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    Re: Sometimes you have to play dirty to get justice. T or F?

    I'd say the place where you are matters. The U.S. has a reasonably fair legal system and the rule of law, something that doesn't apply everywhere. I'd say justice may occur on a personal scale outside the law, but as a society it should not be considered acceptable. If is important to uphold the rule of law, even knowing it sometimes fails, over the desire of a single person. It is hardly fair, but much better than the alternative.

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    Re: Sometimes you have to play dirty to get justice. T or F?

    The law is the law, and in order for the law to maintain its integrity it must be enforced even-handedly. Using "dirty tricks" to get justice-- which is a wholly subjective concept-- means violating this principle. This is bad enough when civilians feel it necessary to do so, but when the people whose professional responsibility is to uphold the law do so, all pretense of civilization and order is lost.

    I'm often outspoken in my support for vigilantism, but this principle is tempered with the belief that the criminal justice system should and must do everything within its lawful authority to prosecute offenders-- even those offenders who have acted in the pursuit of justice.

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    Re: Sometimes you have to play dirty to get justice. T or F?

    I think the justice system is fraught with injustice even when it plays by the rules, so the OP question is kind of redundant.

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    Re: Sometimes you have to play dirty to get justice. T or F?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    I think the justice system is fraught with injustice even when it plays by the rules, so the OP question is kind of redundant.
    Which current laws/rules do you consider unjust?
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    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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