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Old 01-15-2002, 12:51 PM   #16
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People should be held accountable for all their actions. We should never make ANY excuses for one man killing another.
Well don't you think that's kind of a narrow minded way to look at it?

Some people have mental disorders and have no control over their actions. Should they really be held accountable? Yes, they committed a crime. But if they had no idea what they were doing, how can we condemn them?

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Old 01-15-2002, 01:44 PM   #17
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Honestly?

I think he only needs a few years. Why? He's not a threat to society, and I'm sure he'll learn his lesson very quickly. He never showed an intent to murder, and, while his actions are reckless and reprehensible that a manslaughter conviction is appropriate, anything more than that would be wasting space in already crowded prisons.

The prison system should be about rehabilitation, rather than revenge and punishment. Of course, that is often easier said than done, but this man in question should be fairly easy to rehabilitate.

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The prison system should be about rehabilitation, rather than revenge and punishment.
Some people do not deserve rehabilitation. Some people are always going to be a threat to society or themselves. Prison should not be a cake walk, it is a punishment. Otherwise we would just have "rehab centers" for criminals.
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Some people do not deserve rehabilitation. Some people are always going to be a threat to society or themselves. Prison should not be a cake walk, it is a punishment. Otherwise we would just have "rehab centers" for criminals.
Brilliant.

"Some people" are always going to be a threat. The hockey dad is not, and there is no indication that he will be.

And I don't know what delusion you're under, but I think that five years-1826 days in jail--is not a "cake walk." It is a long time.

And honestly? I think that we do need "rehab centers" for criminals. The current "punishment" system just keeps the cycle of violence and dependence going, and with the current prison overcrowding problem, we should keep prisons open for the people who really do deserve prolonged sentences.

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Some people do not deserve rehabilitation. Some people are always going to be a threat to society or themselves. Prison should not be a cake walk, it is a punishment. Otherwise we would just have "rehab centers" for criminals.
You couldn't be anymore wrong! Anyone should be able to be fixed! And who said rehab is a cake walk? Maybe if all we had was "rehab centers" for criminals, we wouldn't have so many repeat offenders.

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