[VIDEO] MIT police chief urges Boston bomber be sentenced to death

Timothy Dionisopoulos
Former Reporter

The chief of police at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be sentenced to death if found guilty in an interview on Wednesday.

The Boston Herald reported that MIT Police Chief John DiFava made the comments outside the federal courthouse where Tsarnaev was charged with 30 offenses, seventeen of which carry the death penalty.

“The man deserves to die if he’s found guilty,” said DiFava. “He’s guilty of killing other people. He’s guilty of inflicting hurt on other people. Where does it stop? We let him live at our expense, for the rest of his life? I’m sorry. He deserves the death penalty.”

The Boston Herald also reported DiFava called Tsarnaev a “punk”  and a “bad guy.”

DiFava stated in a video posted on The Boston Herald that he saw no emotion from Tsarnaev when he was read his charges.

“I didn’t see the remorse, I didn’t see the nervousness, the fear I didn’t see any of that.  He wasn’t disrespectful I just didn’t see the remorse,” said DiFava in the video.

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“To give him a fair trial, which again is the American way, it’s going to be a long process. It says beyond a shadow of a doubt.  That’s what they have to prove,” he added.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the main suspect in the bombings which were detonated at the end of the Boston Marathon on April 15.

MIT police officer Sean Collier was murdered during a shootout with the suspects from the bombing.

At the time of the bombing Tsarnaev was a student at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

A representative from the MIT police said DiFava was unavailable to comment to Campus Reform as he was out of the office on business.

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Timothy Dionisopoulos

Timothy Dionisopoulos

Former Reporter
Tim Dionisopoulos is a former reporter for Campus Reform and communications editor in the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Program. Tim joined Campus Reform in the summer of 2011, and his stories were cited or re-posted on the Daily Mail, the Drudge Report, Fox News, and other national media outlets. Tim graduated in 2011 from Providence College in Rhode Island where he was politically active on campus and in the community.
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