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.
Troy Crossley, a 20-year-old “rapper,” is seemingly leading the Jahar “truther” movement. Here is some of his bombshell evidence:
And there were many, many others who are standing with the terror suspect:
@ Keeping Jahar in my prayers. Don't give up. You're not alone. #freejahar
I truly believe that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was set up. The gov't don't have enough proof to back up their story so, #PrayingForJahar #FreeJahar
Give me clear cut evidence that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty....cos right now there's more evidence proving his innocence. #freejahar
I don't care what anyone says. Jahar is innocent and no one can convince me otherwise. #setup #freejahar
Idek Him But I Can Tell When Someone Innocent #FreeJahar
Ignorant. The only word for the people hating on us. Sorry that we are standing up for what we believe in! #freejahar #FreeDzhokhar
The government can't hide behind its lies forever. Free the innocent @ Quit killing, and framing the innocent! #FreeJahar #Dzhokhar
I WANT one of you hoes to say something to me, I DO NOT THINK JAHAR DID ANYTHING. That nigga is innocent. byeeeeeeeee #FreeJahar
This guy also wants to “free” Tamerlan — even though he was killed in a gun fight with police Thursday night.
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.
#FreeJahar and tell him Flo from Progressive called... His auto insurance doesn't cover running over his own brother
If you can't tell, this #FreeJahar hashtag is really upsetting me. This is the Land of the Free because we teach guys like him a lesson.
As predicted and right on time...They're trying to make a VICTIM out of the bombers. Using... #freejaharThere will be MUCH more of this!
Anyone who is serious about the #FreeJahar hashtag, I pray to the heavens that you never vote, ever.
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