Someone on facebook sent me a message and asked what I thought about the Boston bombing.
Short answer – what happened was terrible and I hope the SOB that did this is brought to justice.
Medium answer – How do we find justice for killing and maiming others?
Is putting someone in prison justice?
Lets take Timothy McVeigh for an example. Did putting him to death bring justice to those he killed and/or injured? At the time putting Timothy McVeigh to death may have sounded like a good idea. But in the long run I think he got off light. Timothy McVeigh is dead, and we still have to live with the memory of what he did.
How do we find justice for people who had their legs blown off, or had a son killed, or had a daughter killed?
Putting someone in prison is not justice, that is punishment.