Two days after the Boston Marathon deadly bombings, the Boston Herald's conservative columnist Howie Carr asks readers, "Now do you think we need a death penalty here in Massachusetts?"
The bomber will turn out to be indigent, like multimillionaire gangster Whitey Bulger. And the bomber’s “public defender” will hire psychologists, on our dime of course. They will unanimously claim that the bomber is a good boy, a very good boy. ...
Wouldn’t it be easier just to ... put him down, whoever he is, like the rabid dog that he so palpably is?
The death penalty was last abolished in Massachusetts in 1984.