The Tsarnaev jury which sat through out all the evidence of his guilt and another trial concerning his appropriate penalty has come to the right decision that he deserves to die for his criminal actions. This jury which remained loyal to its oath to make a decision based on the evidence in the court and not the propaganda put out in the pro-life media (in the case of terrorists) or the pusillanimous positions of our Massachusetts politicians who represent us in Washington, DC.
Never has the chasm in thinking between the man in the street and those who represent them; or between the average Jack and Jill and the media pundits been shown as it has in this case. The loud and continuous braying of the bleeding hearts in the media that his life be spared based upon tons of specious reasoning was totally rejected and repudiated by these jurors.
This jury knew the act of terrorism was long planned; it saw how the defendant put the backpack behind a young innocent kid knowing he was about to destroy his life and that of others and callously walk away . What other punishment would have been appropriate other than to give him what he wanted to give to others.
This is not a case where the jury may have convicted the wrong man: he admitted he did it and showed how he felt about it with his defiance. This is not a case that called for mercy because the defendant sat stoically throughout the trial as evidence of his murders and witnesses to his depravity with missing limbs paraded in to tell of the hell he put them through
I wrote that the death penalty was necessary in this case. We had to show we are a serious people who are not afraid to return blow for blow, like blow for like blow.
Congratulations to this group of ordinary Americans who rose to the challenge and made the hard but correct decision Congratulations to the federal prosecutors who did not waiver in doing their job and to their boss Carmen Ortiz who stopped listening to the media and began following her instincts.
It will take time for his execution to be carried out. Each day leading up to it the defendant can ponder that his life is going to be cut short like the lives of those he murdered. That is the appropriate punishment for him.