by: the Common Constitutionalist
If I know Massachusetts, and I do, I’m going to guess that Dzhokar Tsarnaev will not receive the death penalty but will instead get life without chance of parole.
A poll released in late March showed that only 27% of residents in the city of Boston oppose putting Tsarnaev to death. Frankly, I’m surprised it’s so high considering how out of control liberal Boston is. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren says she is strongly opposed to capital punishment, even in this case. Big Surprise.
We’ve all heard the arguments against capital punishment – that it is not deterrence against murder or violent crime, and that’s probably true – partly because most criminals simply believe that even if they are sentenced, they will probably be long dead before the ridiculous appeals process is exhausted. That and they are killers, not rocket scientists. No one ever thinks they will be caught.
We’ve heard the “cruel and unusual” arguments and that it is just retribution or a revenge killing, if you will, which is not justice. There’s the putting to death of an innocent – cases where death row inmates have in fact been freed due to new evidence or forensic techniques. Of course, this doesn’t apply to confessed bomber Tsarnaev.
So why put anyone to death. For one reason – Recidivism. One can state emphatically that once a cold blooded killer is put to death, you can be assured he or she won’t be doing that or anything else again.