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Originally posted by Odessy
All I can really say is that I've always been a fan of the Boondock Saints...
I wouldn't feel any remorse if I knew someone was out there killing felons out on bail or gang lords...
Originally posted by thebox
I personally believe these 'offenders' should be dealt with more severely, but should that decision be in the hands of the general public? I’m not so sure.
You do not have to agree with me, but my point stands...if you have the right to kill him, why does he not have the right to rape a child. Both things in my opinion are morally wrong...
Problem solved! ~goes for a cup of coffee and a smoke~
Originally posted by Grumble
The government is just the gang in charge of the turf. "Justice" is the process of protecting the gang's power from those who would threaten it. That is why someone who threatens the President receives immediate attention from the Feds and someone who rapes a child is treated as a nuisance. And, of course, "vigilantes" are dealt with harshly, because they undermine the enforcers of the gang.
It warms my heart to see this new article. I certainly hope to see many more like it. In fact, I am MORE confident of the ability of individuals to mete out true justice than I am of the government to do so. I raise my glass in a toast to the "murderer." If my child had been touched, that man would have still been begging for death.
Originally posted by fmcanarney
Three theories of crime and punishment:
Retribution=eye for eye tooth for tooth. You must have the guilty person for this to be just. Historical and biblical
Deterrence=punishment equals crime. not necessary that the guilty person is punished as the punishment serves to deter further crime.
Rehabilitative=crime and the cause of crime can be understood and cured or treated. Our current system in the USA is a hodge podge of all three. That is what makes it so frustrating to understand how the punishment fits the crime.
Most crime is caused by choice. Criminals solve their problems illegally.
They choose to take what they want when they want it. Most people restrain themselves with morals, sobriety, temperence, values, rules and taboos. Criminals do not employ those morals and values which are taught to virtually all humans. They choose to offend.
So life for life is the retribution of capital punishment.
Homicide of a pedophile in the murders mind is equal to the pain the pedophile inflicted on them through their crime against a loved one.