U.S. to seek death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber

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Harry079 wrote:

“U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that he was authorizing trial prosecutors to seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev”

Why do they need his permission? I’m sure it was the trial prosecutors intention from day one after his arrest to do exactly that.

Jan 30, 2014 2:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
diluded0000 wrote:

Killing this young boy will definitely show these barbaric Muslim extremist who is more civilized. /s

Jan 30, 2014 3:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
umkomazi wrote:

U.S. to seek death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber

What about the NSA spies who were more concerned with snooping on Angela Merkel, Angry Birds, Google etc etc..seems THEY were asleep on the job?

oh. my bad – the NSA is only for keeping tabs on normal folk to keep them under control..

Jan 30, 2014 3:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

This guy is marked for death, yet Zacarias Moussaoui and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed remain incarcerated, and traitors Manning and Snowden remain jailed or at large?

There is need for uniform justice … attack the US and suffer one fate.

Jan 30, 2014 3:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xcanada2 wrote:

Ridiculous! Why can’t the prosecutors connect some dots: US goes out and kills people around the world, and some impressionable young people are sucked in to what we call “terrorism”. We Americans have culpability in this.

Killing Tsarneaev just supports how vicious we appear, and undoubtedly brings on more “terrorists” trying to settle the score.

Works out fine though for the prosecutors, and the establishment they represent, doesn’t it?

One thing: if we kill him, we’ll never have a real chance to figure out what was behind such an operation. The FBI and NSA can tell whatever story they want (all for national security, of course).

Jan 30, 2014 3:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Yashmak wrote:

“Killing this young boy will definitely show these barbaric Muslim extremist who is more civilized. /s”

Your sarcasm hints that you’re operating under the mistaken assumption that they CARE if we’re “more civilized”. Extremists in general don’t care much about that sort of thing.

They DO, however, understand the “strong horse” vs. the “weak horse”. Showing mercy to someone like the marathon bomber would be to portray ourselves to such extremists as the latter.

Jan 30, 2014 3:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Just send him to Israel in a funny-looking vest, holding a Koran. They’ll take care of this little blister much faster.

Jan 30, 2014 3:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FuriousP wrote:

Why is he even still alive? Should have been killed 10minutes after they got any information from him. Due process takes too long.

Jan 30, 2014 4:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wilhelm wrote:

murkans have a long tradition of lynching, this was not a surprise…

Jan 30, 2014 4:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Yanninono wrote:

death sentence is appropriate… u cannot show weakness to a muslim, they do not understand restraint

Jan 30, 2014 4:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xcanada2 wrote:

My god you guys: this is a nineteen year old kid you are talking about. What is the matter with you?

Jan 30, 2014 5:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
diluded0000 wrote:

yashmak, I don’t care what violent terrorist think. And while I don’t know any personally, I’m pretty sure terrorist could give a hoot about our civility. I could care less if they think we are weak, they will want to kill us either way, even though the chance of that actually happening to you or me is statistically zero. It isn’t about them, it is about how we respond. How is murdering this kid for revenge any more morally acceptable than him going out and murdering people for revenge? Murder is wrong, I don’t care if it is carried out by the State, or by a terrorist.

Jan 30, 2014 5:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

xcanada2 wrote:My god you guys: this is a nineteen year old kid you are talking about. What is the matter with you?”


What is the matter with YOU, that you are so obviously filled with hate for a country, that you even look for excuses to defend a lunatic like this? I remember being 19, and I also remember it not being a great time. We were broke most of the time. But funny… I don’t recall getting the idea to blow anybody up, or steal anybody’s car, or shoot anybody.

This nut chose to believe all the crazy conspiracy BS that his brother and mom told him, and he killed people for nothing. We don’t have culpability in anything… These nuts started this, not us. Just because you’re too busy hating the US to see it that way, that doesn’t change reality.

Jan 30, 2014 6:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

He already admitted to doing it. He bombed civilians to make a political point. Terrorism confessed.

I don’t see the point of a protracted exercise here. Get the rope, get this over with.

Jan 30, 2014 6:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xcanada2 wrote:


Evidently, you were lucky.

Also, I don’t believe it is as simple as “These nuts started it”, as you must well know.

Jan 30, 2014 7:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sego wrote:

It makes no sense to seek the death penalty, especially in a state that doesn’t want it. We should not be wasting taxpayers money on a lengthy capitol punishment trial. Life without parole would be the worst punishment you could give this person.

Jan 30, 2014 7:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

I think the little sh$t should fry.

Jan 30, 2014 7:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cautious123 wrote:

Holder is a hippocrite. He goes after the low-hanging fruit, while rich war criminals who are responsible for the deaths of thousands — like George Bush and Barack Obama — go free. Obama should have prosecuted Bush for war crimes. Instead, they find a kid to slaughter. Bullies in suits.

Jan 30, 2014 7:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
nickir wrote:

This is awful. I realise Holder is a menace supported by no one. But supporting barbarism…so unworthy of the US!

Jan 30, 2014 9:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

But, but, but … he is SO cute.

Jan 30, 2014 10:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BigRocket wrote:

diluded0000, xcanada2, wilhelm, cautious123: Wait till one day you are seriously maimed, or your loved ones are killed, by one of these mass-murdering terrorist Muslims. Then come back and tell us to spare his life. Better yet, you guys should just go to Iran and publicly paint a picture of Muhammad to show your solidarity with Islam.

Jan 30, 2014 10:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xcanada2 wrote:

You know, I think I’ll take Mandela over BigRocket any day.

Jan 30, 2014 11:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sinbad1 wrote:

Another US show trial, another victim of the US propaganda machine.

Jan 31, 2014 1:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
Verpoly wrote:

In other jurisdictions, defendant’s confession is usually rewarded by a lesser sentence but not in this country. Youngsters are easier indoctrinated with extremist thoughts. At his age, he was too much influenced by his elder brother, the perpetrator. Tsarnaev should be given a chance to rehabilitate. Can’t line up with DA and tough talks here.

Jan 31, 2014 1:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
hkarper wrote:

19 years old kid………went unnoticed by Patriot Act, NSA, war on terror and whole propaganda/system

Jan 31, 2014 3:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
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