Now that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect has been taken into custody, singer and NRA board member Ted Nugent has an unconventional idea about how to punish him — an old-fashioned lynching.
Nugent wrote a post for the right-wing website WorldNetDaily saying that, if 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had committed the same crime 150 years ago, “he would have been swinging from an oak tree in Boston Common no longer than 60 days from the date of his arrest. That would be justice.”
Nugent also slammed the American justice system as a “joke” compared to the justice system of the Founding Fathers.
“The jihadist punk in custody is obviously guilty of committing murder, terrorist acts and a whole book of other crimes, but he won’t be brought to justice,” Nugent lamented. “Justice is supposed to be swift. At least that’s how our Founding Fathers thought it should be.”
Nugent said Tsarnaev most likely wouldn’t go to trial “for more than a year due to court-sanctioned delays. Once he’s found guilty, he will be afforded any number of appeals that will take more years, possibly more than a decade.”
The 64-year-old, who has been no stranger to controversy in recent years, referred to Tsarnaev as a “voodoo punk” and said, “My dream of real justice would be a July 4 celebration of stringing this son-of-a-b*tch up in the Boston Common and letting the crows pick on his rotting flesh.”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was apprehended by law enforcement last Friday and taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he is currently awake and answering questions in writing. Tsarnaev sustained a throat injury at some point before he was captured and had to be intubated.
Tsarnaev is “charged with conspiring to use weapon of mass destruction against persons and property in US resulting in death,” according to the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
Tsarnaev is also being charged with one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. The charge carries a “penalty of death or imprisonment for life or any term of years.”
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