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originally posted by: Lysergic
Execution would benefit society more.
originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: generik
My mate stabbed an off duty policeman when he was 15 , the off duty policeman assaulted him outside a pub on his way home from football
the man was shouting abuse at them, being 15 ye dont take cheek off anyone and so decided to talk back , they settled their differences shook hands turned to walk away and my mate got a pint tumbler smashed over his head by a 46 year old man.
My mate then not thinking clearly as a reaction stabbed him in the side dropped the knife and ran in panic.
Bearing in mind that this was 1992 and in Glasgow at his age , you were the odd one out if you didnt carry a knife!
Anyway , biggest mistake of his life, he has never been able to forget it as the establishment remind him every chance they get that he killed one of their own! He is on a life license
Apparently the guy was a bastard ! beat his wife etc and beat up inmates etc.
He had it coming apparently - karma maybe, it works in mysterious ways.
My mate is a stand up guy and he heavily regrets what he did , and wishes he could take it back , but he doesnt wish the guy didnt die because he was a bastard !
I dunno , some people can make pretty bad mistakes and regret them for life
As for those two who brutally murdered james bulger, well they are out on the streets again
originally posted by: Qboneq
Every single human being has done some “mistake” at some point in their life and “everyone” deserves a “second chance”.
Judge no one when you personally aware of your “own hidden and secret past”.
originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: UKTruth
he was a 15 year old who reacted to assault bya 46 year old off duty policman using violence in a culture of violence
his initial charge was manslaughter but because he was a policeman the state decided to call for murder
I have no problems with being friends with him , he respects me and treats me with kindness as he does the rest of our neighbours
I'm not advocating violence or murder or anything like that , and he does regret that mistake heavily .
as it cost him his freedom from 15 until he was 34
and he is still on a life license so has to report to his parole officer even if he speaks to the police for having a tail light out.
He defended himself from an attack from behind after being smashed over the head with a glass , he could have easily been killed himself !
there is a saying in glasgow, "turn the other cheek and it will get slashed as well "
as in if you walk away you will still likely get a doing , and in this case its exactly what happened
I disagree with you , people can make irrational mistakes like that , just the same as if you were to get into a fight and punch someone they hit their head of the curb and die , its manslaughter , but you meant to punch them so its murder !
are you saying that people who make these kinds of mistakes cant be rehabilitated or even find redemption for their previous acts of violence . You dont believe in forgiveness ?
Citizenship should have been revoked when it stepped on the plane out