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The Massachusetts state trooper who leaked arrest photos of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is back on patrol, newly assigned to a remote barracks.

A state police spokesman confirmed that Sergeant Sean Murphy has been assigned to the Athol barracks in north-central Massachusetts. The spokesman, David Procopio, said the assignment started last week and is not punishment for Murphy’s unauthorized release of photos of a bloodied Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He said that investigation is ongoing.

Murphy, a tactical photographer previously based at the state police headquarters in Framingham, said last month he leaked images showing Tsarnaev’s capture to Boston magazine in response to Rolling Stone using an image of the 19-year-old on its front cover.

Colonel Timothy Alben, the state police commander, has said Murphy is unlikely to be fired. Murphy has already served a one-day unpaid suspension for releasing the images. He won support in some circles, with a Facebook page called “Save Sgt Sean Murphy” receiving almost 70,000 likes.

The officer leaked a series of images to Boston magazine last month. He told the magazine that the image of Tsarnaev that Rolling Stone used for its front cover, criticised by some as glamorising the bombing suspect, 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”.

BTW, some of his photos are damned good.



  1. Tim says:

    Wow! Look at that gaping morbid throat wound with the blood spurting out all over everything in slow motion — I’m suprized he could even speak.

  2. Brownie says:

    Great! I’m glad that cop is back out on patrol. And I couldn’t agree more with him that to glorify some little prick terrorist like Tsarnaev is a bit offensive when his picture gets front cover exposure as if he were Bob Dylan or someone. You can be sure I’ll never subscribe.

    And yet, here it is all over again. More media coverage.

    Can’t we just shoot the little prick and be done with it? Paying any more attention to this case is not just sickening but starting to become ANNOYING!

    I mean, does anyone not connected with this incident know the names of any of the victims of these Tsarnaev brothers? How about the people who were merely injured? Some of who may never walk or run again! And yet we pay more attention, and some like Rolling Stone Magazine even pay a strange homage, to the one surviving prick who did it all. THAT’S what’s sickening!

    It’s even more sickening that a witness with a camera who just happened to be a cop had to break procedure to show the public the real ugly truth rather than rely on the media to do their job.

    • kerpow says:

      “It’s even more sickening that a witness with a camera who just happened to be a cop had to break procedure to show the public the real ugly truth rather than rely on the media to do their job.”

      I’ll respond when I pick myself up off the floor from laughing.

    • Tim says:

      What leads you to believe he was the ‘bomber’? Surely, it’s not the overwhelming exculpatory evidence? Oh, the guys with the guns and frag-rite armor told you so? The ‘media’ told you so? Barak Obama told you so?

      When you swallow bullshit and welcome these guys into your home and they stomp your cats, shoot your kids, and rape your grandma — Laugh, as you think back that I told you so.

      • Peace and Love says:

        “these guys into your home and they stomp your cats, shoot your kids, and rape your grandma”

        I hope you’re not referring to black criminals, that would be politically incorrect.

    • Tim says:

      Brownosie, you just don’t quite get it. Why should that ‘cop’ be suspended for releasing those pictures? Would not they that told you so be happy to show them? As that is rather a rhretorical question, he was in hot water because they shine light on a lie that ‘they’ told you.

      http://youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=74dMWvvyYno&t=1732

  3. Cap'n Kangaroo says:

    I wonder what the reaction would be if this MA trooper had released photos he took of a bloody injured celebrity who may have been responsible for a deadly car wreck?

    • Mr Diesel - Bobbo, who thinks there is nothing wrong with child porn. says:

      Like maybe Chappaquiddick

      • Tim says:

        At least, we now know that she was not a witch.

      • Cap'n Kangaroo says:

        Before my time. What did they do to the State trooper who released official investigative photos without authorization in that accident?

  4. B. Dog says:

    Ah, the whole thing stinks.

  5. NewformatSux says:

    Tsarnaev will be teaching at university in a few decades, feted by liberals, just like the bombers of the past.