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    Justice or mercy?

    Simple question, no need for complex answers.
    "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Honestly, it would depend on the crime in situation. Justice should be given to a serial killer. Mercy should be shown to someone who accidentally killed another.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Everything has a caviotte. If say, a guy stole because he wants to make money without earning it then throw the book at him and let him see sunlight after the maximum. If someone is trying to feed his kids and can't find a job, mercy, help him get on his feet. A person who kills because they feel threatened, mercy, a person who murders in cold blood, justice.
    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
    Everything has a caviotte. If say, a guy stole because he wants to make money without earning it then throw the book at him and let him see sunlight after the maximum. If someone is trying to feed his kids and can't find a job, mercy, help him get on his feet. A person who kills because they feel threatened, mercy, a person who murders in cold blood, justice.
    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Honestly, it would depend on the crime in situation. Justice should be given to a serial killer. Mercy should be shown to someone who accidentally killed another.
    Gotta pick one though.
    "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Gotta pick one though.
    Justice. You give mercy to a convicted person, they walk, and they commit more crimes. As long as Justice means due process, I'm fine with choosing that.
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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Gotta pick one though.
    Justice. It's all encompassing.
    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 Sanitas View Post
    Gotta pick one though.
    The world isn't black or white...

    How can you pick just one, when one doesn't fit every circumstance?
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    The world isn't black or white...

    How can you pick just one, when one doesn't fit every circumstance?
    I just want to provoke thought with this poll. If you pick an option it wont change the world.
    "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne

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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Justice. It's all encompassing.
    If we are talking about criminal justice? Well it is a failure.

    I mean what kind of Justice we talking here?

    If this is on a legal type tip? I would rather see justice and someone be killed dead for taking a life rather than showing someone who is a serial killer mercy.
    Last edited by Kali; 04-16-10 at 01:33 AM.
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    Re: Justice or mercy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    If we are talking about criminal justice? Well it is a failure.

    I mean what kind of Justice we talking here?

    If this is on a legal type tip? I would rather see justice and someone be killed dead for taking a life rather than showing someone who is a serial killer mercy.
    Justice is what society decides is the correct amends. For instance, I hate mandatory minimums for many offenses because they cannot possibly factor all things that went into a crime, I believe judges and prosecutors should have as much discretion as possible. Justice for a cold blooded murderer is harsh, for someone who is otherwise a good person but was pushed to kill, well we give leeway. Same for theft, was it to survive or was it to enrich, makes all the difference in the world. Justice is not black and white.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

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