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should the punishment fit the crime

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Cod Fri 11-Feb-05 14:12:51

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suzywong Fri 11-Feb-05 14:14:40

Well done Cod,
I'm all burned out with it now though

secur Fri 11-Feb-05 14:15:28

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Chandra Fri 11-Feb-05 14:16:02

That's better!

secur Fri 11-Feb-05 14:18:59

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Cod Fri 11-Feb-05 14:19:58

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Chandra Fri 11-Feb-05 14:20:57

I don't know, are you my neighbour? . If you are, you are a really nice lady with 4 lovely children married to a doctor. Oh Dear! you could really be my neighbour!(shock) Are you?

secur Fri 11-Feb-05 14:21:24

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secur Fri 11-Feb-05 14:21:55

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snafu Fri 11-Feb-05 14:22:16

No, I agree too cod. It is an interesting discussion though. Someone want to get the ball rolling?

Chandra Fri 11-Feb-05 14:23:56

Good! as lovely as my neighbour is I wouldn't like her to know all the details of my life I post here

secur Fri 11-Feb-05 14:25:00

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snafu Fri 11-Feb-05 14:30:08

Crikey, I'm not very good at this.

OK, well, I don't think the death penalty is justifiable under any circumstances, even child murder. I don't believe in an eye for an eye and I don't think any civilised society should run its justice system that way. However, I am at a loss to think what should be a suitable 'punishment' for hideous crimes against children in particular, given that our justice system appears not to know the meaning of the words 'life imprisonment'.

nailpolish Fri 11-Feb-05 14:31:39

do topics like this not just give you brainpain??? makes my head want to burst, i cant keep my cool

snafu Fri 11-Feb-05 14:32:42

My thread-killing talents are unsurpassed on MN recently...sorry cod.

franch Fri 11-Feb-05 14:33:22

I haven't read the sad story as I know I'd be haunted by it. But I did start a thread a while ago in response to a child rape story because I wanted to DO something about the light sentence that had allowed the man out of prison incredibly quickly so that he was able to do this (he also raped an OAP). Someone pointed me in the direction of Women Against Rape , and I think a number of us made donations.

Have a look if you need to channel your anger/upset ....

(I repeat: I don't know the details of the story and don't want to. )

secur Fri 11-Feb-05 14:35:45

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Chandra Fri 11-Feb-05 14:36:03

Yes, they do, but only by forming an opinion and later act on it you can tip the balace one way or another. For example, if lots of people complain about the general inadequacy of death penalty, chances are that some people in the US who supports death penalty end up questioning it, I supose. While if we all turn to the other side things may remain the same.

I'm against death penalty, specially as most people who get death penalty in the US belongs to the so called minorities, and unfortunately many have not received a fair trial. In this particular case I would bet the father (hispanic) would be sent to the row while the mother may not.

nailpolish Fri 11-Feb-05 14:36:09

read in the paper yesterday about a man who had had so much downloaded of his pc about child abuse (including pictures) that the police stopped counting after 500,000

he only got 2 yrs suspended because a lot of it was so old

i had to stop reading when it said 'pictures of babies being tortured and raped'. i mean, whose babies are they FGS?

nailpolish Fri 11-Feb-05 14:36:42

he walked free

Chandra Fri 11-Feb-05 14:37:29

That was the answer to nailpolish post about this topics given us pain, sorry.

Chandra Fri 11-Feb-05 14:39:26

I think he should not have been allowed out, many possible victims could wrongly assume he is not a menace just because of his age.

secur Fri 11-Feb-05 14:41:08

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nailpolish Fri 11-Feb-05 14:42:05

that s how i feel secur. i would love to join in but it just is too much for me

snafu Fri 11-Feb-05 14:46:45

Actually, np, that story did make me feel physically sick when I first heard about it, and it's the kind of thing that makes me think I might have an exception to my rule...I don't know.

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