Tearful Day At Tsarnaev Trial

Tsarnaev150504Tsarnaev’s relatives, who arrived from Russia nine days ago, finally took the witness stand today and the testimony was often tearful. Tsarnaev, who  has betrayed not the slightest emotion or hint of remorse during the excruciating testimony of the bombing victims, dabbed his eyes with a tissue when his aged aunt Patimat sobbed so uncontrollably she was unable to testify.Tsarnaev150504

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Tsarnaev150504I pity his family, but I’m not sure I have any pity for Dzhokhar.

Art Lien
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Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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One comment on “Tearful Day At Tsarnaev Trial
  1. mairi morrison says:

    Your drawings are nice and as we have no camera they are all we have.
    However, I believe your written editioriaizing, exemplified in the above ‘I have sympathy for his relatives but I’m not sure I have any for Tsarnaev; are
    innapropriate to say the least. For this reason, I believe it is better to have cameras. There is much in this trial to be distrusted and when you show such bias it really makes me wonder what else is being skewed. example, Jahar’s teacher said he smiled and made eye contact. Other examples ignored by media. You are just supposed to draw.

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