January 21, 2022

Take back all stimulus checks sent to assassins

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is an example of what is wrong with the Biden administration.

The FBI had to file a lawsuit to get back Tsarnaev’s $1,400 stimulus check, as we reported last week. Now the The Greed of the Boston Marathon Bomber has become national.

Fox News stated in the top story of the site Tuesday that “Convicted murderers, sex traffickers received COVID stimulus checks while in prison, court documents show.” Exhibit A: 28-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a Chechen refugee welcomed to Cambridge.

The unrepentant killer – who walked on his own brother, who killed him to escape police in the Watertown shooting four days after the April 15, 2013 twin Boylston Street bombings — wanted to keep the check to increase his bill in his prison cafeteria. Tsarnaev even sued his jailers, for $250,000 a year ago for taking his white baseball cap and bandana he bought with that same canteen bill. This killer only cares about himself.

Tsarnaev was seen leaving the Marathon bombing site wearing a white baseball cap. His jailers, his own handwritten suit says, objected to what he scribbled on his hat. What it said was never disclosed. He didn’t win that case.

But the nation is now looking to Boston again as President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris plummet in the polls and cling to the far-left ideals that serve their grassroots. Instead, Biden should announce that any Tsarnaev incarcerated should lose his stimulus checks.

The Herald sought those names but was rejected by the IRS because it was impossible to track down every individual check sent to convicts. Do their left-behind families need the help? Maybe, so why not follow those checks?

The Herald was told that someone in Congress should order that project. So should President Biden.

Give it to Nathaniel Mendell, who was acting Massachusetts attorney until noon Monday when Rachael Rollins took over because he went after Tsarnaev’s $1,400 stimulus check. In fact, a federal judge ordered the federal Prisons Council to seize Tsarnaev’s entire $21,071 canteen bill.

That judge, Judge George O’Toole Jr. of the U.S. District Court, ordered the BOP to “transfer all funds” from the killer’s account. Mendell added in his judicial motion that Tsarnaev owes the government – and the victims of the bombings – $101,129,627. That’s not a typo. It’s over a hundred million.

To somehow claim that a killer deserves a stimulus check is absurd. It is an insult to law-abiding citizens. It’s a slap in the face to the victims.

The bombing killed Martin Richard, 8; Krystle Campbell, 29; and Lu Lingzi, 23. MIT police officer Sean Collier, 27, was shot execution-style days later by the Tsarnaevs who were on the run. 28-year-old Boston police officer Dennis Simmonds, injured in the Watertown shooting, died in April 2014.

Boston made national news for all the wrong reasons. An amendment that was on the floor last March to block inmates’ checks backfired by a party vote, 49-50, Fox noted.

As the US Attorney’s Office and the judge here in Boston have just shown, it’s never too late to do the right thing. It’s insane to try and score political points on killers. Someone on the Democratic side needs to say the $1,400 stimulus checks should bounce off killers.

It will take guts to say that, but this is exactly the kind of leadership Biden needs to show. We wait and see what happens.

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