posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 03:31 PM
This is an interesting case that sends me in many different directions. I have a 9yo and a 4yo both girls and a 2yo boy. Putting myself into that
position(as I have through imagination, being a fearful parent, envisioned before) I would be enraged as well and would have/will defend/ed my
daughter at all cost. I see the Fathers pain and anger. However, I do feel he went too far in killing the man. In most cases the man would have
stopped fighting prior to the death blow/s.
I personally believe that death and dying is a release not a punishment. Yes, you loose your life, but I see suffering in life to be more effective.
Death is a release of physical pain and responsibility. I think The Father should have stopped and let the police/courts deal with the punishment.
On the other hand, beating the guy senseless and letting him live could have left the Father with law suits on the civil side of the law(which he may
still face). I believe in the "Stand your ground" laws but just as a burglar whom you catch and injure, can sue you in civil court, so too can a
person in this situation had he lived through the situation.
Without going too deep into the flaws within our judicial and prison system and the cost to the tax payers(which in themselves is another 500 posts a
piece) I feel that everyone deserves their day in court. I know too many people that have been sent up the river for crimes they did not commit due to
little girls that learned how easy it is to lie out of revenge(which is clearly not the case in this situation as the perp was caught in the act
according to what is accepted as fact in this case at this time). Killing the man(and I use lower case m because anyone who does this type of offense
does not deserve the capital M as at this point, with the information I have, believe the man to have committed the crime in question) denied him fair
council and judgement. With all this I still feel that our prison system is not enough of a deterrent to committing crimes, be they violent in nature
or not. However, I feel, the imprisonment for debt or what one does to their own body should be illegal, but I have digressed enough.
Crimes of Passion(crimes committed through emotion not logic), which this case could be considered, are on the razors edge in this Country. In some
States it is taken into account and others it is not accepted as a defense. For example, I believe it is still accepted, in some States if a Man were
to find his wife in the act of cheating they can kill them both and it be considered a Crime of Passion, yet if only one is killed, it shows logical
thought and therefore murder, Texas being one. In some States this would be a clear case of involuntary manslaughter if not 3rd or 2nd degree
I do believe this man deserved a beat down maybe even tortured a little(okay maybe a lot) but our laws do not allow for this type of vigilantism or
revenge, yet, the government is known for it World wide. It is all double standards and that is what make cases like this so difficult to deal with.