Rock musician and conservative political pundit Ted Nugent wants Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to receive an old-school punishment with a long New England history: a public hanging.
Writing for the conservative website WorldNetDaily, Mr. Nugent says the Founding Fathers would’ve approved of swift punishment for the 19-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen and Muslim native of Russia. Authorities say he and his older brother Tamerlan — who was killed in a shootout with police last week — killed 3 people and injured more than 170 at last Monday’s Boston Marathon and then later killed a policeman during the massive manhunt.
“Imagine if this jihadist punk had basically committed the same crimes 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,” wrote Mr. Nugent. “That would be justice.”
“But that won’t happen to this guilty voodoo vermin. If he’s ever executed, it will be many years from now after our so-called justice system goes through its strange eternal, time-wasting, court-and-lawyer maneuvers from hell.”
He said by the time Mr. Tsarnaev is convicted and executed, “America will probably have had to deal with any number of other bombings and killings by other voodoo nuts.”
Mr. Nugent points to 1865 as inspiration, when the conspirators who assisted John Wilkes Booth in assassinating President Lincoln “had their necks stretched less than three months after Booth killed President Lincoln.”
Mr. Nugent says his “dream of real justice” would be a July 4 public hanging of “this son-of-a-b-tch up in the Boston Common and letting the crows pick on his rotting flesh.”