Ever since the dreadful bombing at the Boston Marathon, I’ve been proud to call myself a native Bostonian. The slogan “Boston Strong” has spoken vol­umes about the char­acter of the people and public offi­cials of this great city. But the latest con­tro­versy sur­rounding where to bury — or whether to bury — the deceased Tamerlan Tsar­naev, one of two brothers sus­pected of mas­ter­minding the fatal bomb­ings, has placed us in a not so favor­able light.

What some folks here have said should become of Tsarnaev’s remains sad­dens me and dis­graces our city. In the midst of the con­tro­versy, readers of the web­site of my local news­paper, The Boston Globe,posted com­ments of what they thought should be done with Tsarnaev’s corpse.


Read the article at USA Today →