I trust that everyone understands that being against the death penalty does not imply being against punishment. If the Boston bomber is found guilty, which seems likely, he should go to prison for life.
And a majority of Bostonians agree with me. Yesterday's report from the Death Penalty Information Center contains this note:
"In Boston, a strong majority (57%) of residents supported a sentence of life without parole for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, while only 33% of respondents supported a death sentence."