From the Globe Opinion forum, “You react: The Tsarnaev trial,” here are some of the best responses to the question: “What message do you think the government is trying to send with the trial?”
“It seems to me they are doing their job as required under the law. Doing so also has the bonus of exposing us to all sorts of conspiracy theorists and holier-than-thou pseudo-intellectuals on the pages of The Boston Globe who think the government must be up to something. It’s laughable.” — snowmanny
“If they’re concerned about sending a message, then the message they’re sending is they’re not focusing on what they should be focusing on. Their only focus should be on justice, not sending messages. But, of course, this isn’t really about justice.” — Chris
“The government is sending the exact same message that would be sent if Adam Lanza had lived to go on trial: here are the consequences to your actions.” — anonymous
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