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Maybe we should give her a choice. Life in a mental hospital for the criminally insane or euthanasia? I don't have a problem with giving criminals the option of suicide, I just hate the idea of death as a punishment. I just find it so totalitarian and the idea of 'good people' being full of righteous hate just disgusts me for some reason.
Originally posted by lampsalot
Has anyone ever thought that the main line of thinking here, that we should simply produce more suffering on the girl who did this, is the kind of thinking that caused her to commit the murder in the first place?
Honestly sometimes I feel like people are so cruel and unforgiving that they aren't worthy of forgiveness or kindness. But then I realize that if we are not kind to others who don't deserve it, then we can't ever change anything.
Personally I don't think the girl who killed that other girl, or any of you who think we should kill her to avenge the girl she killed, really deserve kindness. But I hope everyone receives kindness anyways.
Scans Reveal Differences in Psychopathic Brains
Findings could explain their anti-social tendencies, researchers say
November 29, 2011 RSS Feed Print
TUESDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Differences seen in the structure and function of psychopaths' brains could help explain their often callous and impulsive anti-social behavior, U.S. researchers report.
They compared brain scans of 20 prisoners diagnosed as psychopaths and 20 prisoners who weren't psychopaths.
The scans revealed that psychopaths have fewer connections between the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, which is involved in feelings such as empathy and guilt, and the amygdala, which mediates fear and anxiety.
"This is the first study to show both structural and functional differences in the brains of people diagnosed with psychopathy," Michael Koenigs, an assistant professor of psychiatry in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, said in a university news release. "Those two structures in the brain, which are believed to regulate emotion and social behavior, seem to not be communicating as they should."
The study was led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience.
"The combination of structural and functional abnormalities provides compelling evidence that the dysfunction observed in this crucial social-emotional circuitry is a stable characteristic of our psychopathic offenders," Joseph Newman, a psychology professor at UW-Madison, said. "I am optimistic that our ongoing collaborative work will shed more light on the source of this dysfunction and strategies for treating the problem."
Originally posted by lampsalot
No offense but I'm glad you are not my dad lol
I admire your consistency on the issue though in an odd way.edit on 9-2-2012 by lampsalot because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by silo13
Wow..... Her own words are downright chilling and remind me of one thing above all others. She reminds me of a dog or a lion that has tasted human blood. Once that happens, killing it really isn't optional anymore. It's removed the taboo of attacking people and it will attack again. Same with her.....she got off on this, by her diary entry and can be expected to do it again. Sick.
REALLY? A nine year old? how can a nine year old be sentenced to life? im so sick of this country..
rehabilitate her for F*(ks saKE!
cleary the meds have altered her stasis.. get her off the meds with some counseling and keep her under watch but treat her like regular nine year old if you want her to be normal. this is sick to imprison a little girl no matter what she has done.
Originally posted by phoenixlights321
reply to post by batgirl
Great post with good supporting info. The one thing I hope for is that maybe one day we can rehabilitate psychopaths with some success. Maybe if we became really advanced we'd be able to screen everyone at a very young age, see if they have psychopathic traits and provide them with preventative treatment that hasn't been developed yet. Sure, at the present time we have no idea how to go about it, but it doesn't mean it's not possible. Keep them locked up where they can do no harm and maybe a few decades down the road we start testing some kind of treatment that maybe works? If they are alive, at least we'd have a group to possibly conduct studies on. It's still a very tough decision though.edit on 9-2-2012 by phoenixlights321 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by n00bUK
This is yet another example of why there needs to be an alternative to prison.
I have nothing else to say other than I think story's like this should touch everybody's soul and make them realize that the system we have now has major faults. Prison wont change this girl, it will institutionalize her and give her a very distort her view on reality at a young age. There is ways of helping this girl, prison not been one of them.
My thoughts go out with the family, on both sides.
Society needs to look at what is triggering this type of behavior and instead of imprisoning them - deal with the problem, not put it on ice
i think these young individuals should be paired with people with like trains of thought and taught how to control themselves.
Originally posted by silo13
I don't know what to say - Big Pharma responsible for another killing?
Or at 15, was Bustamante just a cold blooded psycho?
peaceedit on 8-2-2012 by silo13 because: spelling original from girls diary
its equally as sickening for me to read comments coming from grown men/women saying things like "I hope this girl never see's the light of day and dies of old age in prison"
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
We have many 18 year olds who feel this same way as this 15 year old girl.They enjoy killing.
They won't get a trail though. They are called Soldiers. They are like trained dogs, they even kill on command. Now if you ask me, that's way more scary.