Overturning Justice? No Way

dzhokhar tsarnaev

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Q: How can the attorneys for the Boston Marathon murderer look themselves in the mirror after the nonsense brief they just filed arguing for his death sentence to be overturned?

A: They don’t have to.

With all the billable hours that thing will bring in, they can afford to hire someone to look for them.

This is not a joke.

The brief is a lengthy, expensive exercise in legal gymnastics that throws everything they can think of against the wall in the hope that some of it will stick in appellate court.

We’re heard it all before: the jury was tainted by pre-trial publicity, and the locals were too angry about it to muster a fair jury; the trial should have been moved as a result, presumably to some imaginary city that is more liberal and anti-death-penalty than Boston; they were wrongly denied the opportunity to tell the jury about the killer’s brother’s alleged ties to another mass murder; etc, etc.

Amid all this high-priced smoke, one truth stands out – justice was done in the conviction and sentencing of this wretched criminal.

The extreme premeditation and cruelty of his crime was documented as thoroughly as any crime ever.

There were video tapes, still photos, eyewitness testimony, and, let’s not forget, the complete confession of the perp.

“I am guilty,” he said in open court.

Throw out this completely justified death sentence?

I say keep it, and lose the forthcoming legal bill instead.

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