Facebook Group Rallies for Cop Who Leaked Tsarnaev Pics
Petition urges officials to let Sean Murphy keep working
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 22, 2013 1:33 AM CDT
One of Murphy's photos of Tsarnaev.   (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)

(Newser) – A Massachusetts police officer's leak of gruesome Dzhokhar Tsarnaev photos got him suspended, with hearings—possibly this week—set to determine his future. Now, supporters are gathering on Facebook to urge authorities to let Sean Murphy keep his job, the Los Angeles Times reports. "He did what I think most of us would have liked to do or would have done had we had the same resources," argues the Save Sgt. Sean Murphy page, which has racked up more than 38,000 likes.

"The people who were victimized by this evil man and his brother are re-victimized by the poor choices made by Rolling Stone's editorial staff," says one comment on the page. "As a military veteran I understand Sgt. Murphy broke the rules. However, I'm glad he did it!" adds another. Meanwhile, Boston Magazine, which published Murphy's photos, has offered a FAQ on the decision: "Bottom line: This is news, this is how it happened," writes Jason Schwartz.

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SoapyJohnson
Jul 23, 2013 4:51 AM CDT
It gets worse -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Terrorist Alive” for 2013 -- http://placeitonluckydan.com/2013/07/accused-boston-marathon-bomber-dzhokhar-tsarnaev-named-people-magazines-sexiest-terrorist-alive/
K.KRANK
Jul 22, 2013 1:23 PM CDT
Wow there you morons on Facebook go, way to smear Rolling Stone. I mean if Rolling Stone had put this dude's face on it's cover is.gd/gHV87E like Time did back then, would Facebook dweebs be rallying behind the photographer who snapped McVeigh's photo for Time? But I like the way all this is happening after the suspicious death of Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings www.presstv.ir/usdetail/313187.html I bet some smear campaign on Facebook eventually starts against Rolling Stone's reporter Matt Taibbi. In fact I'm surprised one hasn't started already. Matt likes to write articles about the banksters on Wall St. & how none of them are in jail for their gigantic fraud & theft while a black kid in a hoodie named 'Trayvon' got gunned down for looking like a burglar carrying Skittles in the 'burbs in Florida. Welcome to America world lol
tank229
Jul 22, 2013 8:32 AM CDT
Why would people support him? Yes, it's good he leaked the photos, but it's bad he leaked the photos. Do you really want someone with this little integrity in a law enforcement position? No. LEO are to be held to higher standards and he did not meet them in this case.