posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 02:35 PM
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
Maybe we could actually brand rapists and pedophiles so people know to stay away from them?
You don't want to do something like that. It's not simply that they would get harassed, because they could probably use some harassment, but
some guy would probably murder them or at least badly assault them, landing himself a ticket to jail.
The idea of branding people like this (for public humiliation and punishment) reminds me of old time "justice", where people would be set up in the
centre of town in stocks so that the populace can fuel their hate by tossing stones and food at them.
I'd like to think we're passed all that...
As for the woman in the story, the punishment fits the crime. It's a creative and funny way to teach someone a lesson, but it suits her because it
wasn't nearly as serious as the above mentioned crimes. The judge is a pretty cool guy.
edit on 6/11/12 by AdamsMurmur because: (no reason given)