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Using 'bomber' picture was right

I DON'T understand all the concern over the picture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone (Write Back, July 23).

Text beside it says: "How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster."

The cover photograph of Tsarnaev, apparently taken in his earlier, 'normal' days, is, therefore, appropriate to the article.

I hope people at checkout stands see that picture instead of a mugshot, or whatever other photograph Rolling Stone could have used, and think to themselves: "I want to read this. He looks like he could have been my classmate/son/nephew."

It might lead to the early detection of another person on a downward spiral towards becoming a monster and might help prevent another atrocity like Boston.


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