Final Rest

TitleFinal Rest
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBoxall, SF, Funke, MB, Funke, RD, Myers, GA, Potthast, A
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published09/2013
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsCriminal Justice , personal ethics , Public Policy
AbstractTamerlan Tsarnaev died on April 19th, 2013 after a gunfight with police. Four days earlier he and his brother had allegedly detonated two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line. Four nearly three weeks Tsarnaev's body was held in a funeral home waiting for burial, as Boston-area cemeteries refused to allow the internment of his body. In early May, a cemetery in rural Virginia decided to accept the body and in order to avoid protests, arranged for its stealthy transfer from Massachusetts to the burial grounds. Many local residents expressed discontent with the situation. However, Charles H. Abdel-Alim, whose house abuts the Virginia cemetery, disagreed and suggested that a proper burial is owed to all human beings.
NotesCase from the 2013 Regional Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
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