Boston Bomber: Should We Have Let Him Die?
I haven’t written about the Boston Bombings – there’s not much I can add to all that has been written. A devastating bombing, resulting in horrific deaths and injuries, and emotional trauma that will scar everyone for life. There is no way to make sense of it all.
In the locker room this morning at the gym the women were having a discussion. They were complaining that so much of the taxpayers’ money had been spent on the manhunt, AND then even more was spent on saving the bomber’s life once they captured him. The trial will cost a huge bundle too. One woman said they should just have let him die – they did not have to work so hard to save his life.
I see her point, but ethically – would that have been the right thing to do? Or was saving his life so we can get answers worth it? If he does receive the death penalty (I don’t even know if it’s on the cards or not) – why save his life only to kill him in a year or two?
Just some thoughts – curious to know what you think.