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Boston Bombing

Tsarnaev Breaks Silence At Sentencing

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Crime

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old convicted of the deadly 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon, has spoken publicly for the first time since his arrest...

Death Penalty and Redemption: Thoughts On Tsarnaev and American Christianity

Brandon Wallace | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Brandon Wallace

It's easy to believe in redemption for yourself. I mean, come on, you aren't that bad. But, do you believe redemption is possible for everyone?

A Tale of Two Terrorists: Both Convicted, One Condemned to Die

Bill Blum | Posted 05.18.2015 | Crime
Bill Blum

How then can we reconcile the wildly disparate and seemingly arbitrary outcomes in such cases? How can we be sure that the ultimate punishment is reserved only for the "worst of the worst?"

Death Penalty: 'Civilized' Vengeance or Biblical Contradiction?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.16.2015 | Religion
Lorraine Devon Wilke

The Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been sentenced to death. The 21-year-old man who accompanied his brother on a journey of violence and terrorism will now live out the years of his appeals process until a lethal injection is administered to end his life. Certainly there are no winners.

Paige Lavender

7 Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty, Even If You Support It

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who set off homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon and embarked on a week-long police chase with his brother Tamerlan in April 2013,...

Death Penalty Opponents React To Boston Bombing Sentence

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime

After Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to die on Friday, death penalty opponents quickly condemned the verdict. Massachusetts...

Paige Lavender

A Reminder Of The Company The U.S. Keeps When It Comes To The Death Penalty

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death Friday for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. A jury deliberated for more than 14 hours over th...

Michael McLaughlin

Boston Bomber 'Deserves' The Death Penalty: Prosecution

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Crime

BOSTON -- In closing arguments Wednesday, a federal prosecutor’s voice cracked with emotion as he repeatedly urged jurors to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarn...

Everyday Justice in the District

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 05.12.2015 | DC
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

Jury duty is a valuable form of community involvement. Without jurors there would be no jury trials, and without jury trials we would lose an effective and fair way to seek justice and hold members of the community accountable.

Bomber's Wife Researched 'Rewards' For Dying A Martyr

AP | Posted 04.29.2015 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) -- Testimony in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev zeroed in Tuesday on his late brother's wife, revealing searches don...

Episcopal Bishops Join Catholics In Opposition To Death Penalty For Boston Bomber

Associated Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion

Massachusetts' Episcopal Church bishops, like their Roman Catholic counterparts, say they're opposed to the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber D...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Has Rubio Really Jumped To The Head Of The GOP Pack?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

Marco Rubio is the latest Republican to get a modest horse race poll bounce, but will it last? Support for same sex marriage hits another new high. An...

Here's The Problem With The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Middle-Finger Photo

The Intercept | Posted 04.23.2015 | Crime

The penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial began Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Boston. Already convicted of 30 felony counts relating to th...

Lawyer Calls Boston Bombing 'Senseless' As Death Penalty Deliberations Begin

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2015 | Crime

(Updates with prosecution's opening arguments) By Scott Malone BOSTON, April 21 (Reuters) - Convicted Boston Marathon b...

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors, Rescuers Mark 2nd Anniversary With Call For Kindness

AP | PHILIP MARCELO | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News

BOSTON (AP) -- The second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings brought together survivors and rescuers Wednesday as the city prepared to mark t...

Boston Bombing Shows the Power of Familial Ties

William B. Swann Jr. | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
William B. Swann Jr.

Perhaps rather than psychologically distancing ourselves from the inhumanity of others, we should lean in more closely to find out what in their all-too-human lives brought about such tragedy. In doing so, we might prevent the unthinkable in the future.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Bostonians Differ With Fellow Americans On How To Punish Marathon Bomber

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.10.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans want to see convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. ...

Jury Sees Blood-Stained Note From Alleged Marathon Bomber

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2015 | Crime

(Adds details from testimony) By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON, March 10 (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial on Tuesday of Bosto...

Michael McLaughlin

As Boston Marathon Trial Begins, Bombing Survivors Remember The Day That Changed Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.03.2015 | Crime

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Nearly two years aft...

Court Denies Request To Move Marathon Bombing Trial From Boston

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 04.29.2015 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A thr...

Couple Wounded In Boston Marathon Bombing Are Separating After 10 Months

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.26.2015 | Divorce

A couple who tied the knot after being injured in the Boston Marathon bombing is separating after 10 months of marriage, People reports. Rebekah G...

Why Some Catholics Are Being Excluded From Boston Bombing Jury

USA Today | G. Jeffrey MacDonald | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion

BOSTON (RNS) As the quest for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial approaches its fourth week, some of the area’s 2 million Roman Catholics ...

Murdering More Muslims Won't Stop Islamic Terrorists

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Since the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office that left twelve people dead there has been a considerable amount of coverage by U.S. media. Unfortunately the bulk of this media attention has been errant fear mongering.

No Plea Deal Likely In Boston Marathon Bombing Case

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.19.2015 | Crime

The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the ...

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: What To Look For In A Jury

AP | Denise Lavoie | Posted 01.06.2015 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — To try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers will probably look for jurors wh...