Originally Posted by GAC
Incapable of being reduced or of being diminished?
Tell that to the victims who had their lives violently taken from them, and their surviving family members. nd this mindset within our judicial system that there is still some hope that these criminals can be somehow rehabilitated.
It's simply great to see, as a society, that we are so concerned about "restoring" these criminals to be being productive members of that society while trampling over the victims and their families. That certainly proves our humaneness.
GAC, it's not their fault, society has ******* all over them their entire lives, their mommy didn't hug them enough when they were little, they got picked last for kickball, no one would go to prom with them, they had to wear clothes from the secondhand store, they have ADD, OCD, SOME sort of mental illness that explains/excuses their behavior, hmm, what am I missing... THEY were abused, so their abuse of others can be more easily understood
And my point, FCB, was NOT about the death penalty on its face but rather that mitigating a crime on mental illness grounds often leads to the person being rehabilitated and released. Is that fair? Can sexual predators BE rehabilitated? My criminal law class/theory taught me that they cannot. What are we to do with them? Keep them in a rubber room the rest of their lives? Stick them in with the general population and let them do our dirty work for us?