View Poll Results: Justice or mercy?

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    17 65.38%
  • Mercy

    9 34.62%
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Thread: Justice or mercy?

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    "Justice" is never blind. You cannot simply treat every crime the same. It depends on the circumstances of the crime and also of the person.
    Right, definitely, I completely agree. If you're white then they should get, what, five years less? Part of the Ku Klux Klan, then a few less years? Really, we shouldn't have the law "set in stone." God no, that would be completely unequal. We can't have Democrats and Republicans getting the same sentences; nor the rich and poor. Justice should look at the people "realistically," like what pigeonhole the judge decides to put the accused in.
    Last edited by Areopagitican; 04-20-10 at 12:58 AM.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Both. But mercy can never conflict with true justice.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Justice and mercy are subjective concepts. Ask the death row inmate if justice is being served, or ask the victim's family if a commuted sentence is merciful. Decisions like these always affect more than one person, and the effects on those other people must be taken into consideration.

    I prefer order. Crime and recidivism can be measured, convictions can be measured, rehabilitation can be measured, and thus the effects of policies on these rates can be measured. We can know which policies uphold order because they can be measured.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    I still don't get the poll's question.

    Am I the only one thinking it's a dumb thing to ask?
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