CVS and Walgreens are among the retail chains that plan to ban sales of the current Rolling Stone magazine with Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover on the cover. New England-based grocery store chain Tedeschi Foods also plans to ban sales of the magazine in its stores.
Tsarnaev, 20, and his deceased brother, Tamerlan Tsarnayev, are suspected of planting 2 bombs near the finish line of the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013. The explosions killed three spectators and injured hundreds of runners and spectators. Tamerlan died in a shootout with Boston police on April 18.
In a statement to the media, a CVS spokesman wrote:
"As a company with deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston, we believe this is the right decision out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones."
Walgreens confirmed in an e-mail to The Huffington Post that the drugstore chain won't be selling the issue.
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