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Originally posted by Scope and a Beam
reply to post by Donnie Darko
How on earth can a murderer be worse than a sex offender?
I know of someone who was set upon in a snooker hall by two men armed with bats and various other weapons. As they attempted to beat him to a pulp, he smashed a beer bottle and stabbed one in the neck defending himself blindly in the skirmish; the fight ended quickly as it became apparent that the wounded attacker was dying. The guy with the bottle fled and most likely saved his own life, sadly he was sent to prison for murder. However he was merely doing anything he could whilst defending his own life as I'm sure many of us would in a similar situation.
Now this guys is a murderer yes, but compare what he did to that of a child molester or rapist, in my opinion it doesn't come close in terms of crime.
There's many factors and levels to murder and sex offenders etc, but I feel in their extremities sex offenders are still far worse than any murderer.
Oh yeah and the guy was attacked because he refused to give up his snooker table.
Originally posted by sos37
Originally posted by Aggie Man
I saw this and wanted to comment about it here on ATS.
So, I think that this is a bad idea.
Come back and tell us the same thing after your daughter/sister/mother is raped and/or killed by one of these monsters.
Not trying to be difficult with your post, but I think it's easy to sit back and dictate arm-chair politics if you've never been through the hell that loved ones go through at the hands of these monsters.
I'm all for detaining them until they die behind prison bars.
Originally posted by ventian
Well lets think. MJ is getting closer and closer to full on legalization. These private "institutions" are going to have to find some way to make all that government money that they would otherwise lose. Sounds like they found a way.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
It's completely ok to release murderers
just as long they didn't rape their victims.
They are prioritizing sex crimes over death crimes.
That's f*****d up
[edit on 17-5-2010 by boondock-saint]
Originally posted by SyphonX
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Um, excuse me?
Murdering is a choice and not the result of a mental defect?
Sex offenders are only because of mental defect or "more disturbed"?
What, exactly, are you trying to do here? You can reform "anyone", no one is excluded from reform. A penitentiary is called a penitentiary because it has the goal of making the convicts penitent of their crimes. A correctional facility seeks to do the same, it is the same, to correct someone. They put all offenders in these facilities with the goal to remove them from society temporarily, to correct them to the best of the facility's abilities, and then release them. Barring life sentences of course, and also barring the horrid 'turn-em-in-turn-em-out' turnstile condition of the prison system.
I would like to see your proof where, "most murderers can be reformed" but "sex offenders cannot be reformed". This is a ridiculous emotionally charged argument that would not even come close to holding up in a court of law, let alone any rational discussion.
What sex offenders are you talking about? The most heinous, or all of them?
Originally posted by Donnie Darko
Would you kill your own child if they were a sex offender?
Since they are so worthless now. Just asking.