HANDS OFF CAIN: DEATH SENTENCE OF BOSTON BOMBER IS SYMBOLIC BECAUSE A DE FACTO MORATORIUM IS IN FORCE
May 16, 2015: About the news of the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for his role in the 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and wounded 264, Sergio D'Elia, Secretary Hands Off Cain said:
"I consider the death sentence of Tsarnaev a purely symbolic act, and I think his execution is highly unlikely. We must remember that President Barack Obama has maintained a de facto moratorium on federal executions (which, by the way, have been very rare in the last decades), which has lasted for 12 years. He also ordered a review of the lethal injection protocols, which he defined "deeply troubling", and raised significant questions on equitable application of the death penalty in terms of race.
With the fading of the effect of a symbolically strong response to the severity of the attack that happened in Massachusetts - said D'Elia -.as time goes by the chances of executing Tsarnaev will be less and less, considering the increasingly widespread resistance in America against an anachronistic practice that puts the oldest democracy at the level of the worst illiberal and executionist countries in the world". (Sources: HOC, 16/05/2015)