Please do not pursue the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
  • Petitioning Eric Holder

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Attorney General
Eric Holder
Federal Courts, Massachusetts State Courts

Please do not pursue the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    1. Mike Peterson
    2. Petition by

      Mike Peterson

      St. Paul, MN

While the bombing of the Boston Marathon was a horrible crime, the time has come for America to take a stand against the cycle of retributive violence that has plagued the world for far too long. We cannot let the rage, grief and fear of that day rule over us any longer. Healing will not come from meeting hate with hate. Let us truly work toward healing by refusing to meet violence with violence, and make a concrete move toward the peaceful ideal we all aspire to.

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    • Vanessa Kietzmann WURZBURGO, GERMANY
      • 12 days ago

      For Terence

    • Lara Fine KENTWOOD, MI
      • about 1 month ago

      Governmentally-sanctioned retributive murder is hypocritical, inhumane and justifies more violence - such as this crime! Human beings, especially young people, deserve understanding of the influences contributing to their behavior and the opportunity to redeem themselves by living productive lives, rather than being condemned to the finality of death! Are we still in the cruel, ignorant Middle Ages or are we a tolerant, enlightened Democracy to show terrorist factions a better way of life?

    • mr me NEW YORK, NJ
      • 2 months ago


    • Wesley Kopp STOCKTON, CA, CA
      • 2 months ago

      The death penalty is wrong and should not be used by any state, much less the Federal Government.

    • Brian Sands NORFOLK, VA
      • 3 months ago

      This is a real tradgedy, and I am angry this has happened. Senseless violence..the death penalty is Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs' "way out". Having never been to a prison prior to his conviction, he really didn't realize the full extent of the consequences. Being in prison now for a year has surely made him realize this...he wants to die to "escape". Lets not give him what he wants. Life in prison and 24hour lockdown is what he deserves for taking the lives of innocent people and maiming and injuring so many others.


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