by David Mendez
New Rolling Stone cover turns the Boston bomber into Jim Morrison.
A comparison: pic.twitter.com/UJKhAMJSGO— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) July 16, 2013
“It’s a total disgrace, that cover of Rolling Stone,” Menino told reporters at the opening of a rail station. “It should have been about survivors or first responders. Why are we glorifying a guy who created mayhem in the city of Boston? I am going to be in touch with the publishers and tell them how I feel about it.” - New Straits Times
CVS/pharmacy has decided not to sell the current issue of Rolling Stone featuring a cover photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. As a company with deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston, we believe this is the right decision out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones. - CVS Facebook page
“It’s disgusting,” said Lampner, 45, who visited the finish line like many other tourists before she left the city for her home in Ohio. “The image glorifies him. I had such a visceral reaction that it sends the wrong message, like he’s a role model, like he deserves to be celebrated. It’s a horrible decision.” - Boston Globe
“As a professional law-enforcement officer of 25 years, I believe that the image that was portrayed by Rolling Stone magazine was an insult to any person who has every worn a uniform of any color or any police organization or military branch, and the family members who have ever lost a loved one serving in the line of duty. The truth is that glamorizing the face of terror is not just insulting to the family members of those killed in the line of duty, it also could be an incentive to those who may be unstable to do something to get their face on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Though he’s been relieved of duty, Murphy has not been fired. The status of his duty is to be reviewed next week.Two lieutenants in an unmarked cruiser and a sergeant in a marked cruiser arrived at Murphy’s home about 7:40 tonight and, during about 20 minutes at his home, took the following: his gun, badge, ammunition, handcuffs, baton, bulletproof vest, cameras, police ID, license to fire arms, pepper spray, cellphone and computer. Murphy was also ordered not to speak to the press or discuss the capture of Tsarnaev with anyone else.