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I'm not following your line of reasoning.
Why, exactly, is it irrelevant to point out the hypocrisies in condemning a society for cutting the hands off of thieves while celebrating shooting them down in the street?
No, it's not relevant in a court of law, but for the purposes of this discussion (which is largely centered on social values), it strikes me as being rather key.
I suspect you just don't like the comparison and would rather it not be brought up because it undermines the social smugness that is such an integrated part of Western society. It's simply not a comfortable thought, so you'd rather not deal with it.
Originally posted by samuraijack
Frontier ... is why.........in my opinion we wait for the proper authorities that have been trained to respond accordingly. If our authorities are'nt responding fast enough then that's when we speak up and complain about them not doing their jobs.
How does one prevent things like this from happening again?
As I see it, there's two main ways;
1) Eliminate crime. Since this is rather an unlikely thing to happen any time soon, I don't think it bares too much discussion.
2) Make this a precedent where the shooter must face the consequences of his actions, thus deterring others from taking the same course of action.
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
All of that aside, this guy is no better than those yelling to have a woman shot for a teddy bear.
In any case, he's still a killer, and they're still dead for no reason.
Originally posted by infinite8
But killing them for stealing is a bit harsh.
Originally posted by Dont Taze Me Bro
Oh well. I feel for this guy I hope he doesn't end up in trouble over this.