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

    I should probably point out that if I rejected the blinding punishment, I'd probably favor just executing him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    He is as good as executed if he is homeless in the streets - anywhere - he'll end up inside a dumpster sooner or later..
    Has anyone ever done a census on the homeless ??
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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
    Do think that this man didn't know what would happen if he were caught? He committed this crime because he thought he could get away with it.

    And I'm not talking about wasting his life, which I consider worthless. It's a matter of wasting the extra resources he would require because of his disability.
    I think he committed the crime because he didn't think there would be serious repercussions (because she wouldn't report the crime, law enforcement wouldn't investigate, he could somehow get away with it, or the punishment would not be so severe). This result alters that equation for anyone paying even moderate attention. There is always a chance of getting caught. The severity of punishment is therefore always a deterrent factor. The question is to what degree.

    Also, does Iran have a particularly large welfare program? How many resources are really going to be wasted on him?
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    All the same arguments that are used to support the death penalty can be used to support this form of punishment.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think people who abuse the english language in the title to their thread should be blinded by acid.

    There is some irony in this post, see if you can catch it. I have been up way too long and my sense of humor is...worse than usual.
    Liberals just feel they have to attack people. It's a sign of personal inadequacies. let it go. Everyone is going to have have typos of misuse a word or spell something wrong. Big damn deal

    Try to show your intelligence with a response that measures up to you own standards.

    This mas needed public humiliation every day in some way along with getting slapped the **** of a lot.

    The Old Testament was reformed when Jesus gave his all for our sins, and I eye for an eye no longer applies.
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    All the same arguments that are used to support the death penalty can be used to support this form of punishment.
    Well, except for one major difference, with the death penalty (in the US anyway) it's not torture as putting acid in somebody's eyes would be.
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
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    Re: Should Man Who Attacked Woman with Acid Be Blinded by Acid as Punishment?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    All the same arguments that are used to support the death penalty can be used to support this form of punishment.
    not in our country. this amounts to another citizen on the dole, which doesn't occur with DP

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
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    But a head for a head leaves one person standing.
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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?
    No, that only lowers those that administer justice to the same level as the criminal. Are you suggesting we should model our justice system on Iran's justice system?
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