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Originally posted by and14263
Once again another example of how our society values punishment over rehab. The world will never change if we mask the symptoms and do not address the cause.
Don't you people have any respect for the rule of law? Innocent until proven guilty?
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by EnlightenUp
I don't like perpetuating the violence either, so kill the SOB and it stops.
The rule of law is a good thing, overall. But the rule of law is frequently circumvented, twisted, sidestepped, and ignored by those who would desire to escape punishment.
We had a deal in Vietnam called the Chu Hoi program, and I'm not sure of the spelling. Under the Chu Hoi program, any VC or even NVA could yell "Chu Hoi!" and we were to take him into open arms as he just professed a change of sides.
We noted that only when cornered, wounded, or out of ammo did they start yelling "Chu Hoi!"
Being practical men, when one would yell "Chu Hoi," we'd take a look at his weapon, his magazines, the area surrounding him, and if we saw ANY evidence that he did so out of desperation, we'd take turns and take them out for a "walk."
Each time, they apparently escaped, as we never saw them again.
Summary punishment can be a very efficient, very effective deterrent.