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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa y Perrito Ruby
May 15, 2015 - 02:00pm PT
Jurors sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death in Boston Marathon Bombing trial



http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/15/jurors-to-continue-deliberating-punishment-for-boston-marathon-bomber/
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
May 15, 2015 - 02:02pm PT
Wow...that's amazing. Public opinion in Boston was pretty strongly against the death penalty for this guy, much to my surprise.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 15, 2015 - 02:04pm PT
^^^
Nice, but how long will we house and feed him on death row?
couchmaster

climber
May 15, 2015 - 04:08pm PT
Death penalty? Should rename it as justice delayed is justice denied.

History lesson. Feb 15th 1933, guy takes a shot at FDR, woman next to him accidentally bumps him and he hits a mayor right next to the President instead. He was sentenced to 80 years in jail. Later, the mayor died, so they revised the sentence. March 5th, 1933 the man was executed for the death of the mayor. Justice served. End of story. Anyone want to do that math? From the shooting to the sentence being carried out, less than 3 weeks.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-escapes-assassination-in-miami
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 15, 2015 - 04:39pm PT
I am not proud that we are the only first world country with the death penalty.....good ole American exceptionalism at it again.
PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
May 15, 2015 - 04:53pm PT
Death penalty? Should rename it as justice delayed is justice denied.

In cases like this, the death sentence should be swift...immediate. Unfortunately we will have to hear about this vermin during the endless BS death-row appeals process that he will milk. I was kind of hoping he would end up in the SuperMax prison. That place sounds far worse than dying. He would essentially just disappear into a lifetime of mental anguish
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa y Perrito Ruby
May 15, 2015 - 04:56pm PT
Some portion of the directly impacted families prefer that the killer had been given a life sentence. The appeals process for them is a further emotional burden that they would rather not shoulder.

"The trial was bad enough, but this is ten times worse"
-Bob Dylan

A lot of death penalty (killing) advocates appear to be more concerned with themselves than the victims and their families.

Terminating the killer also terminates his suffering. I'm all for letting him suffer. He's gonna be looking over his shoulder no matter where he is and how long he lives.

crankster

Trad climber
May 15, 2015 - 05:09pm PT
Not everyone shares your glee...

Bill and Denise Richards, parents of the bombing's littlest victim, 8-year-old Martin, looked on stoically from the second row. They were against the death penalty.
PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
May 15, 2015 - 06:30pm PT
You've made HUGE assumptions about WHY they are against the death penalty. What a shocker. Perhaps they would rather know he suffer a lifetime in a concrete box with 'zero' daylight for the rest of his life?

In any case, this is all very grim. Personally, I think locking up and manipulating a human being in a cage for life(like an animal, w/o hope) is far more cruel.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
May 15, 2015 - 06:40pm PT
Many of the jurors (who served the sentence) apparently broke down in tears after it was announced by the judge. That decision would be an unenviable task for anyone, except for some ST armchair QB'er 'hardliners'.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa y Perrito Ruby
May 15, 2015 - 06:42pm PT
Like they been sayin' for years now, if you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

The killer wasn't mentally impaired in anyway, he made his choices. Now he should live with them. This wasn't a "crime of passion". It was a thought out (malice aforethought), planned slaughter and maiming of innocent people.

Save your pity for the animals, who don't make these kind of choices.




crankster

Trad climber
May 15, 2015 - 07:05pm PT
Don't disagree with the penalty or have pity on him.
Just agree with this statement by the prosecutor...

ďIt is not a day for political or moral debate. It is a day for reflection and healing.Ē
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 16, 2015 - 06:49am PT

May 15, 2015 - 06:40pm PT
Many of the jurors (who served the sentence) apparently broke down in tears after it was announced by the judge. That decision would be an unenviable task for anyone, except for some ST armchair QB'er 'hardliners'.

Served on a jury for a hard crime once.

I won't do it again.... sorry my fellow citizens but I think I paid my jury debt to society with that once case.

Deciding a person's fate, sucks. And it stays with you too....

DMT
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
May 16, 2015 - 10:38am PT
I'd rather be put to death than spend a life in a super max prison. So my opinion he got the better deal!
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