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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Simple question, no need for complex answers.
    there should be a third option, "Yes, please"

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    there should be a third option, "Yes, please"
    Or Rootebega. Rootebega (also, less hilariously, Rutabega) is always a good third option.


    Seriously though... the question is simply left hanging there in space unsupported by context. Without context, the question is meaningless.

    Justice or mercy for who? for having done what? under what circumstances?

    It's almost a "have you quit beating your wife, answer yes or no" question, hanging there alone like that.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Or Rootebega. Rootebega (also, less hilariously, Rutabega) is always a good third option.


    Seriously though... the question is simply left hanging there in space unsupported by context. Without context, the question is meaningless.

    Justice or mercy for who? for having done what? under what circumstances?

    It's almost a "have you quit beating your wife, answer yes or no" question, hanging there alone like that.
    That's kind of what I was thinking, but the openness does lead up to some good debate. If it's Cjustice you're the guy to talk about mercy v justice being a former LEO. It would be interesting to figure out what situations demand what from the practical side of things.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    That's kind of what I was thinking, but the openness does lead up to some good debate. If it's Cjustice you're the guy to talk about mercy v justice being a former LEO. It would be interesting to figure out what situations demand what from the practical side of things.
    It's been my experience that people almost never learn from mercy; they always learn from justice.
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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    It's been my experience that people almost never learn from mercy; they always learn from justice.
    While I agree, there's crime and the criminal. For criminals justice really is the only recourse, if say, someone was pushed to it by extreme circumstance and isn't necessarily criminally minded cutting them a break seems a little more palatable.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    While I agree, there's crime and the criminal. For criminals justice really is the only recourse, if say, someone was pushed to it by extreme circumstance and isn't necessarily criminally minded cutting them a break seems a little more palatable.
    Or it teaches them that they can get away with it. Eh, I'm just not very nice. As a general rule, I try to keep myself out of situations where I need either. Others should do the same.
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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Or it teaches them that they can get away with it. Eh, I'm just not very nice. As a general rule, I try to keep myself out of situations where I need either. Others should do the same.
    S'all good. I am usually more of a fan of justice myself, but again everything is circumstancial when it comes to a topic like this. Without an actual set of events it's impossible to either/or.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    I believe as others here do that it depends on the situation and the people involved. I'm also fond of these sayings:

    "Mercy seasons Justice"
    Shakespeare "Merchant of Venice" Act IV sc. i.

    "For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment. " James 2:13, NET Bible <ca 65>





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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by hiswoman View Post
    I believe as others here do that it depends on the situation and the people involved. I'm also fond of these sayings:

    "Mercy seasons Justice"
    Shakespeare "Merchant of Venice" Act IV sc. i.

    "For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment. " James 2:13, NET Bible <ca 65>

    I personally like a little paprika on my justice, but to each their own.
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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    I guess the problem comes that without any certainty in the law there will be no justice.Every case that has been brought has different circumstances but sadly we do have to generalise.
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