Boston bomber defenseless

Dzhokar Tsarnaev on trial for deploying deadly bombs in name of religion

The trial for the two-years-removed Boston Marathon Bombings is underway, and the mounting evidence and information is proving to make a Dzhokhar Tsarnaev defense
nearly impossible.

catastrophe — Emergency responders rushed to the scene of the April 2013 marathon bombing. Google Images

Catastrophe — Emergency responders rushed to the scene of the April 2013 marathon bombing. Google Images

The jury was shown the homemade bombs that the Tsarnaev brothers hurled at police during their last big shootout before Dzhokar was captured, according to ABC News.

The defense lawyers for Dzhokar Tsarnaev are saying he is not a committed terrorist and that he was under the influence of his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

However, the evidence is not working well for that defense.

“When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s note read, reported to have been found in the boat in which he hid during the manhunt.

When someone blows up a bomb with the intent to harm, he or she is a terrorist.

What matters is that — in the name of religion — people were injured and killed, and the families will never be the same.

According to Fox News, Dzhokar Tsarnaev is facing the death penalty for killing three people and causing injury to 260 people. He is pleading not guilty to all 30 counts against him, including charges of using “a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death,” according to ABC.

Survivor Rebekah Gregory lost half her leg and had 18 surgeries following the Boston Bombing. She gave an emotional testimony in court while looking straight at the person who caused her trauma.

The judge and jury need to speed up this trial and not waste our taxpayer dollars. We see evidence that this man is responsible for the bombing.

According to the Islamic Society Newsmax, the mosque Dzhokar Tsarnaev attended was home to six other people with terrorist ties, including its founder and a prominent member of the Islamic State.

Additionally, several news outlets have video evidence of him and his brother strategically placing these bombs to be set off at the marathon.

Police officers have even given eyewitness accounts of their final standoff with the brothers, in which the law enforcement officials were pelted with gunfire and explosions and feared for their lives.

These witnesses and survivors have been through enough trauma and deserve justice for the horrible acts committed on that day. Dzhokar Tsarnaev is guilty, and we can quit with the speculation. He deserves the death penalty.

We need not complicate in the name of political correctness what is so simple. It is time that the justice system starts calling things what they are.

The law is no respecter of persons or beliefs. It judges on one thing alone — right and wrong.

In the eyes of the law, Dzhokar Tsarnaev is guilty of the actions of which he is being charged. And for that, the justice system has a responsibility to hold him responsible.

Ozburn is an opinion writer.

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