How Sick Can You Get??
Death Sentence for Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Unsettles City He Tore Apart [No, He Didn’t]
(From the New York Times)
The finish line of the Boston Marathon is a landmark here, a blue and yellow slash across Boylston Street that has represented pride and achievement for those who stagger across it in one of the great races of the running world.
Since bombs went off here two years ago, all of Boston has claimed the line as a symbol of how this city came together in the smoky, sulfurous aftermath to tend to the dead and the maimed; it came to represent the city’s resilience.
But since a federal jury on Friday sentenced the convicted bomber to death, the finish line suddenly seems to be a place of ambivalence. Fresh flowers are accumulating. A sense of sorrow lingers in the air. Sightseers who come to snap a photo feel a little self-conscious. Residents train their gaze on the line, and the conversations turn to death — and disappointment.
“I was shocked,” said Scott Larson, 47, a records manager who works near the finish line. “The death penalty — for Boston.”
The Boston Victims
[What About the Iraqi Victims, the Syrian Victims, the Libyan Victims, the African Victims, the Christian Victims, the Mortgage Rip-off Vicitms….??]
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Given Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Bombing
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE, ABBY GOODNOUGH and JESS BIDGODMAOY 16, 2015
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To the amazement of people elsewhere, Bostonians overwhelmingly opposed condemning the bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to death. The most recent poll, conducted last month for The Boston Globe, found that just 15 percent of city residents wanted him executed. Statewide, 19 percent did. By contrast, 60 percent of Americans wanted Mr. Tsarnaev to get the death penalty, according to a CBS News poll last month.
No one here felt sympathy for him. Rather, many thought life in prison would be a fate worse than death, especially for someone as young as Mr. Tsarnaev, who is 21. Others feared that putting him to death would make him a martyr. Still others, interviewed around the city Friday night and Saturday, reflected the region’s historical aversion to the death penalty.
Neil Maher, who spent his teenage years in Boston and returned this weekend for his class reunion at Boston College High School, said the verdict had surprised and disappointed him.“They ought to demonstrate a little humanity,” said Mr. Maher, 66, who lives in Frederick, Md. “Killing a teenager’s not going to do anything. I think it’s just a kind of visceral revenge. I think that in three years, the people of Boston and the people on the jury will feel bad about this decision.”
Like many others, he could not square the death sentence with the sense of Massachusetts exceptionalism that has pervaded Boston since 1630, when the Puritan John Winthrop said this spot in the New World would be “as a city upon a hill — the eyes of all people are upon us.”
Mr. Maher, walking in South Boston on the waterfront, lamented that Massachusetts seemed to be losing its lofty goals and a piece of its unique identity. “The Chinese put a lot of people to death, and we put a lot of people to death, and almost nobody else in the world does,” he said. “It’s kind of a brutal thing. And for this to happen in Massachusetts …” His voice trailed off.
At the site of the bombing, Jessica Brown, an editor for a technology company, stared at the finish line while a companion from out of state took a photograph. The sentence had taken her, too, by surprise.
“I really thought they were going to do life in prison,” said Ms. Brown, who expressed some philosophical doubt about the death penalty. “It raises the question of, should we react to murder with murder?” she said.
And why is the master race immune? Obama, Bush, Cheney, the ragged, demented lunatics of the decaying British Empire and their dog-breathed minions in the MI6 and CIA have murdered untold millions with their vile illegal drugs, their arms deals (which was why Benghazi was covered up and Hillary thrown under the bus, by the way), their profitable wars, their death-drugs, the poisonous potions they dump willy-nilly about in our air, our food, and in the lungs of our fighting men then try to blame it on demon tobacco…and they skip about totally unscathed and kill even more, like the thousands drowning in the Mediterranean trying desperately to escape their petty wars of extermination that no one even notices, since they keep throwing kids like Adam Lanza and Tsarnov and Bradley Manning and Aaron Schwartz to the meat grinders in false flags that do little but focus the dull, glazing eyes of the public off the TV screen and monitors just long enough enough to distract them from the real Butchers Bill, and who are really profiting from it all!!!
And who is making it all possible? You writers of this rag, who think you are writing great journalism when you are writing nothing but sewage that will condemn you as the conspirators that have willingly condemned not only this innocent young man but how many others to infamy and ourselves to endless tyranny? You Quislings! You Traitors! You Vipers! Hypocrites! It’s better for you if a millstone were thrown around your neck and you were thrown in the deepest ocean, for all of you, everyone of you, from the so-called jurors who knew they were condemning an innocent man to death, to the judge, to the “leaders” of Boston who stood there, too ashamed to look into the camera, who have stood by and allowed this farce to go on!!!
BETWEEN THIS AND HERSCHEL’S REVELATIONS ABOUT BENGHAZI, ALL THOSE DAMN SEALS OUGHT TO BE WEARING PANTIES!!!!!
Like 9/11, when that piece of putrid pus Guiliano willingly collborated with those who brought the towers down, you are all contrmptible cowards and weasels, for ALL of you know the truth, and you are ALL too cowardly to risk your own comfy asses to do a thing about it, while thousands and thousands starve are murdered and die horribly, because of your craven cowardness.I puke on you all!!!! And so does all who still have any real cojones in this nation! And so does any who have any real humanity left in their soul!!! I spit in your faces, every one of you!!!!
TELL ME JONES WASN’T PICKED TO BE “RIGHT THERE”!!!
People of Boston, you make polite mewling noises when you should be shoving chests of tea up these cowards asses!!!!!!!
YOU KNOW THE TRUTH!!!!!
WHERE’S YOUR FUCKING BALLS DAMMIT!!!!!!Let this boy die, when ALL of you know who the REAL murderers are, and YOU make YOURSELVES the Murderers!!!!!
For her, the question hit close to home because she lives in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, near Bill and Denise Richard. The couple’s 8-year-old son, Martin, was killed by one of the bombs — but they nonetheless made an open plea to the government to drop its pursuit of the death penalty and send Mr. Tsarnaev to prison instead.
Some of the survivors of the bombings and their relatives felt very differently. Many supported the death penalty and expressed relief on Friday when word emanated from the courtroom that the jury had chosen it. Most were solemn, not triumphant.
“I feel justice for my family,” said Liz Norden, who went to court almost every day during the trial and whose sons, Paul and J. P., lost legs in the blasts. “I have to watch my two sons put a leg on every day, so, I mean, I don’t know — closure? But I can tell you, it feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”
Most public officials were noncommittal, if they made statements at all. Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he hoped the verdict would bring closure to the survivors, telling reporters later on Saturday: “I don’t think there’s any punishment too great for him.”Peggy Fahey, a lifelong Bostonian who was sipping coffee on a park bench in South Boston early Saturday, said she believed that Mr. Tsarnaev had been treated too gently since his arrest and that death was what he irrefutably deserved.
“Oh, please, let him die. Enough is enough,” said Ms. Fahey, 78, her blue eyes blazing. “Why send him to a fancy prison out there in Colorado and let him be coddled again and let him be interviewed by Diane Sawyer — you know what I mean? Just be done with it.”
But many more seemed to share the view of Priscilla Winter, 56, an elementary school teacher from Dorchester who was strolling along the South Boston waterfront. To her, the verdict felt morally wrong.
“Martin Richard’s parents didn’t believe it was right, so how is anyone else supposed to?” Ms. Winter asked, her voice rising.
“It didn’t happen to me,” she said. “I didn’t lose anybody. I didn’t lose a leg. I wasn’t there. But to hear somebody who was affected that much — they lost a son — for them to be that way?”
Ms. Winter’s walking companion, Liam Larkin, 57, said he lived around the corner from the Richards. Like them, he said, he wanted the closure that a life sentence would have brought.
“I think the best way of punishing him would be to send him to the Supermax,” said Mr. Larkin, who works removing lead from old buildings.
“It was horrendous what he did; it really was,” Mr. Larkin said. “But I don’t agree with the death penalty. Even if his brother was alive, and he was the one who instigated the whole thing, I’d say send him to Supermax, too. I think it’s a fit punishment for him, to be honest. More fitting than this.”
Milton and Dania Pouncy, chasing their toddler along the waterfront as planes roared overhead, said they preferred life in prison for Mr. Tsarnaev because he deserved to suffer.
“I think that was too simple, to put him to death,” said Ms. Pouncy, 39, who works in accounts receivable at a hospital. “I think he needs to suffer some. Death is too easy. Once it’s over, it’s over.”
Mr. Pouncy, 47, agreed, adding that he wondered how much solace the death penalty could provide for survivors. “The families who lost people are still going to be numb. Maybe they’ll feel like a little bit of justice has been done, but all in all, it’s not going to bring their loved ones back.”
A version of this article appears in print on May 17, 2015, on page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: Death Penalty Leaves Boston Unsure of Itself .
I FOUND ALL OF THIS IN ABOUT HALF AN HOUR!!!! who do they think they’re fooling????? IF I WERE THE PEOPLE OF BOSTON, I’D PLUG UP ALL MY TOILETS, AND THEN DUMP ALL MY GARBAGE FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS IN FRONT OF THE FUCKING COURTHOUSE THAT MADE THIS DECISION–AND FIND OUT WHERE THAT JUDGE LIVED, TOO!!! DUMPS OF HORSE MANURE ON THEIR DOORSTEPS WOULDN’T BE A BAD IDEA EITHER!!!!!! IF THIS DOESN’T CONVINCE YOU THESE PUKES AREN’T HUMAN—NOTHING WILL!!! Beam them back up Scotty–NOW!!!!
Dang. They got me mad. They hadn’t oughta done that.