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  •  "Failed by his family" (3+ / 0-)
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    mint julep, SneakySnu, NYFM

    refers to his older brother, a father figure, who was supposed to look out for him. Instead, the radicalized Islamist pushed his younger brother to get involved in murder. People aren't just born with the intent to murder imprinted on their brains, they have to get that way somehow. It doesn't absolve Tsarnaev from responsibility for his actions, but it does provide an explanation for how he got that way. If you believe that his upbringing had "nothing to do with his crime", then what did? Were he and his brother terrorists just coincidentally?

    •  True, people aren't born to murder (2+ / 0-)
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      ER Doc, Eyesbright

      but they are born with common sense, and by the time they have had the best private high school education in the country, to say that any misdeeds he then commits were because his family "failed him" is pure bullshit hogwash.

      I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!

      by Pragmatus on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 08:16:51 AM PDT

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