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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?

    Isn't execution an option? It strikes me that the kind of nutcase that is going to attack women with Acid isn't going to be improved much by lesser forms of punishments.

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

    5 drops/eye does not equal a bucket full in the face. He needs the bucket treatment for this eye-for-an-eye punishment to be realistic.
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Isn't execution an option? It strikes me that the kind of nutcase that is going to attack women with Acid isn't going to be improved much by lesser forms of punishments.
    That's what I would prefer, but he only blinded her; it's not like he slept with her or anything.

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

    There is an interesting book by Robert Heinlein called "The number of the beast", which is about a man who built a machine that could go into any alternate universe. Some of them were weird. One universe was exactly the same as ours, except the letter I was missing from the English language.

    In one universe, a man was convicted of causing a car accident which crippled the leg of his victim. He was sentenced to an "adjustment", which consisted of him being tied down to a road, then a car running over his leg to cripple him the same way. Interesting book.

    However, there is a reason we don't do to perpetrators what they did to their victims. It is because we are better than the perpetrators are. End of discussion.
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    That's what I would prefer, but he only blinded her; it's not like he slept with her or anything.
    well, this is Iran. If he had raped her she would be getting executed.

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

    This is exactly type of punishment subscribed under Shari law. If that is to be applied fairly, this is the only way of doing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well, this is Iran. If he had raped her she would be getting executed.
    Both parties would be ... I think, but thats not the subscribed punishment under Shari law.
    Last edited by xpiher; 05-16-11 at 02:21 AM.

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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 X Factor View Post
    Disfigured Woman Hails 'Eye-For-An-Eye' Blinding Of Attacker In Iran - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 2011

    I think the punishment assessed here is interesting, it truly is an "eye for an eye". Understanding, of course, that this would never happen in the US, do you think, given the crime, that this is an appropriate punishment? I'm not asking if this would be Constitutional in the US, clearly it would not. I'm more asking if this fits in with your personal perceptions of what a just or appropriate punishment would be. I'm torn myself, it sure seems barbaric but so was the attack on the lady and this would certainly put the attacker in the same situation as he put her in. So here's the poll question;

    Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?
    It is their law. The international community should have no say in their law. The person knew that there was the "eye for an eye" law, so yes, he should be blinded with acid.
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    The guy willfully threw acid in her face, with full knowledge of what the consequences would be for her, purely out of hate. He simply didn't care. There is no justification and are no mitigating circumstances as far as I can tell. This was not a spur-of-the-moment thing he did before he could get himself under control. There is no doubt he is the one that committed the crime. His crime has caused her permanent injury that is impossible for anyone to right. When all of these things combine, I honestly don't even see anything morally reprehensible about the punishment that has been ordered.
    Last edited by Cameron; 05-17-11 at 01:23 PM.
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