Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Boston Bomber Accused Dzhokhar Tsarnaev turning the Corner at Fairfield and Boylston – Conspiracy Theory Debunked regarding Backpack

Someone mentioned that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s image going around the corner from the Bombing in Boston on April 15 shows him still carrying a backpack.

I have seen a conspiracy You Tube that claims that “fact” with a quick circle surrounding the spot in question that they say the bag still is visible but not so to me.

I looked at the area and had my doubts for a few seconds but I started with the original photo in The Daily Mail above, cropped it a couple times and even sought out a Google version of the Brick wall of the building on Fairfield and Boylston.

Google photos on their maps on average I estimate to be approximately 18 months to two years old. The Google image is therefore there long before the bombing.

The area in the brick wall behind Tsarnaev has some contrasts in different bricks used.

                                                                     Google Maps

The area on the left is full scale in the original photo. The area on the right is compressed in the Tsarnaev photo and the area in question that might have been photo-shopped, the brick work shows flaws in color and or texture that might coincide with the outline of a backpack painted out of the picture.

                                                                             Google Maps

While the government has the capability to fake photos. I do not think they faked this one.