Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his right to privacy

Shirie Leng, M.D., writes:

I am affiliated with the institution where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently hospitalized. I am friends with people who have treated him. I’m trying to stay away from those people; I would be unable to help asking them about him. They might be unable to help talking about him.

There has been a flurry of emails and red-letter warnings cautioning people here not to talk about Mr. Tsarnaev or look him up on the EMR (electronic medical record) system. Despite this, there have been leaks of information and photos from various sources. It is virtually impossible to keep people from asking about him and talking about him. Curiosity is human nature. When human nature comes up against morals and laws, human nature will win a good percentage of the time.

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  1. Anonymous - May 6, 2013

    To paraphrase Noam Chomsky…if you don’t believe in privacy for Mr. Tsarnaev, then you don’t believe in privacy for anyone.

    It really is that simple.

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