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No, Death Isn't 'Too Good' for Tsarnaev
Townhall.com ^ | 2/15/13 | Jeff Jacoby

Posted on 02/15/2014 8:00:38 AM PST by Impala64ssa

Of all the reasons to oppose the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is found guilty of the Boston Marathon terror bombings, none is less convincing than the claim that executing the murderer of Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, and Sean Collier would amount to rewarding him.

Seek Tsarnaev's death and you give him just what he craves, runs this argument, which has been made by law professor Alan Dershowitz, criminologist James Alan Fox, and death-penalty critics in the media. Executing Tsarnaev will succeed only in making him a martyr and a hero, they say; it will drive more attention to his cause. "His face would appear on recruiting posters for suicide bombers," Dershowitz warned last year in an essay for The Guardian. "The countdown toward his execution might well incite other acts of terrorism."

Closely related is the objection that executing Tsarnaev hands a propaganda victory to nihilists who think the key to paradise is to maim and murder in the glare of publicity. If federal prosecutors actively pursue a sentence of death, they'll be keeping that publicity alive, generating waves of fresh media coverage for the jihadist's evil motivations, and boosting his stature among his supporters. But a conviction followed by decades in prison, say death-penalty opponents, would replace that spotlight with insignificance. Within a few years, he would vanish from public consciousness. Deny him the hype and notoriety of death row, and Tsarnaev will molder in obscurity, a role model for no one.

But there are obvious weaknesses with this argument.

Life imprisonment offers no assurance that interest in a depraved killer will dry up, as the grotesque and ongoing pop culture surrounding Charles Manson has repeatedly shown.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bostonmarathon; capitalpunishment
Oh, sure keep them alive and they'll fade into obscurity. Like Charles Mansion, who has stupid ignorant bimbos wanting nothing more than to have his love child. Or the quintessential cause celeb Mumia abu jamal, old medusa head himself. Speaking of McVeigh, the anti DP proponents didn't seem too sad to see him go, other than a few Jesuits doing a rather lackluster rendition of Jesus carrying the Cross on the day he was executed. Nor were they particularly bent out of shape when James Brewer was executed. Not that they didn't get what they deserved, but the anti-DP crowd is very good at choosing their battles wisely aren't they?
1 posted on 02/15/2014 8:00:39 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Has Susan Rice blamed this on a YouTube video yet?


2 posted on 02/15/2014 8:04:38 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Impala64ssa

a very slow and painful death would be best but hey, dead is dead.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 8:05:30 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Gummint asset went rogue, flipped.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 8:05:35 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Impala64ssa

You have to understand, McVeigh had to die because McVeigh attacked the GOVERNMENT. He, and anyone else who dares go against the almighty government, must be punished in the most severe manner. Government, and the apparatchiks therein, are much more valuable and important than you or I.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 8:06:48 AM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I wish that they would do the deed soon after the sentence but being on death row is a bit more restrictive I think (don’t know about in Massachusetts) than being in the general population. So I’m okay with a death sentence even though I know that it will take probably decades to kill him. I also try to imagine myself throwing the switch or pushing the plunger. It’s hard for me to work through that. So I’m pro death penalty in theory but not sure I could actually kill someone who wasn’t at that moment trying to kill me.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 8:10:35 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Impala64ssa


7 posted on 02/15/2014 8:11:04 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Thumper1960

I think you have the gist of it.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 8:11:35 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Impala64ssa

If he’s not fried, the first US serviceman, diplomat or tourist captured by any Islamist group will be held in perpetuity unless Tsarnaev is released in trade. And then that will continue with more and more hostages of the same sort.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 8:15:36 AM PST by Stosh
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To: Thumper1960
You have to understand, McVeigh had to die because McVeigh attacked the GOVERNMENT.

Methinks McVeigh had to die because he knew some things that still haven't been revealed. About either Saddam Hussein's or Osama bin Laden's (or both's) sponsorship of his effort.

And that would've run counter to Bill Clinton's own plan to blame the Murrah Building bombing on right-wing militia types.

10 posted on 02/15/2014 8:16:49 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Impala64ssa
Ya know what's going to happen. His parents are going to ask for him and Obama will deliver him to the parents who hate the US even more than this Muzzie punk.

Kinda like....okay Mr. Putin....he's yours.

And I hope Putin swoops him up and televises a firing squad....because that's what should happen to this little Muslim ba*****.

11 posted on 02/15/2014 8:23:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Stosh

I vaguely remember back in the 70’s when some muzzies hijacked one of our planes in the Mid-East, one of their demands was to release Sirhan Sirhan.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 8:24:26 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Thumper1960

I’d say McVeigh died so WE couldn’t connect the dots. We never did find that Muzzie looking character...Perp No. 3


13 posted on 02/15/2014 8:24:40 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: okie01
McVeigh had to die because he knew some things that still haven't been revealed.

I think the government made that rather obvious when they bull-dozed the building within days, and cherry-picked 3 or 4 witnesses out of hundreds, and executed him in record time.

I think they told him, so that he wouldn't fight or appeal his sentence, go quietly, take it like a man, be a good soldier, or we'll go after your sister.

14 posted on 02/15/2014 8:27:42 AM PST by marron
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To: Sacajaweau

They should have water boarded McVeigh.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 8:30:28 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The death penalty in this case should rightfully be reserved for people at all levels of power within the Federal government who were complicit in allowing this to happen.


16 posted on 02/15/2014 8:30:34 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: central_va

I think they knew everything he knew.


17 posted on 02/15/2014 8:32:40 AM PST by marron
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To: Impala64ssa

If the piece of crap is eliminated the airhead babes won’t be able to go ape over him, and the media won’t be able to make a hero of him.

Dead is dead. Eliminate this piece of crap.


18 posted on 02/15/2014 8:35:17 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Mercat

You say “decades” and your probably right but didn’t the Feds drop the hammer on McVeigh in something like under 4 years?

So, our lefty government can speed it up when it suits them.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 8:38:15 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Can’t find the mystery muzzie?

Look in 0bamao’s government. Or, under Valerie’s desk.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 8:50:17 AM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The cops should have removed him from this world when he was in the boat. As it is, he got his face on the cover of the Rolling Stone and now has a bevy of teeny boppers in luuuuuv with him. Be done with him so he never has a chance of getting out and causing harm again. I wouldn’t put it past hussein to pardon him one day or the next evil marxist POTUS setting him up as head of Homeland Security. There’s enough evil in the world that we don’t need to keep it around.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 9:06:54 AM PST by bgill
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To: Mercat

You might want to review those pictures of the victims and sit down with the families of those who died. Then think about him getting out one day. Yes, it could happen. It happened in the 70s when the death penalty was taken down. We had to let many of those monsters out because they’d served enough years for their new sentences for life. First thing many did was go out and kill again.


22 posted on 02/15/2014 9:13:23 AM PST by bgill
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To: Cen-Tejas

Frankly, 3 years is enough time to go through appeals. Dragging it out after that is just a waste of air.


23 posted on 02/15/2014 9:16:45 AM PST by bgill
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To: Mr. K

The solution to executing an Islamic Terrorist without rewarding him is very old, very simple, and very effective in discouraging current and future Islamic terrorists.

Come with me in my way-back-machine to the turn of the 20th Century in a place called the Philippines.

The US was fighting Islamic Terrorists in the Southern Philippines with little to no effect until one US Army Captain’s actions robbed the terrorists of their after life rewards; in fact the terrorists he killed that day were forever barred from Paradise, and its rewards, by Islamic Law!

The terrorists were supposedly shot with bullets dipped in pig fat - a la the 1850 munity in India. Plus, they were seen being buried in pig entrails. These events were reported back to their tribe by the sole survivor of that engagement.

AS a result Islamic Terrorism died out in the Southern Philippines for two generations. Islamic grandmothers used the Captain’s name as a boggy man when teaching their children and grandchildren.

His name - John, “Black Jack”, Pershing.
The place - Mindanao and Jolo provinces
The time - August 1899 thru March 1901

Questions?


24 posted on 02/15/2014 9:20:35 AM PST by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Like Charles Mansion, who has stupid ignorant bimbos wanting nothing more than to have his love child.

In the aftermath of the bombing, one chick recalled her attraction to Joker in Mother Jones:

She says her romantic relationship with Tsarnaev lasted for about two weeks. "I met him standing outside a building and honestly, his face was enough to capture my heart," she explained, noting that lots of women fawned over him. "I walked right up to him and I was like, 'Oh my God, you are adorable. Can we hang out?' I'm very forward."

25 posted on 02/15/2014 9:21:39 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: bgill

If they call me to go pull the plug, throw the switch etc, I will totally take your advice.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 9:43:11 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Impala64ssa

I would suggest we have the federal prison at Devens build a six foot by six foot by six foot blast resistant cube as his solitary confinement cell. The prison should then place an unrefrigerated ham atop each of four pressure cookers loaded with explosives and nails similar to the bombs he and his brother made and used. Wire the bombs to go off together if any of them is tampered with or even moved. Give him a pail as a toilet and do not change the hams until they stop smelling. My guess is that Tsarnaev will not last for trial and will die an ignominious death at his own already blood-stained Mohammedan hands.


27 posted on 02/15/2014 9:58:36 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Tsarnaev deserves nothing less than the death penalty especially since you see him on a surveillance video nonchalantly planting his bomb next to a kid and walking away. The problem is that it will be years if not decades before justice is served and he is executed. Given the overwhelming video and other evidence of his guilt he should have gone to trial long ago, had a hand full of appeals and should be waiting for execution. It would be fitting if he were to be publicly hanged on Boston Common and his body unceremoniously dumped into Boston Harbor.
28 posted on 02/15/2014 11:30:00 AM PST by The Great RJ
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