Private Attorney General Requests Boston D.A. to Commence Habeas Corpus Proceedings for Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Ryan Dawson acquired the full CNN video, which I have seen; but, when I started circulating links to the YouTube version, the latter version was promptly REMOVED.

You should try to obtain a true and correct copy from CNN yourself.

I realize there are many Americans who may NOT understand the many reasons why a Habeas Corpus Petition is warranted; nevertheless, the older brother is plainly visible in this CNN video. And, if he died in custody, then his body has become one of several instances of “Best Evidence” –i.e. the evidence on a dead body is considered the Best Evidence for purposes of forensic examination and homicide / crime scene reconstruction.  

As of this moment, it may be too early to speculate about a homicide of the older brother i.e. by members of the Boston Police Department.  Nevertheless, that is one obvious point of fact to be considered by the Habeas Corpus proceedings which we have requested the Boston D.A.’s office to commence:


If he is still alive and in police custody, THEN a lot of journalists have raw scrambled eggs splattered all over their faces.


Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
Attention: Hon. Daniel F. Conley, D.A.
One Bulfinch Place
Boston 02114
Massachusetts, USA


Greetings District Attorney Conley:

The link above is a single “screen shot” of a CNN news video, evidently broadcasted in Japan, showing the arrest of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, reportedly a key suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

I was fortunate to have an opportunity to view the entire CNN news video before it was rather quickly removed from YouTube.

It is quite clear that suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was in the process of being arrested after all of his clothes were removed, and being led to a police car.

We are not at all “reaching” here to infer that he was alive, ambulatory, not bleeding, and no longer in possession of any firearms or explosives.

My office believes that the interests of justice now fully justify a Petition for Habeas Corpus review of Mr. Tsarnaev’s apprehension, arrest, subsequent interrogation and current status.

You and I may fully agree that such a Habeas Corpus Petition will most certainly have far-reaching political implications, particularly in regards to the question of journalism integrity. Nevertheless, American Courts have already held that the Petition Clause also authorizes petitions to Courts for the purpose of adjudicating issues of broader public interest and political significance:

“The authorities  make  it  clear  that  the  right  of petition protects  attempts to  obtain redress  through the institution  of judicial  proceedings  as  well  as through  importuning   executive  officials   and   the Legislature. It  is equally  apparent  that  the  right encompasses the  act of  filing  a  lawsuit  solely  to obtain monetary compensation for individualized wrongs, as well  as filing  suit to draw attention to issues of broader public  interest or  political significance.”

— City of Long Beach v. Bozek, 31 Cal.3d 527 (1982)

Thank you very much, District Attorney Conley, for your processional consideration
in this matter.

Sincerely yours,
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Private Attorney General, 18 U.S.C. 1964(a) (Home Page) (Support Policy) (Client
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All Rights Reserved without Prejudice

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Update: I do believe this is the video in question:

Here is a link to the original CNN Video

I also see at least one license plate that is visible; and, there are also lots of police officers visible in the latter video.

As such, they are eyewitnesses to this arrest.

The license plate that I can clearly see in HD mode is Massachusetts “565 GNO” .

That license plate is visible on the car that is backing up with its rear visible to the camera, in the lower left-hand corner of the video.

Backup lights are on, brake lights are both ON and OFF during the course of that video.

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