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Post Reply So that Boston Bomber guy got the death setence
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AzazelOfNexium wrote:


DanteVSTheWorld wrote:


AzazelOfNexium wrote:

Better than a terrorist living off of tax payers money in a lush prison cell for the rest of his life.

Plus when you try to kill a bunch of strangers with bombs you kind of sign yourself up to be ready to be killed yourself.

I agree with the second poster. He took more lives than he is worth and therefor should forfeit his own as payment for that. Someone who willingly kills strangers for no good reason does not deserve to live. I dont care how you try to rationalize it.


I heard it cost more tax to actually carry out a death sentence though. Also he wouldn't be living in a lush cell, he'd be in this 23 hours a day.



Or does you still have your stance?


Still have my stance.

My country used to hang people, which costed like 5 dollars lol. I dont know the cost of injections.. I dont know why they dont just hang people to be honest.

I dont know, I just can't stand the thought of people like that getting to live out the rest of their lives while innocent people were murdered in cold blood.


The United States has an amendment in its Bill of Rights that, "prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, or cruel and unusual punishments, including torture."

Hanging was seen as a "good enough" until people started bribing the executors to either 1) Make the rope longer so the person's head snaps off or 2) Make the rope shorter so they don't die instantly and suffocate to death.

By the way, lethal injections are very, very expensive.
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Despite all of this I'm still firmly against the death penalty.
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The death penalty is appropriate in this case, IMO.

The procedural problem with the death penalty should not completely decide what the appropriate punishment is.


The thing which concerns me most about this one isn't even a legal or ethical consideration, but a practical political one. Killing him has an impact on the optics which can't be ignored. Or is this what you meant when you referred to a procedural problem?
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LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:

Despite all of this I'm still firmly against the death penalty.


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The kid had a choice and he chose poorly. Doesn't matter if the family coerces it. Hopefully this sends a resonating enough message.
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We shouldn't execute him.

We should just tie him to a post in downtown Boston and leave crowbars, bricks, box cutters and brass knuckles lying around. Let's see what happens!


I know, not really, but this guy...so he is getting the death penalty. Eh, so what. I have no sympathy for jihadists. Any suffering they bring onto themselves due to their acts of terrorism, I say let them suffer.
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Death because he's a killer, who has no remorse for the bombing, and we would be paying for his safety and care even if he is in a prison.
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Killing him just makes society as bad as he is.He wishes for martyrdom.To kill him just completes his plan.
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Posted 5/15/15 , edited 5/16/15

LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


AzazelOfNexium wrote:


DanteVSTheWorld wrote:


AzazelOfNexium wrote:

Better than a terrorist living off of tax payers money in a lush prison cell for the rest of his life.

Plus when you try to kill a bunch of strangers with bombs you kind of sign yourself up to be ready to be killed yourself.

I agree with the second poster. He took more lives than he is worth and therefor should forfeit his own as payment for that. Someone who willingly kills strangers for no good reason does not deserve to live. I dont care how you try to rationalize it.


I heard it cost more tax to actually carry out a death sentence though. Also he wouldn't be living in a lush cell, he'd be in this 23 hours a day.



Or does you still have your stance?


Still have my stance.

My country used to hang people, which costed like 5 dollars lol. I dont know the cost of injections.. I dont know why they dont just hang people to be honest.

I dont know, I just can't stand the thought of people like that getting to live out the rest of their lives while innocent people were murdered in cold blood.


The United States has an amendment in its Bill of Rights that, "prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, or cruel and unusual punishments, including torture."

Hanging was seen as a "good enough" until people started bribing the executors to either 1) Make the rope longer so the person's head snaps off or 2) Make the rope shorter so they don't die instantly and suffocate to death.

By the way, lethal injections are very, very expensive.


A large piece of lead moving at >2000 fps through the cerebral cortex would be both humane and cheap.
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Being a Mass resident myself I can't say I'm exactly appalled at this turn of events. I'm not a fan of the death penalty in general though, so I don't particularly care for its use even in this case. It's actually very expensive to execute someone, that and it in general doesn't do a very good job of deterring crime. It's main appeal is just catharsis, which I can understand in certain cases, but it's not particularly practical.

Though I will admit some less principled part of me wishes they locked him up in a Boston prison. Hey it's cheap and if the only advantage of execution lies in catharsis, I can think of little more poetic
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BlueOni wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

The death penalty is appropriate in this case, IMO.

The procedural problem with the death penalty should not completely decide what the appropriate punishment is.


The thing which concerns me most about this one isn't even a legal or ethical consideration, but a practical political one. Killing him has an impact on the optics which can't be ignored. Or is this what you meant when you referred to a procedural problem?


Yeah, I consider the political impact to be a part of the procedural issue, along with the cost and the "problem" of potentially false convictions.
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LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:

Despite all of this I'm still firmly against the death penalty.
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BlueOni wrote:

I had long concluded that this was nearly inevitable, and I see that suspicion was correct. I still think it's a mistake and risks making him into a martyr, but the sentence is applicable and the court went with it. We'll see.


While I understand the problem of making him a martyr I believe the punishment was appropriate. While I wish for the state to carry it out quickly in this case because of the very high possibility of making him a martyr is exactly what radicals Islamist would want I would keep him alive for at least a year and silently carry out sentence. I don't know who the state has to inform but I would try to keep it as quiet as possible and avoid any media outlets. If i'm not mistaken the prisons are not required to speak to the media. Really the ones that would make a big deal out of it would be the American media and "hopefully in a year time" greatly weaken jihadist organizations.
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I'd prefer to see a firing squad on live TV.
I wanna see holes in this idiot!
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I think either the death penalty or life in prison are both appropriate for him. The advantage to giving him life in prison is to show a contrast between his uncivilized actions and civil law. The death penalty just feels like vengeance to me.
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