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You don’t get to know how much taxpayer money the Boston Marathon bomber got for college, say the feds

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Jahar needs his privacy. He’s the real victim here.

Boston Herald:

The federal government gave cover to UMass Dartmouth officials who are refusing to release information on taxpayer subsidies given to the accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect and three other former students charged with covering up his crime — in a move that one legislator called “outrageous.”

Officials at the U.S. Department of Education said yesterday that University of Massachusetts Dartmouth could only share “directory information” on alleged bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his college buddies — Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov and Robel Phillipos — who face conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges.

While state community colleges have already released financial aid information on bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev, UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman has repeatedly refused and, under pressure, finally wrote to the federal government seeking an exemption to privacy rules for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

So: In the year 2013 in the United States of America, if you want your privacy rights to be respected, all you have to do is plant a bomb right next to a little kid in the middle of a crowd, blow up a bunch of people, and murder a cop in cold blood. That earns you special treatment.

Now shut up and keep paying your taxes, you serfs.

(Hat tip: Ben K.)

Update: Jahar’s brother — the one he ran over, the one he killed — was buried today. They won’t say where, except that it’s outside Massachusetts. Since we can’t be there in person, be sure to dedicate your next stream of urine to Tamerlan Tsarnaev.