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Boston Marathon Bomber Gets Death Penalty

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man behind the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured over two hundred, has been sentenced to die by lethal injection.

While I have absolutely zero sympathy for this guy, I also am a little disappointed in him getting sentenced to die, for the reason that I think it serves to give him what he wants, and makes him somewhat of a martyr. In all honesty, I think the idea of him rotting in prison would have been preferable. In general, I am opposed to the death penalty because I don't have enough faith in the justice system to get it right, and there have been far too many innocent people cleared, that were once on death row. He definitely deserves to die, though. If there was ever an argument for having the death penalty, this guy would represent it.

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bestwriter wrote on May 15, 2015, 10:37 PM

Apparently it would seem that rotting in prison rest of one's life would be a better option. But today no one rots there. They are given their food and they work there. Some are even allowed to pursue their studies and so on. They are even released for good behavior r and so on. Also, keeping them in prison is a load on the exchequer

wolfgirl569 wrote on May 15, 2015, 10:43 PM

With the science behind convictions any more I am glad to see the death penalty. Would prefer to see it more often. Why should tax payers have to support them for 60 plus years many times

SoundNFury wrote on May 15, 2015, 10:49 PM

I'm not really trying to debate the death penalty with this post, and I definitely understand the desire to see him killed. I just personally think that's more in line with what he wants too.

SoundNFury wrote on May 15, 2015, 10:50 PM

I just feel like him getting a needle stuck in his arm is the easy way out. I can definitely understand where you're coming from, though.

MegL wrote on May 16, 2015, 1:00 AM

I can understand people's desire to see him get the death penalty but like you, I do not believe in capital punishment for the reasons you gave.

SoundNFury wrote on May 16, 2015, 1:22 AM

Yeah, the death penalty debate can be tricky - because I do "get it" - some people really have it coming. But if I stick to my ideals, I have to be against it.

Soonerdad3 wrote on May 16, 2015, 8:57 AM

My wife and were talking about the sentence he received and the martyr thing is one thing she brought up. I was immediately glad the jury gave him the death penalty, but after we talked I did see her point.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on May 16, 2015, 9:56 AM

He probably does as that is how they are thought to think. But it is still more of a burden to keep him alive on the rest of the country

JohnRoberts wrote on May 16, 2015, 10:04 AM

Everyone mentions the martyr thing. I get it but does it really matter? Would it really lead to mass recruitment? There's always the next "martyr" and recruiter. It was said the needle is the easy way out because that's what he wants. Who cares what he wants or if he thrills to it. We don't need to be housing him for the rest of his life where he could do real recruiting in prison as there are those who would look at him in awe and respect and perhaps he is a typical human who deep down wishes to live and doesn't want to die regardless of how many virgins are waiting for him.

JohnRoberts wrote on May 16, 2015, 10:07 AM

That's the problem with sticking so strict to ideals on either side. It creates closed minds. You get it but you have to be against it because of your ideals. You are incapable of judging each situation on its own merits and situation but stick to blanket ideals? There are always exceptions in life.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 16, 2015, 10:30 AM

So the kid becomes a martyr. I can live with that.

SoundNFury wrote on May 16, 2015, 2:23 PM

No, what I mean is that I "get" the emotion involved. But if I went on emotion with everything, that wouldn't leave many rational choices on the table. The ultimate reason I oppose the death penalty as a policy is that I don't have enough faith in the justice system for the state to have the right to do that. That said, I understand wanting this guy dead.

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SoundNFury wrote on May 16, 2015, 2:33 PM

Yeah, it's something I am often very torn on. I am uncomfortable with the death penalty as a general policy for a couple of reasons. But there are cases, like this, where I do wish the guy was dead.

SoundNFury wrote on May 16, 2015, 2:35 PM

For me, it becomes more that he probably wants the needle in his arm way out. Now, if they were to strap one of his bombs on him, I might be more supportive. It just seems like the easy way out in my opinion.

SoundNFury wrote on May 16, 2015, 2:36 PM

Those are good points. For me it comes down to the fact that it feels like it's giving him what he wants, and an injection is definitely not on the level of what he did to those people.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 16, 2015, 7:14 PM

Never experienced it personally. { Obviously, since I'm still here. (O.o) } But it's my understanding that death by lethal injection isn't as easy as people think it is. They say it's more humane than the electric chair but I don't think it's so easy.

seren3 wrote on May 17, 2015, 5:09 PM

bestwriter and wolfgirl569 In the US it costs tax payers millions more to keep someone on Death Row than in the general population. Appeals can go on for years paid by tax payers, and few are ever executed within a couple of decades.

ViperGirl85 wrote on May 19, 2015, 3:51 PM

I hope somehow, the victims and families of the victims can get the closure they need, if they do not have it already. It was a terrible thing he did. :(

SoundNFury wrote on May 19, 2015, 4:28 PM

Yeah, that's the sad part. I think even if there's closure, the pain never goes away.