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Why vigilante justice is a bad idea, . . .

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by sportschick, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Sort of recalling the original thread on this (and not bothering to look for it), seemed almost every post supported the enraged father. Only a couple of people questioned why anyone would take the word of a 2-yr-old (starting with the mother who reported the incident to the father).

    Not sure what it means, just interesting.
  2. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    Original thread: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/31306/
  3. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    21, it means three things to me. first, that people - at least on this board; maybe not in real life - are quick to jump to conclusions when they should know better than to make such irrational and absurd pronouncements advocating vigilantism. to me, it's also a statement about our society in the sense that maybe when people society was a nicer place people would've been more skeptical that this had actually happened. finally, it means that people have absolutely no faith in our criminal justice system which might be warranted but is also a result of not grasping the true implications of a system that worked differently.
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Folks, this is why we have courts.
    The killer/dad in this case is a lawyer. Looks like he wasn't paying attention during some of his first-year law school classes.
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