Please don’t kill our bomber

There exists on a petition to spare the life of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, largely referencing the usual “Capital punishment is yucky” suspects. Most of it is fairly predictable — it’s not like we haven’t seen anything like this before — but this one paragraph toward the end is, well, striking:

Depriving Mr. Tsarnaev of his essential rights as a human being in response to his own disregard for human life is a senseless and counterproductive way of addressing the issues at hand.

Um, what issues might those be? Whether bombers should have their selfies on the cover of the Rolling Stone?

Last I looked, 34 people had their names affixed to this appeal.


  1. McGehee »

    6 April 2016 · 6:32 pm

    And I’ll bet not a single one of them was ever killed by an exploding pressure cooker.

  2. ETat »

    7 April 2016 · 6:40 am

    34 perverts

  3. nightfly »

    8 April 2016 · 1:09 pm

    I would be shocked if even five of those 34 signatories was pro-life. They can all take a long jump at the moon.

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