View Poll Results: Is vigilante justice an acceptable form of punishment for criminals?

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    be0wulf is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Default Vigilante Justice

    So aside from being a fairly entertaining vehicular shooter for the PlayStation console, a vigilante is a person who enacts justice without regard for the law, in response to a perceived lack of action from the authorities.

    So, /st/, what are your thoughts on vigilante justice, especially with people like this and this getting barely any time in prison, considering the seriousness of their crimes?

    Vote please, and discuss.

    P.S. Believe it or not, this thread was inspired by something I saw on /b/, which is most definitely nsfw. If you're reeeeeeeally curious, PM me, or check last night's IRC logs.


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    Stuyvesant is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    I don't think that vigilantism has anything to do with those cases. What you're talking about is the breakdown of the justice system. The Homolka chick was caught and got a light sentence because of a plea bargain. She 'duped' the prosecutors and they couldn't go back on their word. The cement murder case is a bizarre one. The parents who owned the house should've got life sentences. The lack of evidence linking the kids to the girl was the problem for the prosecutor.

    I don't think that we need vigilantism. I think we need longer prison sentences and forced labour. Criminals don't deserve a free ride or an easy stay. The legal system should have greater powers. I live in a country with a pretty bad crime rate. I would be more than happy to trade a couple of civil liberties for safety.

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    Sherman is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    I think what he means is, how would you feel about vigilantes heading out there and knocking off this scum when the correct legal channels fail?

    I've just read through those reports, and wow. For some reason, the one by the four boys gets me more worked up. Minors these days no their rights all too well, and yet there is no reason that a 19 year old should be any more depraved and immoral than a 16 year old. These little demons who head out there and treat the world exactly how they want while they still have legal protection really get my back up.

    People like the married couple there are also bad, but at least when they are caught, they are caught. There can be some kind of closure. But minors... ah, if you were here in my room I'd rant and rave at you, but it doesn't work over ther net.

    In any case, I sereiously wish someone would kill people like this. Hell, if I found myself in a position where they were there, and I could do it, I probably would.

    But in saying that, I have to say that I don't, in general, approve of the idea of vigilante justice. Mainly for the reason that -

    If there are people out there unhinged enough to do these kinds of things, what's to stop a vigilante from being equally unhinged? We might be glad when they kill one person, but then disagree with another. And then some victims we might feel were completely unjustified. But the vigilante wouldn't care - if anything, he might think that you were at fault for disagreeing, and feel that you must sympathise with the "baddies", and come after you next, in a pre-emptive strike!

    At least the legal channels are controlled, and accountable. If people start running around taking their own view of morality and using it to shape society how they see fit, without us knowing who they are, then the world will only get worse.

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    Chaoswind is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    That bitch is living in MY island? with her CHILD and her HUSBAND?

    *Picks Shotgun

    BRING IN ON BITCH!!!

    *goes to Hack the FBI to know the place she lives

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    Being a Vigilante is justified in certain situations, just make sure no one caches a glance of what you did.
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    The problem with things like this is the fact that even, Police aren't sure 100%. What if John Doe goes off half-cocked and kills someone, only to find out that person is innocent.

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    True enough, but in cases like these where... hell, they've admitted to it and are getting these half-assed sentences. Well... >.>

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    Henchy432 is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    I have just read that fucked up manga.

    >They also related that "possibly a hundred different people" knew that Furuta had been imprisoned there
    If this is true. Everyone that was involved should be put in a cage with with a fucking polar bear.

 

 

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