Fitchburg Sentinel (We could’ve linked any source for this story, but we purposely will choose the Sentinel to show our support for their upstanding journalism in the face of online bullying):
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death.
The jury, after 14 hours of deliberations, announced its verdict after 3 p.m. on Friday.
Three people were killed and more than 260 injured when two bombs exploded near the marathon’s finish line on April 15, 2013. Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, also killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer, Wilmington native Sean Collier.
I dunno about you, but this brought a smile to my face. To be honest, I think that life in prison is worse. Mainly because by the time he’s 65 he’ll be the Chechen Morgan Freeman from Shawshank. He’ll be reformed and look back at 19 year old Jafar and realize what a worthless pile of poo-poo he was. Because right now I don’t feel like he regrets anything. He feels no sorrow or mercy.
His idiot family members, his idiot friends from the people’s Republic of Cambridge, and his idiot fans at Rolling Stone have made him feel like he’s some sort of bad ass rock star. Life in prison would’ve forced him to finally reach the point where he felt sorrow and regret.
But in the end I just don’t give a shit about any of that. I wanted death because the defense wanted life in prison. I want the exact opposite of what he wants. Some people say that THIS gives him what he wants – death. Bullshit. He wants to live. He’s a pussy wannabe jihadist who killed little Martin Richard and his idiot brother Timon, and then hid in a boat in Watertown. Like a pussy. I don’t use that word a lot, but for him, it’s fitting.
A real terrorist goes down with the ship. But he’s not a real terrorist. He had no ideology. He’s just an asshole who put a bomb next to an eight year old and walked away. The day he stops breathing will be a great day in American history.
I also realize that he won’t be killed for 10-20 years. I realize that the appeals will be exhausting. I realize that this will cose a lot of money. But the way I see it, the government is going to waste our money any way, so they might as well waste it on this. It’s not like the alternative to the death penalty is a tax refund. This costs me and you the same amount regardless.
But most importantly I think this sent a strong message to the rest of the country – a jury of massholes can have balls. I honestly thought he would get life in prison simply because it was a Massachusetts jury. I didn’t think you could find 12 Bay State residents who had it in them to put this animal to sleep.
But I was wrong. this jury has restored my faith in the judicial process in this state. God bless the families of Lu Lingzi, Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, and Sean Collier.
P.S. Death by Uncle Ruslan.