Media Converge on Boston Courthouse


As the media continue to go way overboard in their coverage of the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford, Florida, 1268 miles to the north, the media has gathered at another courthouse.  

Media from around the world did the best they could to find a spot as under intense security, a white prisoner van carrying Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sped into U.S. District Court in Boston Wednesday morning. 

This will be the first time the Boston bombing suspect will been seen since arrest back in April.  

The courthouse is expected to be jammed for 19-year-old Tsarnaev's appearance. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said space is being reserved in the main courtroom for victims' families, but she wouldn't indicate how many planned to attend. Court officials have set aside an overflow courtroom to broadcast the court hearing for the media.

Reporters and spectators began lining up for seats in the courtroom at 7:30 a.m. as a dozen Federal Protective Service officers and bomb-sniffing dogs surrounded the courthouse.