Verified Expert (numerous designations)
- Jan 17, 2004
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Violence may not be acceptable in Canadian society, but it still is happening in the street and in prison. None of us encouraged DG to be beaten in prison, but if we do smile and think to ourselves that he deserved it, is that so terrible? The pain and horror he caused to his victims (and victim's families) was 1,000,000 times worse than what he was exposed to on Friday evening.
DG certainly doesn't go by the "no violence" mantra, as he had zero problem killing 3 human beings and has shown zero remorse. This is that causes the public to feel justice system is slanted to the criminals, as they get the respect, they get the presumption of innocence, they get the rights. As a person who would never dream of hurting another human being, nor an animal for that matter, I find it offensive that <modsnip> is the theme of the week now. Enough sympathy for the psycho..... he doesn't deserve it. JMO
I'm reading that some believe that there is some correlation between the crime committed, and whether prison violence is okay. Unfortunately that isn't how it works. One young man who was arrested for uttering a threat in an ESL class was beaten for "10 seconds", and he suffered permanent brain damage. I find it disturbing that people view prison violence as acceptable, but perhaps those views are influenced by the USA prison system - which is exclusively punitive by design.