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    Re: Harry Potter actor jailed for 2 years over London riots

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You are 'man' enough to decide to enter a riot which resulted in theft and destruction of other peoples property...sorry...you deserve man sized punishments.
    I haven't read the story but I'm asking this more as a hypothetical rather than a defense of this guy.

    So do you mean that even if he was not personally involved in the theft or property destruction, as in he didn't actually steal anything nor did he destroy anyone's property, you still would find him guilty and imprison him because he was part of the crowd?

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    Re: Harry Potter actor jailed for 2 years over London riots

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Anyone watch the news clip they had? Sounds to me like everyone that was involved...even slightly....with that riot is getting made examples of.
    Yeah, the British authority are going after people who were involved in the riots, people who were just there when the rioting happened, and even people who just made posts of support for the rioters on FB or the internet.

    And they British courts gave out mass sentencing too.

    It's ****ing crazy in the UK, top and bottom.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Harry Potter actor jailed for 2 years over London riots

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Yeah, the British authority are going after people who were involved in the riots, people who were just there when the rioting happened, and even people who just made posts of support for the rioters on FB or the internet.

    And they British courts gave out mass sentencing too.

    It's ****ing crazy in the UK, top and bottom.

    the whole thing is a mess! Thats why I dont really think it would be very fair to slam these young men/women in prison for a long period of time. I would personally prefer to see community service handed out and help these kids do some good in the areas that they live and hopefully learn from their actions.

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    Re: Harry Potter actor jailed for 2 years over London riots

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You are 'man' enough to decide to enter a riot which resulted in theft and destruction of other peoples property...sorry...you deserve man sized punishments.
    It was a small part. Perhaps his assets should be seized to make restitution.

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    Re: Harry Potter actor jailed for 2 years over London riots

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    and again 2 years is long enough given the circumstances and how many people were involved in the riots, you want to teach this kid a lesson so he becomes a better person! You smack him with a 5 years + he's not going to come out a model citizen
    Of course he is not going in as a model citizen. Garbage in. Garbage out. Or so we used to say in the 70s in my software classes.

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    Re: Harry Potter actor jailed for 2 years over London riots

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    you realise that the whole point of Prison is to reform and shape people back into model citizens....
    Oh my. I always thought there was a "punishment-thingie" there.

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    Re: Harry Potter actor jailed for 2 years over London riots

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    Agreed. It's not like he raped or killed anyone.

    Just a dumb kid, with the rest of his life to change.
    In civilized countries arson can be met with deadly force. He was capable of it as he had the instrument of terror in his hand. Should we let the underwear bomber off after two years? It would be a shame to ruin his life. He won't come out as a model citizen either.

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    Re: Harry Potter actor jailed for 2 years over London riots

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Oh my. I always thought there was a "punishment-thingie" there.
    yes well being stuck in prison is itself a punishment but the whole point is to make them better people whilst they are inside, something states like Texas are yet to grasp

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    Re: Harry Potter actor jailed for 2 years over London riots

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    the whole thing is a mess! Thats why I dont really think it would be very fair to slam these young men/women in prison for a long period of time. I would personally prefer to see community service handed out and help these kids do some good in the areas that they live and hopefully learn from their actions.
    He was doing community service when he was captured. One Molotov cocktail anyone? They are great for cleaning the streets and removing unsightly buildings. Or has it been misreported that he had a Molotov cocktail in his hands?
    Last edited by Misterveritis; 04-14-12 at 07:41 PM.

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    Re: Harry Potter actor jailed for 2 years over London riots

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    yes well being stuck in prison is itself a punishment but the whole point is to make them better people whilst they are inside, something states like Texas are yet to grasp
    I will let Texas decide for Texas.

    How many people, other than those on television shows, actually "come out better people"?

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