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Thread: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

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    Re: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Blackstones formulation x 10.


    "it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer"

    -Benjamin Franklin.
    Thank you, Serenity, for real. That is the actual quote. It’s been mainly understood to apply to criminal law so I wanted to be clear that as it relates to the criminal justice is what I’m asking.
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    Re: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartacus FPV View Post
    **** no
    And if you’re guilty, are you more willing to go to prison?
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    Re: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated. Do you agree or disagree? Attaching poll.
    Depends on of you are a victim of crime or that one innocent man serving 25 to life. I guess.

    But, I voted yes.

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    Re: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Absolutely agree. We have 5 amendments in the bill of rights protecting our rights in criminal proceedings. That is done for a reason.
    Fair enough. It’s like that quote about those who would trade personal freedom for security not deserving either (total paragraph on my part). I’m not sure I can agree entirely with that. I admit to having difficulty with the concept of letting 100 people escape the consequences of their crimes.
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    Re: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Dude, even if I was guilty as sin I still wouldnít be particularly willing to go to prison. Thereís a reason juryís are instructed not to place themselves in the shoes of the defendant or victim for that matter. Weíre not at our most objective when it involves us personally. This is an expression Iíve seen pretty routinely argued so your dodge is a little puzzling.
    Okay, then different question: Would you send your innocent mother to prison so that 100 guilty men didn't go free?

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    Re: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Depends on of you are a victim of crime or that one innocent man serving 25 to life. I guess.

    But, I voted yes.
    Yes, perspective certainly skews things.
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    Re: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Okay, then different question: Would you send your innocent mother to prison so that 100 guilty men didn't go free?
    I wouldn’t send my mom to prison even if I knew she was guilty.
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    Re: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I wouldn’t send my mom to prison even if I knew she was guilty.
    Okay, guilty mother in law, then.

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    Re: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated. Do you agree or disagree? Attaching poll.
    Ham sammich: neither scenario is acceptable.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: It is better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    And if you’re guilty, are you more willing to go to prison?
    ... depends on the law I am guilty of.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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