A New York state senator has spurred controversy online by asking in a tweet if the Boston Marathon bombing suspect arrested Friday should be tortured.

Second-term Republican Sen. Greg Ball of the Hudson Valley tweeted just after authorities in Boston captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) Friday evening.

Ball’s tweet calls the suspect “scum bag No. 2” and asks who wouldn’t use torture on him to save more lives.