Department of Justice: Pursue life in prison for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev instead of the death penalty.
  • Petitioned Eric Holder

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Attorney General, Department of Justice
Eric Holder

Department of Justice: Pursue life in prison for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev instead of the death penalty.

    1. Donald Norman
    2. Petition by

      Donald Norman

      Fresno, CA

In the days and weeks and months ahead the pressure to pursue the death penalty for the surviving Boston Marathon Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, will only increase. 

This, in spite of the fact that capital punishment is not a deterrent against such crimes in the future, nor does it restore the lives lost to violence.

Instead, capital punishment perpetuates a cycle of death. 

Given the extremely public nature of this case, some will say this is grandstanding. On the contrary. Given the nature of this case it's imperative that those who stand for peace stand tall against the tidal wave of vengeance.

This isn't some cheap political trick.

It's the affirmation of grace and the power of mercy.


 


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    • I C SALISBURY, NC
      • 10 months ago

      God gave us life, only he should take it away.

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    • Kelsey Iverson MOORHEAD, MN
      • 12 months ago

      Because I do not feel that anyone, judge jury, or otherwise, has the authority to end a human life in response to another human's death. If we kill someone for killing someone else we just support the "death to those who deserve it" mentality

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    • Becky Hunt NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      Because I strongly believe that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev are innocent and that they have been set up!

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    • melissa lopez PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 12 months ago

      I value life

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    • Brittany Gefroh BISMARCK, ND
      • 12 months ago

      An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.

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