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The man who loaned a gun used by the Boston Marathon bombers has been sentenced to time served.
Stephen Silva pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges last year. He was sentenced to 17 months, the time he has already served.
He says he loaned a gun to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev two months before the bombings.
Silva spoke outside of Moakley Federal Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon after he was released.
“I said i had no idea what Tsarnaev’s intentions were with the firearms,” Silva said. “I apologize to any people or families that I caused harm to. I’m deeply sorry for that.”
Silva offered his “deepest condolences” to the Collier family.
“It’s pretty difficult, but it’s something I gotta live with, you know, you learn from your mistakes,” he said.
After spending 17 months in prison, Silva said he plans to go back to school, get a college degree and be a “productive member of society.”
When asked if what his reaction was when he learned the Tsarnaevs were the Marathon bombers, he said at times he didn’t believe it.
“At the end of the day, he did what he did, I don’t support it, I don’t support any type of terrorism or violence at all, it’s just sad that a close friend chose to do that with his life,” Silva said.
Going forward, Silva said he is going to try to become a better person. He said his immediate plans are to see his family, his goddaughter and his grandmother.
“Being free is definitely the best feeling in the world, I don’t care what anybody tells you,” he said. “But it’s just a lot of emotions, you know I’m just trying to make the best of it.”
Silva said he will stop dealing drugs and will make an effort to help out the needy.
When asked what it was like to testify against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, he said it was “extremely difficult.”
“It’s never seeing your friend or former friend in a position like that, it’s pretty difficult,” he said.
During Tsarnaev’s trial, Silva testified that Tsarnaev claimed he wanted to use the gun to rob University of Rhode Island students.
Prosecutors said the Tsarnaev brothers used the gun to kill MIT officer Sean Collier a few days after the bombings, which killed three and injured more than 260.
Wait….what??? So let me get this straight. A liberal Massachusetts judge, who more than likely is in favor of strict gun regulation, is giving a mulligan to this kid who gave a gun to a terrorist, which was then used to assassinate a police officer? Oh yea, living in Massachusetts makes more sense each and every day.
Dingleberry handed Jafar a gun, but it’s OK because he thought that Jafar was gonna use it to rob URI students? Well why didn’t you just say so?
I’m glad to see that Stephen Silva opposes terrorism though. That’s a good thing. And he’s promised that he’s not gonna deal drugs anymore either, so I’d say he’s served his debt to society. So he gave his wacky Islamic radical buddy a gun? Big deal. He’s going to college now and soon he’ll be helping out the needy. This will all be forgotten in no time.
LOL. Unreal. Meanwhile his buddy Robel Phillipos was sentenced to three years in prison for lying to authorities the night of the manhunt. He initially lied about going to Jafar’s dorm room three nights after the bombing, and watching his two buddies hide evidence, before recanting and telling the truth shortly afterwards, and he got three years in the can. I’m not defending what he did, but at the end of the day what Stephen Silva did was a million times worse and he’s getting time served. Robel Phillipos is a liar, but he didn’t give Jafar the tool he needed to murder Sean Collier.
You know who’s getting off the hook too easy for Sean Collier’s death? Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone. I don’t know how that guy sleeps at night. From what we are told by our inside sources, Collier had been trying to get on the Somerville PD, but to no avail. We’re told that Curtatone could’ve made this happen, but instead chose to block his path. As a result Sean Collier took a job as an MIT police officer, and the rest is history. This is the same Mayor who not only said that the 18 assholes who blockaded I-93 should have the charges dropped against them, but that they should be celebrated as well.
Fuck Joe Curtatone, fuck Stephen Silva, fuck Jafar, and God bless Sean Collier.
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