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Sunday, 4 October 2009
09:20:15 PM (GMT)
Honestly, what's the point? Doesn't that defeat the purpus of the jailing system? I
thought we imprisoned criminals to turn them into honest men, not hide them from
society at societies expense. Think of the innocent, shoved out of view until the day
they die. Think of the guilty, who leave trial with less then a life sentence. Just
think, really.

You needn't agree with me, but I don't think we have the right to imprision someone

Then there's the fact that some truly evil people who get life sentence get out later
on parole. Surely this prooves that the system is unfair? Those who inforce it had to
give themselves a moral loop hole, a way to say "But surely, if they are actually
good they will get out without us,".

Then there are death row inmates. America, which so prizes our "unalienable rights to
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" denies all three to men and woman who
are declared guilty of heinous crimes. But with DNA evidence we keep going back to
see that we'd killed the wrong person. Innocent until proven guilty doesn't cut it,
not if you're innocent afterwards. Yet dead is dead, so what can we do?

We like to act as if DNA evidence is the solution, but it still proves the innocent
worthy of death. A man was once put to death for infanticied, accused of lighting a
fire which killed his three young daughters. He was merely arrested for questioning,
there was no proof the fire was on purpose, but it somehow led him to be in court.
When he and his lawyer tried to defend his case the judge said he had already gotten
more then a fair shot for a baby killer. The man was later put to death, because his
skin samples were found inside his own home.

Some people say that some criminals deserve killing. Maybe they're right, who am I to
judge? The way I see it, though, is that if you go in with the intent of killing and
imprisoning for life those who commit heinous crimes, some good people will be
punished too. It's worth some not getting the punishment they deserve to save the
wrongly convicted such a fate, I beleive.


lunasan says:   4 October 2009   543358  
I've always wondered about our.... crime system. I can't wait until
someoen figures out that technology can be used for this.
I agree with your viewpoint. However, shouldn't prison to the crime
makers be like summer school to the failign students?
You're supposed to actually learn from it. not sit and ROT. I like the
judgement circle, whch you can read about in Touching Spirit
Bear. <--great book.
Kirti says:   4 October 2009   867566  
Yes! The point of jail is to turn wrong doers into honest men.

How odd, just yesterday I heard people talking about that very book...
(I beleive they were refering to how crazy a particular science
teacher was for reading allowed the blood filled portions of that
lunasan says:   4 October 2009   462799  
Oh come on.  They shoudl be more mature! Yeesh!
lunasan says:   4 October 2009   775313  
And Juvi is even worse, if you ask me.
It makes sense in a way. However, if you go to jail for missing
school, but John  doesn't go for attemtped molest, WHAT IS THE EFFING
I shall now RAWR.
Kirti says:   4 October 2009   285968  
... I don't know what either of those comments mean O.o
lunasan says:   4 October 2009   893816  
tiggerlemon101 says:   5 October 2009   181749  
Death penalty:  Bad.  We don't have it Canada.  
Guilty people getting 25 or Life:  Good.  They deserve it.
Innocent peopel in jail:  Bad.
Guilty people in jail:  Good.

I am finished now.  
tiggerlemon101 says:   5 October 2009   345385  
Unfortunately, the unitelligent people running the judicial system
are not intelligent enough to realize these four simple things.  So we
are left with queries like yours.

tiggerlemon101 says:   6 October 2009   778661  
Also,  while I don't support the death penalty, I have to argue, on
principal, the following statement: "Then there are death row
inmates. America, which so prizes our "unalienable rights to Life,
Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness denies all three to men and
woman who are declared guilty of heinous crimes."

I believe there's something somewhere that says thatifyoutakeaway
those rights from others, they are automatically taken away from you. 
And, if there isn't, there should be.
Lyncheh says:   6 October 2009   691338  
sif life sentences are actually for life.
Kirti says :   6 October 2009   621941  
That doesn't cahnge what the concept intails. And for some
unfortunate saps, it does last their life.


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