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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Supreme Court Vigil
October 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 amFree
Please join Death Penalty Action, Rehumanize International and others in a short rally outside the US Supreme Court starting at 9:30am on Wednesday. There will also be a prayer vigil at 7pm on Tuesday evening, also on the sidewalk in front of the Court. A Facebook Event that you may share in your social media is here.
In 2015, a jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death by lethal injection. However, this decision was overturned by an appeals court, which determined that Tsarnaev’s rights were violated because the original trial judge had failed to exclude jurors who had already concluded that he was guilty. Last October, Donald Trump’s Justice Department requested that the Supreme Court review the case and reinstate Tsarnaev’s death sentence.
We know the death penalty is an outdated, unnecessary, and cruel practice that does nothing to heal the wounds that violence causes. Killing Tsarnaev will not bring justice.