Thoughts on the Death Penalty

Red Millennial

Deliberations in the jury room brought a unanimous decision on punitive action for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: death. The jury reached the decision after fourteen hours of deliberation. However, it is not surprising to see that such a verdict was reached. The Boston Marathon Bombing of April 2013 was one of the scariest times for the country since the 9/11 terror attacks. Three were killed and 260 were wounded in the attack, and the psychological effects of the attacks still echo throughout the nation.

Has justice been served? At first glance one may be inclined to say “OF COURSE!” Upon close examination though, I am not so sure that one should be so quick to hit the gavel. There are other factors to consider besides the traditional eye for an eye view on the event. Costs, timeframe, wrong verdicts, and manner of execution should all cause the diligent student of life to ponder the…

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