CommonWealth – Walsh’s legislative skills needed on transportation


LPP alumnus Joe Giglio, who serves on Mayor Walsh’s transportation transition working group, discusses transportation legislation options such as congestion pricing. Death would be too good for Marathon bomber

James Alan Fox

James Alan Fox says he is disappointed that the federal government will pursue the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev because it will increase his martyrdom status.

LPP PhD Alumnus Joins Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh’s Transportation & Infrastructure Transition Committee

Joe Gigilio

LPP PhD alumnus, Professor Joseph Giglio, announced his decision to accept Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh’s invitation to join his Transportation and Infrastructure transition working group. – Security clearance for terror

James Alan Fox

In the aftermath of Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington D.C. Naval Yard, many weighty questions abound surrounding the circumstances of the crime and the man believed to be responsible for the carnage. Perhaps the most disconcerting pertains to how Aaron Alexis, given his troubled past and troubled mind, could have security clearance that allowed him access to the military facility.

James Alan Fox offers insight on Boston bombing suspect’s fate


Boston bombing suspect’s fate: Column

By James Alan Fox | USA Today

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to appear in federal court today for his arraignment, and some victims and their families are expected to attend. When the 30-count indictment against him was announced last month, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz indicated that the 19-year-old defendant, if convicted of murdering three spectators during the race and an MIT police officer days later, would face life in prison or the death penalty. Consistent with Justice Department procedure, Ortiz would consult with the victims’ families before making a recommendation of whether the federal government should seek to execute Tsarnaev.

Hopefully, this stage of the decision-making process is more about political correctness than public policy. It is certainly appropriate for the victims to be kept informed about important developments in the case. However, the preferences of victims should not guide either prosecutorial strategy or sentencing decisions.

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