Cop Leaks Bloody Photos of 'the Real' Tsarnaev
Sean Murphy angry over Rolling Stone cover
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 19, 2013 2:05 AM CDT
Updated Jul 19, 2013 7:52 AM CDT
One of the photos released by Sean Murphy, via a CNN screengrab. Go to to see all the photos.   ( via CNN video)

(Newser) – A Massachusetts state policeman was furious over Rolling Stone's contentious new cover, which he saw as "glamorizing the face of terror"—so the "tactical photographer" yesterday released some Dzhokhar Tsarnaev photos of his own. The images, handed to Boston Magazine, offer an up-close look at Tsarnaev's capture: In one, he stands covered in blood, apparently pulling up his shirt to show he has no weapon, CNN reports. Some show a sharpshooter's red dot on his head, NPR notes.

"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," Sgt. Sean Murphy tells Boston Magazine. Following the photos' unauthorized release, Murphy has been "relieved of duty" for one day, CNN notes. A hearing, probably next week, will rule on his job status, a police rep says. Click to see the photos.

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Jul 19, 2013 8:28 PM CDT
Good for him, bad for RS. In the4 mean time, what bills are they sneaking past us while we worry about more muslim shit.
Jul 19, 2013 5:51 PM CDT
I thought Rolling Stone's point was how average the face of a terrorist could look rather then the stereotype gotta figure this dude looked pretty average too till he blew up the Murrah Federal Building way back when
Jul 19, 2013 2:29 PM CDT
Do you know the differance between the Boston and 9/11 coverups, differant cities. Where did the craft contractors back pack go, we seen him leave without his back pack. There are just to many unanswered questions, and there is no honesty in our government. When trusted officials will sit there and out right lie to the congressional grand jury with no repercussions, it's been nice knowing you.