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OnMilwaukee Co-Founder Suggested Repeated Rape for Boston Bomber
And it became a Twitter tiff.

Last Friday, Andy Tarnoff, co-founder of the entertainment website OnMilwaukee.com, suggested on Twitter that Dzokhar Tsarnaev should "drop the soap" in prison, as punishment for his participation in the Boston Marathon bombing. His tweet received responses both positive and negative, including one user, @MichaelJMathias, who said, "Everyone's angry, but that's awful. You're making fun of a very serious issue. Do some research and grow up."
"He deserves much more than any prisoner will rape him for. He's worthless. Don't be soft, " said @DufferHawkins, taking a more severe tack.
So Tarnoff continued.




The Twitter tiff turned into more name calling, and at one point, Tarnoff tried to relate to his critics by saying he's as liberal as they are and that politics aren't "black and white. " Then James Wigderson, a conservative blogger and columnist for the Waukesha Freeman, stepped into the fray.



And that wasn't all ...



To which Tarnoff replied: 




This morning, Wigderson tells Milwaukee Magazine: "Just as the first amendment allows an entertainment website editor to make a jackass of himself, the eighth amendment prevents jackass suggestions for torturing criminals from becoming public policy." And Tarnoff tells us, "My position is that I hope he is sentenced to death, and if not, whatever happens to him in prison will be a small price to pay for murdering children and adults in cold blood."

This post has been updated with additional information. In an earlier version James Wigderson's name was misspelled. We regret the error. 



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Son of Liberty Posted: 4/28/2013 8:54:08 AM
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With all the problems facing us, we have nothing better to worry about than the quality of the prison experience that may be had by a man who killed 4 and maimed a hundred? Really?
Son of Liberty Posted: 4/28/2013 8:54:02 AM
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With all the problems facing us, we have nothing better to worry about than the quality of the prison experience that may be had by a man who killed 4 and maimed a hundred? Really?
stormnatcup Posted: 4/25/2013 12:42:58 PM
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Andy's comments have been blown out of proportion. This seems like irresponsible reporting and continued stirring of the pot. I follow Andy on Twitter and find it interesting that the comments where people called him Taliban Tarnoff are not included in this story. Acknowledging what would most likely happen to a prisoner (Boston Marathon bomber) in prison does not in any way suggest instituting rape as a form of punishment. It's already happening people. It was wishful thinking and I support Andy's right to say so.
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