posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 04:58 PM
Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
That's a regressive mindset. Causing disabled people for petty crimes like shoplifting is so backwards I can't believe you are advocating it. Why
would you want to take society back in time?
edit on 11-9-2012 by RealSpoke because: (no reason given)
I doubt they have problems with shoplifting in Saudi Arabia - in fact I bet its almost unheard of considering the penalty. Our kids shoplift because
they know even if they get caught nothing will happen to them the first time, the second or even the third.
I have been all over the world my friend and seen many societies. Western culture and its "civilized rehabilitation" of criminals is statistically
ineffective and financially unsustainable.
Prisons are nothing more than a virtual cocoon from which the first time offender is honed and fine tuned until they blossom into a professional
criminal in the majority of the circumstances.
I don't think anyone advocates mutilation for minors but seriously if you don't know right from wrong by the age of majority you are not likely to
learn it without some sort of serious wake up call. IMO kids who don’t show a respect for the rights of others and a clear delineation between
right and wrong by say 13 are doomed in most cases to never learn it.
Prison is too lax - IMO if they have time to sit around and think up ways to make weapons and smuggle dope in their asses they have too much free
I'm all for one chance at rehabilitation/education - after the prisoner works a 12 hour workday at hard uncofmortable and degrading labor. Prison
should be such a horrible experience that one would be stupid to risk it again.
Many non-criminal citizens would love to have the "freedom" to sit around play cards, work out for hours and get a law degree on the public dime I