamerlan was fiddling with the GPS and Dzokhar was in the
store buying snacks. Instead of chasing or killing "Danny" the Tsarnaev's let him escape 200 feet away. Instead of frantically trying to escape or
ditch Danny's car or at least throw away his mobile phone, the brothers took the car and wound up in the shootout with one gun that apparently had an
endless clip. However, the biggest flaw in the Danny story is seen in this photo:
Notice the reflection in the right glass door, it's Tamerlan. Tamerlan and Dzokhar were both in the store making purchases and couldn't look more
relaxed. If you recall, the full photo I shared above only came out long after the cropped shot of just Dzokhar leaving the store.
"Danny" in my opinion is spewing the words of Professor James Fox and a cursory look at Fox's bio might make you think so too: Author of eighteen
books, including Violence and Security on Campus (2010), The Will to Kill (2007) and Extreme Killing (2005); Member of USA TODAY Board of
Contributors; Author of the Crime and Punishment blog for the Boston Globe (Since 2010) and Former columnist for the Boston Herald, writing three
times monthly on crime and justice issues.
If the "Danny" story can not be proved, the rest of the night's events become highly suspect.
That being said, CNN has certainly unintentionally raised some key issues about the official story.