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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Gordons fully booked is he?
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Yeah, by some Canadian bloke with an addiction to a political website.
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Yes. Eye for an Eye literally in this case. I think its a great thing. Maybe if more countries would take a harder stance on criminals we would not have so many criminals.

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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    I honestly don't know.

    On the one hand, what he did to her is heinous. The way women are treated in so much of the Mid East is appalling, and this is just one small example. I am surprised the court even ruled the way it did, against a man who harmed a woman, and in a sense I'm gratified they did so. My understanding is that Iranian women rarely get anything like justice from Iranian courts.

    My knee jerk reaction is to say Yeah, he deserves it, except it needs to be a full bucket of acid just like he did to the woman. It might send a message to other men in the region that they can't get away with stuff like this towards women, as is all too often the case.

    OTOH, as Viktyr points out, this doesn't heal anyone or compensate them for anything. All it does is make another person dependent on whatever charity might be available, whether it is gov't or private or family charity. It might be better to make him work the rest of his life and pay her everything he makes except a tiny amount that's just enough to keep him alive. She, however, seems to prefer the acid punishment.

    Tashah makes a good point, that supporting this just reinforces the other barbaric punishments Iran often metes out to far less deserving victims... even to innocents, like the poor woman who killed a man in defense against rape, and was supposed to be beheaded (a year ago?). What if it were some place other than Iran? Some place not known for the horrific miscarriages of justice that Iran is known for. Would that make a difference?

    He needs to be punished, severely... what he did was as appalling as it gets. It is difficult to decide what would really be appropriate, adequate, and reasonable.

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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    yes. an eye for an eye biyotch!!!
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    The justice system should not be about revenge. There may be some hope of reform for this chap or a small (extremely unlikely) chance that he is innocent. If he can be reformed or is innocent, then what?
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    The justice system should not be about revenge. There may be some hope of reform for this chap or a small (extremely unlikely) chance that he is innocent. If he can be reformed or is innocent, then what?
    Oops, my bad, my bad.

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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I honestly don't know.

    On the one hand, what he did to her is heinous. The way women are treated in so much of the Mid East is appalling, and this is just one small example. I am surprised the court even ruled the way it did, against a man who harmed a woman, and in a sense I'm gratified they did so. My understanding is that Iranian women rarely get anything like justice from Iranian courts.

    My knee jerk reaction is to say Yeah, he deserves it, except it needs to be a full bucket of acid just like he did to the woman. It might send a message to other men in the region that they can't get away with stuff like this towards women, as is all too often the case.

    OTOH, as Viktyr points out, this doesn't heal anyone or compensate them for anything. All it does is make another person dependent on whatever charity might be available, whether it is gov't or private or family charity. It might be better to make him work the rest of his life and pay her everything he makes except a tiny amount that's just enough to keep him alive. She, however, seems to prefer the acid punishment.

    Tashah makes a good point, that supporting this just reinforces the other barbaric punishments Iran often metes out to far less deserving victims... even to innocents, like the poor woman who killed a man in defense against rape, and was supposed to be beheaded (a year ago?). What if it were some place other than Iran? Some place not known for the horrific miscarriages of justice that Iran is known for. Would that make a difference?

    He needs to be punished, severely... what he did was as appalling as it gets. It is difficult to decide what would really be appropriate, adequate, and reasonable.
    I have the same conflicted feelings. It's why I haven't voted yet in my own poll. I'm leaning toward yes though. Let the bastard feel, to some degree, what he put his victim through. There's a pic of the young lady in the article I linked in the OP. It's hard to fathom all she's been through. No, it won't change her condition, but I bet she'd feel a greater sense of justice if he joined her. It'll be interesting to see if Iran carries through with this.
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