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For many reasons, Tsarnaev should not get the death penalty

At the memorial created in Copley Square after the bombings, people left running shoes, baseball hats, flowers and American flags to honor victims. (By Flickr user Rebecca Hildreth)

Katie Dugan

April 15, 2015

Despite the horrifying nature of his crimes, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found guilty last Wednesday of all 30 counts he faced for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, should not be given the death penalty. Tsarnaev and his late brother, Tamerlan, were responsible for the deaths of four people and the...

Dzokhar Tsarnaev deserves to die

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Sam Humphrey

February 5, 2014

Mixed reactions met the Justice Department’s announcement that it would seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the alleged terrorists behind the Boston Marathon bombing. Though Massachusetts banned the death penalty 30 years ago, Tsarnaev will be tried under federal law. Timothy McVeigh,...

Dealing with the death penalty

Sarina Tracy

September 29, 2010

The first murder in 100 years Sarina Tracy Journal Staff “Two wrongs do not make a right,” is a proverb that most kids can trace back to their childhood. In this day and age, however, it seems as if our government’s “mom” is missing, because this message has yet to infiltrate their judic...

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