15 May 2015

Boston Bombing Victims Brought Back to Life

Of course, they have not been brought back to life.

Neither have lost limbs, damaged hearing, or brain injuries been fixed.

All that happened was that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death:
Two years after bombs in two backpacks transformed the Boston Marathon from a sunny rite of spring to a smoky battlefield with bodies dismembered, a federal jury on Friday condemned Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the 2013 attack.

In a sweeping rejection of the defense case, the jury found that death was the appropriate punishment for six of 17 capital counts — all six related to Mr. Tsarnaev’s planting of a pressure-cooker bomb on Boylston Street, which his lawyers never disputed. Mr. Tsarnaev, 21, stood stone-faced in court, his hands folded in front of him, as the verdict was read, his lawyers standing grimly at his side.
No one is made whole by this, and no one would be if there still weren't years of appeals ahead.

I do not support the death penalty. It amounts to little more than a thrill killing conducted by the state.


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