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Complete (but heavily censored) 600+ Page Ashton Report on FBI Murder of Ibragim Todashev

[UPDATED: corrected error in first paragraph that misidentified Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a suspect in a 2011 triple murder in Waltham, MA.  The person suspected of involvement in that murder was his brother, Tamerlan.  We apologise for the error. – IWPCHI]

The Independent Workers Party of Chicago presents here Florida States Attorney Jeffrey L. Ashton’s report on the FBI murder of Ibragim Todashev – wanted for questioning in a triple homicide that took place in Waltham, Massachusetts on September 11, 2011 as well as for his ill-starred friendship with fellow mixed-martial-arts enthusiast and alleged triple murder co-conspirator Tamerlan Tsarnaev of Boston Marathon bombing infamy.   These documents, which are heavily censored, include autopsy reports, crime scene photos, FBI ballistics test results, sworn statements by the Massachusetts State Police Officers and the FBI agent present in the home of Todashev at the time of his murder and much more.  To date, this archive represents the most comprehensive documentary record of the strange series of events leading up to the murder of Todashev.

The documents – over 600 pages in all – leave many questions unanswered in the case.  Why did the FBI agree to interrogate Todashev at his own home rather than wait for an arrest warrant from Massachusetts, which would have allowed them to take him into custody for questioning in a controlled and thoroughly documented manner?  Why were the audio and video recordings of Todashev’s 4- 1/2-hour alleged “confession” to involvement in the triple homicide in Waltham so haphazardly recorded?  How can the state explain the bullet entry wounds in Todashev’s back, supposedly fired at him as he allegedly attempted a frontal attack on an FBI agent and a Massachusetts State Police officer with a flimsy household mop handle?  How is it that even though Todashev was brandishing the mop handle at the two law enforcement officers when he was killed with a volley of seven bullets, his fingerprints were not found on the mop handle?  Why was Medical Examiner Lora Zedick repeatedly told at the scene of Todashev’s murder that not one but TWO FBI agents were involved in the shooting?  Why are the names of so many government police agencies censored from the Ashton Report?  Why did the FBI insist on censoring all of Todashev’s statements to the cops who were interrogating him?  These are just a few of the most glaring questions that will occur to anyone even making a casual review of the 161-page summary of the Ashton Report.

These documents were released by the office of Florida States Attorney Ashton via their website.  We had a pretty tough time locating these docs, as they were squirreled away deep in the bowels of the website of the States Attorney’s Office, rather than openly presented by the Office of the Florida Attorney General on their website.   Hopefully, publishing them here will allow more people to find these documents with far less hunting around the Internets.

IWPCHI

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SA Investigation into death of Ibragim Todashev 

SA Ashton Letter to FBI Director Comey (03-25-14)

Todashev Final Report 03-17-14 (OCR) (censored)

Todashev Supplemental Report (03-24-14)

 

Attachments to Investigative Report:

Attachment 93 (Transcripts 1-3) (OCR) (censored)

Attachment 93 (Transcripts 4-15) (OCR) (censored)

Attachments 1-28 (pgs. 1-100) (OCR) (censored)

Attachments 29-49 (pgs. 101-199) (OCR) (censored)

Attachments 50-71 (pgs. 200-301) (OCR) (censored)

Attachments 72-92 (pgs. 302-400) (OCR) (censored)

Attachments 94-115 (pgs. 401-498) (OCR) (censored)

Attachments 116-121 (pgs. 499-529) (OCR) (censored)

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS:

US_DoJ_civil-rights-division-todashev-report

 

 

Boston Under Siege By US Police State On 238th Anniversary of British Blockade

Police state? The U.S. is not a police state!  Homepage of Boston Globe website, 19 April 2013

Police state? The U.S. is not a police state! Homepage of Boston Globe website, 19 April 2013

There are a lot of people in the US – and especially in the New England area – who are less than happy when what should be a near-sacred national holiday – Patriot’s Day – gets turned into just another Monday holiday.  This year, Patriots Day – the day on which, 238 years ago today, the American Revolution began in earnest with the “shots heard ’round the world” at Lexington and Concord – was celebrated in Boston on Monday, April 15th.  It’s taken as an insult to all historians and history buffs, and “true patriots” who revere the heroes of the American Revolution.  And this year, of course, the fake Patriots Day celebrations were shattered by a brutal act of senseless terrorism in the twin bombings of the Boston Marathon.   Those reprehensible acts of terror, intended to maim whoever happened to be unlucky enough to have been in the vicinity of the bombs, were perpetrated by people whose own love for their fellow man has been destroyed somehow.  God knows that these terrorists maight well have been inspired by the many, many hideous acts of state terrorism carried out by the United States Government and its puppets in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Afghanistan and Pakistan – to name but a few!  But instead of directing their attacks at some kind of symbol of or the reality of despotic US Government police or military power – the US Government of Barack Obama has, after all, “legalized” the assassination of US citizens! – they were simply directed at the population at large.  Thus, any political “message” that might have been intended was completely discredited and degraded in an act of savagery.

But leave it to the US Government and its police state to create their own “tribute” to the start of the American Revolution by placing the entire metropolitan Boston area on lockdown – on the 19th of April, no less! – in order to “send their own savage message” to the population of Boston:  THE CITY IS HEREBY CLOSED FOR THE DURATION OF THE SEARCH FOR THE BOMBING SUSPECTS!  STAY OFF THE STREETS! WE ARE IN CONTROL!

In one of the most brazen, full-scale deployment of an actual, existing police state apparatus ever seen in Boston since the British blockade in 1775, hundreds upon hundreds of heavily-armed cops swarmed across the Boston Metro area, “advising” the citizenry to remain indoors and “suggested” that the citizens not even open their doors to anyone except the cops!

Mass Governor 'advises' Bostonians to stay home - [Source: Massachusetts Governor's Office website]

Mass Governor ‘advises’ Bostonians to stay home – [Source: Massachusetts Governor’s Office website]

Mass. Emergency Management Agency says stay at home - and what if we don't? [Source: MEMA website]

Mass. Emergency Management Agency says stay at home – and what if we don’t? [Source: MEMA website]

And if that’s not crazy enough – under WHAT LAW do these insane cops think they have the right to make such a demand? – THE CITIZEN-SLAVES OF BOSTON COMPLIED WITH THIS ILLEGAL ORDER!  This is the tribute we see being played out on the 19th of April of ’13, on the 238th anniversary of the colonists’ triumph over the British police state!  Talk about “sending a message”! On the one hand we have the US capitalist class’ police state ‘advising’ the population to obey undeclared martial law, and on the other we see the craven, slavish citizens OBEYING THAT ‘SUGGESTION’ – in BOSTON on the anniversary of the start of the American Revolution!

Of course, there is no possible legal justification for the City, state or federal authorities’ closure of several cities and towns, with a population of over one million people, in order for the police to locate one human being.  The assassination of  Osama Bin Laden was carried out with a handful of soldiers – the hunt for these two young suspects in the Marathon bombing is being carried out by THOUSANDS of cops and state police, using armored vehicles and military helicopters – and who knows what else.  The cops spent the better part of today surrounding one building in Watertown – supposedly the refuge of 22-year-old Massachusetts high school state champion wrestler Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – with military rifles pointed at all the windows and doors of the building as if to be ready to kill anything that moves near any window!  This is what the cops mean by “hunting a suspect”.  “Innocent until proven guilty”?  Forget about it!  The US is a police state!  It’s more like the law of the wild west: “Wanted: Dead or Alive”!  How on Earth could this man surrender to these cops if he wanted to?  Waving a white flag out the window could be all the ‘provocation’ those trigger-happy, cowardly cops would need to fill him full of bullet holes.

The cops’ story seems to be full of holes itself.  Last night (18 April), in a whirlwind of activity by the US’ out-of-control police state, the cops went on a frenzied chase through several towns after… someone.  The National Post of Canada put together this timeline of events:

Cops' timeline doesn't add up

Cops’ timeline doesn’t add up – IWPCHI  [Source: The National Post, Canada]

Here, you can see that the three events that supposedly took place between 11:00 PM, when the two suspects supposedly hijacked a car on the far east side of Cambridge, Mass., and 11:18 PM, when one of the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was seen at a Bank of America ATM – don’t make a lot of sense.  First the two men are together, then they separate, then they are together again, and they travel a long distance in 18 minutes in typically horrible Boston traffic.

Also, what actually happened to Tamerlan?  The Post says he was run over by his little brother, who is driving… a second car?  But the cops have told reporters that he blew himself up with a suicide vest; and the doctors who treated him claim that he was shot several times and had shrapnel wounds – no mention of him having been crushed by a car or having any injuries consistent with being hit by a car.

Then, the cops are running around chasing this one remaining suspect in two widely separate locations: in Watertown, where they surround a house and reinforce their dragnet with hundreds of cops and remain there for 12 hours or more, only to find out (we have just learned) that the suspect was not even there!  And, at the same time, in front of a hospital blocks away, the crazed cops are frantically screaming for people to “get down, active shooter!”  They’re lucky they didn’t kill anyone!  And there was no one there at all.

Of course, as we all know: whenever a cop gets shot, the cops turn from their typically vicious, racist selves into a racist death squad.  And of course, we all know just how stable and responsible the Boston Police are when they are under pressure to locate a suspect in a high-profile murder case.  Remember the Charles Stuart case?  And we don’t have to go that far back in history to find more stellar “police work” the Boston Police, like cops in every major US city – most run by Democrats –  have a long list of victims of their frenzied manhunts.

As if all of this isn’t shocking enough – a brazen overreaching and naked exposure of the very real, existing threat to our civil liberties by the US police state – we have the sad spectacle of the citizens of Boston and the surrounding towns very willingly surrendering their rights to this frenzied mob of racist cops and their outrageous “advisory” that 1,000,000 Massachusetts citizens stay home! An illegal “suggestion”, that only needs to be a suggestion because there is no need to declare martial law in the United States any more: the slavish US citizens will stupidly obey any illegal order issued by the police!

[UPDATE: Today (20 April, 2013) we are finding out that the FBI had these men under surveillance for perhaps as long as 5 years and decided that they were not a threat and ended their ‘investigation’.  And Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect, after apparently passing the FBI’s security analysis, obtained his US citizenship on 9/11/2012 – the anniversary of the September 11 attacks!]

This story can only get weirder.

IWPCHI

[Sources: The National Post (Canada); ABC News (U.S.); Massachusetts Governor’s Office website;  Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency website;  Metro Boston Homeland Security website; Reuters via Yahoo News]